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Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) refers to a wide range of construction techniques, varying from offsite manufacturing, to onsite methods which provide an alternative to traditional methods of construction. The alternative, modern approach to construction has been linked to significant benefits such as speeding up construction delivery, increased quality and reduced labour costs to name a few. Recently we have seen a renewed interest in Modern Methods of Construction as more contractors, housebuilders and developers make use of the variety of systems available. The events of 2020 have caused a marked shift in focus, the Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated many businesses into exploring ways of doing things better, this has led to a marked increase in clients wanting to explore Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) to enable them to meet their business goals. In an evolving construction industry which has a backdrop of market uncertainties and a recognised skills shortage, it seems inevitable that those in the sector will pursue more control and use MMC to keep project delivery efficient and sustainable. PBC Today offers a wide selection of Modern Methods of Construction news, from the latest projects and challenges facing the industry, to how MMC can help solve the housing crisis and expert comment on the latest technologies and opportunities within the sector.

innovate housebuilding

Change in the way we build homes is coming, whether you like it or...

Stephen Stone, non-exec director and board member of ilke Homes, explores why new building regulations, on-going issues around build quality and a chronic lack of skilled labour mean housebuilding will now be forced to innovate.
zero waste to landfill, Premier modular

Premier Modular achieves zero waste to landfill in 2020

Premier Modular has worked closely with its waste management partners, ACM, to set up new systems and procedures for recycling to ensure that there is zero waste to landfill as a result of its offsite manufacturing operations.
offsite housing

£1.1bn procurement solution to unlock offsite housing

Constructing Modern Methods (CMM) and the South West Procurement Alliance (SWPA) has launched a new £1.1bn procurement solution to unlock offsite, low carbon housing.
One Wood Crescent

Laing O’Rourke secures £60m One Wood Crescent contract

Stanhope and Laing O’Rourke have signed the £60m contract to deliver One Wood Crescent, a ten-storey commercial development on plot D of the former BBC Television Centre.
Homes England modular homes

Joint venture delivers first modular homes in Northstowe

A joint venture between the government’s Homes England, Sekisui House and Urban Splash has delivered the first modular homes at the new town of Northstowe.

TopHat to launch factory-built apartments in Kent

TopHat has submitted a planning application to deliver the company’s first factory-built apartments at its flagship Kitchener Barracks site in Chatham, Kent.
affordable housing, modular, offsite, affordable homes Essex

ilke Homes secures largest affordable homes opportunity to date

ilke Homes has added a further 225 factory-built affordable homes in Essex to its portfolio after securing 14.5-acre site in Southend-on-Sea where the company plans to deliver environmentally friendly family homes.
modular design, net zero,

Removing gas from modular design

To meet the government’s ambitious net zero targets, we must take a joined-up approach to explore the most viable options for removing gas from design, says Craig Harrison, operations director for modular contracts at Newtons Group.
MMC Taskforce

Government’s MMC Taskforce hailed by insulation specialists

Insulation specialist Actis has welcomed the establishment of a Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) Taskforce, announced in this month's Budget.
Priority assessment unit, NHS contract,

Premier Modular wins £9.8m NHS contract

Premier Modular has been awarded a £9.8m contract to build a 62-bed priority assessment unit at St Peter’s Hospital in Chertsey for the NHS Foundation Trust.
Modular homes, Bristol

L&G begins work on major modular housing scheme in Bristol

Legal & General Modular Homes has acquired and started construction on a major modular housing scheme in Lockleaze, Bristol.
MMC systems

Report reveals panelised MMC systems are ‘viable alternative to masonry’

Advanced Industrialised Methods for the Construction of Homes (AIMCH) has today (9 March) published its second-year progress report showing promising results and key learnings for the construction industry.
Annelee Roscoe, Premier Modular

Premier Modular appoints new executive board member

Annelee Roscoe has been appointed to Premier Modular’s executive board, five years since joining the company as HR executive.
MMC, modern methods of construction,

Homes England MMC study to improve construction productivity

Homes England and development partners Atkins and Faithful+Gould have finalised the research themes for its six-year, 1,800 home MMC research commission.
Commercial Modular Construction,

Modular Building Institute: The voice of commercial modular construction

As the Voice of Commercial Modular Construction™, it is MBI’s mission to expand the use of offsite construction through innovative construction practices.
land in beeston, affordable homes,

ilke Homes to deliver affordable homes on former Network Rail land

ilke Homes has agreed a deal with emh group to deliver 42 affordable homes on former-Network Rail land in Beeston, Nottinghamshire.
mmc, social housing,

Modern Methods of Construction: Time for some honesty?

Gary Cawley, director of North & Central England at Consortium Procurement Construction (CPC), ‘spills the beans’ about what works and what doesn’t when it comes to implementing Modern Methods of Construction.
offsite housing skills,

Offsite Alliance & MOBIE invite industry to define offsite housing skills

The Offsite Alliance and Ministry of Building Innovation and Education (MOBIE) have invited the housebuilding industry to help define offsite housing skills.
modular homes in Bridgewater

Partnership delivers 41 modular homes in Bridgewater

Keepmoat Homes and LiveWest have partnered with ilke Homes to deliver 41 modular homes in Bridgewater.
George Eliot hospital, modular construction

George Eliot hospital delivered on budget and ahead of schedule

George Eliot hospital was delivered ahead of schedule and on budget thanks to Wernick’s modular construction techniques. Discover more here.
Structural Engineering, World of Modular

World of Modular preview: Sharing materials and applications expertise

In this preview for the World of Modular event, we take a look at CEO of structural design firm Innovative Structural Engineering, Shawn Lothrop’s presentation.
modular installation

World of Modular preview: How setting differs for steel or wood modules

Scott Bridger, co-founder of modular installation subcontracting company ProSet Inc, takes a look at how the setting process differs for steel and wood modules.
Modular Skyscrapers

World of Modular preview: Modular Skyscrapers

Michael Hough, founder and principal at MJH Structural Engineers in Dublin explores the world of modular skyscrapers.

NHBC’s Building for tomorrow: Quality, MMC and climate change

Quality, Modern Methods of Construction (MMC), and climate change takes centre stage at the 30th anniversary of NHBC’s building for tomorrow (bft) event.
modular construction

World of modular preview: Offsite construction, safety, and Covid

John Buongiorno, director of the modular division at Axis Construction, discusses how Axis has helped push modular to the next level.
hospital in Berwick

Offsite specialist secures £30m hospital in Berwick

Offsite construction specialist, Merit has been awarded the new £30m hospital in Berwick.

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MMC News

Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) refers to a wide range of construction techniques, varying from offsite manufacturing, to onsite methods which provide an alternative to traditional methods of construction.

The alternative, modern approach to construction has been linked to significant benefits such as speeding up construction delivery, increased quality and reduced labour costs to name a few.

Recently we have seen a renewed interest in Modern Methods of Construction as more contractors, housebuilders and developers make use of the variety of systems available.

The events of 2020 have caused a marked shift in focus, the Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated many businesses into exploring ways of doing things better, this has led to a marked increase in clients wanting to explore Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) to enable them to meet their business goals.

In an evolving construction industry which has a backdrop of market uncertainties and a recognised skills shortage, it seems inevitable that those in the sector will pursue more control and use MMC to keep project delivery efficient and sustainable.

PBC Today offers a wide selection of Modern Methods of Construction news, from the latest projects and challenges facing the industry, to how MMC can help solve the housing crisis and expert comment on the latest technologies and opportunities within the sector.