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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.

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Premier Modular executive chairman steps down

This month sees the retirement of Premier Modular's executive chairman, Eugenio de Sa after two decades and 12 years of leading Premier.
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ilke Homes sells affordable modular housing scheme in West Gloucester

Modular housing company ilke Homes has sold its 57-home affordable housing scheme in Drybrook, West Gloucestershire, to the Guinness Partnership.

Green light for new modular homes in Newham

Populo Living has been the given the green light to build 200 new social rent homes above existing council-owned blocks in Newham.
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Major partnership to deliver new retirement communities using MMC

Sigmat and McCarthy & Stone have entered into a major partnership to deliver new retirement communities using Sigmat’s Light Gauge Steel Framing (LGSF) offsite structural solution.
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Hunt begins for contractors to deliver factory-built homes in Oxfordshire

Oxford City Housing Ltd (OCHL) is on the hunt for development contractors to deliver 2,500 factory-built low carbon homes in Oxfordshire.
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Wernick acquires Robert Purvis Plant Hire’s portable accommodation fleet

Modular building specialist, Wernick has acquired Robert Purvis Plant Hire Ltd's portable accommodation fleet to add 1,600 units to its hire fleet.
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Man Group signs £31m modular housing deal with ilke Homes

Man GPM has agreed a £31m deal with modular housing company ilke Homes for a 14.6-acre site in Grantham that has detailed planning consent for 227 homes.
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Welsh Government invests £35m into MMC housing

The Welsh Government’s Innovative Housing Programme funding is focused on Modern Methods of Construction (MMC), using Welsh timber and supply chains to support its green recovery.
Hammersmith Bridge

Plans unveiled for ‘double-decker crossing’ over Hammersmith Bridge

Foster + Partners has developed a new plan to build a temporary double-decker crossing within the existing structure of Hammersmith Bridge in London.
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Wates appoints Dan Sadler to spearhead offsite manufacturing

Wates Construction has appointed Dan Sadler as its new offsite manufacturing director, to spearhead the expansion and development of Prism.
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Hunt begins for manufacturers to join £600m offsite homes framework

The National Housing Federation’s (NHF) Building Better alliance has begun the search for three manufacturers to join its £600m offsite homes framework.
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Green light for 15 new airspace homes in London

A four-storey airspace development has been given the green light by Southwark Council, which will set a new blueprint for sustainable urban development in London.
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ilke Homes lands biggest site to date

ilke Homes has secured its biggest site to date – a 14.6-acre site in Grantham, which has planning permission for 227 homes.
bathroom pods

Lendlease and B&T Manufacturing to create new modular bathroom pods

Lendlease has teamed up with B&T Manufacturing to create new modular bathroom pods in the hopes of improving wellness for high-rise workers.
modular framing system

METALOQ: An innovative modular framing system

METALOQ is a modular framing system whereby ‘kits of parts’ are made by steel fabricators and shipped to modular builders. Find out more here.
modular buildings

Premier Modular doubles Covid test centre contract

Premier Modular’s contract to deliver modular buildings for Covid-19 testing has been doubled to 50 sites across the UK.
SIPs

Growth in demand for SIPs-built garden rooms & home offices

Hemsec responds to significant growth in demand as homeowners turn to structural insulated panels (SIPs)-built garden rooms and home offices.
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UNiBLOCK’s Insulated Concrete Forms revolution

For years, Insulated Concrete Forms (ICFs) have been playing on the margins of the UK’s construction sector. That is all about to change, according to Leslie Dawson, managing director of UNiBLOCK.
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Modular homes craned into place for homeless families in Barking

20 new modular homes have been craned into place in Barking and Dagenham to house local homeless people.

BoKlok joins the NHBC Accepts scheme

NHBC has welcomed BoKlok to its acceptance scheme, which will help build confidence in innovative construction and enable MMC systems to be fast-tracked for warranty.
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Why lenders shouldn’t overlook Modern Methods of Construction projects

John Carter, commercial director for commercial real estate at Aldermore bank, explores the importance of Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) in an evolving industry.
3D printing,

Offsite construction with lightweight 3D printing

When you think of 3D printing buildings, you probably picture giant outdoor robot gantries “pooping out concrete”, as John McCabe of Branch Technology puts it. Branch Technology does 3D printing very differently, starting with printing offsite.

Major projects: The future is modular

Previously viewed as “clever but pricey”, modular construction is now quickly gaining momentum, especially on major projects where designs are detailed and space on site is tight.
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Modular building specialist secures second MMC factory

Modular building specialist, M-AR has secured a second MMC factory to support its growing order book.
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Building amid a pandemic: MMC leads the way

Darwin Group MD explains the benefits of modern methods of construction for the healthcare and education sectors during Covid-19.
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Swan Housing Association to open second modular factory

Swan / NU living has announced the acquisition of a newly built industrial unit to expand its modular housing services, opposite their existing factory in Basildon, Essex.

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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.