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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.

panelised construction

Panelised construction systems spell the future of MMC

Georgina Bignold, director at Proctor & Matthews Architects, explains how panelised construction systems are bringing new levels of design versatility to MMC housing, taking the industry to the next level
levelling up agenda

Why MMC can be the key to the levelling up agenda

The levelling up agenda is more than just a phrase, it is tangible progress. Joseph Daniels, founder of Etopia, says MMC housing can play a huge role in realising lasting change across Britain.
airspace developments

Reach for the sky: Timber airspace developments

As the housing crisis continues to grow in the UK, now more than ever a solution is needed. Paramount Timber explains the benefits of airspace developments, and why MMC can help to solve the problem.
MMC homes

How the UK construction industry can embrace MMC homes

In an era of materials and skills shortages, a global shift towards sustainability and new notions around the ideal workplace, MMC stands out as a construction method that can adapt to new demands. But how can the UK fully embrace MMC homes? This was the question discussed at a recent roundtable event chaired by Ian Atkinson of law firm Womble Bond Dickinson.
UK MMC

Taking stock: How far has UK MMC come?

Kate Saunders, a partner at law firm Trowers & Hamlins, examines the shifting attitudes toward UK MMC (Modern Methods of Construction) and the barriers that remain to its widespread adoption.
The Offsite Show

The Offsite Show makes its London debut

The Offsite Show makes its London debut when it comes to ExCeL on 3-4 May. Lead show partner Buildoffsite takes a look at what's in store.
rainscreen subframe

School for success: Why rainscreen subframe systems are crucial in the government’s 10-year programme

The government’s ambitious plans for a 10-year programme of school rebuilding face a major challenge, given the poor thermal performance of old building stock. David Fraser, business unit manager, NVELOPE® of SFS, explains how to get the best from the school building envelope using rainscreen subframe systems.
London modular hotel

Elements Europe appointed to £100m London modular hotel and office scheme

Elements Europe, an offsite specialist, has been appointed as the main contractor on a £100m London modular hotel and office development.
shed transformation

SterlingOSB Zero used in chicken shed transformation project to create new Suffolk art gallery

West Fraser's SterlingOSB Zero panel board is showcased in all its glory in a recent chicken shed transformation project where James Grayley Architects (JGA) reworked the abandoned building into a bright, characterful art gallery.
offsite construction methods

Why MMC education is key to increasing the adoption of offsite construction methods

By challenging perceptions around offsite construction methods and Modern Methods of Construction (MMC), Buildoffsite aims to ensure improved offsite and MMC education is provided moving forward so that the sector does not face barriers to increasing adoption.
resource efficiency

Volumetric modular technology: Eliminating waste and maximising resource efficiency

As the UK looks to “build back better”, Richard Hipkiss, development director of the Modular and Portable Building Association (MPBA) raises the thorny issue of reducing landfill waste and improving material optimisation.
housing project

Collaborative working is key to successful housing project delivery

Collaboration has long been recognised as a goal in the construction industry, Constructing Excellence created the Collaborative Working Champions; which identifies 10 themes as essential in achieving successful housing project delivery.
greener homes

Building greener homes safely with West Fraser’s SterlingOSB Zero range 

At West Fraser, formerly known as Norbord, all engineered wood panels are made in the UK and the company is committed to making better products for building greener homes safely.
homelessness in cambridgeshire

Organisations adopt MMC to tackle homelessness in Cambridgeshire

A team of organisations have collaborated to tackle homelessness in Cambridgeshire, providing much-needed accommodation and employment.
social housing in the uk

MMC: An innovative solution for social housing in the UK

Amid cost and supply crunches for housebuilding, could Modern Methods of Construction offer a way to accelerate delivery? Andrew Shepherd, managing director at Goldman Sachs-backed modular housing firm TopHat, thinks so.
esg certification

Premier Modular awarded Europe’s first ESG Certification

Premier Modular has been awarded Europe's first ESG Certification for its management and performance in Environmental, Social, and Governance.
panelised MMC

How panelised MMC can reduce health and safety risk

Panelised MMC for new homes can reduce health and safety hazard exposure by 20% on site, according to the latest report from the Advanced Industrialised Methods for the Construction of Homes Innovation Project (AIMCH).
Maltings Place

Paramount Timber to deliver off-site construction for Maltings Place

Paramount Timber is proud to announce that it is delivering the off-site construction for Maltings Place – an iconic part of London.
modular construction methods

Builders must adopt modular construction methods to tackle housing crisis

Zoe Owen, partner in the plot sales team at Moore Barlow, discusses how modular construction methods can unlock the UK’s housing crisis and explains why developers shouldn’t waste any more time adopting this approach.
green building materials

Reducing construction’s environmental impact with innovative, green building materials

PBC Today spoke with Matthew Linegar, head of product management at Stora Enso to discuss how the use of innovative, green building materials – such as cross laminated timber (CLT) and laminated veneer lumber (LVL) - are helping to reduce the environmental impact of construction.
Ebury Edge

SterlingOSB Zero features in Westminster housing and retail community project, Ebury Edge

SterlingOSB Zero panels have been used in a colourful, temporary development for Westminster City Council, Ebury Edge.
alternative housing

5 affordable alternative housing options

As the cost of living continues to rise exponentially, We Buy Any House lists the top 5 alternative housing options that are significantly more affordable than traditional homes.
efficient construction

2022 will be a ‘golden year’ for offsite and efficient construction

Des Duddy, managing director at Protrade, explores why 2022 will be a ‘golden year’ for offsite manufacturing and efficient construction.
new school buildings in Essex

Three new school buildings in Essex built using MMC

Morgan Sindall have built three new school buildings in Essex using a net zero Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) approach. 
nature hide

Students use SterlingOSB Zero and straw bales to construct nature hide for schoolchildren

A nature hide designed and built by post graduate students from Kingston School of Art using straw bales and SterlingOSB Zero supplied by West Fraser, will help neighbourhood schoolchildren connect with local wildlife.
Timber frame homes UK

Timber frame homes UK market to rise by £70m

The timber frame homes UK market is set to rise by £70m in 2022, according to the latest report by MTW research.

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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.