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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.

offsite manufacturing,

Saint-Gobain acquires panelised roofing company

Saint-Gobain has acquired SIG Roofspace Ltd to deliver more offsite manufactured solutions for the housebuilding sector.
Modular village, Project etopia,

Modular village to benefit commuters in London

Groundworks will commence on Project Etopia’s new modular village in Corby, Northamptonshire, which will contain 47 new homes.

Homes England chooses offsite specialists for Northstowe office

Homes England has selected offsite construction specialist McAvoy Group to construct its new south-east office at the new town of Northstowe, Cambridgeshire.
Offsite schools framework, DfE,

DfE reveals plans for £2bn offsite schools framework

The UK government’s Department for Education is to meet with contractors and discuss its plans for a £2bn offsite schools framework.
Chase Farm, modular homes,

Six modular homes installed at Chase Farm development

Modular homes specialist, ilke Homes and Keepmoat Homes, announced the installation of six new modular homes at the Chase Farm development, Gedling
Design Offsite Hub,

Buildoffsite to launch Design Offsite Hub

Buildoffsite, the membership organisation, are broadening their scope of expertise as they prepare to launch the Design Offsite Hub.
offsite manufacture,

Lords to debate report on offsite manufacture for construction

The House of Lords will debate the Science and Technology Committee’s report ‘Offsite manufacture for construction: building for change’ on 12 December.
tallest modular towers

World’s tallest modular towers hit major milestone

Tide Construction has reached a new milestone in delivering the world’s tallest modular towers in Croydon, by completing their core structures.
Carbon Dynamic,

Modular housing specialist goes into administration

Eco-friendly Highland construction business, Carbon Dynamic, has gone into administration following ongoing cashflow issues.
apprenticeship scheme

Offsite Solutions launches new apprenticeship scheme

The UK’s leading bathroom pod manufacturer, has launched an apprenticeship scheme to attract new talent into offsite manufacturing.
offsite construction

Barratt Homes & Stewart Milne continue to deliver offsite construction

The two companies joined forces to deliver sustainable housing through timber frames and offsite methods of construction.
modular construction,

Coventry trial modular construction to tackle housing crisis

In a bid to ease the City’s housing crisis, Coventry is set to pilot modular construction, agreed in a joint project between Coventry City Council and Whitefriars Housing.

Ilke Homes opens first modular homes factory in Yorkshire

The modular housebuilder, Ilke Homes aims to build 2000 new modular homes a year from its new factory in Knaresborough, Yorkshire.
Offsite manufacturing

Offsite manufacturing: What’s stopping us?

Robert Meakin, partner at global law firm Clyde & Co examines how offsite manufacturing supported by BIM, 3D printing and AI has the potential to transform the way we build.
Offsite manufacturer

Offsite manufacturer achieves Premier approval

As offsite methods of construction become increasingly popular, light gauge steel superstructure manufacturer Fusion Building Systems has achieved approval of its patented panelised system from Premier Guarantee.
modular building, Merlin Park Hospital,

Concerns raised over modular building delays at Merlin Park Hospital

Concerns have been raised over the continuing delays in progressing the modular building at Merlin Park Hospital in Galway, Ireland.
modular housing village, Lewisham,

Lewisham modular housing village receives approval

Lewisham’s next modular housing village consisting of 34 flats for homeless families has been approved and is expected to be completed by 2020.

McAvoy unveils prototype offsite house

The McAvoy Group has unveiled a prototype offsite house at its factory in Lisburn to demonstrate the potential of its new modular housing solution and latest innovations for the residential sector.
Offsite homes, social rent,

Offsite homes could address social housing shortfall

A massive decline in the number of homes built for social rent over the past decade, revealed in a government report this week, could be addressed in part by increasing focus on quicker-to-build offsite homes.
Modern methods of construction

Modern methods of construction can meet housing need

Mark Robinson, Scape Group chief executive on housing supply, the skills shortage and modular homes, takes a look at how modern methods of construction can help solve the housing crisis.
Cavendish III

Heathrow airport to ‘revolutionise’ offsite construction sector

Heathrow airport expansion takes a further step towards revolutionising the UK’s offsite construction sector as 65 potential Logistics Hubs progress to the next stage.
voestalpine Metsec

The benefits of offsite framing – and how to maximise them

voestalpine Metsec plc's Ryan Simmonds, examines the key benefits of offsite framing, quantity, and how to make it work for a project.
modular framework

Crown Commercial Service announces £1.2bn modular framework

The Crown Commercial Service (CSS) has opened up the bidding process to suppliers looking to deliver modular buildings for the public sector.
modular framework

astudio secures modular housing project for Barking and Dagenham

astudio has secured planning permission to use modular constructon to provide high quality homes to the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham.
modular building

Jaguar Land Rover submit plans for modular health facility

Jaguar Land Rover has submitted a planning application for a modular building that will serve as an occupational health facility as part of its continued expansion at its Whitley global headquarters.
offsite construction,

A perspective on the skills challenge in offsite manufacture

Graham Cleland Director of Berkeley Modular and member of the Buildoffsite Governing Forum, shares his perspective on the skills challenge in the offsite construction sector.

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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.