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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.

affordable homes

Tranport for London and Apartments for London team up to deliver housing

Transport for London (TfL) has announced a new partnership with Apartments for London (AfL) to deliver high quality, affordable homes across a number of sites in the capital The agreement will see Apartments for London create homes over car parks and other available sites on TfL land. AfL is a specialist...
Modern Methods of Construction

Construction skills shortage reinforces need for MMC, says report

A growing skills shortage in London’s construction sector is reinforcing the need for adopting Modern Methods of Construction, according to a new Centre for London report
Zedpods

ZEDFactory to provide 23 prefabricated homes for college development

Central Bedfordshire College has selected ZEDPods, a new offsite manufacturer of low-cost starter-homes, for a development on college land which will offer 23 prefabricated homes to Dunstable’s nurses, teachers and firefighters
modular building

Permanent design for temporary building at Birmingham University

Architecturally designed and built completely to spec, the new three-storey, modular building on the University of Birmingham’s Edgbaston Campus is full of unique features
offsite housing solution

McAvoy expands into residential sector with offsite housing solution

The McAvoy Group has announced its expansion into the residential sector with the launch of a new offsite housing solution for all housing tenures
offsite housing framework

£2bn offsite housing framework revealed

Construction firms will have the chance to bid for a place on an offsite housing framework set to be renewed by procurement specialist LHC, worth around £2bn
offsite

£6.2m offsite housing scheme to help families in need

Families awaiting social housing in Northern Ireland will be able to move in a year earlier as Clanmil Housing Association joins forces with McAvoy Group to deliver new homes using offsite solutions
onsite construction

Balfour Beatty to move 1/4 of current onsite construction to factories

Leading infrastructure group, Balfour Beatty has released plans to incorporate more offsite construction and modular components in order to move 25% of workload to factories.
modular housing

Modular housing partnership to help solve housing crisis

Revolutionary modular housing partnership to reduce the cost of modular housing and offer a potential solution to the UK’s housing crisis
modular construction

Elements Europe awarded £30m for modular residential tower

Private developer Pocket Living has appointed Elements Europe to deliver a modular solution to a 21 storey residential tower
Modular Building

Suppliers announced for Fusion21’s modular building framework

National procurement organisation, Fusion21, has announced the successful suppliers in its newly expanded Modular Building Framework
modular building systems

Growth in panelised modular building systems market

The UK market for panelised modular building systems has performed relatively strongly over the past 3 years or so, and is estimated to have grown by 26% between 2014 and 2017, according to a recent report by AMA Research
Offsite manufacturing

A model of the future?

A sculpture highlighting the potential of modular construction and offsite manufacturing in tackling the UK’s housing crisis has been chosen to be included in the Royal Academy of Arts’ prestigious Summer Exhibition
offsite modular

Swan takes flight with offsite modular factory

Swan Housing Group has invested in its own factory to deliver much-needed homes through offsite modular construction. Housing minister James Brokenshire recently visited the site to see how this precision-engineered approach can deliver attractive, greener homes while saving money and cutting waste
offsite housing

What’s new? What matters? Is it offsite?

Dennis Seal of Buildoffsite looks at issues and opportunities facing the offsite sector, as well as the growing support for this method of construction in meeting the UK’s housing demand
modular construction

MPBA issue response to Environmental Audit Committee report

MPBA respond to the Environmental Audit Committee report amid claims of overheating, the modular construction sector is keen to set the record straight
modular homes

Ilke homes appointed modular housing provider for Efficiency East Midlands

Offsite technique specialist, Ilke Homes, has successfully gained a place on the Efficiency East Midlands’ (EEM) modular homes Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS)
offsite technologies

Offsite experts set the record straight on modular overheating resilience

Buildoffsite, The Offsite Hub and Oxford Brookes University issue a response to clarify the concerns on the overheating resilience of offsite solutions, following some of the evidence presented to the Environmental Audit Committee
London housing crisis

Offsite construction: How can Ireland help resolve the London housing crisis?

Anne Corr of Enterprise Ireland discusses Ireland's close trade ties and world-leading commitment to digital and offsite construction could hold the answer to tackling the housing crisis
offsite construction

Heathrow completes tour of potential offsite hubs

Heathrow’s team has now visited all 65 sites around the country that are longlisted to become offsite hubs for the airport’s £14bn third runway expansion
modular homes

MPs call on government to end public funding for modular homes

The Environmental Audit Committee has said the government should put an end to the public funding of modular homes as they are not resilient to heatwaves
offsite

What does successful collaboration look like in the construction sector?

Kim Vernau, CEO at BLP Insurance, highlights key points raised by guest speaker Alex Notay of Places for People, on the need for collaboration and innovation in the construction industry, with a particular emphasis placed on offsite construction
homlessness in London

Modular housing scheme to tackle homelessness in London

PLACE (Pan-London Accommodation Collaborative Enterprise) Ltd is looking for modular homes to tackle homelessness in London.
off-site construction

How to use new skills for modular construction excellence

Daltons Wadkin, discuss five key skills to ensure excellence in the off-site construction process, to achieve only the highest of standards
Off-site Manufacture

Radical overhaul of construction sector needed to meet housing demand

The construction sector cannot meet the UK’s desperate need for housing, according to the House of Lords who say off-site manufacturing could be the solution to improving productivity
Farmer Review

The construction industry 18 months on from the Farmer Review

Kim Vernau, CEO at BLP Insurance, highlights the key points raised at an interactive discussion organised for industry peers at which guest speaker Mark Farmer examined the progress the industry has made since the publication of Modernise or Die

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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.