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Modular housing

Digitised modular design will set you free

Digitisation has freed modular from outdated preconceptions of prefabricated construction and offers an opportunity to deliver attractive, good quality housebuilding that meets design codes, regulations and environmental regulations, says Chris Hartiss RIBA, design director at Modulous.
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Modular and beautiful design: The architect’s view

Modular construction and MMC are not only helping to achieve sustainable, efficient and attractive design in housing; they are leading the way, writes Jo Cowen, CEO of Jo Cowen Architects.
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Modular at the forefront of offsite technologies

Jackie Maginnis at the Modular & Portable Building Association (MPBA) has been involved in construction-related businesses for over 37 years and has been its chief executive since 2005 – how has the perception of modular and portable buildings in the UK changed since then?

Offsite Expo: A masterclass in advanced building technology

Bringing together the sector’s most influential innovators, Offsite Expo provides unparalleled access to a wealth of industry intelligence and offsite expertise. Leading multidisciplinary offsite specialists from Cogent Consulting have played a central role in developing the Masterclass speaker programme – here, managing director Darren Richards shares a few of the many highlights.
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Don’t shoot yourself in the foot trying to reduce greenhouse gas...

A new report from the European Academies Science Advisory Council argues that a fundamental policy changes are needed if we are to successfully tackle greenhouse gas emissions from the built environment, construction processes and the supply of building products. Dr William Gillett and Professor Brian Norton take a look.
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Is it time to incentivise MMC?

It's widely accepted that MMC represent the future of volume housebuilding and are a key part of the solution that will enable the sector to hit big sustainability and net-zero targets. Yet significant barriers remain before it's truly viable on the scale at which our biggest housebuilders operate. Ian Atkinson, partner at Womble Bond Dickinson, examines those barriers and explain why incentives could be the answer to accelerating use of these modern methods.
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The case for MMC in building better and building beautiful

Krishan Pattni, chief design officer at TopHat, outlines the importance of prioritising design for all new build housing, and explores how these policies can work in tandem with modern methods of construction.
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Modular construction: Initiatives, technology and the future landscape

Viewpoint explores how modular construction is currently being used alongside leading technologies in the UK to elevate and future-proof contractors and their projects.
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From construction site to production line

Is now the time to embrace modular construction? Mark Degnan, territory manager at TFC, explores how we can bring the efficiency of a production line to the construction site.

How can modular construction address issues in the UK?

Dr Poologanathan, head of structural engineering at Northumbria University, discusses the increasingly vital role of MMC in addressing issues such as the UK housing crisis, emergency healthcare infrastructure and the future of safe and sustainable modular construction.
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Morgan Sindall lands £13.5m offsite school projects

Morgan Sindall Construction has secured two contracts worth £13.5m to deliver two new school projects using offsite construction.
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The evolution of Modern Methods of Construction

An in-depth new NHBC Foundation report on how the role of Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) within the housebuilding industry has evolved has just been released. The organisation’s head of standards, research and innovation, Richard Smith, talks through the key findings.
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Insulation specialist Actis welcomes NHBC’s report on future of MMC

Insulation specialist Actis has welcomed the NHBC’s report into the future of Modern Methods of Construction (MMC).
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NHBC MMC report to fuel construction industry change

NHBC Foundation has revealed an in-depth report on how the role of Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) has evolved within the house-building industry has just been released.
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Keepmoat Homes to build 360 homes at site in Thurnscoe

Keepmoat Homes has acquired a site in Thurnscoe to build 360 new homes in partnership with Homes England and Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council.
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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.
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DfT invests £60m for North Devon Link Road

The Department for Transport (DfT) has announced £60m funding for the A361, a key road linking Devon with the rest of the UK.
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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.
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Fasteners, fixings and everything in between for fast track construction

Buildings need to come together more quickly than ever. To do so without compromising integrity and quality depends on every little detail. This detail comes right down to the fasteners and fixings that hold the building envelope together, explains David Fraser, NVELOPE® business unit manager at SFS UK.
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How offsite manufacturing can meet school pressures after Covid-19

Craig Smailes, project director at Kajima Partnerships, explores how modular construction can help to address the pressures on capacity and best practice across education following Covid-19.
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The myths of Modern Methods of Construction

Charles Pierce, managing director of Darwin Group, puts the record straight on the benefits of Modern Methods of Construction (MMC).
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Modular developments: Time to embrace a new way of building

Craig Taylor, associate director at Lungfish Architects considers how modular construction methods could be the key to speeding up residential infrastructure projects as the industry looks to find its feet.
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Thinking outside the offsite construction box

Modular construction is getting a lot of attention for the undoubted benefits it offers but it is only one of many offsite solutions, like timber frame, that have their own unique advantages, says Malcolm Thomson, sales director at Scotframe.
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The outlook for modular and offsite post-Covid

Studies by AMA Research have pinpointed the sectors that will experience an upturn from the Covid-19 pandemic, with both modular and offsite construction set to grow.
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19 modular apartments delivered to Royal Arsenal Riverside site

Forta PRO has delivered 19 modular apartments to Berkeley Homes' Royal Arsenal Riverside site in London.
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Modular construction: Has its moment arrived?

In this ebook, Nick Johns, head of digital manufacturing - UK at Graitec, examines the case for modular construction as a game-changer that will shift many aspects of building activity away from traditional projects to offsite, precision manufacturing-led production.