MMC is often commonly regarded as off-site prefabrication of components/ modules which are then assembled on site. However, MMC can refer to a number of construction practices which can be combined with each other or with more traditional forms of construction. In addition to offsite prefabrication, other MMC terms include:
MMC are being increasingly utilised in construction across all forms of structure, from high-rise and traditional housing to factories, warehouses and other structures. There is a perception that MMC results in generic, characterless structures, but when used appropriately MMC can deliver projects that are as interesting and responsive as any traditional build.
Richard Lankshear MIStructE discusses the Stirling Prize winning Goldsmith Street and how evolving home design will require the specialist skills of the structural engineer.
As the climate emergency and societal, technological, regulatory, and legislative developments are driving unprecedented change in the construction industry, watch selected presentations from the 2022 Designing for the future, now e-conference, highlighting regulatory and business drivers for change, as well as some modern methods of design practices.
Adrian Campbell, Robert Hairstans and Giulia Jones explain how natural, human, social, manufactured and economic capital can all benefit from a sustainability-focused approach to off-site manufacturing.
This article describes the off-site, modular approach adopted for the roof at One Sherwood Street, London, which allowed it to be prefabricated in a controlled factory environment.
This webinar explores the advantages and limitations of modular design and construction.
Smail Kechidi presents a case study of how a modular housing system has been refined to minimise upfront carbon emissions.
Smail Kechidi describes his research into cold-formed steel-framed shear walls sheathed in timber, which won the Institution’s Research into Practice essay competition in 2021.
This technical lecture explored best practices around the design and construction of high-rise modular structures of up to 50 storeys.
The Farmer review of the UK construction labour model
IStructE Structural Plan of Work 2020
UK Government: Modern methods of construction - Introducing the MMC definition framework
UK Government: The Construction Playbook - Government guidance on sourcing and contracting public works, projects and programmes
Delivery Platforms for Government Assets: Creating a Marketplace for Manufactured Spaces
CIH (Construction Innovation Hub) Product Platform Rulebook
An expert from the British Board of Agrement will talk about aspects of performance of materials and structures from a perspective of the construction certification authority in the UK.
In 2021, the Infrastructure and Projects Authority announced that the Government will mandate a platforms approach for social infrastructure. This blog, by Bryden Wood, explores some of the findings from the work they did on the Forge, with particular focus on the gains achieved by the project team.
In 2021, the Infrastructure and Projects Authority announced that the Government would mandate a platforms approach for social infrastructure. This blog by Bryden Wood introduces the concept of platform design and explores the benefits associated with its adoption.
Understand flood risk management strategies and how to take a multi-hazard approach to flood resistance, resilience and avoidance in residential projects.