With technology becoming more and more advanced, the way that buildings are constructed and managed is changing as well. One of the biggest changes is the rise of Modern Methods of Construction (MMC).
What Are Modern Methods of Construction?
MMC is a term used to describe the design, planning and manufacturing of construction components in a factory-controlled setting, rather than using traditional on-site construction techniques.
This includes methods such as modular construction, panelised construction, off-site fabrication, and 3D printing. All factory-made elements are then assembled on-site for a faster build time and improved quality control.
The Benefits of Modern Methods of Construction
Speed & efficiency
One of the biggest advantages of MMC is that it is significantly faster than traditional building methods.
This is because it relies on prefabricated elements built in a controlled environment with precise measurements, allowing for higher quality control, productivity and efficient use of materials – making it ideal for projects with tight timelines or budgets.
Subsequently, Modern Methods of Construction can help save costs over time. By reducing build times, contractors are able to get jobs done quickly, thereby increasing their profits.
Plus, since fewer materials and labour are required for MMC projects than for traditional builds, this can further reduce costs for both the contractor and the client.
Less disruption & maintenance
With MMC, there is no need for large teams of on-site workers, resources and materials storage. This means faster turnaround times with less disruption to your current operations, or local residents/communities in the vicinity.
Furthermore, because components are often made with high-grade materials like timber, steel, concrete, or even bamboo fibres, they require less maintenance over their lifetime and can last longer than traditional buildings.
Another major benefit of MMC is safety. When using MMC for a construction project, you are able to reduce risk by ensuring that all materials used meet safety standards; meaning there is less risk for errors or costly reworks during installation.
Additionally, since MMC utilises prefabricated elements that are constructed off-site and then assembled on-site, the risk associated with working at heights or on scaffolding is significantly reduced as well.
Sustainable building practices are an important consideration when it comes to any new construction project, and MMC offers a great solution. Again, because most components are manufactured offsite, there is less impact on the environment from transportation emissions and noise pollution from heavy machinery.
Moreover, using prefabricated components reduces waste by using only what is necessary for the job instead of excess supplies, or ordering too much material that will go unused and possibly end up in landfills later.
Efficient and Reliable Construction Project Delivery
If your business has been considering switching up how you approach construction or maintenance projects, Hebs Group offers bespoke integrated facilities management solutions to deliver quality results for our clients. Call our team on 0151 2360707 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.