MMC’s are defind as “Building design, construction and operation that through collaborative Partnerships makes full use of digital technologies and industrialised manufacturing techniwues to improve productivity, minimise whole life cost, improve sustainability and maximise user benefits.”
This includes a variety of technologies that are more productive than traditional methods of construction. The Homes and communities Agency have the following categories:
- Off-site manufactured – volumetric (also known as modular)
- Off-site manufactured – Panellised
- Off-site manufactured – Hybrid
- Off-site manufactured – Sub-assemblies and components
- Non off-site manufactured modern methods of construction
The following funding schemes may be suitable for MMC projects
- The Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund
- Product and Process Innovation
- Business Enterprise Fund
- Finance Yorkshire
- Innovate UK
BOPAS provides assurance to the lending community that innovatively constructed properties against which they may be lending, will deliver a consistent performance over a determined durability of 60 years.The technologies involved in offsite manufactured systems and innovative construction techniques will change the construction landscape and BOPAS will ensure that they meet stringent quality criteria.
The concrete industry embraces innovation and modern methods of construction (MMC) by offering concrete solutions which can be used to reduce construction time and promote sustainable development, as well as offering cost savings. From Precast Flat Panel System to Hybrid Concrete Construction the Concrete Centre has a wide range of help and support available to the construction industry.