In many ways, rethinking MMC is a process of rediscovery for me. While at university on a work placement, I witnessed its potential on house extensions. It easily saved clients’ money and they got back what they expected from the designs. No hidden surprises.
It’s important to me that MMC replaces the normal approach to building. To get these we need to challenge the ‘dangerous’ phrase “it’s always been done that way”. By rethinking how we do things, we’ll construct faster, safer and better for the environment.
One way we’re doing this today is using ‘offsite’. It sounds technical but it’s actually very simple. Instead of building a superstore in one location, it’s about manufacturing the changing rooms, toilets, staff areas (and more) in a factory, shipping them to site and installing in one swoop.
Combine the process with sustainable materials and transport, and it’s making net zero become a reality for our clients and industry.