MMC panels heralded a success in the UK
Panelised modern methods of construction (MMC) are proving themselves to be viable alternatives to masonry, according to the latest results from a three-year study.
Advanced Industrialised Methods for the Construction of Homes (AIMCH) has published its second-year progress report showing encouraging results and key findings for the sector.
AIMCH is a three-year research & development project aiming to help tackle the UK housing crisis by building new homes faster, to higher quality and more cost effectively by using panelised MMC systems rather than masonry methods. Its initial report examining house-building productivity was published in January 2020
Its latest report highlights several key lessons for the industry. AMICH said that one of the highlights is being able to achieve a weathertight, insulated and secure superstructure in just one day. It said that all advanced panelised MMC systems and lean construction solutions trialled so far have been successful and that early analysis is recognising the benefits of these advanced panelised MMC systems with the hard data to back it up.