The pandemic will increase pressure to adopt modern methods of construction

Richad Jones

Project delays and labour shortages means the industry will look for new and innovative ways of making up lost time

As we finish our first 6 weeks of lockdown it is interesting to reflect on the potential impact that the covid 19 pandemic has had on the residential sector in the UK and how that may translate through the delivery models coming out of it. It is interesting to consider the likely impact on modern methods of construction (MMC)

Over the last 2 or 3 years we have seen many different construction methodologies emerging that applied “smart” techniques which prodded the broader MMC agenda along. These ranged from, in its simplest form, pre-assembled building components through to sophisticated volumetric construction.

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