Off-Site & Modular Construction
MMC have extensive experience in the economics of off-site & modular construction.
We have been involved with this area of the industry for over 10 years.
First with an early pioneer in the off-site sector who pioneered such innovative systems as Fusion Building systems, a light gauge steel frame system and Vision Modular Systems.
We are strategic partners with Evolusion Innovation, the leading consultancy for off-site and product solutions in the UK & Ireland.
Evolusion can design, undertake testing and achieve certification for new products and systems.
We carry out comparative cost studies for different off-site systems and product clients.
MMC advises off-site clients on the viability of their product and conduct feasibility studies to ensure it is commercially viable before proceeding to more expensive certification and testing stages of the development process.
By commercially assessing it’s viability at the early stages, resources can be best used or re-directed depending on the findings of the feasibility study.
We assess the impact of the costs of a system against traditional construction in terms of;
- Comparative cost studies.
- Opportunity costs of benefits of systems
- Effects of costs of finance
- Cash flow, including increased volume of units
As part of this process, we also work with Evolusion Innovation to critique products and systems in order to find any areas of improvement that would help the success of the product.
Modular construction fundamentally changes the construction process. Standard cost analyses no longer apply for modular projects and each system has different requirements and parameters for construction.
In depth knowledge of each system is required to provide the full and realistic cost of each system, make comparative cost analyses and the most suitable recommendation for each project.
As we have in-depth knowledge of the modular sector from the manufacturer and contractor perspective, we have unique knowledge of what it takes to make modular work for clients.
Case Study: Roadstone Thermalite Block
Recently, we conducted a detailed cost comparison exercise of the Roadstone Thermalite block in conjunction with Evolusion Innovation.
We were able to demonstrate the monetary savings on houses by using the Thermalite block at thermal bridge junctions at floors, reveals and eaves.
This has been incorporated into Roadstone’s sales materials and seminars and has helped to drive sales of this product.