Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) have been a talking point in the industry for a long time, but with the Construction Playbook highlighting this area and encouraging greater use of MMC more companies are taking notice.
While many industry leaders are focusing on what MMC can do for the construction of whole buildings, few are exploring what MMC means for internal builds or fit out construction processes and refurbishments.
We believe that the core principals of Modern Methods of Construction can also benefit fit out construction projects in all sectors.
With offsite manufacturing processes, each phase of the project can be efficiently planned, programmed and carried out within the best working environment in advance of works on site commencing. In this way more working activities can be progressed concurrently, and duration on site can often be reduced. Our operations team focus on providing agile mobilisation, and fast fit out construction by utilising our national supply chain in this way. This can speed up the turnaround time on fit out construction projects – a significant benefit to our clients.
Fit out projects often take place in live, occupied environments where disruptions can be costly. With a carefully considered programme of planned works we can minimise this disruption by; working ‘out of hours’ shifts; limiting noisy works to the least disruptive periods; ensuring best in class health & safety standards and a tidy site that can be handed back in a fit state for building users to continue with their working day; ensuring any necessary power downs or suspension of services occurs out of the live working period; and working closely with building & security management teams on site with a clear communications plan to support. In this way businesses will face fewer disruptions from the fit out construction. While we can work alongside teams and accommodate their needs it allows them to maintain their services throughout.
Offsite construction, enables the health and safety for the whole project to be managed more effectively. The processes for offsite construction are often much safer for workers than those on site since factories can use specialist machinery that is difficult to transport, monitor safety procedures with more ease and provide a controlled environment with no environmental variables to consider. It also means that the fit out construction trades on site are kept to a minimum and have more floor space to manoeuvre.
MMC methods such as modular construction reduces material usage and waste by up to 50% while the reduction in time spent onsite also reduces the amount of pollution and energy consumption often experienced on traditional construction sites. Using MMC for a fit out construction can support businesses who are environmentally conscious or working towards a BREEAM accreditation.
Modern Methods of Construction are undoubtedly the way forward for large construction projects, but we believe MMC can have significant benefits for fit out construction projects too. Find out more about our fit out and refurbishment services or get in touch with our team to discuss your project.
At Resolution Interiors, we specialise in bringing your vision to life through interior fit-outs and refurbishments of new and existing sites, as well as relocations. We work with you to create a bespoke environment that work for customers, employees and shareholders alike.
If you have a fit out construction project or roll out which requires expert design and build skills, reach out to one of our team today. We’re always on hand to help and offer any advice!
Alternatively, why not give us a ring on +44 (0)1935 422 700. We look forward to hearing from you.