Presentation on theme: "Barriers and Solutions Modern Methods of Construction"— Presentation transcript:
1 Barriers and Solutions Modern Methods of Construction Responding to Barker 33Barriers and Solutionsto the use ofModern Methods of ConstructionAshley Lane, ChairmanBarker 33 Cross-Industry Group
2 Barker 33 recommendation “The HBF, in conjunction with NHBC, Construction Skills and other interested parties, should develop a strategy to address barriers to Modern Methods of Construction (MMC). This strategy should be developed to fit alongside existing initiatives, working closely with Government to identify further measures that can be taken. A range of approaches should be explored, in particular actions by industry, plus changes to policy / practice, as well as representations to Government on areas such as Building Regulations.”
3 In October 2004 a Cross-Industry Group was established to address the remitThe Group prepared 3 reports:1st interim in November 20042nd interim in April 2005Final Report, December 2005
4 The 1st report identified the following barriers: Lack of understandingLack of confidence/ process changeCost perceptionLack of positive track record to dateLack of agreement on product and process standardsTraditional process managementDesign biasSupply chain immaturityLack of skillsTurning MMC from a requirement to a 'want'
5 The 2nd report identified action in the following areas: · The need to improve understanding of MMC· Definition of MMC as wider than productinnovation· Recognition that MMC was often a process-pull not product-push mechanism for innovation· The heightened process discipline requiredby MMC· The need to develop skills and professionaltraining in the context of MMC· The enabling of MMC by matching the regulatoryenvironment to the business environment· Improvements in the understanding of MMCcosts and benefits
6 The Final report considers the business context and definition of MMC and outlines a number of actions to be taken to address the barriers to adoption of MMC
7 Business contextThe Barker 33 Group saw the business context as being well beyond a product-based system.MMC embraces:Greater business efficiencyEnhanced design and qualityImproved customer satisfactionEnhanced building performanceIncreased housing supply meeting the aspirations of the market as a whole (open market, social and affordable)Enhanced environmental performance with reduced impact
8 Definition of MMCModern Methods of Construction are about better products and processes. They aim to improve business efficiency, quality, customer satisfaction, environmental performance, sustainability and the predictability of delivery timescales.Modern Methods of Construction are, therefore, more broadly based than a particular focus on product. They engage people to seek improvement, through better processes, in the delivery and performance of construction.
11 Work of the Barker 33 group and NAO The Barker 33 Group has coordinated and integrated its work with that of the NAO which has been examining MMC and has recently published its report ‘Using Modern Methods of Construction to build homes more quickly and efficiently’.
12 The NAO study hasExamined construction process and process efficiency for a typical small development by an RSLEstablished generic process maps for a number of systems (including brick and block, frame and volumetric products)Compared labour requirements for on- and off-site processExamined costs for a number of product-based MMC systems in comparison with brick and blockExposed the importance of process and regulation integration necessary to achieve maximum efficiency gains and cost reductions
14 NAO on-site labour comparisons with brick and block
15 Major Barker 33 Group and NAO findings Recognise that MMC can be cost-competitiveUnderstand that savings in process efficiency can put costs of MMC on a par with traditional constructionAppreciate that process and product improvement are the core mechanisms for cost reduction
16 Uptake of MMC in housebuilding 150,000 dwellings built In 200417,000 built in MMCApproximately 12% of new buildSimilar proportion to GermanyApproximately 150 UK product suppliersStimulation from EP and HCMajor players include Barratt, Redrow and Persimmon/WestburyMore entering the market
17 Business case for MMCCost: cost competitiveTime: % fasterQuality: 50% defect reductionWaste: 50% reduction in skipsAdditional measures could be -environmental performance, delivery certaintyand customer satisfaction
18 MMC case studyWestbury Partnerships/Persimmon HomesBuilding on the positive business benefits of MMCLargest UK residential developerBuilding sustainable communities with MMC2,500 homes built in 2005 incorporating Space4Target to increase this over next few years
19 Current positionNAO report available (published November 2005)Barker 33 Executive Summary available on websitesBarker 33 Executive summary available as printed brochureBarker 33 Final report in editorial processBarker 33 Final report to be available on websites onlyLegacy body being set up