NATIONAL MMC ADVISORY SERVICE NOW AVAILABLE
FROM ARCHITECTS STUDIO ANYO
Property developers, contractors and building product manufacturers can now benefit from a new advisory service that provides sector-leading expertise around modern methods of construction (MMC) and offsite solutions.
AnyOffsite from architects and interior designers Studio Anyo, can help clients to speed up their development processes and comes as MMC practices are being adopted and integrated with Design for Manufacturing and Assembly (DfMA) to improve productivity and performance.
Able to support all types of MMC, AnyOffsite utilises digital technology as core to improving construction productivity in the offsite manufacture of structures, components, assemblies and products. A full range of advisory services enable clients to step-up development processes and include market reports to identify the most appropriate MMC options, analysis of the business implications, and the predicted productivity benefits.
Other services cover product development, and design, estimating, and cash flow analysis. Assistance with MMC specific bid management, scheduling, logistics, cash flow and supply chain management is also included alongside architectural, structural, sustainability and MEP reviews.
Strategies to assess the appropriateness and impact of MMC on a client’s operation and procurement schedule are included as part of a comprehensive package of measures that conclude with risk management assessments to identify the specific implications associated with pursuing different forms of construction.
Led by a team of specialists, AnyOffsite works with developers and contractors investing in MMC to reduce onsite construction and new build times, while adding design flexibility and significantly cutting property carbon footprints.
James Walsh, CEO of Studio Anyo, said as DfMA consultants, AnyOffsite’s knowledge of the supply chain is unparalleled, helping to ensure clients can secure best value for their projects and maximise return on investment in highly competitive markets.
He added: “MMC enable projects and development sites to be brought forward quickly and more efficiently. This allows the finished units to be marketed and sold faster. However, the sector can be difficult to navigate for property developers, contractors and building product manufacturers. So, we can help guide them in the principles of digital construction and management.
“Our services, coupled with our wealth of knowledge and industry experience, deliver technical insight, cost savings, project management efficiencies and, ultimately, strategic solutions to ensure clients are able to successfully deliver their offsite and onsite MMC projects on time.”
AnyOffsite is a member of the Offsite Alliance – a not-for-profit organisation for makers and manufacturers of homes, using offsite/modern methods of construction – and the Association for Project Management (APM), which is the professional organisation for project and programme management. The advisers already work with a number of UK MMC manufacturers, local authorities, housing associations, consultants, private developers and NHS Trusts.