Contractors embrace MMC
A new market report from consultant Gleeds has shown that nearly two thirds (65 per cent) of contractors plan to incorporate more modern methods of construction (MMC) following the COVID-19 pandemic.
MMC includes modular construction, BIM and other digital ways of working. The report also found that 72 per cent of contractors said their site productivity was now back to 80-100 per cent (prior to the most recent lockdown announced on October 31).
The report added: “The construction industry has demonstrated great resilience over the past quarter, with a notable increase in levels of collaboration to keep developments of the UK’s urban centres moving forwards.
“As we head towards the end of 2020, flexibility, adaptability, collaboration and innovation will continue to be key watchwords to help the construction industry navigate choppy waters.”