A new retail development that falls behind schedule, for instance, or a delayed commercial venture awaiting the arrival of tenants, represents a huge commercial risk.
Beyond cost-savings, councils need schools to open in time for the new academic year in order to hit education targets; developers and architects expect their ideas to be flawlessly executed as their visions come to life; and any process that reduces the safety risks inherent in construction will be applauded.
Our response to these issues is Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DfMA), which is revolutionising how we evolve towns and cities within challenging restraints.
The approach is structured and simple, but the end product remains of high (if not better) quality, with tightly controlled factory processes ensuring accuracy and consistency.
DfMA produces precast and preassembled buildings and their component parts – from columns, beams and walls to sleepers, cladding and building systems – to a cost, time and specification with which traditional construction processes cannot compete.