01 / Modular Building & MMC

DSSR has extensive experience with modular building and Modern Methods of Construction (MMC).

We have worked on numerous projects where modular construction and Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) have been utilised to expedite the building process while maintaining high standards of quality.

DSSR's team of experts is well-versed in the design and engineering of modular buildings, including the use of advanced software tools to optimize the design and construction process. Our experience with modular building has helped us to deliver projects more efficiently, reduce waste, and minimize disruption to the surrounding environment.

02 / Advantages & Challenges of Modular Building

DSSR is experienced in the benefits–and challenges–of MMC.

DSSR has been involved in the design and implementation of various systems and methodologies which embrace the Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) ethos. There are increasing requirements for government-funded projects to achieve a greater level of MMC; a current project we are currently designing has a target of 80% MMC.

As part of our involvement in multiple government-funded projects—healthcare projects in particular—DSSR has gained a good understanding of the implications of MMC for the MEP systems, but also on the broader impact on other disciplines, such as the architectural and structural.

MMC options can realise benefits for quality and programme & cost. For example, DSSR actively promotes the use of repeatable rooms whereby the aim is to standardise certain components within the building. This allows preferential purchase rates to be achieved and can lower costs compared to a one-off purchase.

In order to realise the benefits that can be achieved through modular construction, it is important that projects adopt the principles of MMC from the outset.

03 / Benefits of Modular Building

Understanding the benefits of Modern Methods of Construction (MMC).

  • Faster construction: Modular building and MMC result in shorter construction timelines.
  • Cost savings: MMC reduces costs by improving efficiency and cost control.
  • Quality control: Modular building ensures precise and consistent construction.
  • Sustainability: MMC incorporates eco-friendly materials and promotes energy efficiency.
  • Flexibility: Modular construction allows for easy reconfiguration and expansion.
  • Reduced site disruption: Off-site manufacturing minimises disturbances on-site.
  • Improved safety: MMC prioritises worker safety through controlled manufacturing processes.
  • Design possibilities: MMC offers flexibility for unique design solutions.
  • Consistency: MMC ensures reliable and consistent quality across all components.
  • Social benefits: Modular construction addresses housing shortages and supports local economies.
04 / Specialist Lead

David Guilfoyle


David is a Director based in the Manchester Office and leads the Mechanical Healthcare Design Team.

David brings a wealth of expertise to the table, particularly in the design of modular buildings for the healthcare sector. He is adept at overseeing the development of concept designs and managing the detailed M&E design and coordination aspects of projects. His strong client liaison skills also ensure that project requirements are met and delivered to the highest standards.

David’s primary focus is on client liaison, ensuring that clients’ needs are met and that projects are delivered on time and within budget. He is also responsible for maintaining appropriate resources for each project, ensuring that the necessary expertise is available to meet project timelines.

06 / Contact

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