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Modern methods of construction (MMC) in housing
These four Information Papers provide an authoritative guide to the key aspects of MMC for housing. The first part focuses on the drivers (such as savings in time and materials) and barriers (such as concern about higher costs) to the use of MMC. Part 2 shows how registered social landlords need to plan for the use of MMC in order to take advantage of the potential savings in time and materials, and the potential for higher quality that they offer. It highlights essential points to be considered at all stages from brief, concept design, planning and through to construction. The role of design in the process of producing high quality, low cost MMC homes is featured in the third part, which discusses the generic constraints of MMC on design, together with the constraints imposed by specific MMC systems and by the site. Part 4 discusses the successful development and manufacturing of MMC products Features / Benefits Covers essential aspects of modern methods of construction Valuable guidance on MMC for housing Written by BRE experts Readership Architects, housebuilders, main contractors, developers, manufacturers, housing associations, local authority housing officers, registered social landlords IP3/07 

Modern methods of construction (MMC) in housing
This four-part Information Paper discusses the key aspects of MMC for housing. Part 2 focuses on how Registered Social Landlords need to plan for the use of MMC in order to take advantage of the potential savings in time and materials, and the potential for higher quality that they offer. It highlights essential points to be considered at all stages from brief, concept design, planning and through to construction. Features / Benefits ~Good advice on the procurement of MMC dwellings to help the process to run smoothly ~Practical hints and tips ~More detailed planning is needed with MMC than with traditional construction Readership Architects, housebuilders, developers, main contractors, manufacturers, housing associations, local authority housing officers, Registered Social Landlords IP3/07/2 

Modern methods of construction (MMC) in housing
This four-part Information Paper discusses the key aspects of MMC for housing. Part 3 focuses on the role of design in the process of producing high quality, low cost MMC homes. It discusses the generic constraints of MMC on design, together with the constraints imposed by specific MMC systems and by the site. Features / Benefits ~Essential points for consideration at the design stage ~Outlines the design constraints imposed by MMC generically, specific MMC systems and the site ~Includes advice on what design features are helpful and what design features to avoid Readership Architects, designers, housebuilders, main contractors, manufacturers, housing associations, local authority housing officers, Registered Social Landlords IP3/07/3 

Modern methods of construction (MMC) in housing
This four-part Information Paper discusses the key aspects of MMC. Part 4 focuses on the issues surrounding the development and manufacture of MMC products. It discusses how to avoid 'muda' (any activity that consumes resources but creates no value), 'muri' (overburdening, eg insufficient time to carry out a function which has knock-on effects on the rest of the process) and 'mura' (unevenness, eg products are batched together), and considers the issues involved in buying machinery and business systems, and in reviewing the supply chain and staffing. Features / Benefits Raises awareness of the manufacturing aspects of MMC Identifies key factors for successful manufacture of high-added value products Helps to avoid systems and processes that create no value. Readership Architects, housebuilders, main contractors, developers, manufacturers, housing associations, local authority housing officers, Registered Social Landlords IP3/07/4 

Modern methods of construction (MMC) in housing
This four-part Information Paper discusses the key aspects of MMC in housing. Part 1 focuses on the drivers and barriers to the use of MMC. MMC are increasingly being used to meet housing needs because of savings in time and materials, and the potential for higher quality. However, there are significant barriers to their widespread use, most notably concern about higher costs. Features / Benefits Classifies and illustrates the main categories of MMC using the Housing Corporation classification Includes summary boxes of the main drivers and barriers Readership Architects, housebuilders, main contractors, housing associations, local authority housing officers, clients IP3/07/1 

Non-traditional houses
Book and search engine on CD-ROM. A wealth of information and advice from the leading experts is brought together in this comprehensive and highly illustrated reference on non-traditional houses. Presented with exceptional clarity, the book provides the building surveyor, engineer and architect with a unique practical resource. It details 450 house types classified by form of construction: metal framed, precast concrete, in-situ concrete and timber framed. For each house type there is an isometric drawing that provides a clear explanation of the construction detail. Extensive background information and an invaluable search tool are included on a CD ROM. This database can help surveyors identify houses by type, local authority area, construction class, identifying characteristics, or combination of these. The CD also includes 6 government reports on prefabrication and system building: the Burt Committee 1st, 2nd and 3rd reports (1940s), the Moir Committee report (1920), The corrosion of steel in steel houses: an examination of the corrosion of steelwork in steel-clad and steel-framed houses (1951), and Prefabrication: a history of its development in Great Britain, by R.B. White. (1965)  BR469 

Non-traditional housing
82 previously published BRE reports and leaflets are brought together as pdf image files on this CD. The housing types included are: * reinforced concrete [cast-in-situ concrete, prefabricated reinforced concrete (PRC) and large panel system (LPS)] * steel-framed and steel-clad, and timber-framed. The publications cover constructional details of systems for the guidance of owners, lenders, surveyors and engineers evaluating systems; assessments of the structural condition of existing dwellings; and guidance on surveying, maintenance, rehabilitation and repair. AP149