I seem to write a lot on the subject of offsite construction methods, but hay, it is a main and pressing subject within our industry.
It was good to read the below earlier today. You know if an institution with the weight of RIBA put their name to a tool to aid its smooth introduction into projects that the industry should listen.
It will be interesting to read how RIBA's members adopt the recommendations into future designs. It is equally as interesting to see how they have married up the use of BIM and the ease if implementing offsite techniques and products into such projects.
Today sees the launch of a potentially significant new tool for architects to promote the use of offsite prefabrication in their building designs. The Royal Institute of British Architects has teamed up with the Offsite Management School to produce an overlay for the RIBA Plan of Work that covers what prefabricators call designing for manufacture and assembly, or DfMA. RIBA describes the DfMA overlay as “an essential driver for the industry to take the next evolutionary step towards 'assembly' rather than 'construction'”