The UK Government’s refreshed Construction Playbook (2022) endorses the use of modern methods of construction (MMC) as a more sustainable, efficient option than traditional construction method to create infrastructure and built assets. The new update requires government departments and arm’s length bodies to establish targets for the use of MMC in project and program delivery.
The use of modern methods of construction is becoming increasingly popular among NEC users, with examples seen in UK school and prison building programs, and its adoption is expanding worldwide. NEC Contracts are designed to support the modern method of construction, which involves using innovative techniques like factory-built modules or processes to create homes or buildings. This approach offers numerous benefits, including: reduced onsite waste and carbon emissions, efficient construction and delivery times, pre-installed and arranged services, high quality and standards of performance and finish, reduced costs and increased productivity as well as safer working conditions. With the X29 secondary Option, MMC can help the construction sector achieve its 2050’s Net Zero targets.
NEC has a free Practice Note explaining how the NEC4 suite of contracts can be used to support the use of offsite modular construction. Find out more here.
Here are some of the case studies where NEC4 Contracts were used to deliver projects using modular construction: