The construction sector is facing a number of "existential challenges" that need to be overcome as soon as possible. The offsite approach will enable a significant contribution in terms of both efficiency and quality benefits, as long as the methodology is sound, according to a recent report on the PBC Today website.
The article by Hawkins\Brown Architects' Nigel Ostime, begins with the perceived obstacles such as the climate emergency and the aesthetic challenge.
"Designers need to understand the manufacturing process and vice versa."
The report features the NO6 project at East Village Stratford, which is being delivered by PCE Ltd in partnership with Mace Tech and Oranmore Precast, with Hawkins\Brown and Structural Engineer Walsh. It utilises the revolutionary, DfMA HRS (High Rise), system.
The benefits of this approach are highlighted in the article:
"The HRS system combines the latest advances in digital technology with a new offsite manufacturing approach to construct buildings faster, safer and to a consistently higher quality. Using parametric modelling tools and artificial intelligence, HRS is able to draw from a catalogue of components to design and manufacture the structure and façade sub-assemblies offsite."