MMC is an umbrella term for different types of construction which involves significant portions, or all, of the building being manufactured in a factory setting and joined together on-site. It encompasses modern construction technology and methodologies that improve productivity, particularly off-site construction. MMC is important as it can significantly reduce the time required to complete a construction project and also improve safety and reduce waste, which is regarded as vital in meeting the ambitious Government targets in Project 2040 and Housing for All.
According to the report, the key barrier to the adoption of MMC in Ireland is the availability of skills and knowledge. Of those surveyed, 70% believed that MMC understanding was critical to the sector, followed by just over 60% saying collaboration skills are essential. There is currently little or no provision in the training and education sector in the area of MMC.
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