Building more homes, with the same skilled workforce, at similar cost.
Led by Stuart Milne, and together with SME Forster Roofing, Barratt Homes and L&Q, the collaborative set out to gather data on modern methods of construction at scale on real housing sites. The Advanced Industrialised Methods for the Construction of Homes initiative (AIMCH) wanted to provide comparative cost data on new manufacturing approaches versus traditional methods. Meeting Government housing targets is currently limited by the availability of skilled workers, and so requires innovation in build methods. Through off-site / on-the-ground build methods and greater collaborative working through the supply chain, the partnership was able to capture data on real sites that show over 70,000 more homes could be built each year with the same workforce across the UK. The new methods were considerably safer for employees and showed significant improvements in productivity, efficiency, speed and cost.
Innovation type: Digital, Manufacturing, Offsite, Process
Organisation type: Housebuilder, Social housing provider, Supply chain