COLAB DfMA Toolkit
A digital toolkit to support product thinking and platform design in new housebuilds.
Frustrated that residential builds were taking too long, costing too much and not meeting the needs of tenants, a consortium of architects, designers and social housing providers has created a new roadmap for housebuilding. It draws on platform design to help the supply chain think of houses as manufactured products assembled from factory-made components so they can implement DfMA properly. The COLAB Toolkit pulls data from across supply chains together into a single digital dashboard so end-user organisations can better plan and manage projects, view and compare Business Intelligence data, and capture and share knowledge. The result is that housing projects are completed faster, at a higher quality and at lower costs - and the homes are better suited to the needs of people that live in them.
Innovation type: Digital, Kit of parts, Manufacturing, Offsite, Process, Skills
Organisation type: ACE (Architect / Consultant Engineer), Housebuilder, Private sector client