Conceptual Ceiling Cassette
Rethinking mechanical, electrical and plumbing engineering through product platform design.
Ceiling/floor cassettes are now used in nearly all new industrial buildings but these large sub-assembly components could also be used in the construction of residential and office buildings. These cassettes currently require mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) assemblies to be fitted manually on site, which can cause delays, compromise safety, limit maintenance and result in inconsistency in quality. Offsite prefabrication of ceiling/floor cassettes, including MEP assemblies, can be automated resulting in greater consistency, quality and safety while reducing installation time, material usage, and carbon emissions. Demonstrating what is possible is important to help drive the adoption of the Platform Programme's standardised approach to product platform design, in order to realise the Construction Sector Deal's vision of greater productivity and efficiencies.
Innovation type: Digital, Manufacturing, Offsite
Organisation type: Manufacturer, Private sector client