Are Modern Methods of Construction a threat to builders merchants’ business, or do they present untapped opportunities? That’s a question that the Builders Merchants Federation’s Annual Members Conference in September will take a closer look at answering.
MMC is high on the Government’s agenda to fast-tracking energy efficient new homes, and the one-hour session devoted to the subject will be led by Mark Farmer, the Government’s champion for MMC in housebuilding and CEO and founding director of specialist construction consultancy, Cast, providing solutions for developers, investors, policymakers and the supply chain.
Farmer will be joined by Brendan Twomey, MD of Berkeley Modular. Formed in 2019 and operating from a purpose-built facility, the company uses sophisticated volumetric modular manufacturing methods to deliver a high-quality housing product, without compromising on comfort or flexibility of design.
BMF CEO John Newcomb, said: “This is a highly topical subject that is sure to spark a great deal of discussion amongst BMF members. We are likely to see an increasing blend of MMC and traditional site-based construction in the coming years with opportunities for merchants and suppliers alike.”
The BMF Members’ Conference and black-tie Awards Dinner takes place on 15 September at The BMF’s annual Golf Tournament and other social activities will be held on the previous day, 14 September at the exclusive JCB Golf and Country Club.