We’re very excited to be bringing our MFS i-Form Solution™ to a project of this profile and scale. MFS are taking total Design Responsibility in BIM for the Structural Design and have addressed all associated Class 2B Disproportionate Collapse works. The project was originally conceived for RC Frame, but the MFS i-Form Solution delivered substantial savings both in terms of time (-10 weeks) and budget (-20%).
Using our experience and expertise in intelligent value engineering, we have developed innovative, cost effective solutions that meet the growing environmental demands of today’s housing industry and offer best value in the long term. The combination of ‘platforms’ includes large format Xella Silka Elements, PCC hollowcore floors, balconies and other standardised construction components, that are precision engineered in factory conditions offsite.
Westridge Commented “The innovative Silka Block system is well under way with both units going up at a remarkable pace. The large pre-cut blocks are glued together using a jointing compound that cures in just one hour allowing the team to lay 4 courses in one day to benefit the programme. We are delighted to be working with Adur and Worthing District Council to deliver their first new council homes for 30 years, which are required to meet their growing housing demand.
During our visit to site we have installed a time lapse camera and are looking forward to reviewing and sharing the footage as the 49 units, overlooking Shoreham Harbour, progress.
Thank you again to our Site Manager Jake Noble and Masonry Frame Systems who are carrying out the block work. We look forward to visiting the site again soon and seeing how this project progresses.”
Norman Hinckes MD of Masonry Frame Systems
‘We are delighted to confirm our appointment on the Albion St project. This marks a milestone as the 1st formal appointment since the registration and launch of the MFS i-Form Solution™ in autumn 2020, and renews our longstanding acquaintance with Westridge Construction Ltd. As we emerge from the covid restrictions, we see enormous potential in the i-Form Solution™ as the take up of MMC and PDfMA continues to gain traction. Whilst relevant for most medium to high rise construction, at 5 storeys and above, we believe our system is in a class of its own’