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Construction Industry News, covering advances in related construction technologies, build systems and block work products, government construction incentives and eco building.

MFS COVID-19 Secure working practices and RAMS

COVID-19 Secure Sites, MFS can still maintain 100% Productivity, 200% Quicker and 20% Cheaper - and here's how.. Several industry experts are currently questioning, ‘Does social distancing reduce productivity?’ – in many cases this will be so. Traditional methods will not be able to maintain ‘normal’ resource levels and unlikely to achieve 100% productivity whilst maintaining 2-metre [...]

By |2020-06-24T13:41:09+00:00May 6th, 2020|Construction Industry News, Featured News, MFS News, MMC and P-DfMA|

COVID-19 statement, open letter and continuing services

COVID 19 – MFS Trading and continuing services statement from Norman Hinckes, MD. We at Masonry Frame Systems Ltd have been closely monitoring the Government guidelines over recent days regarding the COVID-19 outbreak and the unprecedented impact this is having both at home and abroad. The Health, Safety and Wellbeing of all our employees and our daily [...]

By |2020-04-15T10:40:30+00:00April 2nd, 2020|Construction Industry News, Featured News, MFS News|

Platform DfMA first private sector project

Platform DfMA – a componentised approach to construction – is getting its first private sector run-out on a London office job. Read the full article >> Landsec, one of the UK’s largest commercial property developers, is working with integrated design practice Bryden Wood on a London office scheme which could transform how construction projects are [...]

By |2020-03-09T17:23:43+00:00March 9th, 2020|Construction Industry News, MFS News, MMC and P-DfMA|

P-DfMA, component based approach from Mace Tech

The P-DfMA construction method reshaping the London 2012 Athletes’ Village This article outlines how Mace Tech’s High Rise Solutions combines BIM, MMC and digital technology with an on-site, self-contained factory approach to reduce construction times while improving quality, to achieve some impressive results. The Jump Factory approach allowed Mace Tech to reduce design and construction programmes by 25%, [...]

By |2020-03-09T17:13:36+00:00March 9th, 2020|Construction Industry News, MFS News, MMC and P-DfMA|

Neil Thomas, Director of Housing at H+H considers the current drive to MMC

Neil Thomas, Director of Housing at H+H considers the current drive to MMC Recently Neil Thomas of H+H Celcon reviewed the drive towards MMC and the common confusion with a purely modular approach to construction. Neil write "So MMC is the solution for the housing crisis?  As a shorthand for the need to reinvigorate [...]

By |2020-03-06T13:14:57+00:00November 22nd, 2019|Construction Industry News, Featured News, MFS News, MMC and P-DfMA|

Michael Van Tendeloo leads Xella team with an onsite Hololens demonstration

Michael Van Tendeloo leads Xella team with an onsite Hololens demonstration Xella and Eisfeld Ingenieure presented the use of Hololens technology live on the construction site for the first time in Germany on 7th November 2019. As one of the first companies in the construction industry, Xella uses this technology to support the digital planning and implementation [...]

By |2019-11-11T15:55:15+00:00November 8th, 2019|Construction Industry News, Featured News, MFS News|

MFS welcomes Xella’s Michael Van Tendeloo to the UK

MFS welcomes Xella's Michael Van Tendeloo to the UK MFS welcome the recent appoint of Michael Van Tendeloo as Xella GmbH’s Business Development Executive for the UK. His clear focus is on development throughout London and the South East of England. Michael comes with a wealth of experience in BIM and Digital Transformation, having previously been the Digital Transformation [...]

By |2019-11-07T16:05:17+00:00November 7th, 2019|Construction Industry News, Featured News, MFS News|

Government responds to report on Modern Methods of Construction, P-DfMA

Government responds to report on Modern Methods of Construction and P-DfMA Following a recent report on Modern Methods of Construction from the Housing, Communities and Local Government Select Committee, the government responds. The government welcomed the report on MMC, understanding the importance to “build homes faster while upholding quality” as the pace of housebuilding over the recent years has been [...]

By |2020-03-06T13:15:52+00:00October 25th, 2019|Construction Industry News, MMC and P-DfMA, Uncategorised|

The Silka Challenge completed in just under six hours and our iPad winner

The Xella Silka Element Challenge was completed in just under six hours, and Lisa from Crawley Borough Council wins the iPad! A team of just three MFS heroes built the structural walls of a one bedroom apartment, using Xella's Silka large-format blocks and Lissmac mini-cranes LIVE at South East Construction Expo on Thursday 26th September 2019. The Challenge began at 8am [...]

Images from the day – The Xella Silka Element Challenge

The Xella Silka Element Challenge Image Gallery So much work went into making this challenge possible and this gallery shows how the event shaped up and took place. The MFS team totally smashed this challenge in just under six hours!