Construction Industry News interviews Norman Hinckes
Construction Industry News spoke to MFS MD Norman Hinckes about meeting the challenges of the pandemic
While Covid-19 has resulted in wide-ranging implications for every business, in some ways it has played into the hands of Kent-based Masonry Frame Systems, as its i-Form Solution® is ideally suited to the challenges the pandemic has placed on the construction industry.
“The manufacturing process we have developed was arguably born ‘Covid-ready’, as it is very labour-limited in contrast to traditional construction largely because some 90% of the manufacture is conducted offsite and the site process is more akin to an assembly process,” explains Norman Hinckes, Managing Director. “We were therefore naturally equipped for working in smaller two-person bubbles. While no-one was prepared for Covid-19 and the effects it has had on industry, our system is well tailored to deal with the protocols associated with the pandemic. What’s more, the issues now surrounding the shortage of labour and materials has created something of a perfect storm and opportunities abound for us as a result. It is as if, after all these years, that the stars are all aligning at once. This does bring its own problems, particularly as it means we’re extremely busy, but they’re nice issues to have and we look forward to resolving them.”