Revised DfMA overlay to RIBA Plan of Work now available

22 Sep 21

GIRI's findings that the industry must urgently update the way projects are planned and delivered to allow successful implementation of modern methods of construction have been reinforced by the publication of the new Design for Manufacture & Assembly (DfMA) Overlay to the RIBA Plan of Work. 

The issues were raised in GIRI's discussion forum earlier this year, exploring the impact of MMC on error, which also highlighted its potential to reduce error, improve productivity, and lead to better project outcomes.

The new edition is based on five years of evolution, including the definition of seven categories of Modern Methods of Construction, and aligns with the RIBA Plan of Work 2020. It specifically addresses the changes architects and construction professionals need to make at each stage of a project lifecycle to successfully adopt off-site construction and a DfMA approach.

This is the second edition of the DfMA overlay and it is accompanied by a report that sets out the organisation’s latest thinking on off-site manufacturing and DfMA, taking the view that the adoption of a DfMA approach is essential to fulfil the outcomes the industry needs to achieve.

It was launched at an online conference organised by the Supply Chain Sustainability School; the event recording is now available to view on the SCS website, which requires free registration.

The latest edition of the overlay is available here.


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