Altair

Modern Methods of Construction in Wales

Altair undertook a detailed research project funded by the Welsh Government into the feasibility of modern methods of construction techniques. They covered approaches to off-site new build delivery in considerable detail, developing an innovative options appraisal model that allows clear and methodical assessment of various routes against the partners specific criteria and priorities.

Decarbonisation is one of the key criteria that potential options are assessed and scored against with options being considered widely, including build technology, supply chain implications, and the environmental performance of the completed homes. Altair liaised with a range of stakeholders during this work, including a number of the sector’s future construction pioneers, developers, local suppliers and end users.

This has included detailed assessment of type of construction approach, type of material, and type of procurement approach, resulting in recommendations to speed up construction and deliver more energy efficient and environmentally sustainable homes.

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