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Modern Methods of Construction (MMC)
In 2004 the Barker 33 Cross-Industry Group was established and involved stakeholders from 50 separate organisations across the construction sector. Its purpose was to examine the barriers to the greater use of Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) and according to the group (Barker, 2006) “Modern...
Structural engineering
Structural engineering is an engineering discipline often found within civil engineering. It is a specialisation which evaluates the design, construction, conversion, repair and conservation of structures in order to ensure stability.
Offsite Construction
Offsite construction is primarily based on two key principles: efficiency and quality. The concept of off-site construct is to allow parts of the building to be manufactured in an environment suited for effective production, where, if appropriate, advanced equipment can be used to increase...
Timber Engineering
Timber engineering is a specialisation within structural engineering which involves using timber as structural elements. As timber is hygroscopic, anisotropic and inhomogeneous, timber structural design and analysis is more complicated than that for other engineering materials such as steel and...