New Trimble Publication Demystifies DfMA

18th July, 2021

Recognising the industry shift towards offsite construction, Trimble (UK) has released an e-book that aims to raise awareness of Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DfMA), the benefits such an approach can offer and how DfMA and digital processes can work together to provide additional value.

The UK Government is delivering a clear push on modern construction methods, with offsite, standardisation and a ‘kit of parts’ approach all featuring in the recently published Construction Playbook and National Infrastructure Strategy. Despite this renewed emphasis, there is still work to be done. As part of the push, Trimble (UK) has released an e-book, ‘How to win at digital construction using a Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DfMA) approach’, which explores the theme of offsite in more detail. Specifically: exploring DfMA, what it means in a practical sense, the value it can bring to both a project and a business and how digital construction tools can help to deliver DfMA.

The e-book also includes case study examples of how Building Information Modelling (BIM) has been used at the Design, Manufacture and Assembly project stages to help bring structures to life, as well as discussing the future of the industry and how BIM fits into the concept of standardised design. Speaking about the e-book, Steve Insley, National Sales Manager at Trimble, said: “Despite offsite construction, in all its various forms and terms, being a common topic within the construction industry, there still remains some confusion around what it all means and the value that it can deliver to businesses on the ground. Given this, we hope that our e-book will help to demystify the topic of DfMA, highlighting the perfect working relationship between DfMA and digital processes and proving how digital construction software can support businesses through this next journey.”

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