Mansonry Frame Systems
Project - Masonry Frame Systems
Sector - Commercial
Technology - Components Company
- Mansonry Frame Systems
Our entry for Contractor of the Year focuses on our MFS i-Form Solution™, which we have trademarked to encapsulate and communicate our vision - a P-DfMA approach to offsite construction and MMC Platforms for Design, Manufacture and Assembly:
1. PLATFORMS. This is a tried and tested suite of offsite construction components - or standardised & repeatable platforms
2. DESIGN Digitally designed in BIM to enable highly efficient construction and high performance buildings for end users – without any compromise to the architect’s vision.
3. MANUFACTURE Over 90% of all components are manufactured offsite, using methods that minimise the reliance on cement and concrete.
4. ASSEMBLY Delivered as a complete Kit of Parts for easy, swift and cost effective onsite assembly, with 80% less labour and up to 200% faster than traditional builds
We are a small specialist frame contractor with a big vision and with the i-Form Solution™ applied to everything that we design, manufacture & assemble. We see the construction industry as a ‘low volume, high variety’ industry with pretty much every project unique or bespoke to its environment or surroundings. So, one of the big advantages of our system is that it can be tailored to each project specifically. The i-Form Solution combines all the benefits of our suite of standardised offsite components, to deliver unique builds.
So, when a 100% modular approach is not possible, or simply not desirable it can provide all the cost, time and sustainability benefits of a completely volumetric or modular construction, but in a completely flexible and bespoke way. Core to the i-Form Solution are Offsite Manufacture & Sustainability. By constructing the whole structural envelope of a building, from oversight to weather tight, using hybrid offsite methodology we can deliver time and money savings (typically 20% saving on the overall build programme - see attached PDF) for our clients & high performance for our end users. Sustainably.
However, we still need to deliver inexcess of 340K new homes per year for the next decade to meet the demand a target we have not met since the 1960s! And now post Covid we are looking at an intensified skills shortage, and a very real and mounting materials shortage. There are massive hurdles to overcome in the coming months or even years, including the biggest of all – climate change. Mark Farmer recently said “All waste has some kind of carbon footprint, so moving to a more efficient P-DfMA site assembly
methods & driving waste out are as important as decarbonising concrete & steel manufacturing.” The MFS i-Form Solution, a P-DfMA approach to MMC with Zero waste to Landfill.