THE progress of a £6.5 million, three-year research and development project to ‘transform’ housebuilding to meet net zero goals will be high on the agenda at Futurebuild today (March 1).
Stewart Milne Group is one of several organisations involved in the Advanced Industrialised Methods for Construction of Homes (AIMCH) project, the outcomes of which will be presented at the at the event at the ExCel in London.
AIMCH project director, Stewart Dalgarno, who is innovation and sustainability director with Stewart Milne Group, will present a blueprint for the industry to support the delivery of ‘quality and sustainable homes, more quickly and in a more productive way that is also commercially viable’.
The partners in AIMCH – Stewart Milne Group, Barratt Developments PLC, L&Q, the Manufacturing Technology Centre, the Construction Scotland Innovation Centre and Forster Roofing Services Ltd – have been collaborating, researching and trialling near-to-market, scalable housing solutions for the last three years.
Mr Dalgarno said, “The pace and scale of collaboration and innovation, witnessed over the past three years, have provided a range of solutions that will act as a real catalyst for the housing sector to move towards housing industrialisation, embracing modern methods of construction, digital integrated manufacturing, lean construction, and design standardisation.
“What we have delivered is a showcase for developers, housing associations and SMEs to bring affordable quality housing to market quickly and cost effectively, and in a way that reduces our carbon impact.
“The project partners at AIMCH are proud of what has been achieved and excited about sharing the outcomes with delegates at Futurebuild.”