Platform-DfMA – the future of construction?
A world 1st!
I see an interesting career opportunity has arisen – as the BIM Manager on the world’s first Platform-DfMA commercial office building.
But, what is Platform-DfMA?
The future of construction apparently. Platform DfMA (P-DfMA) is now a kingpin of the UK Govt. drive for more cost-effective construction in the public sector and this commercial project proves the benefits appeal to the more bottom line focussed private sector.
What are Platforms?
This post’s ‘featured image’ is a good example and more can be found on Bryden Wood’s website:
‘….Platforms are a giant “kit of parts” – sets of pre-engineered components that go together in well-defined ways to produce products or structures very efficiently. Flexibility is designed in, so that a single platform can produce an almost infinite range of different structures in a manufacturing technique called mass customisation. Indeed, the term “platform” is taken from manufacturing. A car chassis, for example acts as a platform and may form the basis of every model in a manufacturer’s range. The transport container and the iPhone app store are other examples….’
For more intensive reading on Platform-DfMA, click here, courtesy of Bryden Wood again.