MMC/Offsite Construction Policy
As a company Hygenius is dedicated to reducing waste, programme installation time and environmental impact of our products, using modern methods of construction (MMC), including offsite manufacturing. Thus, helping our clients and partners to deliver safer places for safer people, through the ease of installation and reduced onsite interaction.
- To integrate modern methods of construction considerations into our business decisions
- To maximise use of modern methods of construction through:
- Utilisation of repeatable room designs and standardisation of products within healthcare facilities
- Building upon our experience and involvement in the “Maximising Value through standard component as part of the ProCure22 Efficiency and Productivity Programme (EPP)” for optimised room designs and layouts
- The use of Revit, CAD and other BIM platforms to achieve efficient designs and spatial layouts that support offsite construction and waste reduction
- Manufacturing and assembling our cabinetry and bespoke joinery offsite, at our UK factory, leading to minimal onsite fixing
- Reducing waste, Reusing materials and Recycling whether on location or at our premises
- Effective management of goods and labour logistics for projects
- Assess opportunities to drive economies of scale through repeatable designs and layouts, reducing material waste.
- To source local suppliers when appropriate to support social value and local spend targets
To achieve our objectives, we will actively seek to implement the following opportunities and any others which may arise during our MMC/Offsite considerations.
1. Support designers and architects at early room loading and spatial planning stages to identify opportunities for standardisation and repeatable designs.
2. Assist designers and architects with the specification of materials that are conducive to modular assembly and waste reduction
3. Continue training and development of design staff to build on industry best practice for healthcare design.
4. Educate project stakeholders on the benefits of offsite construction and future configurability of healthcare spaces.
5. To consider standardisation opportunities through our manufacturing and delivery processes.
6. To identify opportunities to maximise economies of scale and waste reduction through assessing material choice, such as sheet sizing and maximisation of material.
7. To use manufacturing equipment and technology to maximise material use
8. Management of all logistics to ensure maximum efficiency in any transportation requirements whether products or labour
9. To maintain ISO14001 accreditation
10. To actively recruit from the local community when looking for increases to our labour team
11. To continue to design new products which support our wider MMC strategy, actively reduce onsite requirements and encourage repeatability in healthcare environments.