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Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DfMA) is a way of thinking at Bryden Wood. Central to our Design to Value philosophy, it is the fundamental idea around which we have developed our skills and capabilities and a key way in which we are increasingly unlocking value for clients.
At the core of our approach for over 25 years, our DfMA expertise has put us at the forefront of a global initiative in Modern Methods of Construction to bring the benefits of the manufacturing sector – safety, productivity, quality, speed and performance – into the construction industry.
We have developed a wide range of Design for Manufacture and Assembly solutions across sectors, for global clients and UK government. Our expertise is unparalleled in this field, which is becoming more and more widely adopted in both the public and private sectors in the UK and across the globe.
We believe that DfMA represents the future of construction. This approach to MMC brings the principles and benefits of manufacturing to the construction industry. Design for Manufacture and Assembly seeks to add value at every stage of the design and build process, by identifying opportunities for standardisation of components and/or processes. It is not something that can be retro-fitted to a traditional design process. It must be a core part of project thinking. In this way, it facilitates lean construction and a greater degree of sustainability. Starting with Design and ending with Assembly, DfMA is a complete process - from inception to delivery.
DfMA at Bryden Wood means innovation both across disciplines and sector boundaries. It energises our entire operation. Many of the capabilities we have developed over the last 25 years – integrated design, systemisation, creative technologies, algorithmic design, prototyping – have emerged as our approach has become more sophisticated.
DfMA unlocks a wide range of benefits associated with the manufacture and assembly of products. Overall capital cost and time saving reductions of 30% are not uncommon. These arise from:
Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DfMA) is central to our work on Construction Platform design. Read more here.
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