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The potential role of modern methods of construction in addressing systemic supply issues
In recent years, there has been growing interest in modern methods of construction (MMC) and their potential to address systemic housing supply problems.

The past few decades have seen an increasing policy and business interest in modern methods of construction (MMC) across countries, coupled with a growth in the emerging technologies facilitating contemporary MMC practices.

In this report, we suggest this narrow technical focus neglects aspects of the wider development process we think are equally important to consider if MMC is to gain wider industry legitimacy. Indeed, the paucity of research on MMC business models, regulatory practices and consumer preferences in particular, belies the significant contribution these important aspects of housing delivery play in supporting or constraining the use of modern construction methods and by extension, housing supply more broadly.

Author(s): Bilge Serin, Sarah Payne
Published: 13 April 2023
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