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The challenges and opportunities in implementing Design for Manufacture and Assembly, Warrington

Event organised by ICE

21 January 2016

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Against ever increasing efficiency challenges, offsite and modular construction are becoming an increasingly common approach across the construction industry. Though not a new concept within the Water industry it is also not yet common practice.

To meet the AMP6 efficiency challenges, DfMA is being embedded to improve efficiency across the asset life cycle including tendering, design, construction, commissioning and operation.


  • John Browne – DfMA Programme Lead for United Utilities – “How DfMA can help achieve the challenging AMP6 targets”
  • Simon Kerr – DfMA Lead for MMB – “The success and challenges faced by a Consultant / D&B contractor and the long-term importance of BIM in implementation DfMA”
  • Paul Day - AMP6 Davyhulme DfMA lead for Laing O’Rourke – “What are the challenges of implementing DfMA on a major capital project?”
  • John O’Hagan – Mabey Hire “Highlighting the criticality of effective Temporary Works in enabling DfMA”
  • Offsite School – Introduction to the Offsite Construction School

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Discover more about DfMA by watching the recording of a debate discussing the potential of DfMA held at Laing O'Rourke's Explore Industrial Park in Steetley:

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For more information please contact:

Janice Parkinson