The concrete advantages of Modern Construction Methods


Modern Construction Methods permit various, more efficient approaches, but might also effectively result in two-speed construction. Furio Barzon, who moderated the MCM session at REbuild, says this risk doesn’t exist.  "Modern Construction Methods give very concrete advantages and economic savings in terms of construction, energy management and reduced building times. The change will not be immediate, and it won’t happen to everyone all at once. There will be a period of transition which will take about ten years to run its course, but the growth tendency of MCM is around 5-15% per year and is starting to steal market share from traditional building. At the moment this type of building accounts for between 5% and 7% at international level but is growing.” According to Barzon, MCM is “the model to which we need to refer if we are to guarantee a more sustainable future in environmental and economic terms.”