DfMA: Design for Manufacture and Assembly

Bennett Architectural are big advocates of the offsite construction strategy DfMA (Design for Manufacture and Assembly) having used it on a number of large projects to date.

Offsite construction is set to become more and more pivotal for large scale construction projects, as the Government sets out to, “Build back better, greener and faster.”

Bennett Architectural plan to stay at the forefront of innovation and in line with the Government’s plans by utilising and engaging in MMC projects and construction techniques, including DfMA.


The construction industry takes up 53% of the entire UK emissions; methods such as DfMA can reduce this substantially.

There are also a wide range of other benefits to using Modern Methods of Construction such as DfMA, for example:

  • Faster project completion
  • Lower Assembly Cost
  • Higher Quality and Sustainability
  • Shorter assembly time
  • Increased reliability
  • Less accidents on-site


Bennett Architectural was one of the first glazing companies to use DfMA when we were appointed to provide curtain walling and glazing for the Maternity and Oncology buildings at the University Hospital of North Midlands in Stoke on Trent.

Glazing was transported to main contractor Laing O’Rourke’s Explore Industrial Park in Worksop, where windows were installed into concrete panels before being installed at the hospital.

DfMA was used for the redevelopment of West Cumberland Hospital and Dumfries and Galloway Hospital, which opened its doors in December 2017.

More recently, Bennett Architectural assisted in the construction of The Grange University Hospital in Cwmbran, South Wales.


For further information on how we can assist you with your next offsite construction project, visit our Contact page.

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