Webinar: Affordable housing – pressures; innovations and impacts: MMC
The affordable housing sector has a number of policy demands placed upon it; addressing the housing crisis (delivery of a new-build pipeline) and the climate crisis (adopting net zero carbon measures) as well as maintaining homes to a "decent" standard and undertaking works required by the upcoming Building Safety legislation.
None of these policy demands are cheap or easily delivered: but there are common features to possible effective solutions: solutions that are fit for the 21st century; that improve, upskill and modernise our construction industry; and that avoid the problems created by procurement solutions based on lowest price and "a race to the bottom". In turn, such solutions adopted by the affordable housing sector must be cognisant of the impact they have on the people that live in the homes created, and the wider community.
The first webinar in this series will focus on modern methods of construction and the benefits of adopting MMC as part of the solution to the current climate and housing crisis.
Mark Farmer will outline the key drivers and direction of current MMC policy, whilst Paul will provide a detailed overview of how Magna has embraced MMC and the practical steps the organisation has gone through to adopt MMC as part of its development programme. Paul Read will provide a detailed overview of how Magna has embraced MMC and the practical steps the organisation has gone through to adopt MMC as part of its development programme.
- Mark Farmer, Founding Director and CEO, Cast Consultancy
- Paul Read, Assistant Director, Magna Housing
- Christopher Paul, Partner, Trowers & Hamlins
This webinar series will run bi-weekly, exploring different parts of a potential solution to the demands faced in the affordable housing sector, bringing together key sector experts for in-depth conversations. Details of the other webinars in this series can be viewed below: