REHAU has introduced a new dedicated guide to help M&E contractors and building services engineers negotiate offsite construction and get the best out of this way of working.
’An M&E guide to offsite construction for building services‘ comes as part of the resurgence of offsite construction within the UK construction market, providing an insight into the reasons for the increase in popularity of the technique.
The guide will include information on the influence of government policy, the residential housing crisis and emergence of built-to-rent. Advice is also provided on the importance of embracing and adapting sooner rather than later and how this will pay dividends in the long run.
With many potential users being members or affiliated to the main industry bodies, such as CIBSE, BESA, BSRIA and IME, the guide explores the current viewpoint of each of these organisations as well as highlighting the reasons for adopting the techniques on a range of projects and what they can deliver.
It also focuses on three of the key applications currently experiencing growth; bathroom pods, utility cupboards and volumetric modular, while detailing the many features and benefits of working with prefabrication and preassembly.
HVAC product integration and the key considerations for heating and plumbing products when utilised in offsite construction is also explored in the guide. Benefits such as the need for fewer joints in pipe runs, leak proof piping, durability of materials, space saving, reducing the need for hot works, as well as quick and easy installation are all discussed.
Drew Clough Product Manager for Building Solutions at REHAU, comments: “Some engineers may not be familiar with offsite construction and all it entails. Like many things, at first it may seem daunting and a bit of a minefield to understand how it all works. Hopefully, they will find this guide useful in their endeavours and it is important to add that we’re always available and happy to provide any advice and technical support they may need afterwards.”
The guide free-to-download guides from REHAU‘s Build Your Legacy campaign – an initiative created to encourage M&E contractors to consider how the product choices they make today will impact on a building’s performance in years to come.
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