DfMA for Architects Workshop
Wednesday, 12 January 2022, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Architects are best placed to influence clients and others in a project team in the adoption and delivery of DfMA and, as a result driving best practice in Offsite construction. Join us for this 3-hour workshop to understand what you need to do differently as an architect on Offsite projects as opposed to traditional construction. This interactive session will be delivered virtually online.
What is the course about?
This workshop builds on the fundamentals of Offsite construction to improve your confidence in adopting DfMA, referencing the most up to date industry knowledge and some of the case studies from the newly launched DfMA Overlay to the RIBA Plan of Work.
By the end of this 3-hour session, you will have a greater understanding of…
- Getting the brief right at the front end: understanding the RIBA Plan of Work
- Learning to articulate client requirements in a way that does not preclude offsite
- Optioneering – available systems and when to use which system
- The implications of offsite vs. traditional construction
- Collaboration, standardisation and reusable design (platform design and reusable design)
- Design demarcation and responsibility of parties
- Design freeze: early certainty and early engagement
- Implications for: onsite assembly (including lifting); logistics; climate change and impact on sustainability issues; performance gap.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This intermediate workshop is aimed at architects and designers.
What can I expect from a workshop?
Workshops are highly interactive, in-depth explorations of a topic in a group of 10-25 learners. Along with a presentation from the facilitators, they comprise dialogue and activities, with plenty of time for questions and discussion. Because of this, we ask that attendees are able to give their attention for the full duration of the session and are ready to join in at the allotted start time.
This workshop is free to join and spaces are limited, so please click the link to register.If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org