How to drive DfMA within the education sector

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Join The McAvoy Group and the Offsite Management School on 26th October 2017 at this roundtable event with various Architects, Clients, Contractors and Suppliers exploring the opportunities, challenges and requirements, relating to embedding DfMA within project requirements in the education sector.

Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DfMA) is an important topic for the design community. A DfMA overlay to the RIBA Plan of Work 2013 was published by RIBA in September 2016.  The Offsite Management School ( has produced a resource library to help design professionals understand more about DfMA. This includes e-learning, web resources and video content and can be accessed here.  The platform also allows organisations and individuals to undertake a skills assessment that benchmarks their knowledge on offsite construction and download an action plan of freely available learning.

Advances in Smart Construction and the requirements of the DfMA and Offsite sectors are placing a greater emphasis on the use of technology.  BIM, 3D modelling and printing as well as the Internet of things mean that organisations are having to think about the skills they will need in the future as well as fundamentally assessing how they do business.

McAvoy are collaborating with HLM Architects, BlueSky Architects, and Hawkins Brown to host a workshop on DfMA within the education sector taking place on Thursday 26th October 2017 at the Lynch Hill Enterprise Academy, Slough. To view the list of speakers, and to book your place, please visit the Offsite Management School website.

Places are limited, so we recommend you book now to avoid diappointment.