There are significant environmental benefits to be gained from using MMC in construction. 80% less waste material means less resources used and fewer emissions produced. This is especially important given that the construction industry is the UK’s biggest consumer of natural resources. Every year, construction uses an estimated 450 million tonnes of material. Much of this has large emissions associated with its production or transportation. This, coupled with the waste produced by the construction industry, makes for some pretty grim environmental figures.
MMC on the other hand can be completed much faster than traditional construction methods. This can be a huge advantage for homebuilders who are trying to meet deadlines. Another pro is that modular construction can be less expensive than traditional construction methods, since there is less waste and fewer labour costs.