Offsite construction will get a boost from the National Construction College (NCC), which announced it will launch a pilot training course on Innovative Methods of Construction.The college said the aim of the course will be to provide construction managers, architects and housing associations with a comprehensive introduction to the various modern methods of construction that are currently being used onsite and the benefits using Innovative Methods of Construction can bring to the industry.
The college said: “Spending less time onsite means that a number of factors, which would normally affect the timeframe of a project, such as the weather, would not be an issue. This can result in deadlines becoming more likely to be met and more projects finishing on time. A reduced amount of time on-site also means that there is less risk of accidents occurring.”
NCC director David Boyden said: “We hope that this course will help those working in the industry realise the benefits of using Innovative Methods of Construction, not only for their own business, but for the industry as a whole. It is important for the future of the construction industry that we provide the workforce with the training they need to ensure that they are skilled in modern building techniques.
“Through developing and delivering this course in partnership with industry stakeholders and through our experienced instructors, we aim to provide the industry with high quality training at our first-class facilities around the country.”