Design for Modular Manufacturing, Assembly + Construction
Holistic, systems-based process that's up to 50% faster – DMMA+C integrates all architectural, modular, structural, MEP, code, fabrication, installation, site completion, and other factors to achieve game-changing efficiency, stunning aesthetics, unprecedented functionality, and maximum ROI. Unlike the conventional design process that takes a linear approach to design, modular conversion, structural engineering, etc. DMMA+C delivers max modular benefits in less time, including cost certainty, schedule acceleration, least site impact, superior quality, and greater sustainability.
Design for Modular Manufacturing, Assembly + Construction (DMMA+C)
extends the principles of Design for Manufacturing and Assembly (DFMA) to modular manufacturing/off-site construction.
DMMA+C delivers tremendous benefits by harmonizing the manufacturing, assembly AND construction aspects of a modular project:
Shorter time to market
Lower development cost
The key principle of DFMA is balancing optimization for Manufacturing against optimization for Assembly.
EXAMPLE: designers balance the benefits of creating a part that may be simpler to assemble against the potential higher costs to manufacture that part in a manner necessary to simplify assembly.
DMMA+C takes that principle one step further by also balancing optimization for Manufacturing and Assembly against the optimization of Construction at the site to complete a modular project.
EXAMPLE: designers balance the schedule acceleration benefits of installing a façade at the factory against higher transport costs and the risk of breakage that could add remediation time/costs at the site.
DMMA+C's holistic approach emphasizes decision-making early in the process to achieve up to 50% faster design cycles than with conventional design.
DesignLOGIQ will help you convert your conventional designs to modular, as well as maximize DMMA+C benefits for your projects that are 100% modular.
BUILDING INFORMATION MODELING (BIM)
DMMA+C capitalizes on the latest technology to ensure that the modular design can be efficiently manufactured, assembled, transported, installed, and completed.
ENGINEERING / STRUCTURAL
DMMA+C addresses the unique issues of modular manufacturing, for example, the challenges that transport poses to the integrity of windows, doorways, facades, etc.
DMMA+C amplifies the supply chain efficiencies that are realized by manufacturing at a centralized plant while simultaneously delivering big sustainability advantages.
DMMA+C takes greater advantage of modular and panelization techniques that increase quality, reduce framing time, improve structural integrity, etc.
MECHANICAL, ELECTRICAL, PLUMBING
DMMA+C leverages BIM, 3D, and clash detection tools to maximize overhead clearances in modules and safely transit tunnels and bridges with height restrictions.
FIXTURES, FURNISHINGS AND EQUIPMENT
DMMA+C calculates the advantages of installing at the factory versus installing at the site and then optimizes the build plan to achieve the best balance of savings and speed.
DMMA+C considers a logistics plan to reduce transport costs, significantly speed installation, and reduce site and environmental impact..
DMMA+C optimizes staging/scheduling, transport, site installation, subcontractor/trades utilization, and more to accelerate installation and minimize site impact.
DMMA+C evaluates all options to determine best mix of plant completion versus site completion while organizing site completion components for fastest finishing and smoothest system connections/re-connections.