AIMCH: Transforming how we build homes
Advanced Industrialised Methods for the Construction of Homes (AIMCH) has been a three year housing innovation project set up and delivered by leading industry and academic partners.
The project is a collaboration between Stewart Milne Group (SMG), Barratt Developments PLC (BDW), L&Q, the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC), Built Environment – Smarter Transformation (BE-ST, formerly Construction Scotland Innovation Centre) and Forster Group (FG). It has been managed by Limberger Associates.
Its goal has been to tackle challenges in the housing sector using industrialised housing techniques like digital working, standardisation and offsite construction and advanced manufacturing to transform how we deliver homes across the UK.
This project has potential to impact the 35,000 homes delivered each year by AIMCH partners across the UK and more. Industry engagement and participation, information sharing and dissemination and active publicising of findings and results is helping to ensure housebuilders, suppliers and stakeholder influencers across the industry can adopt and benefit from results.
The ultimate goal of the project is to support the entire housing sector as it strives to deliver the UK Government’s new homes targets. That includes transitioning to zero carbon housing while reducing costs, improving quality and building homes more quickly and with minimal defects.
AIMCH was conducted across eleven work packages. The final report summarises key achievements over each of the three years, summarises the individual work packages and their conclusions, shares industry learnings and demonstrates industry engagement.