On completion of this unit learners will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the fundamental principles of offsite and modular construction. They will understand the personas involved in the industry and the challenges and barriers it’s faced with.Link will follow
On completion of this module, learners will be able to demonstrate knowledge and skills in Digital Design for Offsite Construction through the application of digital design software, in compliance with codes and standards, and range of materials through the creation of Building Information Modelling (BIM).Link will follow
This module is focused on Estimating and Commercial for Offsite Construction. Through the application of Building Information Modelling (BIM)-enabled software, it will become clear to the learner the importance of DfMA + D (Design for manufacture and assembly and deconstruction), life cycle costing, tender analysis, procurement, contract law, material and products and lean methodologies.Link will follow
Particularly targeting skilled workers and Construction Managers, this module will help the learner understand Offsite Manufacturing (OSM) for Offsite Construction; i.e., manufacturing processes, construction methods and materials used, in accordance with Health and Safety legislation and codes and standards.Link will follow
will be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills in logistics within
Offsite Construction. Logistics is the backbone to good project coordination,
and students will learn how logistics is the key to the precise planning and
programming to offsite construction from
the sourcing of materials to manufacturing and construction through to delivery
Targeting skilled workers and Construction Managers in
particular, learners will be able to understand
the knowledge and skills required in Onsite Placement by understanding the
joining processes, different methods and materials employed integrating the manufactured components and elements.
module will allow learners to demonstrate the knowledge and skills in Site
Management and integration for Offsite Construction. Through the completion of
the module, learners will be able to understand offsite systems and procedures
and the logistical needs to ensure project is delivered on time through correct
planning and programming, in accordance with Health and Safety legislation and
codes and standards.
The sustainability module aims to complement the six modules aimed at certain personas within the offsite and modular construction industry and provides a deeper insight into some of the aspects around sustainability that might have been briefly mentioned in those modules. This includes looking at future skill needs for the transition to Industry 4.0, particularly in relation to reducing embedded carbon. It will also discuss how waste can be reduced through, for example, circular economy and look at how modular construction can be used to retrofit old, energy inefficient buildings.Link will follow
Offsite and modular methods of construction (OSM) are being used across Europe to promote cleaner, safer and more productive building methodologies. To support in its goals to modernise education in the world of modular construction, EMIC-GEM is currently developing a suite of free & open-source online educational resources to support advanced vocational education and training (AVET) practitioners in the delivery of industry standard and emerging off-site and modular construction practices. Experts from Scotland, Spain, Germany and Austria are well on their way to bringing their EMIC-GEM online learning modules into the homes & VET centres of learners across Europe. These 8 modules – Introduction to OSM, Digital Design, Estimating, Offsite Manufacturing, Logistics, Onsite Placement, Site Management, and Sustainability – are currently in draft form and we invite you to provide industry feedback. The modules are aimed at a wide range of learners within the construction industry with an interest in offsite construction.