75% improvement in speed and efficiency

The Seismic Platform® makes project delivery up to 75% faster than traditional construction and offers up to a 33% speed improvement compared to standard modular construction. That is because of the potential to save significant time at the design stage. Every project starts with a standard base module tailored to the client's specific needs.

And, because it uses standardised components, manufacturers can keep materials in stock and operate a rolling production programme, reducing the time spent on procurement. This time saving continues at the final assembly, with onsite labour also reduced.

There are safety benefits, too. For example, the frame is bolted together rather than welded and completed under factory conditions, allowing better quality control. It perfectly demonstrates why a platform-based approach is the way forward. Components are made in many different factories before being assembled in one place, factory or site, ready for installation. Clients are not beholden to one supplier, significantly reducing project risk.

This approach adds cost certainty to projects, with material prices locked in.

70% reduction in carbon

The Seismic Platform® offers significant reductions in operational and embodied carbon through design efficiency, materials selection and manufacturing effectiveness, leading to limited wastage.

The end quality also means that performance is improved. For example, air tightness is easier through a precise and repeatable manufacturing process. And, while a basic module performs well against sustainability criteria, clients can switch to higher-performing components to improve performance, too.

Compared to the Construction 2025 targets, Seismic achieves a 70% reduction in carbon emissions compared to traditional construction. However, these targets are based on a 2025 baseline. Since then, many new targets have been developed as reducing our environmental impact has become urgent.

The Seismic Platform® performance against targets

A standard Seismic module comprises 581.3kgCO2e per m2. That compares favourably against industry targets:

  • Construction 2025: 1,300 kgCO2e per m2

  • RIBA target: 800 kgCO2e per m2 (then 550 kgCO2e per m2 by 2030)

  • 2020 target: 600 kgCO2e per m2

  • 2025 target: 350 kgCO2e per m2

47% improvement in value

Working with The Seismic Platform® creates value across the project programme and beyond.


Standard elements (e.g. a classroom, a hospital ward, an office) are easily repeated, freeing up time to focus on the areas that add the most value to the design and create a quality sense of place for end users.


At scale, a rolling programme can be managed with factories working at capacity to build modules suitable for any project. Manufacture can be done across the industry with multiple manufacturers.


Site preparation works occur in parallel with the manufacturing process, saving time and reducing the critical path.

Health and safety

With so much of the build in the factory, there are fewer chances for injuries onsite – we estimate an 80% reduction in health and safety incidents.


Every component and module has been tested [DG1] to a factory standard, meaning the overall quality and performance are much higher.


Every component is tracked, tagged, and linked to a 3D model, allowing for a fully traceable process for every component that goes into a module.

This aligns with the Hackitt Report recommendations for a digital golden thread and makes for a safer, easier-to-maintain building. It also makes it easier to keep track of components and reuse them for other projects.


Modules are based on a standard kit of parts, there is little wastage during production and assembly.

Likewise, site waste is kept to a minimum and at the end of the building’s life, most of the components can be reused or recycled.


MMC offers a considerable opportunity to reskill the existing labour workforce and bring new people into the industry, address the broader skills shortage, and increase the diversity of the workforce by de-skilling some aspects of the construction build process.


Seismic is a component-based system built on a standard frame, and modules are easy to adapt throughout the lifecycle of the building. Components can also be recycled and used for other projects in the future.

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