Design for Manufacturing and Assembly (DfMA) is a key pillar of Singapore’s Construction Industry Transformation Map (ITM). It is a game-changing method of construction which involves construction being designed for manufacturing off-site in a controlled environment, before being assembled on-site.
Key benefits of DfMA include:
- Shorter construction period– Most of the construction is done off-site, reducing the construction time and the amount of manpower required on-site
- Improved workmanship– Due to stringent quality control in prefabrication factories
- Reduction in dis-amenities– As lesser construction work is carried out on-site, it causes less disruption to the community
Types of DfMA technologies
DfMA comprises a continuum of various technologies and methodologies that promote offsite fabrication from prefabricated components to fully integrated assemblies across the structural, architectural and MEP disciplines.
Click on the individual technologies to read more.