Case study

Seismic II - Platform-based approach for construction

23 June 2022

Seismic II project was developed by a consortium comprising consultancy blacc, offsite manufacturers Algeco, McAvoy, Tata Steel, the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC), the National Composite Centre(NCC) and Specific(part of Swansea University). The aim was to develop core components that could be used with the original Seismic frame – wall, flooring, ceiling and roof elements – thereby offering a full solution for clients across a range of sectors.

The National Composites Centre researched the best materials for the platform, focusing on new, innovative composites to support offsite construction. This included investigating alternative materials to reduce the part count to add further efficiency during construction.

Designed in line with the government’s Construction 2025 targets, award winning Seismic II exceeds them in every way. Delivering a building that is 75% faster to complete, 70% lower in carbon impact and 47% better value than traditional construction.

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