The RIBA Plan of Work DfMA Overlay, 2nd edition

The RIBA Plan of Work DfMA Overlay, 2nd edition

The RIBA Plan of Work DfMA Overlay, 2nd edition

Tuesday, 7 December 2021
6:00pm-7:00pm (ACT, NSW, TAS, VIC)  I  5:30pm-6:30pm (SA)  I  5:00pm-6:00pm (QLD)  I  4:30pm-5:30pm (NT)  I  3:00pm-4:00pm (WA) 



The talk will outline the content of the new Design for Manufacture and Assembly overlay and accompanying report, and set out the key issues the construction industry needs to address to derive value from DfMA and modern methods of construction.

Nigel will set out some of the key issues architects and other members of the project team (including the client) need to consider in following a DfMA approach on their projects and look at how DfMA can achieve high quality architecture whilst delivering value and better productivity.

Mark will reflect on the growing external factors driving the need for Architects and other professionals to think differently about their business models and the adoption of digital and DfMA principles.

There will be an opportunity for Q&A at the end. The overlay can be downloaded from

Panel Member

Mark Farmer

Founder and CEO of Cast Consultancy and UK Government MMC Champion for homebuilding

Mark is CEO and a Founding Director of Cast. He has 30 years experience in construction and real estate and is a recognised international commentator on a variety of industry and policy related issues. Mark authored the Farmer Review, an influential 2016 independent government review of the UK’s construction labour model entitled ‘Modernise or Die’. In 2019 he was appointed as the government’s Champion for Modern Methods of Construction in Housebuilding. Mark is a member of the Construction Innovation Hub Industry Board, the Construction Leadership Council Senior Advisors Group, a board member for Construction Scotland Innovation Centre, national co-chair of Constructing Excellence and is a trustee of the MOBIE educational charity. Mark is an honorary professor at The University of Salford’s School of Built Environment and holds honorary doctorates from the University College of Estate Management and the University of Wolverhampton.

Panel Member

Nigel Ostime

Partner, Hawkins\Brown

Nigel co-leads the Specialist Design Studio at Hawkins\Brown, a practice of around 300 people with studios in London, Manchester, Edinburgh, Dublin and Los Angeles. He chairs the RIBA Client Liaison Group and led development of the 2nd edition of the DfMA Overlay to the RIBA Plan of Work.