We invented a building delivery system, DesignManufactureConstruct™ to help us do more with less. At its simplest, DMC teaches designers how to leverage manufacturing to simplify construction so that better buildings can be delivered faster with less waste. Going deeper, the DMC_OS defines and regulates the ecosystem supporting the new industry. Its foundation is a good design, a shared purpose, and a common language. On top of this, we add Design Standards, Interface Standards, Platform Standards, Processes, Assembly Lines, Supply Chains, Contracts, Information Flows, Digital and Analog Systems, and a brilliant staff, all working together to efficiently manage the complexity of delivering modern buildings 2x2x2.
Design is the foundation of DMC and Blox’s native language. Blox was created by a team of architects who designed elegant solutions to complex problems for more than fifty years. Today, Blox incorporates design thinking into everything we craft, while also working side-by-side in the factory to design beautiful buildings and manufacturing the solutions that make them a reality.
Using manufacturing productivity to improve quality and speed of delivery is a simple strategy – but difficult to implement. Our plant in Bessemer has over a million square feet of production space under crane and an onsite intermodal that connects us to every rail, truck and port in North America. Using lean manufacturing-inspired techniques, Blox runs twelve manufacturing lines and produces the Blox System of nested parts used to make better buildings faster.
DMC takes a critical mass of a building and manufactures it in a factory – the result is a less congested job site and with that, an opportunity to improve traditional work flows. A Blox job site works to be an extension of our manufacturing flow – our field work is organized around standard work packages, standard containerized tools and flat-packed kit-of-parts. Our construction team is a cross-functional team of architects, manufacturers and tradesmen trained to operate like a Formula One pit crew.