School Infrastructure NSW is dedicated to applying innovative, sustainable and efficient techniques to facilitate their revolutionary program of new and upgraded educational institutions and adhere to the demand of increasing school enrolments. School Infrastructure NSW has started initiatives to motivate a more sustainable and efficient delivery, such as a widescale program to develop Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DfMA).

DfMA is a design and building process that blends the manufacturing of building parts, like wall systems and facades, in a secure, clean and efficient factory setting, with on-site assembly.

DfMA holds the power to deliver substantial safe and sustainability results and inspire productivity and quality efficiency that can do great things for the Government, industry and communities.

DfMA also will permit SINSW to construct more good schools in fewer days, supplying more assurance of delivery, with a lighter impact on the environment, cities and standing school operation—all the better for students and the building industry.

Other benefits encompass:

More Time-Efficient Schedules

DfMA can lessen on-site building assembly time by up to 30%, to the advantage of industry, community and school.

Minimises effects on educational institutions

DfMA depends on the timely delivery of construction parts and modules. When compared to conventional building procedures, DfMA generates less noise, less traffic, less trash and less dust, resulting in lighter impact to schools.

Enhanced health and safety

DfMA utilises off-site manufacturing to deliver building parts and modules to the worksite. This guarantees more secure places for manufacturing and on-site construction teams to ply their trades.

Upskilling the workforce

DfMA generates the demand for new employment opportunities in manufacturing including production management, tech skills training, logistical management, digital systems and quality control. 

Enhanced sustainability

As a result of manufacturing precision as applied to building, DfMA can lessen carbon emissions, water and material waste by more than 30 percent. 

Chance to decrease costs

Through the years, as the industry familiarises itself with DfMA, academic designs will lessen project expenses and enhance quality.


Source: School Infrastructure.NSW.Gov.Au