Design Management

Cogent Consulting offer specialist advice to meet your design needs – providing you with a smooth offsite construction journey from beginning to end. 

We have unrivalled experience in the everyday, practical design issues of the production of bathroom pods, bedroom and kitchen modules, framed solutions, floor cassettes, panellised roof constructions, pre-engineered building services, plant rooms, dry-foundation systems and many more.

We work with your project teams to evaluate alternative offsite systems/technologies, materials and methods to optimise the onsite assembly process. By identifying any future issues in the design stage, we can help you to save both time and money later in the construction process.

We can ensure Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DfMA) is integrated at every opportunity during the design and development path. DfMA will allow you to deliver quality projects at a faster pace, simultaneously lowering costs. We work with your design team to maximise opportunities for offsite construction, ultimately creating a more controlled and efficient working environment. This is combined with increased productivity generated by maximising activity in a controlled factory environment.

If you are not currently using offsite technologies or if you wish to enter the offsite manufacturing market, we can provide a design service covering product design, structural design, building envelope and MEP design. 

We can help you with:

  • Feasibility Studies - providing analysis and opportunity appraisals for the application of offsite construction technologies
  • Supply-Chain Investigation - providing unrivalled knowledge of UK and global offsite manufacturers
  • Concept Design Studies - facilitating DfMA activity and evaluating system selection criteria to optimise design
  • Value-Engineering - from the outset of the project, both design and construction expertise is integrated into all aspects of a project
  • Design Team Co-ordination - acquiring a DfMA culture with correct protocols around standardisation and pre-assembly strategies