Course Duration

24 hours, 3 -day training workshop


Face to face training or online training

Course Inclusive

Training materials & certificate of completion


DfMA transforms construction into a manufacturing process. It involves moving construction activities from worksites into a controlled factory environment. Building components are prefabricated off-site before being brought on site for assembly. This means that construction projects can be completed faster with better quality, and in a cleaner and quieter manner.

Prefabricated Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing (MEP) systems is identified as a game-changing technology under the DfMA continuum.

This course will be served to provide simple and practical guidance to practitioners on how prefabricated MEP systems could be designed, fabricated and installed to achieve its functional requirements and high workmanship standards. Good practices such as upfront planning, procurement and maintenance will be covered in this course. This course will feature projects that adopted prefabricated MEP systems overseas.

ENTRY COMPETENCIES of Participants (Prerequisites):

The participants must have the following knowledge for the efficiency in applying DfMA:

  • Participants must know the workflow of Building Information Modelling Application in Construction
  • Participants must know the sequence of Construction and the components of MEP.
  • Participants should be knowledgeable in MEP installation and Virtual Design Construction (VDC)
  • Participants must know about the basics in MEP Design
  • Participants must know basic knowledge on Construction Contracts and Project Management


  1. To understand the background of DfMA
    • To classify the practices of DfMA in different countries
    • To understand the benefits of Prefabricated MEP modules
  2. To understand the industry practices of different process
    • To discuss the Involvement of Contractors and MEP specialist and procument models
    • To discuss the strategic commercial management and practices within the organization
  3. To explain the design process flow of other industries that are already adopting the prefabricaton techniques
  4. To understand the practices in Fabrication at the Manufacturing Plant
    • To identify the approaches in dealing with the MEP modules at the site
    • To classify procedures and documents used in manufacturing industry to ensure the quality
  5. To understand the factors during the installation of pre-fabricated modules
    • To discuss the MEP modules before, during and after installation
  6. To classify the roles of different project parties on each stage
  7. To discuss the case studies on overseas projects
    • To develop a solution on each cases


  1. Overview of MEP DfMA
    1.1 History of DfMA
    1.2 Countries involved in DfMA
    1.3 Benefits of Prefabricated MEP modules
    1.4 Types of Pre fabricated MEP Modules/systems and their applications
  2. Good Industry Practices – Procurement
    2.1 Early Involvement of Contractors and MEP specialist
    2.1.1 Design and Build (D&B) Model
    2.1.2 Design Development and Build (D&B) Model
    2.1.3 Examples of Procurement Models
    2.2 Tender requirement and specifications
    2.3 Identifying, Allocating and Managing Commercial Risk
  3. Good Industry Practices –Design
    3.1 Key Consideration
    3.2 Requirements for different MEP module types
    3.3 Establish workflow to develop Co-Ordinated Service Drawing for pre fabrication
    3.4 Best industry practices and lessons learnt across other industry implementing pre-fabricated modules– i.e Marine and Offshore Construction industry
  4. Good Industry Practices – Fabrication at the Manufacturing Plant
    4.1 Adopt good management practices to improve the productivity
    4.2 Ensure Quality Control
    4.3 Align MEP Module properly before delivery to site
    4.4 Protect MEP modules against weather elements
    4.5 Facilitate transport, handling, and installation
    4.6 Refer to inspection checklist for delivery of MEP modules.
    4.7 Quality management best practices from Manufacturing point of view
  5. Good Industry Practices –Installation
    5.1 Adopt Just-In-Time (JIT) concept
    5.2 Plan for logistics in advance
    5.3 Conduct Visual inspections of MEP modules delivered to site
    5.4 Mark and set out MEP modules position
    5.5 Install and connect MEP modules and to the mains
    5.6 Testing and commissioning
    5.7 Installation best practices from Offshore constructions – pre fabricated modules.
  6. Roles of Different Project Parties
    Stage 1 - Tender to engage Consultants, Builder, subcontractors, and MEP sub-contractors
    Stage 2 - Design
    Stage 3 - Production of pre-fabricated MEP modules offsite in a manufacturing facility
    Stage 4 - Construction on site
    Stage 5 - Overall testing and commissioning of services
  7. Examples of Overseas Projects
    Discuss each case studies.
    Case study 1
    Case study 2
  8. Final Evaluation
    Execution Report
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