On-site productivity research launched with the Building Research Establishment (BRE)

Author Siniat Date 01/09/2016


The research will assess the speed of installation for a range of drywall systems, including taping and jointing systems and twin frame and single frame partition systems, to identify best practice and potential areas of improvement. The project will also measure the amount of waste generated during the installation process for each system type and will look at health and safety aspects, such as manual handling and the dust and noise impacts of cutting processes.

Siniat and the BRE will focus in particular on drywall systems for multi-residential schemes, as one of the sectors most under pressure to accelerate build times to meet the UK’s housing shortfall.

The investigation will be conducted using CaliBRE, a site efficiency and productivity measurement tool developed by the BRE that measures ‘waste’ by assessing what proportion of an operative’s total time on site adds value to the construction project in question. The research is due to be completed in autumn 2016.

This research will help us to further target our innovation work into the next generation of dry construction systems which can help our customers to drive efficiency on-site, cut down installation times and ultimately deliver better projects.

A copy of the findings will be available on request. Contact behindthewall@siniat.co.uk.