November—UK Construction Week invited Mace as a guest speaker during the event to highlight their work in innovating the world of construction. The 2012 Olympic Games pushed Mace to revise the way they construct. The company needed to deliver an eight-story podium, two wing buildings and two towers to create 482 homes in a short amount of time—36 stories in 18 weeks.
Developing Plot No.8 of the East Village resulted in UK’s first rising factory. Invited guest speaker Natalie Bowkett, a senior construction engineer at Mace, stated:
The six-story ‘jump factory’, built around the tower, created an indoor construction site—improving noise, reducing safety risks and preventing environmental delays.”
The Jump Factory is Mace’s answer to the Construction 2025 strategy and the future of the industry in general. This pioneering form of innovation enabled Mace to construct 98% of two London residential tower blocks in a modular form and with a floor cycle time of at best 35 hours. In 2017, Mace began building two towers using its new Rising Factory.
American artist Erin Tallman is a journalist for various online publications and is the Editor in Chief of AgriExpo e-magazine and ArchiExpo e-magazine. She has published three books, including her first novel.