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24:7LivingUK

24:7LivingUK are committed to delivering commercially viable stylish homes that are energy efficient and affordable for Housing Associations, Local Authorities, Contractors, Developers and PRS consortiums. We can deliver an end to end turnkey solution with a lead time of 12 weeks, supporting local supply chains, using the local labour force and collaborating with local colleges to provide apprenticeships and mentoring programs. We believe that everyone has the right to live in a well-designed, well built and well insulated home that doesn’t cost the earth to heat and power.

Our BOPAS certified Modular Eco-Tech Construction Systems are high quality, factory engineered to delivery low energy homes at a cost equal to traditional build with up to 60% programme savings. The system has been tailored to achieve Passivhaus and Zero Carbon accreditation and is certified to demonstrate a 137% improvement on Part L1A (2014). It includes pre-installed breather membranes, electrical ducting and back-boxes with 240mm of mineral wool insulation to achieve a U-value of 0.12W/m2K. The Advanced Panels are supplied to site complete with plasterboard and Secured by Design triple- glazed windows and doors; pre-installed in the factory to ensure air-tightness.

From receiving an order, the Modular Eco-Tech Construction System can be delivered to site within 12 – 16 weeks – often sooner. Once the site civils and groundworks have been completed, each property can be weather tight within one day.  Assembly and build can take place at any time of year, in virtually any weather and in almost any accessible location.

Action Sustainability

Action Sustainability has a proven track record in delivering sustainability and supply chain solutions. We work across many sectors including high value engineering, construction, grocery, property, retail, financial services and the public sector. Our clients include Molson Coors, Cobham Aviation, FMC Technologies, Skanska, Grosvenor, Network Rail, Premier Farnell, Lend Lease, City of London, Sainsbury’s, Sir Robert McAlpine amongst many others.

Action Sustainability prides itself for being at the forefront of knowledge and professional practice.  Our directors and consultants have been actively involved in the development and delivery of leading initiatives such as the multi-award winning Supply Chain School, BS 8903 – the standard for sustainable procurement, Flexible Framework, the Supply Procurement Taskforce and the Commission for a Sustainable London 2012.

Action Sustainability is also the delivery partner of the Offsite Management School, an online learning platform catering for professionals and stakeholders in offsite construction. The School, supported by several of the major building contractors, aims to help build a best in class supply chain for the UK construction and infrastructure sector that will enable the industry to deliver its 2025 objectives. For more info: www.offsiteschool.com

Anglian Water / @one Alliance

The Anglian Water @one Alliance is a collaborative organisation of consultants and contractors working together to deliver more than half of Anglian Water’s capital investment programme. The Anglian Water @one Alliance will design and build around 800 schemes worth approximately £1.2billion between April 2015 and March 2020, known as AMP6 – the current five year investment period, working closely with Anglian Water operations teams and other key stakeholders. We design and construct water and water recycling (waste water) treatment centres that serve more than six million people in the East of England (and Hartlepool Water) and maintain and improve the water mains and the sewerage network in the region.

The following organisations make up the @one Alliance:

  • Anglian Water Asset Delivery
  • Balfour Beatty
  • Barhale
  • Grontmij
  • MMB
  • MWH
  • Skanska

Visit the Anglian Water website

Visit the @one Alliance website

Aquatherm

Aquatherm Sales UK is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Ormandy Group of Companies and is the UK provider of the Aquatherm GmbH range of products. Thirty-five years of constant product development have seen Aquatherm maintain a market leading position for producing the most advanced and environmentally innovative plastic piping systems for the building service(s), and process industries.

The range consists of Aquatherm pressure piping systems, underfloor heating solutions, fire sprinkler system, fire stop, and our exclusive wall/ceiling heating and chilled water system, Climasystem, providing a highly efficient low energy thermal barrier to every kind of building.

Aquatherm’s polypropylene piping system is considered to be the most environmentally friendly on the market. Polypropylene is a chemically inert material, creating minimal pollutants, and takes less energy to produce, install and run than traditional materials. It is also fully recyclable.

Arup

Arup is a global firm of designers, engineers, planners and business consultants providing a diverse range of professional services to clients around the world.

Our innovative and fully-integrated approach brings our full complement of skills and knowledge to bear on any given design problem. We exert a significant influence on the built environment, and are the creative force behind many of the world’s most innovative and sustainable designs.

Our firm has almost 10,500 staff working in 80 offices in more than 37 countries worldwide. At any one time, we have over 10,000 projects running concurrently.

Arup has professional skills in three principal areas of activity – buildings, infrastructure and consulting – although our multi-disciplinary approach means that any given project may involve people from any or all of the sectors or regions in which we operate. Our fundamental aim is to bring together the best professionals in the world to meet our clients’ needs.

ASDA

As an EDLC (Every Day Low Cost) business, ASDA is constantly seeking new ways to deliver construction solutions which will directly and indirectly benefit our customers, enhance equipment and construction life cycles, and deliver sustainable innovation. ASDA, being part of the world’s largest retailer Walmart, is focused on global alignment opportunities, delivering leverage through scale, welcoming businesses which have the capacity to support and deliver big thinking.

The ASDA Model construction specifications and general requirements provide the wider business construction and engineering direction; key utilisers being implementation and procurement teams looking to deliver a wide variety of business formats at best value. From traditional food stores of varying sizes, petrol filling stations with convenience shopping, through to ecommerce online innovation like Home Shopping, and Click and Collect.

ASDA has a highly efficient and effective construction model team, which sees innovation and new thinking as a critical route to the delivery of current and future strategies, with compliance and safety being very much at the top of this delivery agenda.

Expectations are high, objectives are performance measured and target driven. Our mission is to become the UK’s most trusted retailer. Our purpose is to save our customers money every day. We believe in ‘service to our customers’, we ‘respect the individual’ and we ‘strive for excellence’.

AstraZeneca

AstraZeneca is a global, innovation-driven, integrated biopharmaceutical company. Our mission is to make a meaningful difference to patient health through great medicines that bring benefit for patients, and add value for our stakeholders and society.

Global engineering is the major projects delivery organisation of the company, providing professional engineering and project, programme and portfolio management of the company’s investment and asset change portfolio. Based in four global centres (US, UK, Sweden and China) the organisation’s vision is to meet the company’s investment needs, safely and at the best value, by professional, capable resource that meet the specific needs of our business.

As part of our commitment to driving Lean execution and delivery throughout our supply chains, as members of Buildoffsite, we seek to ensure we provide a coherent and challenging client input into the work of this group.

Atlas Industries

Atlas Industries is one of the leading providers of BIM management and design documentation delivery services to some of the world’s leading consultants and contractors in the AEC industry. Established in 1998, Atlas’ operations centre is located in Saigon, Vietnam, with a team of over 270 British, Australian and Vietnamese architects and engineers engaged on major projects globally.

Our multi-disciplinary teams have provided joined up BIM solutions on projects that have included a 1.6km viaduct in Hong Kong harbour, residential and high rise hotel developments in Australia and the UK, rail infrastructure in Australia, and new airport terminal buildings in Singapore. Being agnostic in their service delivery approach and in the use of BIM tools, Atlas’ delivers using a variety of software tools that include Revit, AECOSIM, ArchiCAD, Tekla, Sefaira, Navisworks and Solibri. We help businesses of all sizes overcome resource constraints, meet tight deadlines, and successfully document and delivery profitable projects.

Contact Information:

Matt Parkes RIBA, Director

Tel: 0207 194 7606 Mobile: 07516 099043

Email: matt.parkes@atlasindustries.com

Bailey Total Build

Specialists in the modular building, Bailey Total Build offers clients the very latest in innovative construction techniques. The future of construction lies with companies willing to embrace new technology and collaborative ways of working. Our modular construction offering has a wealth of benefits for the architect, contractor and end user, from increasing project efficiency, to reducing costs and improving quality – resulting in a more sustainable future. Modular units are constructed in a highly controlled environment, they leave the factory 90% complete, from flooring, fixtures and electrics to façade, weather proofing and connection pieces.

As experts in a range of BIM and virtual design and construction processes, we provides a streamlined, high quality and extremely efficient way to construct buildings. Coupled with our commitment to quality and unparalleled project management, we believe our modular offering is what the construction industry needs.

BIS

Our mission is building a dynamic and competitive UK economy by:

  • creating the conditions for business success
  • promoting innovation, enterprise and science
  • giving everyone the skills and opportunities to succeed

To achieve this we will foster world-class universities and promote an open global economy.

BLP

BLP (Building LifePlans Limited) is part of the Buildoffsite Property Assurance Scheme (BOPAS), which is being developed by leading lenders, valuers and industry experts, to tackle the issues associated with lending on innovative construction methods.

BLP is the leading resource for ‘whole life costs’ methodology in UK residential construction, and offers durability assessments to facilitate the adoption of innovative and offsite manufactured systems.

BLP is part of the Thomas Miller Group and has been providing building defects insurance since 1999. It is regulated by the FCA and is an underwriting agent of Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty SE (UK branch), which has an AA insurer star rating.

British Gypsum

British Gypsum, part of the Saint-Gobain group, is the UK’s leading manufacturer and supplier of plaster, plasterboard and dry-lining systems. With a long history of providing innovative, cost-effective and reliable products that meet the demands of the construction industry, the company is renowned for its pioneering work in training, as well as its forward-thinking strategy on innovation and product development.

British Gypsum offers a range of innovative products and services, ideal for off-site manufacturing where consistency, reliability and material robustness are essential. Tangible benefits to the process include:

  • manufacturing cost savings through process reduction
  • consistency in product quality and dimensional accuracy
  • product durability for off-site applications
  • certainty that products will comply with national Building Regulations
  • adaptability and flexibility of products
  • environmental sustainability with the British Gypsum plasterboard recycling service.

British Gypsum provides an unrivalled technical service with a network of Saint-Gobain Technical Academies and UKAS accredited test centres offering substantiated test data to meet ongoing project requirements. This technical capability allows British Gypsum to offer bespoke products, developed with the customer to meet their needs exactly.

British Gypsum has a UK-wide distribution network allowing fast and easy access to our group product ranges.

Our products include:
Gypsum fibreboards (up to 6m x 2.5m)
Plasterboard (performance and cosmetic)
Acoustic ceilings, tiles, planks and boards
Fire protection/encasement boards
Jointing materials and gypsum plasters
Metal partitions, lining and ceiling systems
Thermal laminate plasterboards
External sheathing boards

Our services include:
Technical advice on system selection
UKAS accredited test centres
Specification development and value engineering
U-Value calculations
Bespoke products and sizes
Bespoke system solutions
Composite loads
Flexible procurement options/routes

Bryden Wood Ltd

Since the formation of Bryden Wood in 1995, we have been striving to change the construction industry. Our aim is to transform it into a product-based, integrated, design-lead industry. We believe that this can be achieved without any compromise in aesthetic merit, architectural integrity or functional performance.

To achieve this goal, we have a truly multi-disciplinary workforce, consisting of architects, product designers and engineers specialising in advanced low energy structural and environmental design, software writers, building information modellers and factory-based constructors. Increasingly, the distinction between these disciplines is being blurred, as we continually refine the process of fully integrating and co-ordinating design through to fabrication.

On projects where we perform a partial service, our unique offering makes us better informed in all areas. We are happy to work collaboratively with other design professionals, and well equipped to communicate with manufacturers and suppliers. Our commitment to transform the construction industry has culminated in running our own construction facility, providing us with the capacity to build and test low embodied energy structures in timber, high c ement replacement concrete and low weight steel. This facility produces Bryden Wood’s EcoCanopy building system, as well as other buildings, prototypes and products for the construction industry. By investing in our own developments (including research and development of systems) we are able to demonstrate not only our commitment to put into practice our ideals, but also to experience for ourselves the true financial and practical implications of what we are trying to achieve.

The factor common to all aspects of our work is that we aim to drive efficiency and value through bringing a construction logic into the design process. Our ultimate aim is to instigate a new integrity in architectural design and construction.

BSRIA

BSRIA is unique among the built environment specialists in providing independent, objective and practical support across the design, construction and occupancy phases of both new build and refurbishment projects.

With specialists able to measure and compare construction performance in all phases of design through operation, BSRIA is well placed to provide factual and authoritative feedback from innovative projects. We can work either openly or in strict confidence with whole teams or individual clients.

BSRIA is happy to partner with any companies in the building services and construction industries. The 650+ BSRIA membership benefit from having a more direct involvement in our innovative solutions together with online access to Europe’s leading Building Services Library and Information Centre.

BSRIA is pleased to be associated with Buildoffsite, and look forward to providing clients and fellow members with tried and tested services including:

  • consultancy
  • on-site and laboratory testing
  • modelling
  • research
  • troubleshooting
  • instrument hire, sales and calibration
  • market intelligence.

BSRIA is a Buildoffsite Associate Member.

Build Insight

Build Insight Ltd operates as an Approved Inspector with experts in Building Regulations that find solutions to gain compliance. Build Insight Consultancy Ltd is our sister company that ‘wraps’ key consultancy services around the requirements of Building Control. At Build Insight, our promise is to add value to your projects by providing technical expertise alongside the experience and flexibility you expect from a multi-disciplined consultancy practice.

Working as your partner, Build Insight provides a solution-focused approach with an instinctive understanding of what matters to you and your clients. Like you, we know that quality and reliability are what produce outstanding results. By focusing on the needs of major developers, architects, contractors and their consultants nationally, we deliver high quality, consistent services that offer comprehensive expertise and a ‘one-stop shop’ solution.

With over 40 years’ experience in the industry and with hundreds of construction projects completed, this is why our clients come back time after time. We can work with you from conceptual and functional planning as well as preparation for design to ensure buildings are creative, fit for purpose and deliver truly sustainable solutions.

Caledonian Modular

Caledonian Modular offers a full design, manufacture and installation service for offsite construction projects from our manufacturing facility in Newark, Nottinghamshire.  Our products range from single storey structures through to high rise multi million pound buildings.  In particular we specialise in offering fully bespoke solutions and high quality designs for clients who require the advantages of offsite construction (programme savings, project certainty, quality control and reduced weather dependency) without sacrificing architectural design criteria or site utilisation.

We also have the capability to offer hybrid solutions utilising panelised systems and traditional site constructed elements to provide the most efficient and cost effective building solutions.

Part of the $580m Champion group, we work throughout the United Kingdom and Northern Europe and undertake a range of works from turnkey packages to simple unit supply to main contractors across the following sectors:

  • Residential
  • Student
  • PRS
  • Housing
  • Education
  • Military
  •  Custodial
  •  Hotels
  • Health
  • Commercial & Retail

Cherwell District Council

Cherwell District Council joined Buildoffsite through its Build!® programme which seeks to test out new approaches to housing and regeneration.

An exciting venture for Cherwell’s Build!® programme over the next few years is the acquisition and development of Graven Hill, Bicester, a former MOD site. Cherwell’s vision is that this will be the UK’s largest custom build site through the delivery of 1900 homes and a hub for offsite manufacturing.

Cherwell sees offsite manufacturing as a key element in its strategy for economic growth, sustainability and innovation.

CIOB

The Chartered Institute of Building is at the heart of a management career in construction. We are the world’s largest and most influential professional body for construction management and leadership.

We have a Royal Charter to promote the science and practice of building and construction for the benefit of society, and we’ve been doing that since 1834. Our members work worldwide in the development, conservation and improvement of the built environment.

We accredit university degrees, educational courses and training. Our professional and vocational qualifications are a mark of the highest levels of competence and professionalism, providing assurance to clients and other professionals procuring built assets.

CIOB is a Buildoffsite Associate Member.

Circle

Circle is a partnership of healthcare professionals, business people and clinicians who believe that there is a better way to deliver healthcare. We specialise in the designing, building and operation of both private and NHS hospitals and currently have a partnership of 1,800 consultants, the largest in Europe. We have land interests in 18 locations and are actively progressing schemes in Reading, Manchester, Birmingham, Bristol and Bournemouth.

Circle has also been selected to run the first ‘franchise’ of an NHS General Hospital in Hinchingbrooke, Cambridgeshire and we expect that further underperforming Trusts will be opened up to competition soon. In Nottingham we operate the largest patient volume treatment centre in Europe and our aim is to build at least 25 new hospitals over the next five years.

CIRIA

CIRIA is the construction industry research and information association. Operating across market sectors and disciplines we deliver a programme of business improvement services and research activities for our members, and those engaged with the delivery and operation of the built environment.

CIRIA is an independent member based, not-for-profit association. Members include commercial companies, universities, Government departments, and other public sector agencies and organisations. Representatives are from all parts of the supply chain of the modern built environment, covering building and civil engineering as well as transport and utilities infrastructure.

CIRIA’s primary aims are to improve the quality, efficiency, cost-effectiveness and safety in both the provision and operation of the modern built environment. In pursuit of these aims, CIRIA seeks to be the leading provider of improvement products and services to organisations involved in procuring, delivering, owning and maintaining the fabric of the modern built environment.

Buildoffsite is managed by CIRIA.

CIRIA is a Buildoffsite Associate Member.

coBuilder

coBuilder is an international company with more than 18 years of experience developing software solutions for the construction industry. coBuilder’s mission is to facilitate the collaboration between the different actors within the construction process, based on structured, accurate data. coBuilder offers BIM software products that enhance information and documentation management for construction products and hazardous chemicals complying with both European legal requirements and green market requirements.

coBuilder’s goBIM platform helps manufacturers digitise their product data by lifting it from the PDFs and turning it into digital BIM-ready data that can be exported in common data formats such as Revit, ArchiCAD, IFC, COBie etc. Based on a cutting edge technology, goBIM offers a great competitive advantage for the manufacturer within an industry that is already on the digitalisation path.

As part of its product portfolio, the company also offers a solution, comprehensively automating data collection and distribution throughout the whole building life cycle – ProductXchange. The platform has been designed to ensure easy collection of as-built data at every stage of the building process, allowing seamless control over the construction whilst providing unprecedentedly accurate data for handover to clients and facility managers.

Currently coBuilder employs over 80 specialists of various backgrounds, including construction, architecture, electrical and software engineers, business development experts and marketing specialists, linguists, sales representatives and others.

Construction Specialties

Based in Buckinghamshire, Construction Specialties UK Ltd (CS) is part of a global, family-owned building products company, found in the US in 1948.

We work closely with architects, designers, building owners, facility managers and contractors, to provide solutions to complex building problems faced every day.

Our commitment to ‘making buildings better’, along with our culture of creative thinking and customer collaboration, has led to many breakthroughs and innovative solutions. We currently hold over 40 product patents worldwide.

CS’ high quality, reliable products are designed to extend the lifecycle of a building’s fabric, reduce maintenance costs, and reduce operational costs of facilities, across a wide range of market sectors.

We are leading manufacturers of interior wall protection, impact-resistant doorsets, performance coatings, entrance flooring, expansion joint covers, architectural louvers, solar shading and explosion venting.

Our most recent product developments are also ideally suited to off-site manufacturing:

  • CS Elimax Reform – a modular flat pack serviced wall system, providing configuration flexibility to suit project requirements. Manufactured in a controlled factory setting for consistent quality and finish, Elimax Reform ensures fast and clean installation; reducing time on site, minimising disruption and saving money.
  • CS Joint System for Precast Concrete Facades – a durable, reliable and maintenance free solution to the problem of water ingress, condensation and expansion in precast concrete buildings. Designed to be included in the pre-fabrication process, it is fast and easy to install.
  • CS Rapid Fix – a mounting system enabling fast and easy installation of wall protection systems.

For more information about CS products and solutions, please visit: www.c-sgroup.co.uk

Costain

The Costain Group has a focused strategy of targeting billions of pounds of infrastructure investment and meeting customers’ needs. The management team has repositioned the Company as a Tier One engineering solutions provider aligned with blue chip customers.

Services include consultancy, construction and care to give breadth and scale to the business.

Costain has a blue chip customer base and 90% of the revenue represents repeat business and innovation is at the heart of the business and enables us to provide the solutions demanded by our customers.

Our growth strategy includes making strategic acquisitions.

Costain cares about all stakeholders and responsibility is at the core of the business.

Crest Nicholson

Crest Nicholson is a leading developer with a history of creating well-designed sustainable communities for over 50 years. We are proud to hold a well-regarded capability for delivering schemes of varying size and scale, from small housing-led residential developments to larger urban regeneration schemes and Garden Villages.

We operate through 5 housebuilding divisions. Two further business units complement the regional divisions and provide specialist skills:

Crest Nicholson Regeneration (Major Projects), which specialises in large-scale developments with public and private partners, incorporating residential and mixed use projects.

Crest Strategic Projects (Strategic Land), which sources unallocated sites and secures valuable planning permissions over time for medium to long-term development to be delivered through our divisions.

Crest Nicholson’s driving ambition is to be the market leader in the design and delivery of sustainable housing and mixed use communities.

For Crest Nicholson, sustainability is about balancing and supporting socio-economic and environmental considerations in what we build and how we build it. This includes creating long-lasting communities, providing sustainable transport links, delivering high-quality homes, responsible sourcing of materials, energy efficiency and supporting local economies.

Crown House

Based in the West Midlands, CHt Off-site provides the capabilities to meet increased demands and fast track programmes. Modularisation techniques divide complex elements into manageable modules, leading to a dependable financial control, as well as ensuring a safer, more productive site with less congestion between trades.

CHt Off-site pioneered the use of off-site manufacturing over 15 years ago, and since then have invested heavily in new and innovative manufacturing techniques. Now as part of the Laing O’Rourke group, CHt Off-site are introducing new efficiencies in production, improving health and safety in the workplace, and reducing the group’s overall environmental impact.

Donban Ltd

Donban Contracting has strong history of over 30 years experience in the construction sector in Ireland  and the UK. We have worked successfully with leading architects, industry professionals, developers, government departments local authorities in an extensive range of projects both in the public and private sectors.

We have notable reputation for excellence in delivering exceptional results on range of high profile projects. Our success is based on solid commitment to our clients requirements and we strive to deliver optimum solutions to meet budget and time constraints. Quality and precision are paramount in all our construction projects.

Donban Contracting together with its sister company Vision Modular Systems has experience in the use of innovative construction technologies. These cutting edge construction methods add to our client service capabilities, delivering turnkey construction solutions. With client focus and professionalism at the core of our operations we look forward to working with you in the near future.

Edinburgh Napier University

We are home to forward-thinking people, inspired by the world around them.

We create and support personalised learning and research opportunities that develop talent and solutions that really matter in today’s and tomorrow’s world.

Because we offer industry-informed courses, combining theory and practice to equip our graduates for success in the global job market, we’re in the top 20 in the UK for undergraduate employability.

95.4% of our 2012/13 undergraduates and 92% of our postgraduates were in work or further study six months after graduating.

We are one of the largest higher education institutions in Scotland, with over 18,000 students from 109 countries.

Edinburgh Napier University is a Associate Member of Buildoffsite

ela8

ela8 is a specialist R&D tax relief consultancy with clients ranging from large FTSE 100 international groups to small startup companies. ela8 most often puts together the whole R&D tax claim, covering both the technical justification and costing side, but can also supply just advice. Usually a claim is done on a contingent basis, where our fees are agreed to be a percentage of what is finally agreed with HMRC – effectively a no-win no-fee situation.

Before starting ela8 in early 2007, Gareth Edwards was a director of the award winning Deloitte R&D tax services group. Although an expert in the R&D tax legislation, his background is in technology with over 25 years of industrial R&D experience. It is this expertise that enables ela8 to provide the insights into eligibility that many accounting firms find difficult to achieve. ela8 have already made successful claims for a number of clients in the off-site construction industry.

Elements Europe

Elements Europe provides a new approach to the manufacture and delivery of off-site construction solutions.

Our services and products provide our clients with high quality accommodation.

Elements Europe is now established as a market leader in Modern Methods of Construction (MMC), also providing their clients with the financial reassurance of being a part of The Pickstock Group of companies.

Elliott Group

Elliott was established over 50 years ago and is the UK subsidiary of Algeco Scotsman, which operates in 37 countries with revenues in excess of €1.5bn.

Elliott prides itself on delivering a flexible and highly bespoke service based upon an extremely robust and well-proven formula for a range of off-site and modular projects.

Elliott Off-Site Solutions are a specialist off site design and build contractor of high quality permanent buildings, operating throughout the UK, providing permanent, semi-permanent and temporary accommodation solutions to a wide range of sectors including commercial, education, health, retail and nuclear. This incorporates new build, refurbishment, remodelling and fit-out work providing high standards of quality, health and safety and environmental performance.

The company’s experience includes a diverse range of construction projects across all sectors of industry.

Elliott is able to provide turnkey or sub-contract packages that can include taking projects through the design and construction processes through to handover utilising a range of off-site and high quality modular building systems that encompass all forms of innovative engineering solutions.

Using this modern method of construction we are able to provide tangible benefits including:

  • reduced overall build programme
  • high quality
  • flexible and bespoke design
  • efficient and adaptable space use
  • energy efficiency
  • increased speed of construction
  • sustainable materials use
  • waste reduction
  • achieving carbon reduction.

Encon Group

Encon Group is a specialist solution provider, able to meet all your performance criteria. With a national network of distribution depots, we have the ability to promptly supply service/products throughout the United Kingdom, and further if required.

Engaging with our customer and supplier partners, our technical staff are able to work with design teams and offer the most appropriate solution to meet the requirements for individual projects, tailored to the build programme.

As opposed to simply offering what we manufacture, we can offer a comprehensive range of products from all leading manufacturers, delivered straight to your onsite installation team to meet your production programme.

By working with the design team at an early stage we can arrange for bespoke and specific product sizes to be made and arrange for a full specification and guarantee, provided by the chosen manufacturer, including product installation training where required.

We are constantly updating our solution offering with all products and systems being assessed by our dedicated Product Development Director – Chris Barlow – prior to introduction within the business, ensuring that only fully compliant products are offered.

Our range of solutions include:

  • High performance building boards.
  • Insulation for thermal, acoustic and fire.
  • Specialist insulation applications
  • Air sealing.
  • Mechanical applied plasters.
  • Penetration seals.
  • Suspended and fixed ceilings.
  • Partitions for interiors, compartmentation and blast proof.
  • HVAC and Industrial.
  • Marine products for flooring, acoustics, thermal and fire.
  • Individual seals and baffles to suit all your requirements.

Enegroup

Enegroup offers volumetric construction with the very latest in modular building and Modern Method of Construction (MMC) techniques.

From a client’s conceptual design, through planning, feasibility and complete construction delivery and handover, Enegroup offer a 21st century approach to construction. It is our intention to continue to utilise the most advanced materials and processes to remain at the forefront of the industry. Our patented technology guarantees sustainable and efficient construction. Whatever the project, we can deliver the maximum benefits, in terms of safety, quality, value, build time and environmental savings.

We are passionate about all of our clients – whether individuals, businesses, social housing providers or local authorities we provide a long standing commitment to supplying the best possible service to our clients. Our clients span across the domestic and public sectors as well as all major groups of the commercial market.

Enegroup has an established reputation for excellent product commercialisation, with certification and research forming the backbone of its development strategy. Leading the way in product certification provides an absolute reassurance that your building will conform to recognised British and European standards.

Eurobond

Eurobond is the UK’s leading designer and manufacturer of non-combustible cored internal and external wall and ceiling solutions.

Established in 1981, Eurobond has been at the forefront of composite panel design for over 30 years. Investing heavily in development, testing and manufacturing technology, Eurobond consistently produce high quality products to exacting tolerances, incorporating glazing and architectural features, together with a complementary range of doors.

All of our products are manufactured in our ISO14001 and ISO 9001 accredited UK factory using a stone wool core which has been tested to BS EN 1364–1 and can achieve up to four hours fire resistance (integrity and insulation). We are the only composite panel manufacturer in the UK to hold BES6001 for responsible sourcing in which we have achieved a ‘Very good’ standard. Additional to this, all Eurobond panel systems are made from fully recyclable materials that are tested and approved to LPS1208, FM 4882, LPS1181 Grade A and Factory Mutual FM4880 standards.

Capable of spanning between main structural frame members, Eurobond panel systems can offer a wide range of architectural finishes and quickly achieve an air tight building with thermal insulation properties to minimise energy consumption.

Eurobond products have been specified within a broad range of major projects nationwide, including schools, hospitals, stadiums and multimillion-pound brand builds such as BskyB, Microsoft, Heathrow Airport, Sainsbury, Asda Walmart and Tesco. Every project has benefited from Eurobond’s best practice benchmark of responsible panel design.

Foremans

Foremans Relocatable Building Systems is the UK’s largest supplier of refurbished Portakabin buildings.

Foremans offers a highly sustainable and cost effective approach, which is up to 70% faster than site-based construction.

Foremans’ buildings can be hired or purchased in single and multi-storey configurations and can be designed and refurbished for a wide variety of applications, including offices, schools and universities, facilities for the energy and transport sectors, hospital ward accommodation and clinics.

The modules can be upgraded and reconfigured by Foremans to clients’ specific requirements, for either permanent or interim accommodation.

Foremans will also purchase quality steel-framed modular buildings which have become surplus to requirements and will undertake the safe dismantling and removal operations with the minimum disruption.

geoLOGIC Foundations Ltd

geoLOGIC Foundations Limited design, manufacture and supply screw piles. geoLOGIC has been trading since 2008 and offer the best value screw piles currently available in to the UK, Europe and New Zealand. Where economically possible, we provide the highest grade of steel which is galvanised as standard to give a design life of 120+ years.

The geoLOGIC screw pile is a prefabricated segmented steel piling system with lead sections and bolt-on extensions each ranging from 1 to 6 metres in length. The screw pile is installed quickly using a torque motor attached to an excavator which rotates the CHS shaft that then pulls the lead section into the ground by the ‘screw’ action of the helical plates. We can cater for loads ranging from 50 to 500kN SWL depending on diameter of the shaft, number/size of helices and the ground conditions. The geoLOGIC screw pile has the following key advantages:

  • installation rate up to 25 piles per day using two operatives and an excavator
  • no wet trades on site and instantly loadable after installation
  • no removal of spoil and no casing or dewatering required – well suited for contaminated ground
  • load bearing capacity is equal in tension and compression – ideal for variable load situations
  • requires only lightweight installation equipment – can operate on soft terrain without the need for piling mats
  • ideal for restricted access sites and useable where headroom is limited and even from floating platforms
  • installs to laser level accuracy, within +/- 3mm tolerance necessary for modular construction
  • minimal noise and vibration, with little disturbance of the ground
  • environmentally friendly lower embodied carbon and can be easily removed, reused or recycled – perfect for temporary structures
  • resistant to desiccation or heave – commonly used where foundations would be affected by tree roots or archaeology.

geoLOGIC has developed a range of innovative connections and flooring systems to offer a completely dry install foundation for modular and volumetric construction. geoLOGIC is also part of a team that will shortly be bringing to market the first ground source heating and cooling system utilising the screw pile as an underground thermal energy store.

Geraghty Taylor

Quality and intelligent construction is at the heart of Geraghty Taylor’s approach to design.

Our mission is to produce design solutions for places, products and buildings that deliver innovation from across the construction industry.

Geraghty Taylor will work with you to develop ‘designed for manufacture’ solutions that meet social, environmental and market expectations.

GlaxoSmithKline

Headquartered in the UK and with operations based in the US, GSK are one of the pharmaceutical industry leaders and employ around 99,000 people in over 100 countries.

GSK have a challenging and inspiring mission: to improve the quality of human life by enabling people to do more, feel better and live longer. This mission gives GSK the purpose to develop innovative medicines and products that help millions of people around the world.

GSK are one of the few pharmaceutical companies researching both medicines and vaccines for the World Health Organization’s three priority diseases – HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. GSK produce medicines that treat six major disease areas – asthma, virus control, infections, mental health, diabetes and digestive conditions. In addition, they are a leader in the important area of vaccines and are developing new treatments for cancer.

GRAHAM Group

With records that trace back to 1798, the GRAHAM Group represents a nationwide business providing construction (both building and civil engineering), asset management and project investment services through a network of local regional offices. Our construction arm operates across a wide spectrum of sectors including education, healthcare, leisure, heritage, transport, defence, nuclear, water and wastewater, renewables and interior fitout.

The business was incorporated as a limited company in 1955 and since then has successfully completed numerous landmark projects and commissions across the UK and Ireland. Whilst remaining a wholly family owned company, steeped in traditional skills and values we operate a business model designed to achieve excellence in delivery, customer service and a ‘true’ value for money offering.

With over 1500 colleagues and a track record of sustained growth during the past number of years (with turnover rising from approx. £40m in 1996 to over £380m 2014), we are extremely proud to be ranked among some of the largest construction and service businesses in UK and Ireland.

We believe our continued success is a direct result of doing things the ‘GRAHAM way’, ie keeping business simple, listening to our clients, being efficient and effective in all that we do, keeping our people safe, remaining committed to the protection of our environment, and working with local communities and businesses to generate long lasting and sustainable economic benefits.

We see the continued and growing focus on off-site manufactured construction as vital to the healthy growth of both our business and the industry as a whole and look forward to having our thinking challenged through Buildoffsite and developing long term business relationships with other members.

Heathrow

Heathrow will maintain the highest standards of safety and security and will further improve efficiency. Investment in the new Terminal 2 and other enhancements will continue to drive tangible improvements for Heathrow’s passengers in Q6 and beyond. Our investment plan includes substantial asset replacement, the closure of Terminal 1, widened taxiways to cater for larger aircraft and a range of smaller commercial, operational and environmental projects.

Passenger experience and punctuality have consistently improved through Q5. Heathrow’s performance during London 2012 demonstrates that we enter Q6 better placed, with passenger satisfaction near the top of the league table of European hub airports.

HOCHTIEF

HOCHTIEF is one of the largest international construction groups, delivering complex infrastructure projects across the globe.

We deliver world-class projects by investing in innovation, efficiency and skills to build solutions that work for people, for the environment and for the long term.

Our heritage of engineering excellence in the face of complex challenges means we deliver smart solutions for our clients, specialising in markets such as road and rail infrastructure, energy, tunnelling and civil and structural engineering.
Offsite solutions play a key part in the success of many of our projects, so we are delighted to be a member of Buildoffsite, working together to drive forward quality, value and sustainability in the construction industry.

Howick Ltd

Howick design and manufacture a range of light gauge steel framing production machinery and systems. We also offer a range of truss systems and the SPEEDFLOOR light weight composite concrete flooring system.

Howick systems work from an open language control system that allows the integration of systems with major building design software packages. Where required Howick’s expert team can be called on to develop new details and specialist tooling.

Howick have supplied systems to 53 countries worldwide.

HS2

HS2, the new North-South rail link will revitalise Britain’s rail network to provide the capacity and connectivity we need to drive national and regional competitiveness. It will be the first significant upgrade of the railway network since its original development in the 19th century – the first major route to be built north of London for the last hundred years – and already the biggest and most comprehensive consultation process ever undertaken in the UK.

The HS2 programme aims to set the standard for the delivery of transport systems and infrastructure by:

  • engaging with all our stakeholders fairly
  • delivering value through the effective management of the design and build programme
  • building and operating a safe, sustainable and reliable system to provide exceptional levels of service to passengers.

As the company responsible for developing, delivering and promoting this historic project, HS2 Ltd is committed to delivering this remarkable legacy for the UK.

HSE

The Health and Safety Executive is responsible for health and safety regulation in Great Britain. The HSE and local government are the enforcing authorities. Our mission is to protect peoples’ health and safety by ensuring risks in the workplace are properly controlled.

The HSE looks after health and safety in many sectors including nuclear installations, quarries and mines, factories, agriculture and farming, hospitals and schools, offshore gas and oil installations, the safety of the gas grid, and the movement of dangerous goods and substances, and many other aspects of the protection both of workers and the public.

Local authorities are responsible for enforcement in offices, shops and other parts of the services sector.

The HSE is part of the Department of Work and Pensions and is ultimately accountable to Chris Grayling (Department of Work and Pensions).

HSE is a Associate Member of Buildoffsite

IFPI

IFPI was established in 1969 by building economist Bernard Williams concurrently with the founding of his professional practice Bernard Williams Associates (BWA). Originally named Building Economics Bureau (BEB) IFPI has since been actively involved in research, publishing, conferences and (more recently) software development aimed at professionals at the cutting edge of property, construction and facilities management in the UK and internationally. The company’s mission is to provide the means whereby many of the more complex issues currently facing the industry can be more readily assimilated and addressed by busy professionals.

Standard reference works such as ‘facilities economics’ and ‘whole-life economics of building services’ are available electronically, and new web-enabled programs include the EstatesMaster Facilities Benchmarking model and the CombiCycle Whole-life Cost and Sustainability Prediction program. Plans are now well-advanced to expand the capabilities of CombiCycle to accurately reflect the whole-life cost and sustainability of buildings constructed using off-site techniques.

Interserve

Interserve Construction Ltd provides whole life solutions for building and infrastructure projects from business case, through design, procurement, construction, to aftercare. The company is a business with more than a 100 year history working from our Birmingham headquarters and a network of 22 regional offices in the UK. In addition, we have overseas operations mainly concentrated in the Middle East.

ICL are part of the Interserve Plc support services group with worldwide interests related to the ownership, design, construction, maintenance and servicing of property assets.

ICL operate in many market sectors. We have a wide client base, including Government departments, local authorities, utility companies, and industrial and commercial organisations.

Client needs and customer satisfaction are our priorities. By understanding clients’ business objectives and strategies, our services are tailored to deliver whole life solutions, operational functionality and added value, which are achieved by innovation, creativity and continuous measured improvement which ensues from lessons learnt.

Invest Northern Ireland

As the regional business development agency, Invest NI’s role is to grow the local economy. We do this by supporting new and existing businesses to compete internationally, and by attracting new investment to Northern Ireland.

We are part of the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment and provide strong Government support for business by effectively delivering the Government’s economic development strategies.

Invest NI offers the Northern Ireland business community a single organisation providing high-quality services, programmes, support and expert advice. We principally support those businesses that can make the greatest contribution to growing our economy. These are businesses that have ability to grow and drive productivity in the economy, and are keen to export their goods and services outside Northern Ireland.

IStructE

The Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE) is the world’s largest membership organisation dedicated to the art and science of structural engineering. It has over 27,000 members working in 105 countries.

The Institution is an internationally recognised source of expertise and information concerning all issues that involve structural engineering and public safety within the built environment.

The core work of the Institution is supporting and protecting the profession of structural engineering by upholding professional standards and acting as an international voice on behalf of structural engineers.

IStructE is a Associate Member of Buildoffsite

John Lewis (Waitrose)

The John Lewis Partnership is one of the UK’s Top 10 retail businesses with 29 John Lewis department stores, five John Lewis at Home stores (johnlewis.com) over 260 Waitrose supermarkets and convenience stores (waitrose.com) and business to business contracts in the UK and abroad.  It is also the country’s largest employee co-owned business, with more than 76,500 employees.

The Partnership aims to ensure that everyone who works for it enjoys the experience of ownership, and believes that the commitment of Partners to the business is a unique source of competitive advantage which has underpinned over 80 years of growth and a reputation amongst customers and suppliers unparalleled in the UK retail industry.

We are committed and focused on continually improving the short and long term environmental impact of our buildings and interiors development work. We have always been conscientious about responsible sourcing, efficient design and doing what is right for our communities. Our challenge now is to go even further and we have set ourselves clear targets within our Responsible Development programme.

Responsible development of our estate is a vital part of our wider commitment to social responsibility; it is an essential aspect of the way we do business. It means providing buildings that are healthy, comfortable, safe and productive environments for their users. It also means sourcing responsibly, reducing waste and using recycled materials where possible, designing buildings to be energy efficient, using energy efficient equipment, reusing materials and reducing water use. Our Responsible Development framework and targets can be found at:

http://www.johnlewispartnership.co.uk/csr/our-environment/responsible-development.html

Our ambition over the next 10 years is to double the size of our businesses and to deliver an absolute carbon reduction of our operational carbon footprint of 15% by 2020/21 based on our 2010/11 emissions. These are remarkably challenging targets and in order to succeed we need to find smarter ways of working while we continue to grow profitably and we see offsite manufacture as a key factor in delivering our sustainability targets.

KFC (GB) Ltd

KFC, the world’s largest chain of chicken-based quick service restaurants, grew from the chicken business set up by Colonel Harland D Sanders in the 1950s. The Colonel had found a way to combine 11 herbs and spices with flour to create a unique taste, and to this day the secret recipe is only known to a handful of people. It is locked away in a vault in Louisville, Kentucky.

KFC came to Britain in 1965, with the first store opening in Preston, Lancashire. There are now 840 stores across the UK, with 23,000 employees. KFC has a mix of company and franchisee-owned stores in the UK and Ireland, however the business operates a ‘one system’ approach, with both given the same high level of training and support to ensure excellent service across the board.

The company’s objective is to be the UK and Ireland’s favourite quick service restaurant brand, through great tasting food, friendly and efficient service, motivated employees, excellent facilities and successful franchisees.

We are opening over 40 new restaurants every year and have a significant remodelling programme of over 150. We are committed to providing environmentally friendly buildings through construction and fit out, and recently opened our first LEED and BREEAM certified Drive Thru.

KFC UK, Inc is a subsidiary of Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM), which also owns the Pizza Hut and Taco Bell restaurants.

Kier Group

Kier Group plc, is a leading property, residential, construction and services group which invests in, builds, maintains and renews the places where we work, live and play.

Our Construction business provides a comprehensive building and civil engineering service offering construction excellence to private and public sector clients across the UK and overseas. This is complemented by a range of specialist businesses offering engineering design, interiors and refurbishments, mining, mechanical & electrical design and installation, BIM and 3D modelling.

At Kier we are driven to succeed by living up to the following core values:-

  • Collaborative – we work together; we consult to reach the right solution to achieve more
  • Forward Thinking – we look ahead; we positively challenge the way we do things to excel
  • Enthusiastic – we make things happen; we are skilled, resourceful problem solvers, we enjoy what we do

There is real synergy between our approach and the culture fostered by BuildOffsite and our fellow members. We are proud to be part of this organisation, collaborating to collectively develop and deliver significant improvements in quality, value and productivity across sectors of the UK construction industry.

Kingspan

Kingspan Group, together with its subsidiaries, provides building products and solutions for the property and construction industry worldwide. Kingspan operates through four segments:

The Insulated Panels segment provides insulated roof and wall panels, integrated solar solutions, benchmark architectural façade systems, controlled environments structural products and systems, steel framing systems, height safety solutions, and insulated door components. This segment serves property developers, building owners, designers, contractors, off-site and insurers.

The Insulation Boards segments offers insulation boards for roofs, walls, and floors, engineered timber systems, factory insulated timber frame systems, and HVAC, piping, and ductwork insulation systems. This segment’s products are used in various applications in the domestic, non-domestic, new-build, off-site and refurbishment sectors.

The Environmental segment provides renewable energy solutions, air source heat pumps, hot water systems, pollution control solutions, rainwater harvesting and sustainable drainage, environmental containers, off-site and telemetry and management solutions.

The Access Floors segment offers access floor systems, data centre products, underfloor air solutions, and underfloor wire and cable solutions.

Kingspan Group plc is headquartered in Kingscourt, Ireland.

Laing O’Rourke

Laing O’Rourke Plc is the largest privately owned construction firm in the UK. We have offices in the UK, Germany, India, Australia and United Arab Emirates, with over 27,300 employees worldwide.

Led by Chairman and Chief Executive Ray O’Rourke, the business has grown rapily since the merger of Laing and R.O’Rourke & Son Ltd in 2001.

Laing O’Rourke has a truly integrated capability, with a directly-employed internal supply chain allowing us to take a holistic view of construction.

We specialise in delivering ambitious yet achievable construction projects that delight both clients and the communities who use them every day, and the company is responsible for some of the most innovative construction solutions anywhere in the world.

Lean BIM Strategies

Lean BIM Strategies Ltd provides forward thinking consultancy and training services in the improvement of construction processes, from design through to manufacture and assembly, with Lean construction principles and the efficient application of Building Information Modelling (BIM).

Our UK and European clients include construction clients, design consultants, research organisations, and product manufacturers.

Lean Thinking Ltd

We are a unique project management consultancy with the most effective and advanced project management system that utilises the best of the following management tools and techniques: lean thinking and continuous flow, theory of constraints, systems thinking, self-management and self-collaboration and Six Sigma.

Combined with more than 20 years of hands-on project management experience in construction and ICT to deliver the most radical improvement in project delivery in terms of time, cost and quality.

Our experience shows that combining the best of these tools and techniques delivers a much greater level of improvement than when applied individually.

We believe that our project management system is the most scientific, precise, dynamic and transparent in the UK construction industry, and can deliver by far the most radical improvement in project performance on-site and off-site.

This project management system applies to all size of projects at any stage in all industries and sectors.

Legal & General Property

One of the largest institutional property fund managers in the UK, with assets under management of over £14bn, Legal & General continues to participate in a growing range of supply side housing activities including affordable housing, the house building sector, urban regeneration, student accommodation and care homes.

L&G is currently involved in a pipeline of over 29,000 new homes across a range of tenures.

Liverpool John Moores University

Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU), School of the Built Environment LJMU is a UK university based in Liverpool with a positive global reputation for its research, teaching, international outcome and links with industry, being recently identified as one of the 100 best universities in the world under the age of 50, according to the prestigious Times Higher Education (THE) league table. Also, according to the Sunday Times Good University Guide 2012, LJMU is the top modern university in the North West of England.

The university has a long tradition of teaching and researching in areas related to construction and buildings. The School of the Built Environment is the oldest Built Environment School in the UK, with approximately 2,000 undergraduate students, 130 postgraduates and 60 postgraduate research students. There are approximately 50 academics in the school and 15 research assistants, running a portfolio of more than 30 programmes ranging from HNC/HND through to PhDs.

The school has strong links with professional bodies, with courses accredited by such bodies as the RICS and CIBSE. The links with the professions also extend to research collaborations, knowledge transfer partnerships and the sitting on professional body committees in order to advise on policy and practice by individual academics.

The school undertakes all types of research, from applied research that is closely linked to industrial requirements to more theoretical ‘blue sky’ research that seeks to push the boundaries of knowledge and understanding, and will have an impact in the future. Funding for research comes from a variety of public organisations, such as Research Councils, Technology Strategy Board, EU and The Carbon Trust, and directly from industry partners, such as United Utilities.

All the research within the school is managed through the Built Environment and Sustainable Technologies (BEST) Research Institute, which brings together academics within the school from various disciplines ranging from engineers to social scientists. The broad areas of research and associated consultancy-related activities are: water and waste water management, structural engineering, highways and pavement engineering, building materials, use of radio frequency methods, including wireless sensors and bio-fuel generation, strategic facilities management, planning and property management, and construction management and economics.

Liverpool John Moores University is a Associate Member of Buildoffsite

Lloyd’s Register Group Ltd

The Lloyd’s Register Group is an organisation that delivers business performance and safety enhancements through asset management and business systems assessment.

To facilitate this, we set, uphold and apply high technical standards of design, manufacture, construction, maintenance, operation and performance across many sectors to the benefit of businesses and communities alike. We are a global safety and risk management organisation serving the following sectors: off-site construction, utilities, ports and logistics, power, nuclear, marine, and oil and gas.

In recognition of a marked reluctance by lenders to lend against innovative construction and Buildoffsite, the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), Lloyd’s Register (LR) and BLP established a working group with the lenders; Santander, Lloyd’s Banking Group, RBS and Nationwide. The purpose of the group was to understand the lenders’ concerns and formulate a process that would provide assurance to the lending community that risks associated with lending against innovatively constructed properties would be limited. That process has been defined and established, and is the Buildoffsite Property Assurance Scheme.

Lloyd’s Register will be supported in the assessment process by BLP.

London Underground Ltd

London Underground (LU) has been keeping London moving for almost 150 years. It serves 27 out of the 33 London local authorities and its network has over 402km of railway. During peak hours LU operates more than 530 trains on eleven different lines, while 422 escalators and 166 lifts move passengers in and out of 270 stations. In 2011–2012, LU carried record numbers of passengers, with over 1.17 billion journeys.

At the same time LU is currently undergoing one of the largest upgrade programmes in its history with about 30 per cent more capacity being added through the introduction of new trains and signalling systems and upgrades to track. The improvement programme is key to London’s future growth and to supporting its economic recovery, it also includes investment in some of its busiest stations.

During this upgrade programme LU has continued to deliver high levels of service performance for its customers with customer satisfaction scores sustained at their highest ever levels.

The safety of customers and staff remains LU’s top priority and the 2010–2011 Office of Rail Regulation report indicated that the Tube is the safest significant-sized railway in Europe, with a safety record 15 times better than the European average.

London Underground Vision is to provide a World Class tube for a World Class City.

Loughborough University

Loughborough’s School of Civil & Building Engineering is one of the leading research and teaching centres in the built environment with more than 70 academics and 150 researchers.

Built environment research at Loughborough covers five key themes: innovative construction technologies, management of human resources, advanced information and communication technologies, improvements in construction business processes, and sustainability and building performance.

Recent research activity of interest to Buildoffsite includes:

  • adaptable futures: developing strategies for buildings to accommodate effectively the evolving demands of its context, thus maximising value through life
  • build freeform: developing a unique 3D concrete printing process
  • off-site infrastructure: effective off-site applications for the civil engineering sector.

Loughborough University is a Associate Member of Buildoffsite

Lucideon

Lucideon is a leading international provider of materials development, testing and assurance.

From raw materials and construction products, to buildings and infrastructure, whether new or redevelopment projects, we are experts in all things construction.

Through our state-of-the-art testing facilities in the UK, US and the Far East, and thanks to our materials expertise, knowledge of current regulations and industry experience, we are able to offer routine and customized testing, and consultancy to help customers comply with regulations, improve performance, develop new products and improve existing ones, solves problems, and realise products and projects from conception through to completion, both quickly and cost-effectively.

Marks and Spencer

We are one of the UK’s leading retailers, with over 21 million people visiting our stores each week. We offer stylish, high quality, great value clothing and home products, as well as outstanding quality foods, responsibly sourced from around 2,000 suppliers globally. We employ over 75,000 people in the UK and abroad, and have over 600 UK stores, plus an expanding international business.

We are the number one provider of womenswear and lingerie in the UK, and are rapidly growing our market share in menswear, kidswear and home, due in part to our growing online business. Overall, our clothing and homeware sales account for 49% of our business. The other 51% of our business is in food, where we sell everything from fresh produce and groceries, to partly-prepared meals and ready meals.

Now more than ever, we’re also known for our green credentials as a result of our five-year eco plan, Plan A, which will see us, amongst other things, become carbon neutral and send no waste to landfill by 2012.

Marwood Events Ltd

Marwood Events specialises in organising niche, state of the art, B2B exhibitions for the Building and Construction industry.

Our UK Concrete Show, held annually at the NEC, Birmingham and attracting over 6,000 people, is now in it’s 5th year and despite it being just 2 months since stands went on sale and 10 months prior to the event, is already over 70% sold.

Since Marwood Events was created in 2009, we have also organised successful events for the roofing, landscaping and road repair sectors with a management team that combines extensive experience in the construction and exhibition sectors in both the UK and overseas.

McAvoy

The McAvoy Group is a leading manufacturer of modular off-site building solutions. We design, manufacture and install permanent and temporary off-site building solutions including bedroom modules and bathroom pods. It is our customer-focused approach, flexibility and commitment to quality that differentiates us, as we tailor our service and designs to the needs of individual clients, and offer a full range of build finish options providing real design flexibility.

We have experience of delivering projects as both principal contractor and modular sub-contractor. Operating from two purpose-built, state-of-the-art factories covering 170,000 sq ft, we have the latest production technology and unrivalled expertise in off-site modular construction techniques.

With almost 40 years’ experience, we provide a full turnkey service from design and engineering through to manufacture and installation, thereby ensuring complete quality control. These services include value engineering, transport with our own fleet of vehicles and fit out (electrical, mechanical and air-conditioning), as well a complete site works package throughout the UK and Ireland.

Our buildings are manufactured to provide exceptional levels of insulation and energy-efficiency, fully compliant with all of the current building regulations and energy performance measures, and inclusive of the latest environmental technologies.

meps

meps is a fully integrated joint venture born through collaboration between the heritage brands of MWH Treatment and EPS Group, bringing over 150 years of service experience in support of the regulated and industrial water sector.

Through immersive design (BIM) and LEAN manufacturing, meps creates high-quality prefabricated treatment solutions and integration structures. With one of the strongest technology portfolios in the market, we provide support to every regulated water company in the UK.

Our ability to capture and aggregate demand in the market place is a key differentiator, enabling us to actively participate in the shift from asset standards to a world of standard assets, where off-site fabrication and assembly is embedded in the overarching delivery model. Our in-house design, LEAN manufacturing and installation capability enable us to directly influence the journey to meet client outcomes through enhanced productive efficiency.

Our corporate parents bring significant experience of service delivery, operating a wide portfolio of water and wastewater treatment assets in both the regulated and industrial water markets. This valuable experience, shapes the way we think as a manufacturer of prefabricated treatment solutions; our method of off-site fabrication and assembly is embedded in our design ethos, and our service delivery experience informs our component selection decisions.

As we enter the new Totex paradigm of AMP6, meps seek to deliver solutions that offer the optimal blend of safe and speedy installations, based on robust engineering and ease of operation, maintenance and refreshment.

Metropolitan Police

The Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) serves a population of over 7.5 million living in an area of 1,579 sq kms. The population is expected to rise to 8.1 million by 2016. Policing in London is a 24 hour seven days a week operation delivered by over 50,000 people.

Buildings play a vital role in supporting the delivery of effective and efficient policing for communities across the capital. The estate currently comprises just under 1,000,000 sqm and in the order of 900 properties. The MPS are committed to providing Londoners with a customer focused, effective, value for money service that is constantly responsive to the needs of the communities we serve.

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) – the MPS have a strong commitment to the principles of social, economic and environmental sustainability. In our long-term profiling of the estate we are taking into account:

  • energy costs of our buildings
  • our responsibilities towards Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC)
  • environmental target set back central Government as well as the GLA.

The MPS faces many challenges over the new few years responding to a growing and diverse population, collaborating with new partners and working within increasingly difficult financial constraints. These challenges will impact on the whole service including how we procure our new buildings and use our existing facilities.

Ministry of Justice

The Ministry of Justice has the largest mandated estate across government with some 2000 buildings with a value circa £8 billion.

The Project Delivery Unit within the MOJ Estate Directorate is responsible for delivering new build, refurbishment and maintenance projects across the United Kingdom for HM Courts and Tribunals Service and the National Offender Management Service, other Government bodies such as the UK Border Agency also make use of our services. The Project Delivery Unit includes a wide range of professionals skilled in project management, construction cost bench marking, lean process improvement, private finance initiatives (PFI) and technical disciplines such as custodial security and Building Information Modeling.

This diverse range of skills allows us to provide the Ministry of Justice and other UK Government departments with an effective means of delivering projects successfully with our partners in the supply chain. The Project Delivery Unit is at the forefront of the transformation of the Ministry of Justice’s estate to one of an appropriate capacity and quality, delivered efficiently, which is less costly to run and more sustainable.

We are also working closely with colleagues in the Cabinet Office and other Departments on various initiatives to improve the delivery of construction projects in line with the UK Government’s construction strategy and carbon reduction commitment.

Moat

Moat is a housing association employing over 300 people and providing affordable homes in thriving communities for people in the south east. For over 40 years, we’ve delivered high quality general needs homes for affordable rent, retirement housing, and independent living, and we have a strong affordable home ownership offer.

We’re one of the Homes and Communities Agency’s development partners. Developing around 500 new homes every year, we’re a not-for-profit organisation and all financial surpluses are reinvested to provide additional affordable homes and services.

Modularize

Modularize is a forward-thinking design and engineering service provider. Our aim is to create innovative products and solutions by using Design for Manufacture and Assembly principles to drive down manufacturing costs, while improving product quality, functionality and durability. We are a dynamic and energetic company that believe in leveraging the latest technology in CAD, BIM, Virtual/Augmented Reality and MMC to make our projects collaborative, economical and eye-opening.

From the development of exciting new products through to the planning and simulation of cutting-edge manufacturing facilities, our belief in the beauty of simple solutions combined with appropriate technological deployment, has ensured that we provide the very best value to our global network of clients.

Our wealth of experience in the multi-disciplinary fields of offsite construction, mechanical engineering, software development and product design has provided us with a rare blend of skills, allowing us to work flexibly on projects of varying size and complexity.

Beyond providing outstanding services to our growing list of satisfied clients, Modularize also hold regular brainstorming events within the company ensuring that our team is well informed, motivated and prepared to produce sharp solutions to complicated problems. We encourage and grow our academic links with several universities across the UK, and we are developing products and systems to address many of the current demands in the offsite construction sector, both in the UK and internationally.

It is our belief that the future global social, economic and environmental balance will come to lean heavily towards demanding changes from current construction techniques. Modularize recognise Buildoffsite as an exciting and influential facilitator of these changes, whom we are pleased to be associated with. We are certain that this relationship will benefit our clients, colleagues and fellow members alike.

Modulex

Modulex Modular Buildings Plc is a global franchisor of steel modular buildings technology with a special focus on emerging markets. The company is led by a senior management team from the UK modular industry with more than 90 years of cumulative experience.

Specialising in volumetric, full fit out cold rolled steel frame technology, Modulex is capable of producing permanent buildings based on high quality, high speed, fixed cost and fixed time guarantees using the same materials used in traditional construction and at the same cost as traditional construction.

We are setting up India’s first steel modular buildings factory and currently seeking franchisees in other emerging markets.

Mott MacDonald

Mott MacDonald is a £1bn global management, engineering and development consultancy with 14,000 staff working in 140 countries. We work in all sectors from buildings, transport, energy, water and the environment to health and education, industry and communications.

Building information modelling – BIM – is set to become an integral part of the construction industry. Mott MacDonald is an early adopter of BIM, and as a result our customers are reaping the benefits of better resolved solutions, faster project delivery, improved risk management, enhanced sustainability and improved whole-life performance.

Working within Anglian Water’s @one Alliance, we have pioneered ‘product-based delivery’, playing a key role in developing the approach that is now successfully being used. The @one Alliance has developed 60 standard products that can be accessed via an online catalogue. This has helped to streamline design, procurement and project delivery, contributing to cost savings of up to 45 per cent, time savings of up to 90 per cent, waste reduction and improvements in health and safety.

We are also using BIM on a number of other key projects including Victoria Station Upgrade. Here it is contributing to the management of the design and construction risks involved in enlarging and modernising one of London Underground’s busiest stations; in a congested urban environment, alongside continuing passenger services.

NG Bailey

One of the co-founders of Buildoffsite, NG Bailey has invested over £5m in the UK’s largest off-site building services manufacturing capability. Bailey Off-site is a pioneer of manufactured building services solutions, providing pre-tested and already insulated or wired M&E systems that can be rapidly connected and commissioned.

The company’s project management expertise has recently been utilised to advise the consortium behind a cutting edge PFI project worth in total approximately £430m, for St Hen’s and Whiston Hospitals.

The NG Bailey Group provides a comprehensive range of M&E design, installation, manufacture, refresh, maintenance services and Information Communications & Technology (ICT) solutions.

  • Bailey Building Services: the largest subsidiary of the company, providing M&E services
  • Bailey Maintenance: planned and preventative building services maintenance, facilities management and energy management systems
  • Bailey Teswaine: independent ICT solutions
  • Bailey Johnson: design, supply and installation of suspended ceilings, architectural mouldings, partition walls, fibrous plasterwork and fire protection solutions

Nomenca Limited

Specialist services provider Nomenca Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of North Midland Construction PLC.

The company has a wide scope of capabilities comprising of: design and project management of Mechanical, Electrical Instrumentation Control and Automation (MEICA) works within both combined civil/M&E turnkey contracts and standalone MEICA services. Nomenca operates nationally with regional offices in Mansfield, Warrington, Plymouth, Bristol, Leeds and St Austell in the following sectors: water, power, government, waste to energy, and materials handling.

The subsidiary also has a complimentary product portfolio encompassing fabricated steel products which are CE marked to BS EN1090-1, chemical dosing rigs for water and waste water applications, booster sets, pumping stations and UV disinfection. This is supplemented by an operation and maintenance provision for complete client service. Nomenca focusses on innovation, continuous improvement and delivering a high level of customer satisfaction by investing and developing our regional resources.

Founded in 1946, North Midland Construction PLC (NMC) successfully undertakes construction projects covering the spheres of civil engineering, building and mechanical, and electrical engineering.

Northumbrian Water

NWL operates in the north east of England, where it trades as Northumbrian Water, and in the south east of England, where it trades as Essex & Suffolk Water. Northumbrian Water provides water and sewerage services to 2.7 million people with an operating area of 9,422 km² through 16,96 5km of mains and 29,724 km of sewers. Essex & Suffolk Water provides water services to 1.8 million people with an operating area of 2,892 km² through 8,580 km of mains.

We continue to focus on our core competencies of water and waste water management, and aim to deliver value to all stakeholders by being a leading performer in the industry. We are firmly rooted within the communities we serve. This understanding of, and commitment to, those communities is demonstrated by our leadership in initiatives such as ‘Water for Health’, affordable housing and in our approach to corporate responsibility. Our mission is clear – to be the national leader; our strategy reflects this and provides a clear direction for all our activities.

Ormandy Group

Ormandy Group is just 10 years old, but already has a turnover of £25m. It has an extremely broad range of products for HVAC and specialist applications and is one of the country’s leading providers of complete off-site, prefabricated M&E services.

The Group includes well-known commercial and industrial heating brand names such as Rycroft and Hartley & Sugden. It has expanded rapidly through a combination of organic growth and acquisitions, and the broad range of products now within the group allows it to create bespoke M&E packages for almost any application. The original Halifax-based Ormandy heat exchange and packaged solutions is the hub of the off-site prefabrication business and all of the group’s commercial water heating equipment, storage vessels and thermal stores are supplied under the Rycroft brand name.

Ormandy Electric Heaters, formerly Heatrae Industrial, manufactures an extensive range of electric heating equipment and the group also produces a comprehensive range of industrial and commercial boilers, including high efficiency/low NOx output boilers for single or multiple installations from 40 to 6000 kW under the Hartley & Sugden name.

Newade Stainless provides stainless steel equipment for the specialised chemical, confectionery, food and pharmaceuticals industries along with stainless steel vessels, calorifiers and fabricated packages for the commercial HVAC market.

DREH, founded in 1952, supplies marine high duty and copper/cupro nickel fittings as well as fabricated solutions such as soil and waste, and fresh water float assemblies. The most recent company to become part of the group is Aquatherm Sales UK, which designs and anufactures plastic piping solutions.

Oxford Brookes University

The University includes a specialised Architectural Engineering research group geared to support the off-site and building envelope sectors. The group has high level building physics analysis (including thermal design), and a dedicated new structure and building physics laboratory often used for accreditation and compliance testing.

The group works closely with industry, research councils, UK and EU Governments, and construction sector organisations, including the Steel Construction Institute, the Timber Research & Development Association and Buildoffsite to provide holistic and tailored services to a varied client base. It works at the leading edge of research and cascades this benefit to clients, collaborating closely with clients’ in-house teams.

It can develop products, systems or approaches from initial design through to analysis, prototype testing, certification and delivery to market.

Oxford Brookes University is a Associate Member of Buildoffsite

Portakabin Ltd

Portakabin has provided inspiring accommodation solutions of outstanding quality and exceptional service for nearly 50 years. Its modular buildings can be tailored to a broad range of public and private sector needs, and with the complete reassurance of its Customer Charter – unique in the industry, it will deliver buildings to its Sales and Hire customers consistently on time and on budget.

With its unrivalled manufacturing facilities and the widest network of Hire Centres in the UK, Portakabin can deliver both bespoke buildings and standardised solutions in the most challenging timescales, safely, and with less impact on the environment.

All Portakabin products are supplied with an unrivalled product and structural warranty package for further peace of mind, and benefit from extensive independent accreditations, including Buying Solutions, Zurich, BBA and LABC approvals.

Whether the requirement is for a permanent or temporary building, a decant facility or a sales or hire solution, Portakabin has a product for every application and situation – from single module buildings to four-storey schemes, and with a wide range of aesthetic and fitting out options.

Potter Raper Partnership

Potter Raper Partnership is a construction consultancy providing quantity surveying, building surveying, project management, employer’s agent, health and safety, site inspectors and 3D CAD and BIM services to both public and private sector organisations across the UK.

Founded as a quantity surveying practice in 1970, we have developed throughout the intervening years into a multi-discipline consultancy delivering a variety of projects ranging from small extensions to £450m regeneration projects to clients across various sectors including residential, offices, education, retail, industrial, conservation, leisure and healthcare.

Employing over 140 staff the Partnership has substantial resources available to service any commission. It is fully conversant with the advantages of offsite construction and has provided professional services on a wide variety of schemes incorporating offsite systems.

Potter Raper Partnership can provide expert advice to any organisation wishing to use offsite technology and systems.

Premier Modular Limited

Premier Modular Limited are specialist off-site manufacturers of steel and timber framed buildings. Buildings are available for Hire or Sale. With 60 years’ experience in delivering modular buildings we have a proven track record in providing innovative and highly cost-effective building solutions in a wide range of sectors.
Premier Modular Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of Waco International Pty, a global company with a turnover in excess of £300m and employing over 6,000 people. This allows us to take on large £multi-m projects with the backing of the group.
At our large manufacturing facilities in East Yorkshire, we manufacture and deliver over 250 modules, in excess of 9,000m2 of buildings per month, from our purpose built factories. This typically halves construction time and minimises site disruption. Extremely energy efficient with many low carbon features, the Premier range of modular buildings has excellent acoustic performance and is fully compliant with all relevant building legislation.
At Premier Modular Limited we pride ourselves on our attention to detail. Our flexible, customer focussed approach gives us the edge when it comes to meeting the unique challenges presented by each project, with Client requirements assessed individually. Premier Modular Limited is able to work as principle contractor or specialist sub-contractor. Our factories operate to lean manufacturing principles and each building is subject to rigorous quality control. We have a dedicated design team offer accommodation solutions with a purpose-designed and fully warranted building solutions, delivered on time, on budget. Our buildings are already in use in the retail, commercial, construction, healthcare, education, leisure, Defence and Justice sectors.
The Premier range of buildings can be easily relocated, extended or modified as required. We believe that our buildings speak for themselves as we continually provide the highest quality solutions to meet customer requirements.

Contact details
Hire: Eugenio de Sa
Sales: David Harris
0800 316 0888

RIBA

The Royal Institute of British Architects is known globally through the work of its 27,000+ chartered architect members, who bear the gold standard for practice in the profession.

A champion for architectural design quality, and with a passion to promote a wider public appetite and interest in architecture through its website, exhibitions, talks and four million-strong collections, the RIBA champions better buildings, communities and the environment through architecture and architects.

RIBA Enterprises, with its NBS, Bookshops and Insight brands, is the leading provider of information to the construction industry.

The RIBA shares with Buildoffsite a common agenda, which is to meet the significant economic, environmental and social challenges the design and construction industry now faces and still deliver better designed, better performing and more sustainable buildings – but with less money and time. We believe that these challenges are best met by integrating the role played by architects working collaboratively with suppliers and contractors to deliver innovative solutions, through a streamlined project delivery team.

RIBA is a Associate Member of Buildoffsite

RICS

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) is the leading organisation of its kind in the world for professionals in property, construction, land and related environmental issues. As an independent and chartered organisation, the RICS regulates and maintains the professional standards of 86,000 chartered members (FRICS and MRICS) and 55,000 members in other categories globally (AssocRICS, trainees and students). It represents, regulates and promotes the work of these property professionals throughout 146 countries and is governed by a Royal Charter approved by Parliament, which requires it to act in the public interest.

It is the world’s leading professional body for qualifications and standards in land, property and construction. As people, governments, banks and commercial organisations continue to demand more assurance of certified standards and ethics, attaining RICS status is the recognised mark of property professionalism.

RICS is a Associate Member of Buildoffsite

Sainsbury’s

Trading since 1869, Sainsbury’s currently the UK’s third largest retailer, with 564 supermarkets and 420 convenience stores.

Sainsbury’s have a 16 per cent market share and serve over 22 million customers a week, employing over 150,000 colleagues.

Over the last five years we have continued to reduce the impact of our operations by using new innovations in the way we build and sustain our stores.

Respect for our environment is one of the core values of our business. Its about doing more with less” and we are very proud of the progress we have made in reducing our environmental impact.

We recently launched our 20 by 20 Sustainability Plan, which sets out 20 sustainability targets to be achieved by 2020. The £1bn plan will ensure that Sainsbury’s remains at the forefront of sustainability between now and 2020.

We look forward to sustainable and ollaborative working with Buildoffsite to transform the way we construct and maintain our customers’ shopping experience, for good.

SCI

The Steel Construction Institute (SCI) is the leading, independent provider of technical expertise and disseminator of best practice to the steel construction sector. We work with clients, members and industry to help build businesses and provide competitive advantage through the commercial application of our knowledge. We are committed to offering and promoting sustainable and environmentally responsible solutions.

SCI develops and promotes the effective use of steel in construction. Our research, development and specialist consultancy activities extend to all aspects of steel construction including multi-storey and industrial buildings, bridges, nuclear facilities, renewable energy generation, infrastructure, and oil and gas facilities (both on and offshore). Our range of services includes provision of comprehensive guidance on structural design, fire engineering, sustainable construction, architectural design, building physics and information technology. We also offer an independent assessment service leading to the award of the “SCI Assessed quality mark.

SCI is a Associate Member of Buildoffsite

Shay Murtagh Precast Ltd

Shay Murtagh Precast and Shay Murtagh (Precast) Ltd. were set up in 1975 and 1981 respectively. Between them, the companies manufacture, supply and install a wide range of concrete products to the building and civil engineering industry throughout Ireland.

Throughout the years Shay Murtagh also invested in its employees, currently employing approximately 180 people. It is one of the largest employers in East Westmeath. With modern facilities and software employees now have the latest technology at their fingertips. Also there is a central core of experience spanning approximately 30 years to support and train new recruits. This environment has created a reliable, efficient and competent service our clients.

Sir Robert McAlpine Ltd

Sir Robert McAlpine Ltd is a leading UK building and civil engineering company. A family-owned business with a proud record of achievement accumulated over more than 140 years, the company’s pioneering approach to construction and commitment to service have ensured its continued position at the forefront of the industry.

We work in partnership with clients, tailoring our extensive design, construction, technical and management capabilities to meet their evolving needs.

With a stable presence across all the major UK construction market sectors, one of our main strengths is the ability to manage large and complex multi-discipline contracts.

The company employs 1,500 staff with offices in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Newcastle, Leeds, Manchester, Birmingham, Hemel Hempstead, Bristol, Cardiff and London.

Recent projects include the Olympic Stadium, the O2 Arena, the M74 Completion, Exeter Forum, Manchester Metropolitan University’s Business School and Student Hub, and De Vere Gardens in Kensington.

Our ongoing success is underpinned by our corporate stability, the quality and expertise of our staff, a collaborative approach to business and our skill at providing sustainable and cost-effective solutions to construction challenges.

Skanska

Skanska is involved in some of the country’s most prestigious private and public sector projects. Whilst known mainly for our large high-profile schemes, we also undertake many smaller projects including public realm improvements, hard and soft landscaping as well as hundreds of utilities projects each year covering gas, electricity and water. Through our development operations we have established a UK residential business and in addition, by combining the skills of our construction and investment operations, have become a leader in UK PFI/PPP schemes.

Our business model is to integrate our core disciplines and work with our clients and our supply chain to deliver project solutions across our chosen market areas. We focus on creating sustainable solutions, and aim to be leaders in green construction, health and safety, and business ethics. We work strictly in accordance with our Code of Conduct and to our core values: zero loss-making projects, zero accidents, zero environmental incidents, zero ethical breaches and zero defects.

Our commitment to contribute to a more sustainable world is resolute. In June 2011, we were named the greenest company in the UK across all industries by The Sunday Times.

In the UK, we employ approximately 4,600 staff and undertake around £1.3bn worth of work each year. We carry out all aspects of the construction, development and infrastructure process from financing projects, through design and construction, right through to facilities management, operation and maintenance.

We are backed by the financial strength of Skanska which has 52,000 employees and sales of around £11bn.

Structex

Structex is a new and unique precast concrete, modular construction system for housing. It is the perfect solution for a home extension, new-build project, or for the housing developer who wants to comply with current and future codes for sustainable housing, achieving quick construction times and completing the project on budget. Structex is a system built Hybrid house, incorporating all the best features of modern system building: insulated precast concrete sandwich panels for thermal mass, fire resistance and speed of erection, together with a SIPs (Structurally Insulated Panels) roofing system. Together they offer the house builder/developer a flexible, innovative and speedy solution to house construction.

  • structure meets Level 4, Code for Sustainable Homes
  • can help achieve Levels 5 and 6 when combined with renewable technology
  • U-values of 0.21W/m²K
  • air permeability values >5m³/(h.m²)
  • fire resistant
  • speed of erection on site
  • good thermal mass properties
  • flexibility in design and material finishes.

Tekla (UK) Limited

Tekla’s ambition is to multiply customers’ potential to think and achieve big. Tekla Structures BIM (Building Information Modelling) software provides an accurate, detailed and data-rich 3D environment that can be created and shared by contractors, structural engineers, steel detailers and fabricators, as well as concrete detailers and manufacturers.

The highly detailed as-built structural models created, combined and distributed with Tekla Structures enable the highest level of constructability and production control. Centralising building information into the model allows for more collaborative and integrated project management and delivery. This translates into increased productivity and elimination of waste, thus making construction and buildings more sustainable, as well as supporting off-site construction methods and lean principles.

The Concrete Society

The activities of The Society’s advisory, technical development, professional/business networking, CPD and information services provide the construction industry with a major focal point for information, and a proactive forum for debate and action.
We play a vital role in encouraging the best use and development of concrete as a uniquely versatile and competitive material.

The Society works through the co-operation of its members who come from all sectors of the industry to exchange information and experience, and to enhance the performance, productivity and quality of concrete as a construction medium.

Supported by the technical and administrative staff of The Society, members collaborate to produce and disseminate state-of-the-art reports, recommendations and practical guidance.

The reach of The Society goes beyond its membership with subscribers, to a wide range of products and services in over 80 countries.

The Concrete Society is a Buildoffsite Associate Member.

The Pickstock Group

The Pickstock Group is a global property and food processing group of companies with a sales revenue in excess of £150m. With interests in manufacturing, food production, construction, property development and investment, The Pickstock Group has delivered services to both the public and private sectors since the early 1980s. We remain in private ownership, which has helped shape our attitude to business; from inception to completion, we adopt a collaborative approach that helps to build long term relationships with our customers.

Total Flow

Total Flow is a consultancy that specialises in whole system performance improvement. We educate, inspire, transform and disrupt. We’re acknowledged as thought leaders in our approach to product and process design, operational performance, supply chain management, customer satisfaction and lean enterprise Within Buildoffsite, Total Flow has three overlapping goals:

  • to build one or more client-led consortia with design and construction capability to deliver innovative propositions utterly compelling to planning authorities, clients and end users

    to support existing supply chains to identify and remove systemic cost, aligning their capability to the expectations of the client. The net result being the elimination of typically 30 per cent wasted resource

  • to enable off-site manufacturers to industrialise their operational capability: Designing and developing products and manufacturing processes which achieve exceptional performance, reliability and cost. Reducing leadtimes by 75 per cent, with a 30 per cent increase in productivity and 20 per cent cost down.

We have a highly skilled and versatile team of improvement professionals, who’ve operated at director level in the corporate world and dealt personally with the competitive issues you face.

Our services include education, consulting, change facilitation and training for companies that are ready to pursue innovation through every part of their value chain. It’s a recipe for success that has made Total Flow one of the fastest growing and most inventive consulting organisations in the world.

TRADA

The Timber Research and Development Association (TRADA) is an internationally recognised centre of excellence on the specification and use of timber and wood products.

TRADA is a company limited by guarantee and not-for-profit membership-based organisation. TRADA’s origins go back over 70 years, and its name is synonymous with independence and authority. Its position in the industry is unique with a diverse membership, which encompass companies and individuals from around the world and across the entire wood supply chain, from producers, merchants and manufacturers, to architects, engineers and end users.

TRADA aims to provide members with the highest quality information on timber and wood products to enable them to maximise the benefits that timber can provide. We seek to achieve this aim through active and ongoing programmes of information and research. Information is provided through the website, an extensive collection of printed materials and our training courses.

TRADA is a Associate Member of Buildoffsite

UCL

UCL was established in 1826 to open up education in England for the first time to students of any race, class or religion.

Academic excellence and conducting research that addresses real-world problems inform our ethos to this day and our plans for the future. Learn more about our 20-year strategy, UCL 2034.

UCL is a Associate Member of Buildoffsite

UK Power Networks

If you live in London, the East or South East of England then there’s a good chance it’s our underground power cables, overhead lines and substations that deliver power to your home or business.

Our electricity networks distribute electricity using more than 160,000km of underground cables and overhead lines, and more than 135,600 substations. From small rural substations to complex delivery networks in the capital, we’re working on the electricity network 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, making sure the lights don’t go out. Safety and customer service are our top priorities; these are at the heart of everything we do. More often than not, our work goes unnoticed and we are happy if it stays that way, as it means we are meeting our stakeholders’ expectations.

UKTI

UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) works with UK-based businesses to ensure their success in international markets and encourages the best overseas companies to look to the UK as their global partner of choice.

UKTI provides expert trade advice and practical support to UK-based companies wishing to grow their business overseas. With 2,400 staff and a presence in 96 countries, UKTI can assist companies on every step of the exporting journey. Through a range of unique services, including participation at selected trade fairs, outward missions and providing bespoke market intelligence, UKTI can assist companies to crack foreign markets, and get to grips quickly with overseas regulations and business practice.

United Utilities

United Utilities is the North-West’s water company. We keep the taps flowing and toilets flushing for 7 million customers every day. From Crewe to Carlisle, we work hard behind the scenes to help your life flow smoothly.

We hold a licence to provide water and sewage services in north-west England. These services are carefully regulated – with the water regulator Ofwat reviewing our price limits every five years. We delivered significant performance improvements across this period and intend to continue this improvement. We are one of the most improved companies on customer satisfaction, and our serviceability and environmental performance places us amongst the leaders in our sector. We are also delivering on our ambitious cost saving targets.

As a FTSE 100 company with a 5,000 plus strong workforce and a major, multi-billion pound investment programme, the way we act as a business has a profound influence on the social, economic and environmental well-being of our region.

Our programme of investment in the next 5 years is over £3billion. For us to continue to improve for our customers, we must rely on leveraging skills and capacity from supply chain partnerships, innovative solutions and delivering more for less. This includes our commitment to offsite build solutions.

We are a Partner of the Offsite School, and we encourage our strategic supply chain Partners to develop modular and offsite solutions. We also work with others across the water industry to develop standard products.

For more information, please contact Head of Innovation Kieran Brocklebank. Kieran.Brocklebank@uuplc.co.uk

University of Livepool

As an elite Russell Group institution, the University of Liverpool is one of the UK’s leading academic institutions, with an annual turnover of £452m, including £124m for research. It is ranked in the top 1% of higher education institutions worldwide. The University of Liverpool’s research has a tangible impact on people, places, policies and the planet by focusing academic efforts on the grand challenges – environmental and cultural change, security and conflict, sustainable energy, materials for the future, and global healthcare.

The Liverpool School of Architecture (LSA) is an internationally recognised centre for architectural and built environment research. The LSA was acknowledged as one of the top three research Schools of Architecture in the UK Government’s 2008 Research Assessment Exercise. Since 2008, the LSA has continued to enhance the scope and depth of its research activities. Recent additions of senior researchers in the areas of BIM (Building Information Modelling), sustainable design and computer-mediated design have increased the emphasis on inter-disciplinarity, especially in linking the creative, collaborative and technological aspects of developing sustainable built environments.

The LSA has networks with some of the best European architectural and engineering practices, and is a key contributor to the new Design Institute at Liverpool, set up to foster collaborative initiatives across design and engineering, such as in the areas of rapid prototyping, digital fabrication and virtual engineering.

University of Livepool is a Associate Member of Buildoffsite

University of Reading

The School is an internationally recognised centre of excellence for teaching and research in the built environment.

The University of Reading is in the top one per cent of universities worldwide and is the highest ranked university in the UK to offer undergraduate honours degree programmes in surveying (2013-2014 THE World University Rankings).

Our taught programmes reflect the leading-edge of current practice, including the latest developments in BIM (Building Information Modelling) and sustainability. But even more importantly, the School provides academic leadership for the sector and points the way towards new ways of working.

University of Reading is a Associate Member of Buildoffsite

University of Salford

As one of the World’s largest schools in the area of built environment and the UK’s premier location for studying undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. SoBE has 1862 undergraduate, postgraduate taught and postgraduate research students from more than 100 countries. Our innovative education programmes have been designed to address the needs of our sector today and in the future. We achieve this by integrating the whole value chain of the disciplines within the built environment and by incorporating stateof-the-art knowledge into our curriculum. SoBE’s built environment research was ranked 6*, the highest grade in the UK’s competitive Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) in 2001 and 1996, the only research institute in the UK to achieve this. In the 2008 RAE it was rated as the best in the UK and finished top in Research Fortnight’s ‘Research Power’ table for built environment, a position we have held, consecutively, in the last 20 years.

The School represents a community of Scholars of global reach, working in unison with learners across HNC, Undergraduate, Postgraduate Taught and Research, and Lifelong Learning professionals and organisations committed in making a difference in the sector we love. With very high employability successes and one of the largest global cohorts of PhD students, many of our graduates are already making a difference in our industry and also in academia by holding leadership positions in a variety of organisations and academic institutions across the world.

SoBE has a strong research background in offsite construction and was the first school of the built environment in the world to introduce a Masters programme in offsite construction under the leadership of Prof Mohammed Arif. At the moment, the focus of research in offsite is on applications in low cost housing applications and incorporation of BIM into offsite planning.

University of Salford is a Associate Member of Buildoffsite

University of Cambridge

The University of Cambridge is a collegiate public research university, founded in 1209, making it the second-oldest university in the English-speaking world and the world’s fourth-oldest surviving university.  Cambridge is consistently ranked as one of the world’s best universities.

The University is formed from a variety of institutions which include 31 constituent colleges and over 100 academic departments organised into six schools.  Last year the university had an income of £1.6bn and, with the colleges, a combined endowment of around £5.9bn which is the largest of any university outside the United States.

The University has two main bodies involved with Build-Offsite:

  • The Estate Management division at the University of Cambridge is a multi-disciplinary organisation responsible for the development, management and maintenance of the University estate, along with the provision of a variety of related services.
  • North West Cambridge Development (NWCD) is a vehicle set up to develop and deliver a £1.5Bn, 150 hectare mixed-use estate providing some 3,000 homes, 2000 student rooms, School, Energy Centre, Supermarket, Community Centre and Infrastructure & Facilities required to support such a major development. The development is the single largest capital investment that the University has made in its history.

The University’s operational estate, currently valued at £2.4bn, is broad and complex including 800 year old buildings protected by English Heritage, highly sustainable, state-of-the-art and world leading research facilities and a University farm.  The Estate currently comprises 336 operational buildings with a total gross area of 640,000m2.

The investment pipeline is valued at around £3Bn (excluding NWCD) while the current capital building programme is worth £1bn delivering a diverse portfolio of projects.

voestalpine Metsec plc

voestalpine Metsec plc is the UK’s largest specialist cold roll-forming company, providing products for the construction and manufacturing industries. The company, based in Oldbury, West Midlands focuses on adding value through expert design, precision manufacturing and on-time, in-full product delivery.

Metsec has provided its products to projects including the Queensferry Crossing, Abu Dhabi airport, Resorts World, Wimbledon, BBC Wales’s studios and Glasgow Velodrome along with a host of retail sites, sports stadia, hotels, student accommodation across the globe.

Metsec combines an excellent service and quality products to provide cost effective solutions for all its customers worldwide.

Established more than 80 years ago, Metsec is owned by the voestalpine group, one of Europe’s leading specialist engineering companies. Metsec is part of voestalpine’s Metal Forming division, the world’s leading provider of high-quality metal processing solutions with production facilities all around the globe.

Comprised of multiple divisions, Metsec provides steel framing solutions, cable management, dry lining, engineering products, and purlins and side rails to a broad range of customers globally.

Metsec was recently announced as one of the first companies globally to achieve the new Kitemark for BIM from the British Standards Institution. This follows Metsec gaining BIM Level 2 accreditation, becoming the first cold roll steel forming company to be certified as such by the BSI, and the first Tier 2 designer and manufacturer to achieve the standard for design and construction in the UK.

West One Management Consulting

West One Management Consulting Ltd specialises in how we manage design and introduce new products applying lean principles.

It provides advice on strategy, product development, design processes (including BIM, and design for manufacture, assembly and commissioning), taking construction off site and bringing products to market.

It also provides authoring and editorial services, with a supporting graphic design capability.

Willmott Dixon Ltd

Willmott Dixon Group is one of the UK’s largest privately-owned construction, regeneration and support service companies.

In our Capital Works division, we work with government, local authority and private sector clients, delivering capital projects in education, justice, retail, health and social housing. We also deliver interior design and fit-out services.

In our Regen division, we develop high quality residential units for sale often as part of mixed-use projects and, through be:here, are actively involved in developing and managing residential accommodation for the private rental sector.

In Support services, we deliver a range of planned, preventative and responsive care to property, which includes maintaining over 180,000 homes across the UK and providing a fast efficient service to a number of commercial brands. We are also an official Green Deal provider and have the in-house expertise to improve energy efficiency for private residents and corporate property owners alike.

Yorkon

Yorkon has pioneered innovative off-site building solutions for more than three decades in some of the most challenging situations, and in sectors as diverse as retail, nuclear, offices, healthcare, transport, laboratories and education.

The Yorkon steel-framed modular system can help deliver award-winning buildings up to 50 per cent faster, on time and on budget, and with greatly reduced disruption. It is a more sustainable approach to construction, which offers enhanced thermal efficiency and reduces material waste by up to 90 per cent.

In the past two years, Yorkon has completed an unprecedented 99 per cent of its contracts both on programme and on budget. And the fact that more than 70 per cent of its business is from repeat customers is further evidence of its success.

The Yorkon system allows the creation of 12m clear internal spans with unrivalled aesthetic options for the external envelope. Its latest innovations include the awardwinning high performance floor a pre-installed concrete floor developed for buildings with areas of high footfall, heavy loadings or to accommodate sensitive equipment.