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Upcoming events

June 2017

McAvoy and Carillion host this Offsite & Healthcare sector supplier day

12 June 2017, The Studio, 7 Cannon St, Birmingham B2 5EP

Buildoffsite members McAvoy, Carillion and the Offsite Management School are hosting a joint event to understand what clients and contractors are doing to embed offsite techniques within the health care sector and what current best practice looks like.

Attending this day will give delegates an opportunity to:

  • Understand how McAvoy embed offsite best practice
  • Learn how Carillion adopted offsite techniques for the West Midlands Hospital project
  • Ask your burning questions to McAvoy and Carillion during the Q&A session
  • Hear from the NHS on their business services framework
  • Network over a free lunch

To register:–the-healthcare-sector-supplier-day/

Direction Group Meeting & Dinner - Elliott

27-28 June 2017, Carnaby Industrial Estate, Lancaster Rd, Carnaby YO15 3QY

Member to Member Dinner : 27 June from 7.30pm – Manor Court Hotel, Azzurro restaurant

Direction Group Meeting:  28 June – 10am – 1.00pm – Elliott, Carnaby Industrial Estate, Lancaster Rd, Carnaby YO15 3QY followed by a factory tour

Theme: Offsite Buildings for Education

Description of tour: Elliott Off Site Solutions operate two major UK production facilities which occupy over 23 acres and house 16,000 m2 of manufacturing buildings. This tour will provide delegates an opportunity to visit our 11 acre site in Carnaby.  The Carnaby assembly plant is currently focused on delivery of Elliott’s major project frameworks for the Education and Skills Funding Agency and McDonalds. The factory is a live working environment and a full safety briefing will be conducted on the day.  Personal Protective Equipment is mandatory within the factory.  Hi-vis jackets, hard hats, glasses and ear protection can be provided by Elliott however delegates are kindly asked to provide their own safety footwear.
Host: Colin Sargeant, Divisional Director, Elliott Off Site Solutions

An agenda is under preparation  for the meeting, Direction Group Meetings are an opportunity for Members to share their views on topics that matter most to them. If you have any suggestions for matters that should be addressed then do please let us have the details

Recommended hotels call directly for a 10% reduction by mentioning Elliotts corporate rate 01262 606468 01262 602834

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July 2017

Rail Hub Bridges & Viaducts DfMA Workshop – Part 2

04 July 2017, Arup, 8 Fitzroy Street, London, Fitzrovia, London W1T 4BJ


Rail Hub Bridges & Viaducts DfMA Workshop – Part 2


Date:                    4th July 2017, 2.30pm – 5.30pm

Host:                    Arup

Venue:                Arup, 8 Fitzroy Street, London, Fitzrovia, London W1T 4BJ

Lead:                    Nigel Fraser, Buildoffsite

PPE:                      None required

Invitees:              Buildoffsite members & host guests



This is the second of the Rail Hub’s Bridges and Viaducts DfMA Workshop. The first workshop was held in London on 30th September 2016. This workshop will have an interactive focus looking at design features that have been used successfully, design features to be avoided, what a design brief should ask for, and more. The aim of the two workshops is to compile a Buildoffsite guide to DfMA for bridges and viaducts.



2.30       Welcome and Introductions (Nigel Fraser)

2.40       Summary of findings of first workshop (Nigel Fraser)

2.50       Project Presentation

The Arup team will present on how they approached designing the Pedesta™ Footbridge – Rebecca Stewart (Arup), Ian Wise (Arup), Shaun Chivers (Mabey Bridge)

Conceived by Arup, the world’s first modular glass-fibre, reinforced polymer bridge was recently launched by Mabey, the first licensed distribution partner, under the brand name Pedesta™. The post-tensioned bridge can be used in restricted-access locations, allows for spans of up to 30 metres, is 70% lighter than steel, and modules only require a pallet truck or forklift to move.

3.15       Workshop session (all)

The main focus of the day – a practical session looking at ideas, suggestions, possibilities and guidelines for future DfMA bridge and viaduct solutions

5.15       Discussion/Q&A session (all)

5.25       Feedback on the day and wrap up (all)

Please email Jo Anderson at to enquire about registering.

Encon Insulation Spray Plaster Event

07 July 2017, Plymouth

You are invited to an Encon Insulation Spray Plaster event, in partnership with Knauf. Come along and you will be amazed with what you see.

Each session will include: 

  • Full live system demonstration of Knauf Readymixed Airless Finish, showing how fast, clean and efficient the system is​
  • The opportunity for attendees to use the spray machine and see the benefits of a premixed finish and the ease of use
  • Free breakfast for everyone who attends
  • Machine set up and finishing, with experts on hand to offer advice on spray machines

The new way to achieve a quality finish

  • Best Site Product in the Housebuilder Product Awards 2017
  • Flexible
  • Extremely fast drying – 12-24 hours
  • Ability to factory finish off site
  • Minimises cracking caused by transportation
  • Same system can be site and factory installed
  • Can decorate within 24 hours
  • No water required
  • Less than 1% waste
  • Higher constant finish
  • Innovative
  • Machine applied

When and where

Friday 7th July                  

Live demonstrations will take place at 8am and 10:30am

Encon Plymouth

Unit 4, Langage One, Western Wood Way, Langage Science Park, Plymouth, PL7 5BE

Register your interest

To register your interest, please email  with your details, telling us the session you would like to come to.

August 2017

Direction Group meeting and dinner hosted by Cambridge University

29-30 August 2017, Cambridge

Dinner 7.00pm, 29 August, Cambridge

Meeting 10.00 – 1.00pm, 30 August, University of Cambridge

Theme: Retail & Student Accommodation

Programme to be finalised. Please save the date

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October 2017

The Offsite Construction Show 2017

11-12 October 2017, ExCel, London

Now in it’s third year the Offsite Construction Show is getting bigger and better. With the knowledge transfer seminar programme hosted by Buildoffsite, and sponsored by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), showcasing what’s at the cutting edge of the offsite sector and facilitating discussion between key players who are changing the UK construction market to increase quality and productivity.

If you would like to exhibit at the show please contact


Direction Group meeting and dinner hosted by Legal & General

24-25 October 2017, London

Dinner 7.00pm, 24th October, London

Meeting 10.00am-1.00pm, 25 October, London

Theme: Collaboration to Support Housing Delivery at Scale

Programme to be finalised. Please save the date.

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December 2017

Direction Group meeting followed by Christmas lunch

13 December 2017, Browns, Covent Garden

Meeting 10.00am-1.00pm followed by Christmas lunch, London

Theme: Digitally Accelerated Construction

Programme to be finalised. Please save the date.

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