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Upcoming events

May 2017

Digital Water: Technological Developments and the Water Sector

22 May 2017, Mott MacDonald, 10 Fleet Place, London EC4M 7RB

Date:                    Monday 22 May 2017, 10am – 4pm        

                              Water Hub Event

Host:                    Mott MacDonald

Venue:                 10 Fleet Place, London, EC4M 7RB 


Leads:                  Jon Rains and Jaimie Johnston

Objective: to showcase how digital technology can and is being used in the water sector

Capacity: 60 max



10.00 – Arrival & Refreshments

10.20 – Introduction from Water Hub, Jaimie Johnston

10.30 – Infrastructure goes digital, Jaimie Johnston, Bryden Wood

11.10 – Digital Engineering, David Marsh, Laing O’Rourke

11.50 – Beyond Standardisation; Automation of commodity design, Jon Rains, Mott MacDonald

12.30 – 12.45 Comfort Break 

12.45 – Round table discussion with working lunch Mark Enzer

13.30 – Standards and governance, Simon Kerr, Mott MacDonald

14.10 – Skills and communications, Prof Jason Underwood, University of Salford

14.50 – Relevant, emerging technology showcase reinforcing ‘the future is here now’, Andrew Zhao, Mott MacDonald

15.30 – Feedback and wrap up, Jaimie Johnston

16.00 – Close


Please email Jo Anderson at to enquire about registering.

Addressing the UK Housing Challenge

25 May 2017, The Irish Embassy, 17 Grosvenor Place, London SW1X 7HR

Addressing the UK Housing Challenge

16:00 – 19:30 on Thursday 25th May

Embassy of Ireland, 17 Grosvenor Place, London SW1X 7HR

Buildoffsite and our event partners Enterprise Ireland and Invest Northern Ireland, are pleased to invite you to a knowledge and networking reception to consider practical responses to the UK housing challenge.

Given the scale of the challenge we are thinking in terms of a number of hosted events to look in detail at the key areas of opportunity and the practical challenges for the supply side to deliver at scale and quality across housing tenures.

In this the first event of the series, we will look to better understand key developments taking place in the market and the opportunities and challenges for the supply side including the role of offsite enabled solutions. Our speakers will include representatives from the investor, developer and real estate communities, including:


Cheyne Capital –

Barclays –

Strutt & Parker –

Geraghty Taylor –

This is a member only event, if you would like to register please email

June 2017

Direction Group Meeting & Dinner - Modularize

27-28 June 2017, Liverpool

Dinner 7.00pm, 27th June, Liverpool

Meeting 10.00am-1.00pm, 28th June, Liverpool

Programme to be finalised. Please save the date.

To register:

McAvoy and Carillion host this Offsite & the 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/

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.

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

Programme to be finalised. Please save the date


To register:


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

Programme to be finalised. Please save the date.

To register:

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

Programme to be finalised. Please save the date.

To register: