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MMC Magazine feature BuildOffsite ‘THE NEED FOR NEW TRADITIONS’

New Faces

Happy to announce the team has grown a little this last month: we have Louise Smith with us as Interim Project Co-Ordinator and Nathalie Quinn working on Communications. If we can pin them down, we should be adding some photos so you can know who you are talking to!

Both will be overseeing the Hubs and bringing you more information on how to be involved and share your experiences with like-minded members at these immensely valuable events.

Find out more here: http://www.buildoffsite.com/sectors/market-sectors/

Email hubs@buildoffsite.com with any questions, or suggestions on what you would like to be discussed as a theme or subject at a Hub.

 

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Andrew Dix FCIPS

It is with deep regret that we have to announce the death of Andrew Dix, the Chairman of Buildoffsite. Andrew’s sudden death has come as an incredible shock to us all. Our thoughts go out to his wife Julie and their family.

Andrew had been Chairman for only a short period but had begun to implement some impressive changes to put the organisation in the right shape to support the next stage of the Buildoffsite project. He was a rare talent and will be much missed.

The Buildoffsite Executive Group will implement some immediate measures to maintain the effectiveness of the organisation until a permanent arrangement can be put in place. There will be no loss of momentum in Buildoffsite’s work programme to build a better, more productive, construction industry.

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Buildoffsite Rail Hub Visit to Reading Station

On Wednesday 21st February, Buildoffsite’s Rail Hub visited the £120million redevelopment project at Reading Station, part of the Reading Station Area Redevelopment (RSAR) project, as part of their 2017 event programme. Hailed as an exemplary project by the sector, the project client, Network Rail, hosted the morning event together with HOCHTIEF and Costain who were partners in the project JV. The morning offered members a unique opportunity to hear about the conception, planning and logistics of this huge build, which was completed while maintaining full rail and station functionality. The presenters included Tim Monckton, Head of Technical Services at HOCHTIEF, Jerry Hayes, Project Director at Costain, and Jimmy McWhirter, Senior Construction Manager (Station) with Network Rail. The session focused on the construction and placement of the platform canopies and there were plenty of opportunities for questions, giving attendees an opportunity to gain additional insight into the project, the challenges it posed and the solutions found.

From its initial proposal in 2008, the scheme developed and adapted to meet changes and challenges, and was motivated to keep on schedule due to the severe consequences on other successor projects as well as the rail network if deadlines were missed. The scheme was successfully completed in 2014. Keeping the trains running and the commuters commuting made the logistics of the scheme particularly challenging, but the use of offsite build and a tightly planned schedule enabled the station to function with minimal disruption. A specially commissioned factory in Poole provided the offsite manufacture for the scheme, allowing onsite storage to be kept to a minimum.

A high level of collaboration between all parties and a low level of internal resistance to the scheme were highlighted as major contributors to its success. The lessons learned from this project have fed into other Network Rail, Costain and HOCHTIEF projects, with projected time and cost savings expected to be two of the key benefits.

Links:

http://www.costain.com/solutions/case-studies/reading-station-area-redevelopment/

http://www.hochtief-construction.co.uk/rail_rsar.shtml

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Buildoffsite – Building Connections September/October 2016

In addition to business as usual activities such as contact with Members and prospective Members, managing activities, communications and events. Buildoffsite is involved in developments that support the interests of Members and the development of the organisation.

During the late September/October period these activities will include:

  • Promoting Buildoffsite interests at the launch of Offsite overlay publication at RIBA on 28 September
  • Communication with the GLA about the use of offsite solutions to deliver strategic need for homes
  • Finalising arrangements for Buildoffsite activities at the Offsite Construction Show on 12/13 October including briefing Members on networking and knowledge opportunities and the delivery of 15 formal knowledge transfer sessions
  • Publication of the Autumn Buildoffsite Newsletter
  • Publication of the Buildoffsite Yearbook 2016/17
  • Arrangements for networking dinner on 11 October
  • Promotion of Buildoffsite interests at UK Construction Week Events
  • Planning for meeting with HSE on 25 October
  • Direction Group Dinner and Networking Opportunity on 26 October
  • Planning the collaborative event with the Institution of Structural Engineers to take place on 3 November
  • Review of Buildoffsite activities

If Members would like additional information on any of these activities please contact:
Roisin.sweeney@buildoffsite.com

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Buildoffsite – Building Connections August/September 2016

In addition to business as usual activities such as contact with Members and prospective Members, managing activities, communications and events. Buildoffsite is involved in developments that support the interests of Members and the development of the organisation.

During the August/September holiday period these activities will include:
• Contact with air transportation clients
• Connections with Local Authorities
• Meeting with plant and equipment manufacturers
• Planning for the Offsite Construction Show seminar and masterclass programmes on 12 and 13 October
• Direction Group Dinner and Networking Opportunity on 23 August
• Direction Group Meeting on 24 August
• Contacts with I Struct E and with RIBA in preparation for collaborative events
• Planning the Forth Road Bridge Technical Visit and Networking event on 14 September

If Members would like additional information on any of these activities please contact:
Roisin.sweeney@buildoffsite.com

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Offsite Construction Show 2016

The launch of OSCS2015 was a great success which makes OSCS2016 a significant date in the construction diary!

 

In October 2015, the offsite industry came of age, with its very own showcase attracting 2,000 attendees who represented every part of the UK’s building, construction, design and engineering community, combining to make the UK’s first ever national Offsite exhibition a resounding success.

On 12th & 13th October OSCS2016 will build on this achievement, we have a great show planned.

Register here

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Buildoffsite – Building Connections July/August 2016

In addition to business as usual activities such as contact with Members and prospective Members, managing activities, communications and events. Buildoffsite is involved in other activities that support the interests of Members and the development of the organisation.

Over recent weeks and in the following few weeks these activities include:

  • Launch of Education hub
  • Possible launch of Pharma hub
  • Collaboration with I Struct E
  • Meeting with CITB
  • Participation in Construction Leadership Council Innovation Group on MMC
  • Input to Business Department Level 3 BIM programme
  • Developing the seminar and masterclass programmes for the Offsite Construction Show
  • Regular meetings with the Department for Business on offsite activities
  • Role of robotics in advanced offsite production
  • Relationship building with CIOB
  • Collaboration with RICS

If Members would like additional information on any of these activities please contact:

Roisin.sweeney@buildoffsite.com

 

 

 

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Portakabin: Royal Stoke Hospital

 

Portakabin produces short film following construction of challenging build project at Royal Stoke Hospital.

 

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