Direction Group Dinner & Meeting

23 - 24 April 2019 , Griffin Court | 15 Long Lane | London | EC1A 9PN | UK Add to calendar

Direction Group Meeting, 24th April

Buildoffsite – Member Successes & the Future





This Direction Group meeting was an opportunity for our members to share their successes by giving an overview of their offsite award winning projects including Education Project of the Year, Infrastructure Project of the Year and Offsite Pioneer of the Year. The event was also a chance to learn more about our new member Ideal Standard and get an insight into the role of standards in offsite construction through a presentation from BSI. Buildoffsite and BSI will be working closely together to provide regular updates and communications on the topic of standardisation.

At the same time, we were happy to share with you our member survey outputs as well as an update on our business plan and our plans for the future including our recently established Residential Hub Leaders Group.

Welcome & Introductions – Buildoffsite

Neil Bills, Ideal Standard – Neil focused his presentation on their market position, innovations and digital

Mark Graham, Premier Modular – Education Project of the Year winner

Beaver Road Primary School is one of 8 schools delivered in partnership with ISG for Manchester City Council over a period of 18 months.

Andy Smith, Caledonian – Infrastructure Project of the Year winner

Caledonian have recently been awarded Infrastructure Project of the Year for works at Hinkley point C working with Laing O’Rourke and EDF energy. Described as the largest hotel built since Euro Disney Andy outlined what went into making this an award winning project that was delivered during 2018 and what projects are now flowing through the factory.

John Handscomb, Kier – Offsite Pioneer of the Year winner

Kier’s entry for the ‘Offsite Pioneer of the Year’ award captures their determination to give strategic priority to modern methods of construction, embracing offsite technology to overcome specific challenges and achieve higher levels of performance and efficiency. Throughout 2018 they consolidated their offsite strategy, as well as improving communication, offsite marketing and collaboration across the business.

Nick Davidge, ilke Homes – Best use of volumetric technology

Nick outlined the benefits of fully volumetric solutions as showcased at the Gateshead Innovation Village with Home Group. Ilke Homes designs, manufactures and installs full volumetric homes and have taken offsite activity to the furthest level believed to be possible through their volumetric technology. ilke Homes’ design approach creates a portfolio of house types that enables both traditional and contemporary aesthetics to be achieved, delivers exemplary performance and quality through efficient and consistent production in their factory.

Buildoffsite – the Future an update on our business plan and member survey outputs

Clare Price, BSI Group – The Role of standards in offsite construction

Reporting on the research findings, the value of engagement in the standardisation process, and key developments. Full BSI report can be found here

*As requested you can find the RICS paper on Modern Methods of Construction here