Methodology for Quantifying the Benefits of Offsite Construction

05 June 2020

Join us at this free launch Webinar for CIRIA’s new good practice guide C792 Methodology for quantifying the benefits of offsite construction produced in association with the Laing O’Rourke Centre, University of Cambridge. The guide serves as a call to action to transform the way the construction industry assesses project performance, opening the door to evidence-based comparisons and data driven decisions to establish best-practice in the industry.


At present there is no industry standard methodology for assessing the benefits of off-site techniques against traditional construction practices. Most assessments are made through the client’s tender process on a case by case basis. This guide proposes a methodology to enable easy comparison between construction approaches, making it possible to keep consistent records across projects and identify all the possible benefits available.

Why attend

• Discover the key outcomes of this guide presented by the research team
• Explore how you/your company might make use of this framework
• Hear perspectives from experts including Professor Lord Robert Mair, University of Cambridge and Construction Innovation Hub’s Keith Waller
• Learn how the methodology is being applied in different sectors
• Participate in a Q&A session with academics and key industry players

Who should attend 

Those working within offsite construction including clients, designers, specifiers, contractors and others to quantify for themselves the benefits of off-site construction techniques when compared to typical construction approaches.


Friday 5th June 2020
11:00 – 12:30

We recommend you join the webinar ten minutes before the scheduled start time.


11:00 Welcome and introduction – Matt Cooper, Associate, Business and Operations Consultant, ARUP

11:05 Welcome and brief overview of CIRIA – Kieran Tully, Associate Director, CIRIA

11:10 Welcome and brief overview of the Laing O’Rourke Centre – Professor Campbell Middleton, Professor of Construction Engineering and Director, Laing O’Rourke Centre at the University of Cambridge

11:15 Presentation of the guide ‘Methodology for Quantifying the Benefits of Offsite Construction’ – Tercia Jansen van Vuuren, Research Associate, Laing O’Rourke Centre at the University of Cambridge

11:45 Perspective and case study from the transport sector – Joanne Geddes, Lead Engineering Capability Manager, Network Rail, Secondee to the Department for Transport, Transport Research Innovation Board Working Group

12:10 Q&A with panel of speakers including:

Professor Lord Robert Mair, Emeritus Professor of Civil Engineering and Director of Research, University of Cambridge

Keith Waller, Programme Director, Construction Innovation Hub

12:30 Closing remarks

Register here

To get the most out of this webinar, we highly recommend you download the free publication via CIRIA’s website. Simply login/create an account, add the download into your basket, checkout as normal and you will receive a download link shortly after. 

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