POSTPONED – Methodology for Quantifying the Benefits of Offsite Construction

16 March 2020 , Kings College, The University of Cambridge, Kings Parade, Cambridge, CB2 1ST

Please note that due to the emerging and escalating Covid-19 Coronavirus situation, we have unfortunately decided to postpone this event until we have a clearer idea of the situation in the UK.

Join us for this free launch event for CIRIA’s new good practice guide, Methodology for quantifying the benefits of offsite construction, produced in association with the Laing O’Rourke Centre, University of Cambridge. The new 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.

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At present there is no industry standard methodology for assessing the benefits of offsite techniques against traditional construction practices. Most assessments are made through the client’s tender process on a case by case basis. This may not provide for an easy comparison between approaches on a particular scheme, identify all the possible benefits that are available or act as a record for future projects.

This event aims at enabling clients, designers, specifiers, contractors and others to quantify for themselves the benefits of offsite construction techniques when compared to typical construction approaches.


9:30am: Registration opens. Tea and coffee available.

10:00: Welcome, the objective of the day, brief overview of the Laing O’Rourke Centre. Campbell Middleton University of Cambridge.

10:05: Welcome from CIRIA. Brief overview of CIRIA. Kieran Tully – CIRIA

10:10: Welcome from the Chairman of the project steering group. Matt Cooper – ARUP

10:15: Presentation of the report – Methodology for quantifying the benefits of offsite construction – Tercia Jansen van Vuuren – University of Cambridge.

10:45: Perspective and case study from the transport sector. Joanne Geddes – Network Rail, Secondee to the Department for Transport – Transport Research Innovation Board (TRIB) Working Group

11:05: Coffee break, croissants, pastries and networking

11:45: Perspective on offsite construction. Professor Lord Robert Mair –University of Cambridge

12:00: Perspective from the Construction Innovation Hub – Keith Waller – Construction Innovation Hub

12:15: Q&A – Panel of speakers

12:45: Closing remarks, thanks and report availability

12:50: Event close

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