Past Events

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Past events

Transforming the Housing Technology Mindset with George Clarke

04 December 2018 , Mitsubishi Electric, Travellers Lane, Hatfield, Herts, A10 8XB

Sharing knowledge to change perspectives on building modern homes

Venue: Mitsubishi Electric, Travellers Lane, Hatfield, Herts, A10 8XB

Registration: 09:30

Meeting Start: 10:00

Meeting Close: 14:00

Join us on the 4th December for a special event with George Clarke, TV presenter, visionary architect, campaigner and educator. We will be discussing the need to de-carbonise heating and looking at how the electrification of heating is the answer to meeting the Government’s climate change targets.

In the UK we spend £32 billion a year on heating alone and it accounts for around a third of our greenhouse gas emissions. We need to change the way we produce and consume heat or we will not meet our long-term climate change targets. To get there, we are going to have to change the way we generate, distribute and use heat in buildings and industry.



As a market leader in commercial and domestic renewable solutions, Mitsubishi Electric is a pioneer in the development of renewable heat pump technology that offers improved energy efficiency and meets tough legislation. Heat pump technology has been used around the world for decades and Mitsubishi Electric has developed this technology to produce Ecodan – one of the most advanced, efficient heating systems available today.

*Please note: Spaces for this event are limited and therefore will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.


Water Hub workshop at the Manufacturing Technology Centre

07 November 2018 , MTC (Coventry), MTC Limited, Ansty Park, Coventry, CV7 9JU


Water Hub Workshop and MTC Tour

MTC (Coventry), MTC Limited , Ansty Park, Coventry, CV7 9JU

The workshop focused on delivering the 2025 construction targets by examining the main challenges and drivers in the water sector from both a supply chain and water company perspective. 

All members can access the post workshop notes and presentations here


Key issues for UK construction

01 November 2018 , Congress Centre, 28 Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3LS

Key issues for UK construction

Central London

Meeting Start: 08.00

Meeting End: 13.30


Direction Group Dinner and Meeting

30 - 31 October 2018 , Laing O'Rourke, Explore Industrial Park, Explore way (off A619) Steetley, Worksop S80 3DT

Venue: Laing O’Rourke, Explore Industrial Park, Explore way (off A619) Steetley, Worksop S80 3DT

Demystifying offsite for residential

Exploring the potential of alternative offsite technologies and how to put them into practice. Learn about opportunities and limitations of offsite : design manufacturing and construction)

A workshop session designed for Social Landlords & small residential developers.

Speakers: McAvoyIlkeCaledonianRotherham Metropolitan Borough Council Elements Europe and Laing O’Rourke.


Home builders 2020 – who are the players and innovators?

03 October 2018 , The National Composites Centre, Bristol BS16 7FS


The impact and value of using offsite construction for low rise building such as garden towns, villages and cities and larger scale developments. 

The gap between supply and demand currently sits somewhere between 100k and 150k homes pa. How can offsite solutions capture all of, if not the lions share, of this requirement.

Support for the offsite sector has grown considerably over the past 12 months and at a disproportionate rate compared to previous years where growth was being achieved at a steady, if not at times frustrating, pace. Buildoffsite is working with its members (from all walks of the industry) to help the sector understand its attributes and limitations at the same time as enabling both the public and private sectors to enter the market –  not only well prepared and well informed, but with a network of like minded organisations who can support them in the process.

Please note that Bristol Temple Meads station is closed. Please use either Bristol Parkway or Yate.

The address for the venue is as follows and there is plenty of parking

National Composites Centre
Feynman Way Central,
Bristol & Bath Science Park,
Emersons Green,
BS16 7FS

Click here for a map

Final agenda

Members can register here

Non members can register here for a fee of £80.00

For further information please contact

Water Hub Meeting and Factory Visit

12 September 2018 , Nomenca, Warrington


Site visit commences at 8.00, please arrive in plenty of time for the tour to start on time.

Site: Winsford WwTW, Wades Lane, off Bradford, Winsford, CW7 2PB

This is a LiMA site where Nomenca’s Off Site Build Team have provided dosing equipment.

You will need to bring your own PPE as there are no spares available.

If any of you are planning to miss the site visit, please join me at the hotel for coffee where I will be from 9.00am, details below.

We shall continue at The Macdonald Portal Hotel, arriving by 10am for morning coffee with the meeting commencing at 10.30.

Cobblers Cross Lane, Tarporley CW6 0DJ


Don’t forget that the purpose of the day is effective communications so please come prepared to share in discussions. We also want to hear your good news stories which we’re hoping will become a regular feature and which we will be promoting within the Buildoffsite newsletter.


RESI Convention 2018 (attendee costs apply)

12 - 14 September 2018 , Celtic Manor, Newport, Wales

Buildoffsite Director Tim Hall joins line up at RESI Convention 2018. He will be speaking on 13th September.

Buildoffsite Director Tim Hall, Shaun Tate of Mace and Paul Rogers of Whittham Cox are the latest confirmed speakers at RESI Convention 2018.

The trio of construction experts will take part in the ‘Construction and Delivery’ stream of masterclasses and ‘ask the expert’ sessions on day two of the convention, which will take place from 12-14 September at Celtic Manor in Wales.

Member to member event hosted by Arup

06 September 2018 , ARUP, 8 Fitzroy St, Bloomsbury, London W1T 4BQ

Member to Member Event

Time: 2.00pm – 6.00pm followed by a drinks reception

Purpose: A once a year opportunity for the Membership to come together to contribute to the scrutiny and development of the Buildoffsite work-programme, to share their experiences of the big issues that are influencing the opportunities and challenges for the offsite sector in the UK market and to make those all important business contacts.

The afternoons discussions to include:

Overview of the prospects for the UK Construction Industry and the implications for Offsite

Introducing the Buildoffsite Forum members

Review from Tim Hall on activities, outcomes and opportunities

Opportunities for members to influence the future Direction of the Buildoffsite Work-programme

Networking and Discussion

If you would also like to bring a guest please advise of their contact details for us to register accordingly

Members can register here

Direction Group Meeting hosted by Polypipe.

29 August 2018 , Hosted by Polypipe in Aylesford


Raising our Game in the Manufacturing Supply Chain

Kindly hosted by Polypipe at their offices in Aylesford.

Agenda – Wednesday 29 August 2018.

Please note that parking at Polypipe is severely restricted and so they have kindly arranged a shuttle from the Holiday Inn, directions here

08:30: Register at Holiday Inn – London Rd, Wrotham Heath, Sevenoaks TN15 7RS Bacon rolls / tea / coffee
09:15: Transport to Polypipe
10:00: Welcome and introductions – Glen Sabin, Polypipe
10:05: Brief overview of the theme for the Direction Group – Tim Hall, Buildoffsite

11.10: Executive Director update including:

  • Buildoffsite’s current work programme
  • Buildoffsite Forum
  • New members
  • International engagement
  • Hub updates

11.30: Presentation on opportunities for collaborative Research Funding

11.50: A proposed Buildoffsite  led effort on Digitally Enabled Manufacturing

12.10: Events Programme (Paper to be tabled)

  • Member to member event, ARUP, London – 6 September
  • Residential hub event, National Composite Centre, Bristol – 13 September
  • Next Direction Group dinner and meeting, Laing O’Rourke, Steetley – 29-30 October
  • Offsite construction show – 20/21 November
  • Masterclass Session (eg C-Probe)

12.30: Member Feedback Session

13.00: Close followed by networking and lunch

14.00: Polypipe factory tour (approx. 1 hour)

Polypipe’s address is, Polypipe, Aylesford, New Hythe Business Park, College Rd, New Hythe ME20 7PJ.

Direction Group Meetings are also an opportunity for Members to share their views on topics that matter most to them. If you have any suggestions for matters that should be addressed then do please send the details to

If you require overnight accommodation on the 28 August, we will be staying at the Holiday Inn Maidstone – Sevenoaks, London Road, Wrotham Heath, Kent, Sevenoaks, TN15 7RS. If you require a hotel room please contact them directly quoting “Polypipe” for a corporate rate of £81 bed and breakfast.  Telephone number: 0871 942 9054 website: note: If you drive to and stay at the Holiday Inn you need to advise the hotel reception of your vehicle registration etc, they have ‘Parking Eye’ cameras and you will get a penalty through the post if you don’t register your vehicle with the hotel.

Members can register here

Direction Group Dinner

28 August 2018 , Hosted by Buildoffsite in Aylesford

Prior to our Direction Group, a Members’ Dinner will take place on the evening of Tuesday 28 August at The Farm House, 97-99 High St, West Malling ME19 6NA at 7.30pm.

Please note that parking at the restaurant is severely restricted and so Polypipe have kindly arranged a shuttle to it from Holiday Inn, Maidstone, at 7.00 pm.

If you require overnight accommodation on the 28 August, we will be staying at the Holiday Inn Maidstone – Sevenoaks, London Road, Wrotham Heath, Kent, Sevenoaks, TN15 7RS. If you require a hotel room please contact them directly quoting “Polypipe” for a corporate rate of £81 bed and breakfast.  Telephone number: 0871 942 9054 website: Please note: If you drive to and stay at the Holiday Inn you need to advise the hotel reception of your vehicle registration etc, they have ‘Parking Eye’ cameras and you will get a penalty through the post if you don’t register your vehicle with the hotel.

Members can register here

New Offsite Opportunity for Rotherham Metropolitan District Council

24 August 2018 , John Smith’s Room at Rotherham Town Hall, The Crofts, Moorgate Street, Rotherham, S60 2TH




Buildoffsite is working with Rotherham  Metropolitan District Council to engage the offsite construction community and attend a Meet the Buyer Event on the 24th August.

9.30              Registration (Lindsey Castle)

10.00            Welcome Jane Davies, Strategic Housing & Development Manager

10.20            Working with Build Off Site: Wendy Foster, Social Housing Officer/Fareita Udoh, Transition Manager

10.25            Scheme outlines: Nick Ward, Housing Development Manager/Wendy Foster, Social Housing Officer

10.40            Procurement Process: Clair Brierley, Category Manager – Corporate Procurement Service

11.00            General questions to the Panel

  • Clair Brierley (procurement)
  • Dave Scholey (technical and spec)
  • Nick Ward (bungalows)
  • Wendy, (pods)

11.40            Networking


The Rail Overbuild Guide Progress Review

19 July 2018 , WSP, 70 Chancery Lane, London, WC2A 1AF


A follow up to the well attended meeting on Building Above Railway Lines last year. WSP and Buildoffsite will be sharing progress on the Overbuild Guide, initiated in 2017.


The Agenda is as follows

10:00 Welcome – Nigel Fraser, Buildoffsite

10:05 Introductions – All

10:15 Summary of progress to date – Bill Price, WSP

– Out of Thin Air report published

– Initial Buildoffsite workshop conclusions

– Outline of what we want to do

– Information gathered to date

10:30 How can we make the transfer deck / building structure & services interfaces configurable and flexible? – All

11:00 What are the key characteristics that we need to identify and quantify for a typical 12 storey building using different construction systems? – All

11:30 Learning for motorway overbuild (e.g. for Heathrow expansion) – All

11:45 Next steps – Bill Price

12:00 Close

Members can register here.

For more information please contact

BOPAS Breakfast Briefing

11 July 2018 , Lloyd's Register, 71 Fenchurch Street, London, EC3M 4BS

Time                       08.30hrs – 10.30hrs

The Buildoffsite Property Assurance Scheme (BOPAS) has been developed by Lloyd’s Register, BuildingLifePlans (BLP), Buildoffsite, the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, The Council of Mortgage Lenders and The Building Society Association to provide assurance to the lending community and valuers, that non-traditional systems of construction can be used in new house-building with total confidence and traceability, with the option of insurance cover to provide additional certainty.

BOPAS certification is available to designers manufacturers and constructors and will provide confirmation that properties, constructed using non-traditional forms of construction, will be sufficiently durable to support loans over a period of not less than 60 years. The availability of a BOPAS certification is a recognised means of managing financial and construction risk and serves as a primary gateway to mortgage finance across the sectors including institutional investors in new public and private sector housing developments, and client groups including RSLs and LAs.


08.00                      Registration & coffee and breakfast

08.30                      Introduction and overview of current Government initiatives in the Offsite sector–

Professor Nick Whitehouse

08.50                      The BOPAS Scheme:

– Context and benefits

-Accreditation process and database – Terry Mundy, Lloyd’s Register

-Durability assessment process

-Update on registrations – Jeff Maxted, BLP

09.30                      Accreditation awards to organisations who have successfully completed the BOPAS process

09.40                      A manufacturers perspective of the BOPAS process – Top Hat Industries

09.45                      Q&A and Discussion

10.00                      Refreshments and networking

10.30                      Close


To register please click here

For directions please click here

If you have any queries please contact Buildoffsite at

Water Hub workshop at the Northumbrian Water Innovations Festival

10 July 2018 , Northumbrian Water


The Workshop has been timed to coincide with the Northumbrian Water Innovations Festival, which is being held from 9th – 13th July and all previous Water Hub attendees should receive an invitation to the festival directly from Northumbrian Water.

The Festival in its second year is a truly unique event, taking 12 societal and environmental problems and applying design thinking techniques to try to solve them in five action packed days. Week beginning  Monday 9th to the 13th July 2018.

The focus of the Buildoffsite Water hub workshop will be Efficiencies and the event is open to Buildoffsite Members and invited guests.

Agenda to follow.

Members can register here

Non-members please email

Residential Hub Event, Height of Design:

04 July 2018 , Liverpool

Using offsite manufactured solutions to deliver medium and high rise residential accommodation is now more popular than ever,  in particular for the leading developers within the UK.

With the increase in the Build to rent market forecast to continue now is a good time to invest in quality efficient and desirable accommodation.

Outside of London there is a perception that the opportunity for this type of construction is limited but as will become evident from our next residential hub meeting this may not be the case.

Liverpool presents a fantastic opportunity to showcase the use of modern methods of construction and deliver homes not only at scale but well designed and configured in the process.

Taking the “ Height of Design “ approach has the potential to add significant benefits to the landscape in and around Liverpool, creating a positive and long term legacy in its regeneration.

Buildoffsite Residential Hub has assembled an outstanding list of experienced contractors, manufacturers and suppliers to present details about the schemes that they have completed, their experiences on the way and the partnerships that have led them or are leading them to undertake some of the UK’s most iconic housing led schemes delivered to date.

Prepare to be impressed by the scale and ingenuity of the market and how far we have come in a relatively short space of time then consider how you could participate, become more involved in the sector or benefit from the extensive networking opportunity that the Buildoffsite Residential Hub event can offer its members.

Click here for the Event Agenda

Members can register here

For non-members there is a fee of £78.55 per place and you can register here.

Address: Liverpool Business SchoolRedmonds Building, Brownlow Hill, Liverpool, L3 5UG. Directions can be found on their website here.

Please note that Liverpool Lime Street Station will be closed on the 4th of July. The closest rail station is Liverpool Central and you can also travel to Parkway and then get a bus. More information ca be found at National Rail

A member’s recommendation for where to stay is the Nadler Hotel, nearby and reasonable, Click here for more.

Direction Group Meeting Theme – M+E solutions

20 June 2018 , NG Bailey Offsite Manufacture, Park 26, Kingsmark Freeway, Oakenshaw, Bradford BD12 7HW

NG Bailey are kindly hosting this Direction meeting.  9.30am – 1.00pm followed by a tour of their offsite manufacture facilities.

Direction Group Meetings are also an opportunity for Members to share their views on topics that matter most to them. If you have any suggestions for matters that should be addressed then do please let us have the details here:

Direction Group Meeting agenda

Wednesday 20 June 2018, NG Bailey, Bradford

Theme: M+E solutions

09.30: Registration and Networking

10.00: Welcome and Introductions

10.10: Presentations to include:

  • NG Bailey
  • B+K Structures –prefabricated MEP solutions

10.55: Allan Griffin – The AMRC: Where Construction meets Manufacturing

11.10: Buildoffsite collaboration with BESA (then B&ES) to produce “An Offsite Guide for the Building and Engineering Services Sector”

11.20: Buildoffsite Forum

11.40: HS2 and MEP, Kier – tbc

12.00: Communications and Events

  • Offsite construction show
  • Hub updates
  • Newsletter
  • Collaboration with other organisations (HCA, Offsite School, Housing Forum…)
  • ICE

12.30: Member Feedback Session

13.00: Close followed by networking and lunch

14.00: NG Bailey factory tour

15.00: Close

Members can register here. Non-members please contact Anna Whiting on the address above.

Pre Direction Group Dinner

19 June 2018 , Hosted by Buildoffsite in Bradford

A Members’ Dinner will take place on the evening of Tuesday 19 June at the Massimo Italian restaurant located in the Gomersal Hotel, BD19 4LJ at 7.30pm.

Members can book their place here.

Non-members please contact

If you require overnight accommodation on the 19 June, we will be staying at the Gomersal Park Hotel & Dream Spa, Moor Lane, Gomersal, West Yorkshire, BD19 4LJ. If you require a hotel room please contact them directly quoting “NG Bailey” for a corporate rate of £79 bed and breakfast.  Telephone number (0)1274 869 386 email

Irish Embassy Event London Housing-What Next

03 May 2018 , Irish Embassy, 17 Grosvenor Place, Belgravia, London SW1X 7HR

London Housing – What Next?

Time: 3.45pm – 7.00pm

An invitation only high level knowledge and networking session jointly presented by Buildoffsite, Enterprise Ireland and Invest Northern Ireland. Hosted by Ambassador Adrian O’Neill

 Rising to the challenge

The population of London is growing at a rate unseen for more than 70 years. There is already a significant shortage of decent, affordable homes and the situation is deteriorating. The London Mayor has called for an annual programme to construct 66,000 new homes against the current record programme of round 46,000 and for 60% of these to be affordable. The big questions for this session are how can the industry respond to the challenge and how can offsite construction methods contribute to the delivery of a step-change increase in new homes across all tenure types?

There will be a welcome by His Excellency Mr Adrian O’Neill, Ambassador of Ireland

To register your interest please email

Rail Hub and HS2 Workshop

27 - 27 April 2018 , CIRIA,Griffin Court 15 Long Lane London, EC1A 9PN

Open to members and non members

HS2 Limited, a member of Buildoffsite, has asked us to help them explore new ideas and address some challenges in relation to viaduct designs. To this end we shall hold a workshop to connect HS2 with potential supply chain members and develop a collaborative approach to help delivering 21st century designs for the viaducts required by the high speed line.

The workshop will be looking for ideas that can address the aesthetic, durability, programme and whole life cost aspects, in addition to the need for safety and buildability. Four viaducts will be used as examples in the workshop to highlight the challenges that the HS2 team is facing and to help the supply chain to think how they can better support HS2’s expectations. They will also provide insight into how HS2 may assess and compare options.

The event is open to all potential suppliers of viaduct construction systems, including concrete, steel and composites, whether they be members of Buildoffsite or not. With limited space at the venue we may need to limit attendance to one person per organisation: If you would like to register multiple people; please ensure the lead person is clearly identified.

For more information please contact  or phone Kate on 020 7549 3306

Buildoffsite Rail Hub General Meeting 26th April 1pm-5pm 

26 April 2018 , CIRIA, Griffin Court, 15 Long Lane London, EC1A 9PN  

CIRIA, Griffin Court, 15 Long Lane
London, EC1A 9PN  

All members are invited, (room capacity permitting).

The next Buildoffsite Rail Hub Meeting will be held on the 26th of April. At it we will present the latest Buildoffsite DfMA guide for Bridges and Viaducts produced with input from the group. We will also look at what we can do to support the London Underground Step Free Access Programme and how offsite can help deliver the vision outlined in the WSP report “Out of Thin Air, building above London’s rail tracks”. It will be a very interactive session, looking for ways of helping members  to collaborate to offer greater client value. Spaces are limited so we advise prompt booking to ensure a place.

Members please book here.

Non members please contact Kate Abley

For more information call Kate on 020 7549 3306

Student Accommodation & Direction Group Meeting

12 April 2018 , Newcastle University

The next Buildoffsite Direction Group Meeting is taking place on Thursday 12 April at Newcastle University, Barbara Strang Teaching Centre, Newcastle, NE1 8QB

Theme : University Estates and Student Accommodation

10.00 – 14.00 followed by a tour of the CIMC student accommodation which was delivered utilising offsite manufactured ‘modules’

Agenda as follows:

09.30:  Registration and Networking

10.00:  Welcome and Introductions

10.10:   Presentations to include:

  • Rachel Davis, Premier Interlink
  • Peter Boundy, Kier
  • Paul Bandeen, Newcastle University

11.10:  Construction Leadership Council Update – Construction sector deal

11.40:  Digital futures overview – examples of digital in use – Peter Foster, CoBuilder & Garry Fannon, Willmott Dixon

12.00: Communications and Events

  • Offsite Construction Show
  • Newsletter
  • Collaboration with other organisations (HCA, Offsite School, Housing Forum…)

12.30: Member Feedback Session

13.00: Close followed by Networking and Lunch

14.00: A visit to the CIMC student accommodation which was delivered utilising manufactured ‘modules’




A Member’s Dinner will take place on the evening of 11 April for those who will be staying overnight. The dinner will take place at Cote, 120-122 Grainger Street, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 5AF from 7.30pm and we hope that as many members as possible will be able to join us.

If you plan to stay over please find below recommended hotels:

Motel One Newcastle or search at

For those involved with or interested in the Housing/Residential Hub, please note that there is a Hub session from 14.00 to 19.00 on Wednesday 11th April.

Please register separately for this Housing/Residential Hub event on the 11th April here

Newcastle Residential Hub (& Opt in Direction Group Dinner)

11 April 2018 , Newcastle University


  Enabling Housing Delivery 

How pre-manufactured homes are being used to increase housing supply.

Influential speakers, engaging content and excellent networking opportunities, this event is essential for anyone involved in UK housing, off-site manufacturing, developing, purchasing and procurement.

Newcastle University, Barbara Strang Teaching Centre, Newcastle, NE1 8QB on 11th April

  • 14:00 Registrations
  • 14:15  Welcome
  • 14:25  Buildoffsite Housing Hub
  • 14:45  Brian Ham, Home Group – Capabilities and guiding principles for selecting offsite solutions
  • 15:00  Speaker to be announced
  • 15:15   Brendan Geraghty, GTA – Creating more homes using good design solutions that suit offsite
  • 15:30  Michael O’Doherty, One Public Estate – Opportunities & challenges of manufactured housing
  • 15:45  Afternoon Tea & Networking
  • 16:30  Political overview
  • 16:45  Panel Debate theme – Collaboration. Encouraging & exploring Buildoffsite’s role as enabler of collaborative projects through Innovate UK & the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund
  • 17:15  Open Discussion
  • 17:45  Other Business
  • 18:00 Drinks and Networking
  • 19:30 Dinner (£30 per head for dinner to non-members)

Panellists to be announced shortly

To register for the event please click here


For more information on this event please contact

Raising the bar for offsite housing-BRE Event

26 March 2018 , BRE, Bucknalls Lane, Watford. WD25 9NH

26 April 2018
BRE, Bucknalls Lane, Watford. WD25 9NH
FREE to attend

Quality and performance of offsite housing: a consultation on an assessment methodology


This free workshop will explore the wider context of UK offsite housing construction and its place in the national response to the housing challenge. The session will cover the standards, assessment methods & schemes operating to assure offsite quality, durability and performance of components and systems. The program includes the work of MHCLG’s MMC Working Group and will inform discussion about delivering client, customer and insurer confidence in offsite enabled housing.

To register as a delegate please visit BRE here

Housing Hub Meeting: Procurement

14 March 2018

12.30pm – 5pm Moller Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge

At the request of Local Authorities, Housing Associations and developers in the Eastern region Buildoffsite will lead a workshop session on procurement specifically for offsite construction in the housing sector.
Influential speakers, engaging content and an opportunity for organisations within the housing sector to connect and collaborate, with regional information sharing and valued speakers forming part of the knowledge transfer.

To register for this event please click here.


12:30 Coffee & Registrations

1.15 Welcome

  • Buildoffsite Housing Hub
  • Ann Bentley, RLB/CLC
  • Mike Kimmer, Caledonian Modular
  • Mark Robinson, Trowers & Hamlins
  • Andrew Yuill, Flagship Homes

2.45 Afternoon Tea & Networking

  • Political Overview
  • Panel Debate – Procurement
  • Open Discussion
  • Other Business

5.00 Close

Moller Centre Churchill College
Storey’s Way
United Kingdom
CB3 0DE (SAT NAV use CB3 0DS)


Direction Group Meeting. Theme: Developing Skills Around Offsite Construction

28 February 2018 , Hosted by TDS at Dudley College

The next Buildoffsite Direction Group Meeting takes place on Wednesday 28 February 9:30am – 1:30pm.

With a theme of Developing Skills Around Offsite Construction it also includes a tour of Dudley Advance II.

TDS Midlands have kindly agreed to host this meeting at Dudley College of Technology.

Dudley College of Technology
The Broadway
West Midlands

Agenda as follows:

09.30: Registration and Networking

10.00: Welcome and Introductions

10.30: Overview from TDS and Dudley College

11.00: Presentations

Kevin Arthur, Elements Europe   – Offsite Practical Skills in Practice

Kevin will be discussing the labour challenges faced within the UK Construction sector, the skills shortage the industry has and how offsite construction can assist with these challenges.  He will also focus on the specialist skills the offsite industry requires and how these differ from traditional labour skill sets.

Richard Bayliss, CITB – A new skills frontier: Why offsite is changing skills needs and how training can respond

Ian Heptonstall, Action Sustainability – Developing skills to accelerate the uptake of Offsite

Chris Barlow, Encon – FAAY- Partitioning systems. The opportunity to learn a new skill set, installing a partitioning system

12.15: The role of the professions and further education in providing skills for the offsite sector – Nick Whitehouse, Buildoffsite

12.30: Communications and events

12.40: Member feedback session

13.00: Tour (approx half an hour) Dudley College Advance II


Pre Direction Group Dinner

27 February 2018 , Bella Italia, Castlegate Park, Birmingham Road, Dudley, DY1 4TB

For those members staying overnight for the Direction Group Meeting on the 28th, a Members Dinner will take place on the evening of 27 February .

The dinner will take place at Bella Italia, Castlegate Park, Birmingham Road, Dudley, DY1 4TB from 7.30pm and we hope that as many Members as possible will be able to join us.

If you plan to stay over there are two recommended hotels:

The Village Hotel Dudley or telephone 01384 888830 (select option 1) To secure a corporate rate at The Village Hotel, quote ‘COR1B’ at the time of your booking. (£90 for single occupancy in a double). This cost includes breakfast, parking, wifi and use of leisure facilities.

The Copthorne Hotel:  Prices vary from £70 – £110

Any questions please contact or call 0207 549 3306