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Buildoffsite response to article ‘Building a hospital in 10 days – what are the risks?’ by Andy Kane, Portfolio Manager Construction, QBE Europe

The article in question can be found at https://qbeeurope.com/resilience/building-a-hospital-in-10-days-what-are-the-risks/ In his article, Andy Kane looks at the risks of building a hospital in 10 days following the example in Wuhan, China. He goes on to warn about the implications for risk and insurance. There is of course a long history and…

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A request for industry regarding COVID-19

Buildoffsite are proactively co-ordinating an industry wide response to the current COVID-19 crisis, working to establish a clearer picture of national and regional demand for additional ward space, isolation units etc. as required, with the aim of supporting the NHS trusts and Government in delivering the additional healthcare units through…

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COVID-19: Latest government advice and industry updates

CIC Coronavirus Digest 27/03/20 - Issue 5   The latest government advice on the coronavirus (COVID-19) and updates from the construction industry. Please share with your own members.   Business Closures and Stay at Home To reduce social contact and help stop the spread of coronavirus, the UK Government has…

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A statement to industry from Keith Waller, Construction Innovation Hub

  With the current global crisis surrounding COVID-19, we know that society is facing unprecedented and uncertain times ahead. Ultimately, this is likely to have a significant impact on the construction sector and consequently many of the communities we live and work in. The Construction Innovation Hub is working closely…

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Latest government advice and industry updates

The latest government advice on the coronavirus (COVID-19) and updates from the construction industry.   Site Closures The official line from the government as of this moment appears to be that construction (and manufacturing) should continue – because these are jobs that cannot be undertaken from home, as per Robert…

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Readiness to supply ventilators and ventilator components

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy is looking for organisations who can support in the supply of ventilators and ventilator components across the United Kingdom as part of the Government's response to COVID-19. With many of our members and the wider sector delivering precision manufacturing, BEIS would be…

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COVID-19 Update

In light of the impact of COVID-19 and the latest Government guidance on social distancing and non-essential travel, the Buildoffsite & CIRIA office teams will be reverting to remote working from today, 17th March 2020 until further notice. This decision has not been taken lightly; but the health, safety and wellbeing…

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The latest Government advice on coronavirus (COVID-19)

The latest Government advice on coronavirus (COVID-19)   This is a special edition of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy's readiness bulletin for trade associations, business representative bodies and business intermediaries providing important information for you and your business members and networks on Coronavirus (COVID-19).    Business Support announced…

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Trimble introduces TEKLA 2020 Structural BIM Software solutions

Trimble is pleased to introduce the latest versions of its Tekla software solutions for advanced Building Information Modelling (BIM), structural engineering and steel fabrication management: Tekla Structures 2020, Tekla Structural Designer 2020, Tekla Tedds 2020 and Tekla PowerFab 2020. Found at the heart of design and construction workflows, Tekla software enables…

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Methodology for quantifying the benefits of offsite construction

CIRIA and the Laing O’Rourke Centre for Construction Engineering and Technology, University of Cambridge, are pleased to announce the launch of a new guidance report entitled Methodology for quantifying the benefits of offsite construction (C792).  Offsite construction offers the potential to deliver a number of benefits including better quality construction,…

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Postponement and information on our upcoming events

We are sorry to announce that, due to the emerging and escalating Covid-19 Coronavirus situation, we have unfortunately decided to postpone some of our upcoming events. We will be in touch at a future date when we have a clearer idea of the situation in the UK and how we…

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Factory tour – the new build prison at Wellingborough

Last week, our member Kier and Bison Precast, hosted a factory visit for Buildoffsite members at one of the manufacturing facilities supplying components for their £253m new build prison at Wellingborough. Forterra's specialist precast division, Bison are providing 4,920 precast components for the project. During the tour, guests were able…

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Offsite – it’s about the people

These pages contain much about the latest innovation in offsite systems and of inspiring examples of how these systems are building ever taller or large structures. We all get excited by these new solutions, but where we should be focusing our efforts is on the people. With a 42% increase…

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SFS become newest members of Buildoffsite

SFS is a worldwide leading supplier of mechanical fastening systems and precision moulded parts. SFS Group AG comprises the three segments Engineered Components, Fastening Systems and Distribution & Logistics, which represent the respective business models. In the Engineered Components segment, SFS acts as a development and manufacturing partner for customer-specific…

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Putting people at the heart of future social housing design and manufacture

Tom Eshelby, Housing Industry Advisor at Buildoffsite spent the day with Professor Paul van Schaik and his team at Teesside University yesterday on the steering committee for their rigorous academic analysis of what HA’s and their tenants really want and prioritise in their homes in order to maximise their occupant…

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BOPAS lunch & learn session at Homes England – 23rd January

Patrick McNamara of Homes England hosted a lunch and Learn session at Homes England on 23rd January, which was facilitated by Buildoffsite. Terry Mundy (BOPAS) and Jeff Maxted (BLP) presented on the vital role of BOPAS in the offsite market as the benchmark accreditation for Latent Defects Insurance which gives…

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Buildoffsite – Building a positive future

Over the past 15 years, Buildoffsite has strived to deliver value and make an impact, not only for our members, but for industry as a whole. Over the past year we have been reviewing our effectiveness, refining our vision and setting new goals to ensure that as we turn into…

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Buildoffsite welcomes Tim Broyd as Head of Industry Foresight

Professor Tim Broyd FREng CEng FICE FRSA Tim is Professor of Built Environment Foresight at University College London as well as an Honorary Professor of Civil Engineering at the same university. Tim joined advocacy body, Buildoffsite as Head of Industry Foresight in January 2020. He is the founding Director of…

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