Lucideon to Host ‘Transportability Assessments of Modular and Volumetric Buildings’ Webinar

Buildoffsite Residential Hub Leaders Group

Since June 2017 Buildoffsite have been working to promote the benefits of a Residential Hub to its members. The intention when the Hub began was to hand over chairing and running of the hub to members by March 2019. Buildoffsite are pleased to announce that we received 15 expressions of…

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MOBIE and Construction Innovation Hub Student Design Challenge

Students invited to design home for the 21st century Winning design will become reality 02 April 2019 The newly-formed Construction Innovation Hub has teamed up with the Ministry of Building Innovation and Education (MOBIE) to challenge school students in the UK to design a home for the 21st Century. The winning…

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Buildoffsite welcomes 3 new members

Buildoffsite is proud to announce the latest additions to its membership base in its continuous journey of driving positive change and providing a high standard of service to its members and wider industry. Take a look at our newest members: Stride Treglown Stride Treglown is an employee-owned architectural practice of…

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New Industry Board Announced

The Construction Innovation Hub (formerly the Transforming Construction Alliance) announces the creation of a powerful new Industry Board to ensure key industry decision makers and leaders help to shape its programme of work. The £72 million Construction Innovation Hub, funded by UK Research and Innovation through the Industrial Strategy Challenge…

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Update from the Governing Forum

After close to two years as Director of BuildOffsite, Tim Hall is stepping away from the role to focus on a wider strategic role supporting both BuildOffsite and its Members. Having initially joined in an interim capacity, Tim has made a significant contribution to furthering the offsite agenda, working with…

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Berkeley Modular appoints Autodesk

To that end, Berkeley Modular has announced that it is working with leading 3D design and engineering company Autodesk to deliver a platform of smart design capability, which will power its automated manufacturing and site-based operations. The company will utilise the data it harnesses from Autodesk's platform to inform and power an…

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Buildoffsite Responses to MMC Inquiry & IPA Platform-DfMA Approach

Modern Methods of Construction Inquiry  Modern Methods of Construction utilises a range of approaches, such as off-site manufacturing and improvements to the supply-chain, and is intended to produce more, better quality homes in less time. Compared to more traditional forms of house building, MMC can improve predictability of work and…

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Rail Overbuild Research reveals an extra 14% in land available

Out of Thin Air – One Year On, follows WSP's original research considering the benefits of building over rail lines across London. Out of Thin Air Initial research suggested that if only 10% of the available rail land in London could be used to build structures of 12 storeys, there was the potential…

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Caledonian awarded £38M schools contract

Volumetric modular building specialist Caledonian has secured two large school projects in quick succession with a total order value of £38m. Haygrove School and The Sir Frederick Gibberd College were secured by Caledonian under Department for Education (DfE) frameworks. Caledonian was selected for both projects because it offered a full…

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Buildoffsite’s response to the Proposal for a New Approach to Building

In order to achieve the objectives of its Transforming Infrastructure Performance (TIP) programme, Transport Infrastructure Efficiency Strategy (TIES), Construction Sector Deal and Industrial Strategy, the government is committed to using its investment in social and economic infrastructure and supporting the construction sector to: increase productivity; drive innovation; develop and train…

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£20m highways innovation contest launched

Highways England is seeking new ideas on how roads are designed, managed and used A pot of £20m is to be shared out among research projects that help develop ‘digital’ roads and/or improve air quality. Ideas could be related to connected vehicles and infrastructure, new design and construction ideas, or…

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Meet Buildoffsite’s newest members

The last 3 months saw Buildoffsite increasing its membership base as 8 new members join its network. It has been a great couple of months for us and we look forward to driving positive change as we stay committed to providing value for the industry. Take a look at who our…

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Assael becomes employee ownership trust

Architect renowned for treating workers well also appoints new managing director  Assael Architecture has given staff a slice of the company, with the firm becoming an employee ownership trust. The Putney-based practise was founded by John Assael (pictured) and Russell Pedley in 1994, with Assael still sitting as chairman of…

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Researchers from Hong Kong Visit Elements Europe

Dr Wei Pan, Executive Director for The Centre of Construction and Infrastructure Development along with two researchers from The University of Hong Kong have visited Elements Europe’s manufacturing facility to gain insight and advice into modular construction. Dr Pan has been tasked by the Hong Kong Government to head up…

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THE McAVOY GROUP WINS NATIONAL BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY AWARD

The McAvoy Group, one of the UK’s leading offsite construction specialists, has won the ‘Best Use of Technology’ award at the British Chamber of Commerce Awards. These awards celebrate the very best of British business and highlight the role of companies in delivering growth and prosperity across the UK. This…

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