Buildoffsite members involved in new consortium launched to pioneer greater use of offsite construction for primary schools

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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Core Innovation Hub to transform UK construction

TRANSFORMING CONSTRUCTION ALLIANCE SECURES £72 MILLION GOVERNMENT FUNDING TO DRIVE INNOVATION AND BOOST UK CONSTRUCTION PRODUCTIVITY An alliance of experts specialising in digital, manufacturing, has been awarded leadership of a new national Hub to drive innovation and technological advances in the UK construction and infrastructure sectors. Following a nationwide competition, Innovate UK…

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UK Government to grant £1.2bn for modular solutions delivery

£1.2bn new business opportunities for all members and non-members of Buildoffsite to deliver modular solutions to the UK Government Up to £1.2 billion has been granted by the government to cover the contract published on 21st November. Suppliers will be able to benefit from the contracts start date of 6th…

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BOPAS accreditation is building fast

Assisting lenders by providing assurance about non-traditional construction It was a full house and standing room only during the BOPAS accreditation workshop on day one at the Offsite Construction Show in London this week. Terry Mundy (Lloyd's Register) and Jeff Maxted (BLP) explained why more offsite manufacturers were signing up to the Buildoffsite Property…

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The importance of data on your BIM Strategy event

Buildoffsite hosted an interactive workshop with BIMObject on the importance of data on your BIM Strategy. This was an engaging evening with fantastic speakers with in-depth knowledge and participation across global projects and public sector organisations exploring and adopting fluid and agile data management across infrastructure and construction projects. Our…

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Meet Sara Kotsani, our new Communications Coordinator

Sara Kotsani is the Communications Coordinator at Buildoffsite where she will be supporting the development of the organisation. After graduating from Queen Mary with an International Relations & Political Science degree she has been involved in several roles highlighting her natural and acquired ability of rapport building. From a Marketing…

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Meet Joe Dyde, our new Business Manager

Joe Dyde, joins the Buildoffsite team as Business Manager. Joe has 15 years of experience in the UK Higher Education sector having worked with 20% of the top UK universities to manage project delivery and help achieve their key facilities management strategies. Through his work Joe has enhanced service delivery…

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WE NEED YOUR OPINION: Precast Concrete Good practice and common issues

The Temporary Works forum (TWf) has outlined a proposed guidance note titled ‘Precast Concrete Good practice and common issues’ convened by Alan Miles of Costain. JN Bentley is a participant and contributor to the TWf and the Buildoffsite Water HUB. David Thomas, TWf Secretary and the collective TWf members would…

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