Postponement and information on our upcoming events

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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Buildoffsite’s Rail Hub publishes Linear Infrastructure Overbuild Guide

How could you build a quarter of a million homes for London? The Buildoffsite Linear Infrastructure Overbuild Guide is ready to help. Inspired by WSP’s Out of Thin Air reports it aims to do 3 things. Make more potential sites viable, creating homes and offsite project opportunities Enable stakeholders to…

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First Start Homes become newest member of Buildoffsite

First Start Homes For over 25 years , the Purever Group has been researching more efficient and sustainable construction methods that create real savings, not only in economic terms but also in terms of time and energy and carbon reduction. In addition to the extraordinary durability, it’s design nature allows…

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Construction Innovation Hub partners up with Constructing Excellence

7 November 2019 National industry body Constructing Excellence is to become the newest delivery partner of the £72 million Government-backed Construction Innovation Hub. With an extensive network of national and regional members, which cuts across sectors and the supply chain, Constructing Excellence will be supporting the delivery of the Hub’s…

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Housing Minister announces new champion for modern housebuilding

Mark Farmer to be the new Champion for Modern Methods of Construction. Construction and real estate expert Mark Farmer appointed as Champion for Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) in housebuilding New Champion will oversee delivery of minister’s Advanced Construction Corridor in the North Comes at a turning point for MMC…

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Tide Construction installs last module on world’s tallest modular tower

Last module arrives to complete world’s tallest modular residential building in south London UK-based developer installs final module in 44-storey tower, only 35 weeks after first module was installed Scheme delivering 546 rental apartments Delivered in half the time of a traditional skyscraper, thanks to efficiencies of manufacturing homes in…

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NG Bailey’s freedom group extends UK power network contract

Freedom, an NG Bailey Group company, has been awarded an extension on a major UK Power Networks framework, to support its essential maintenance and commissioning works. The £49m Overhead Line & Distribution Capital Delivery Services framework was awarded on a two-year plus four-year basis, with a full four-year extension now…

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Meet Buildoffsite’s newest members

Cares  CARES is an independent, not-for-profit certification body, established in 1983 to provide confidence to the users, purchasers and specifiers of constructional steels through a regime of regulation, testing and inspection. It operates for the benefit of the construction industry offering certification schemes for companies that produce materials, components or…

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CCIR invites offsite housing manufacturers to contribute to their latest research project

The Centre for Construction Innovation and Research at Teesside University (http://sst.tees.ac.uk/ccir/) is undertaking the following project, ‘Putting people at the heart of future social housing design and manufacture’.  This is funded by the Transforming Construction Network Plus (https://www.ucl.ac.uk/bartlett/construction/about-us/transforming-construction-network-plus) initiative. As part of the project, CCIR are conducting interviews with offsite…

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CIH & CLC to develop new digital system for industry

PROCURING FOR VALUE: CONSTRUCTION INNOVATION HUB AND CONSTRUCTION LEADERSHIP COUNCIL TO DEVELOP NEW DIGITAL SYSTEM FOR INDUSTRY The construction sector could soon benefit from a new digital system which will support whole-life outcomes-based decision-making in new asset procurement. While numerous individual tools and methodologies exist for evaluating the social, environmental…

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