NG Bailey hires two new directors to head up key functions

NG Bailey hires two new directors to head up key functions

NG Bailey, the UK’s largest independent engineering and services business, has appointed Matthew Towner as regional director for London and Andrew French as director of ICT. Matthew has enjoyed a successful career in engineering and joins NG Bailey from SES Engineering Services, where for the past three and a half…

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NG Bailey – Pioneering New Offsite Manufacturing Techniques

NG Bailey has been championing offsite manufacturing techniques since the 1990s. Now in its centenary year, the company is a partner in the Construction Innovation Hub’s Platform Design Programme – the largest ever Government-backed research and development programme in the industry. The Construction Innovation Hub is playing a key role…

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MMC – overcoming the barriers to greater adoption in housebuilding

Modern methods of construction have the potential to revolutionise house building and assist in reaching the target of 300,000 homes per year. They bring high-quality design, innovative building methods and, perhaps most importantly, have significant sustainability benefits. But while a good start has been made, the uptake in MMC use…

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Premier Modular awarded multi-million-pound contracts for HS2

Premier Modular has been awarded multi-million-pound contracts to provide project offices and welfare facilities for 15 sites that form part of the first phase of HS2 – the high-speed line which will deliver much needed rail capacity across the UK. Awarded by Skanska Costain STRABAG Joint Venture (SCS JV), the…

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Premier Modular announces acquisition of netzero buildings

Premier Modular, one of the UK’s leading offsite construction specialists, has announced the acquisition of NetZero Buildings by the Premier Group for an undisclosed sum. NetZero Buildings and Premier Modular are both part of Cabot Square’s private equity portfolio. The consolidation creates one of the strongest groups in the fast-growing…

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Buildoffsite joins the UK BIM Alliance Affiliate Programme  

In a bid to promote, support and increase the adoption of offsite and pre-manufactured solutions for the built Environment the UK BIM Alliance is delighted to announce a formal affiliation with Buildoffsite. Joe Dyde, Business Manager, Buildoffsite said: “Buildoffsite are thrilled to become an Affiliate member of the UK BIM…

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Project Proposal P-3238 Offsite Construction: Concept Design & Delivery

Background The Government’s Industrial Strategy - Construction Sector deal sees the four goals of Construction 2025 being met by focusing on three strategic areas: digital techniques, offsite manufacturing and whole life asset performance. Offsite construction is further supported by the Government’s commitment to offsite construction for capital build projects from…

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Resilience, a pre-requisite for sustainability

Climate change is increasing ambient temperatures and the incidences of extreme weather events. Both of these are forecast to increase the incidence of corrosion of rebar in concrete. It is reported that there are $2.7 trillion of repairs required to infrastructure.  Buildoffsite is producing a collaborative report with Mott MacDonald,…

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New Hospital Building Programme

As part of the largest government hospital building programme in a generation, NHS is seeking suppliers' engagement in ensuring timelines are met for building 48 new Hospitals by 2030. NHS has now published a Prior Information Notice (PIN) to promote early market engagement, publicly announcing the commencement of their initial…

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Premier Modular wins place on £330M public sector building framework

Premier Modular, one of the UK’s leading offsite construction specialists, has been awarded a place on the new £330m LHC Modular Buildings Framework.   Premier’s appointment to the framework covers the design, supply and installation of both temporary and permanent modular buildings to NHS trusts, local authorities, social landlords, and…

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Sector Working Group Meetings

Following our inaugural Client Group meeting yesterday, we're delighted to introduce to you our series of Sector Working Group meetings commencing 8th June. Each sector working group's annual work plan will identify activities and opportunities for collaborative output and impact; to benefit members own business objectives, the Client Group, other…

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DfMA Overlay to the RIBA Plan of Work 2020

The RIBA is aiming to showcase the highest quality architecture through the use of DfMA in the new edition of the DfMA Overlay to the RIBA Plan of Work.  They would like to ensure these case studies cover the key sectors where DfMA is being used, illustrate use across the…

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Mass Customisation and BOPAS

The Buildoffsite Property Assurance Scheme (BOPAS), launched in 2013, was the first systemic assurance process developed with the aim of elevating Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) to mainstream status within the construction industry and it continues to represent the gold standard accreditation within the sector. BOPAS has maintained this status…

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Offsite Standards news from BSI

International Standards Organisation (ISO) developing Standards for Prefabricated buildings for adoption in the UK The International Standards Committee ISO TC/59 continues to drive forward standards for the offsite industry. ISO has just approved a new sub-committee to develop Standards for prefabricated buildings. The new Standards will be adopted in the…

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Pilot for ground-breaking Value Toolkit takes off 

A first look at the future of informed, value-based decision-making in the built environment is now available.  The Construction Innovation Hub’s Value Toolkit has today (26th April 2021) moved into a pivotal phase, giving early implementers a chance to pilot the new approach that will drive better social, environmental, and…

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Meet Fiona Haygreen, our new Business Development Manager

Fiona has a 25-year career in sales and business development behind her.  She developed her experience within the construction industry during 11 years' in an agency environment, seeking out new opportunities and leads for organisations across multiple sectors.  In particular, she was involved in running and taking part in many…

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Collaborating for Impact

Following the successful launch at our Member’s Meeting on the 8th April, we are delighted to share further details on our new manifesto, Sector Working Groups, Client Group & events & knowledge sharing approach for members. Thank you to those of you that joined and participated to the launch, and…

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Meet Buildoffsite’s Client Group Lead, Doug Waters

Doug is a construction professional with well over 40 years’ practical experience in the construction and civil engineering industry. He has worked for Contractor, Consultant and Client organisations in Education, Retail, Transport, Pharmaceutical and Military. His career in the aviation sector started in April 1998, on major projects across the…

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Premier Modular delivers £1.7M ward building at North Middlesex Hospital after just 6 weeks on site – A ‘Remarkable’ Effort

Premier Modular, one of the UK’s leading offsite construction specialists, has delivered a new, purpose-designed £1.7m ward building at North Middlesex University Hospital, reducing the programme to just six weeks on site to help the Trust rapidly expand ward capacity to re-start elective care services. There was an urgent requirement…

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