As we hear of ‘Cheesegrater 2, a 56-storey skyscraper in London, being given the green light by planners, what better time than now to share some of the key messages from our recent Residential Hub event at Liverpool’s John Moores University on medium and high rise buildings. The meeting focused on…Read more
‘Height of Design’. Medium and High-Rise in Offsite Construction.
What heartening news! With International Women in Engineering Day just a few weeks ago, a national training provider is celebrating increased growth in the recruitment of female engineers to the industry. The Construction and Design Centre of Excellence (CADCOE), is a specialist training provider in recruiting digital engineering apprentices to…Read more
With the increase in urbanisation, the Urban Heat Island effect and the negative impact climate change has on our cities, it’s good to know there are positive solutions to meet the challenges head-on. SPEAKERS 16 industry experts DATE June 28 2018 LOCATION ICE Institution of Civil Engineers …Read more
Buildoffsite Collaboration in Construction – Berkeley Modular and coBuilder announce new partnership.
Recent Buildoffsite members Berkeley Modular, the volumetric modular construction arm of Berkeley Group and long standing members coBuilder have announced a new partnership which will boost the efficiency of offsite construction. The first-of-its-kind initiative in the residential sector will see coBuilder work with Berkeley Modular to set product data and…Read more
New London Architecture is inviting submissions of live housing projects, products, and prototypes employing innovative or new manufacturing processes in their construction and delivery. http://www.newlondonarchitecture.org/whats-on/insight-studies2/insight-studies/insight-study-pages/housing/factory-made-housing--call-for-entries NLA are investigating how far modern methods of construction can support in improving the delivery, viability and quality of London’s housing. This call for entries asks for…Read more
This guide illustrates the benefits of combining Design for Manufacture and Offsite Construction in the context of long-term, large-scale bridge and viaduct projects. It explores how these innovative approaches work together to provide benefits at every stage throughout the infrastructure’s lifetime, in terms of cost, time and fit, which benefit every stakeholder, from funder to the construction team,…Read more
Buildoffsite Business Manager Role Responsible for a growing portfolio of 95 members across the construction sector, current turnover £500k/year. Leadership of the Buildoffsite Delivery Team (two staff and a range of external advisers and consultants). Jointly with the Director lead the operational and financial planning and delivery of the Buildoffsite…Read more
Free to register – a great networking opportunity for suppliers Offsite supplier day in collaboration with Laing O'Rourke - Worksop Date: Tuesday 12 June 2018 Time: 09:30 - 12:30 Location: Explore Industrial Park, Explore Way Steetley Worksop Nottinghamshire S80 3FD If you are a supplier to Laing O'Rourke,…Read more
View Mark Farmer’s keynote and speakers presentations Modern methods of construction was the topic of discussion at BRE’s workshop – Raising the Bar for Offsite Construction – held on the 26th April 2018. Nick Whitehouse, from Buildoffsite, welcomed a packed lecture theatre and industry experts from across the supply chain. With modular…Read more
We at Buildoffsite are not afraid to say how much we like talking to you and keeping you up-to-date with the latest news, events and ideas available. As you know, if you have an email account with us, we hold information about you. We don’t pass on your information to any…Read more
As clients and contractors increasingly turn to modular manufacturers to help improve quality and speed of construction on site, modular manufacturers in turn are in a constant search for improved process and manufacturing efficiencies. Tekla will run a Webinar on: The benefits of moving from 2D to 3D - single…Read more
"The construction industry is vital to solving some of the pressing problems facing the UK, such as a lack of affordable housing and replacing ageing infrastructure. Whilst off-site manufacturing is not a new idea, the level of technology now available means it is much more viable as a modern method…Read more
1 May 2018 A RICS Seminar with our own Prof. Nick Whitehouse, Senior Research Fellow (Architecture) and Visiting Professor, Oxford Brookes University. The cost and sustainability benefits of off-site modular build could well prove vital in solving the shortage of new housing in the UK. Attend this seminar to understand: Affordability…Read more
RICS: Modular and off-site construction is finally beginning to grab the industry’s interest. Could it revolutionise housebuilding?
Read the RICS World Built Environment Forum article with contributions from our very own Dennis Seal hereRead more
We are thrilled to announce that Buildoffsite member Bryden Wood has been awarded a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the category of ‘Innovation’. The award recognises two key innovations: - Using new data driven tools and techniques to maximise the impact of any investment (a process we call ‘Chip Thinking®’)…Read more
Raising the bar for offsite construction – a free workshop BRE, Watford 9:30am 12.45pm, Thursday 26th April Join BRE, Buildoffsite and a range of key speakers for a discussion about the quality and performance of offsite housing and the contribution it can make to resolving the UK housing crisis. The…Read more
The Institute of Civil Engineering's publication Civil Engineering is planning a special issue for November 2019 on projects and innovation in offsite and smart construction and have put out a call for Papers. Aspects of particular interest include but are not limited to, Benefits and risks of offsite construction Planning and procurement Digital…Read more
The Linking Innovation To Societal Needs (LITSoN) project is producing a database of innovation relevant to the UK water sector. It will accelerate uptake of new solutions by water companies through improved collaboration and by identifying multi-regional opportunities for the supply chain. Water companies representing over 80% of the market undertook…Read more
On the 25th May 2018, one of the biggest changes to UK data privacy law comes into effect. What does this mean for you staying in touch with BUILDOFFSITE? In coming weeks, we will be writing to all our contacts including BUILDOFFSITE members, collaborators and customers outlining how we will…Read more
Buildoffsite members Vision Modular talking to ITV about modular construction on ITV News Take a look inside their modular factory in Bedford, where they will work on the tallest building that will actually be in Croydon and at the 95% completed offsite apartments. The Vision Modular Systems’ manufacturing process is…Read more