Buildoffsite Newsletter – February 2014

Buildoffsite Newsletter – February 2014

For Buildoffsite, the New Year has got off to a very busy start and I suspect this is how things will continue. It is great news that the economy continues to improve although unfortunbaely the construction industrys has been underperforming the rest of UK PLC... Click here to read the…

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Saint-Gobain’s Innovation Centre

The Saint-Gobain Innovation Centre showcases their innovative solutions and sustainable products of today and tomorrow all in one place. Find out more...

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Buildoffsite Newsletter – November 2013

Inevitably any construction activity involves the use of materials and capital resources. Despite what some people might believe, a sustainable future for construction is not just about implementing more energy efficient construction processes or more energy efficient buildings. That is not to minimise the importance of these considerations it’s just…

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Buildoffsite Newsletter – July 2013

Inevitably any construction activity involves the use of materials and capital resources. Despite what some people might believe, a sustainable future for construction is not just about implementing more energy efficient construction processes or more energy efficient buildings. That is not to minimise the importance of these considerations it’s just…

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ela8 – R&D tax relief services

Buildoffsite works exclusively with el8 who provide a range of services to meet their client's needs, whether they are SMEs or large corporate organisations with global operations. Click here to find out more...

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McAvoy – Providing modular construction solutions for 40 years

McAvoy Grouyp is celebrating 40 years in business, and to mark this momentous occasion Plumbing and Heating magaizne has produced a celebratory group profile, looking back over the past 40 years of the company's fascincating story and its rise to success. Click here to find out more...

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Launch of BOPAS

The Buildoffsite Property Assurance Scheme (BOPAS) is being formally launched on 26 March 2013. The Scheme is new to the market and provides manufacturers and constructors of new homes and their developer and other clients and stakeholders with the means to have products and buildings independently verified regarding fitness to…

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Buildoffsite Newsletter – March 2013

2013 has got off to a busy start for Buildoffsite with many important activities, engagements and collaborations either already delivered or underway. Several new members have joined us, which is great news and I am confident that during the course of the year some significant additional names will join us.…

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Butler & Young CDM training course dates announced for 2013

Butler & Young have confirmed new dates for their APS accredited course on the Management of CDM Co-ordination. The course explains the CDM Regulations and has been approved by the Association for Project Safety (APS) and the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). This course is aimed at all those…

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Is offsite sustainable?

Alistair Gibb, Professor of Construction Engineering Management at Loughborough University, discusses the subject of offsite in a paper. Click here to read the paper...

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Business opportunities: international high value construction projects

Although the UK and wider EU construction markets are struggling the international market place is awash with commerical opportunities. United Kingdom Trade and Investment (UKTI) has compiled a listing of the top 50 international projects which Government regards as offering particular opportunities for UK business. Not surprisingly the majority of…

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Welding Certification

Buildoffsite Member Lloyd’s Register in collaboration with NDT Services Ltd has developed a one stop fixed fee weld certification service. The new service will offer clients a fixed cost for the entire weld certification process. Welding Certification Service Factsheet

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Buildoffsite Newsletter December 2012

One of our ambitions within Buildoffsite is to establish positive, sustained and mutually beneficial relationships with the construction industry’s professional bodies. We recognise and support their role including that of maintaining standards within the professions and in providing CPD to ensure skills levels reflect technical and other developments taking place…

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Buildoffsite Review 2012

It's that time of the year when we compile and publish the Buildoffsite Yearbook. Many of those who read this Newsletter may not be aware of this as copies are generally circulated only to our Members. Download the Buildoffsite Yearbook 2012

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Factoryshare.org goes live

Factoryshare.org is an initiative that seeks to make use of the downtime and/or unused space (the cost of which is otherwise paid for as part of the factory overhead) through a number of possible scenarios: By providing manufacturing space for start up companies wishing to enter the offsite market. These…

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Tekla UK Model competition

Tekla recently held their annual model competition attracting entries of all size and shapes and using many different construction materials. Once again the entries showcased the skills of its customers in terms of their use of the Tekla software but also highlighted their skills as companies involved in the construction…

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Transforming construction by adopting a Lean Thinking approach

Lean symbolises creating more value for customers with fewer resources. CIRIA recently launched Build Lean: transforming construction using Lean Thinking (C696) written in the form of a novel. This innovative guide introduces Steve, a senior leader in a construction business, as he receives news of another failed tender. He licks his…

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