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This page highlights opportunities  which we think may be of interest to both our members and to other organisations in the off-site construction field.  If you would like us to promote an event or opportunity please contact Buildoffsite’s Communications Manager, Nathalie Quinn.

 

‘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 of construction than it might have been in the past.’

Chair of the Committee, Lord Patel.

 The House of Lords Science and Technology Committee has announced an inquiry into offsite manufacture for construction and has issued a public call for evidence.

 This is the perfect opportunity for your organisation to submit evidence and respond to the enquiry to drive improvements and efficiencies in construction.

Burning questions the inquiry hopes to cover

  • What are the opportunities offered by off-site manufacture for construction?
  • What are the drawbacks to offsite manufacture for construction?
  • What factors are likely to influence clients, architects, design engineers, contractors, the supply chain to choose or not to choose offsite manufacture?
  • Can the benefits of standardisation and factory manufacture be realised without hampering architectural ambition? If so, how?
  • What R&D is needed, and by whom, to fully realise the potential benefits of off-site manufacture?
  • What changes could be made to public procurement processes to encourage more sustainable practises in the construction industry and facilitate off-site manufacture?

The deadline for the submission of evidence is Thursday 26 April.

The details of the inquiry, the arrangements for submitting evidence and the specific questions on which the Select Committee is seeking evidence are HERE 

Buildoffsite would like to support and ensure your views are also readily available to the wider industry.

Please do submit your response to the Buildoffsite team and these responses will also published in the members area.


FREE Digital and Smart Construction Event
Wednesday 6 December 08:30 – 15:00
Park Crescent Conference Centre, 229 Great Portland St, Marylebone, London W1W 5PN

Hear from Partners on the future of digital construction and what it means for the supply chain.

By attending this conference you will hear from clients and contractors who will talk about:

  • Digital Construction – what do clients really want?
  • Assessing Supply Chain maturity
  • Are we really building to BIM level 2?
  • VR / AR Technologies
  • Designing in a digital environment
  • What would the future look like?

The supplier day also includes:

  • A networking lunch and refreshment break, allowing you to engage with major housebuilders, clients and other suppliers
  • Access free CPD accredited training on topics relevant to your business

Click here to secure your place!

 

 


Join Encon, Nevill Long & Knauf  at their West London Spray Plaster Demonstration
Thursday 19th October 2017
Units 6, 7 & 8 The Griffin Centre, Staines Road, Feltham TW14 0HS

Live demonstrations will take place at 8am and 10.30am.
Each session will include:

  • Live demonstrations showing how fast, clean and efficient the system is
  • The opportunity to use the spray machine and see the benefits of a premixed finish and the ease of application
  • Free breakfast and refreshments for everyone who attends
  • Experts will be on hand to offer advice on spray machines

Register your attendance at: www.knauf.co.uk/readymixedfinishingevents
or email: WestLondonSprayDay@Encon.co.uk

 


FREE Technology and Smart Construction Event
27th September between 08:30 – 3:00pm
Construction Scotland Innovation Centre, Hamilton, Blantyre G72 0AGThe Farmer Review sets out a challenge to our industry to innovate or die. Attending this free conference of Design for Manufacture & Assembly will provide you with an excellent insight into why clients and major contractors are increasingly adopting the DfMA approach to drive improved sustainability performance, improved quality and certainty over time and budget.Advances in Smart Construction and the requirements of the DfMA and Offsite sectors are placing a greater emphasis on the use of technology.  BIM, 3D modelling and printing as well as the Internet of things mean that organisations are having to think about the skills they will need in the future as well as fundamentally assessing how they do business.During the event, you will get an opportunity to:

  • Take a factory tour of the Construction Scotland Innovation Centre
  • Attend a 3D scanning demonstration
  • Engage in a AR / VR technologies and robotic demonstration

Delegates will also: 

  • Understand the implications for the design team of a DfMA approach
  • Learn from perspectives from the design team, client and contractors on some of Scotland’s leading offsite projects
  • Engage in discussions with clients, contractors and architects
  • Network with other industry professionals
  • Network over a free lunch

This supplier day is jointly staged by Construction Scotland Innovation Centre and the Offsite Management School and is aimed at architects and design teams including those in contractors, manufacturers and specialist sub-contractors.