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Offsite Construction Week unveiled

A UK-first, taking place from 16 – 20 September 2024, Offsite Construction Week (OCW) is a multifaceted showcase that revolves around three major industry events: Offsite Expo, the Offsite Summit, and Offsite Awards

Acknowledged for connecting the offsite supply chain with architects, engineers, consultants, contractors and clients who want to be future-ready, Offsite Expo has been integrated into a week boasting educational seminars, interactive panel debates, and factory tours, as part of Offsite Construction Week.

Offsite Construction Week: A UK-first

Uniting industry leaders from different construction and material sectors, the newly formed Advisory Group has curated the Masterclass topics and panel debate agendas and nominated some of the most renowned voices in offsite construction as Panel Speakers.

The Advisory Group will act as an unbiased Ambassador for Offsite Construction, ensuring that the key trends and challenges of the industry are addressed during the series of events that form Offsite Construction Week.

Unanimous Support

The brainchild of industry associations operating across the sector, Offsite Construction Week presents a unique proposition.

Trade bodies, industry alliances and material groups including Buildoffsite (BOS), Building Engineering Services Association (BESA), Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT,) Constructing Excellence (CE), Light Steel Frame Association (LSFA), MMC Ireland, Modular and Portable Building Association (MPBA), Offsite Alliance (OA), Steel Construction Institute (SCI), Structural Timber Association (STA) and others have come together to support the most comprehensive series of offsite events the country has ever seen.

Offsite Construction Week will foster collaboration

Offsite Construction Week will bring key stakeholders together to address shared challenges and present opportunities in the construction industry.

Through a series of panel discussions, seminars, site tours and innovation competitions, participants will share knowledge and best practices, exchange project experiences, and develop cohesive strategies that align with evolving regulatory frameworks and market demands.

This concentrated interaction will not only enhance mutual understanding and trust, but also drive efficiency across the vertical markets, ultimately leading to more collaborative and sustainable construction practices.

Accelerating industry pace

The industry’s vertical markets are under ample pressure to deliver some very ambitious projects in the next decade, which requires the creation of production capacity today.
Digital technology, including Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DfMA) can reduce build time by 50%; however, there is a marked disconnect between clients, specifiers, contractors, and the supply chain.

A wider deployment of offsite construction methods requires a shared understanding and a common strategy for navigating the risks and challenges involved in utilising offsite technologies.

Offsite Construction Week will give the floor to industry experts to present and discuss strategic investments intended to streamline planning, funding, standardisation, and quality assurance.

What will you learn at Offsite Construction Week?

Organisers of the influential Offsite Expo and Offsite Awards have partnered with industry leaders with the specific goal of inspiring strategic collaboration across the offsite construction sector.

Offsite Construction Week will bring together clients, manufacturers, developers, architects, specifiers, project managers, and legislative and accrediting bodies for a week-long series of events, debates, and discussions on how to accelerate sector growth by removing current barriers to MMC implementation.

Sharing lessons learned at the Masterclass Seminars and providing insight into international best practices at the International Summit, Offsite Construction Week is a platform for launching common strategies for the wider adoption of industrialised construction.

About Offsite Expo: The most comprehensive showcase of offsite technology in the UK

Offsite Expo will be held at the Coventry Building Society Arena from September 17 to 18, 2024, with a precision focus on the technologies and trends transforming the construction industry.

Visitors to Offsite Expo will be invited to immerse themselves in the next big breakthroughs in sustainable construction, experiencing 2D panelised, 3D volumetric modular, and pod technologies.

Learn how revolutionary digital innovations are accelerating the pace of the industry.

In addition to live demonstrations of offsite technologies’ success, there are plenty of opportunities for networking and knowledge-sharing.

The masterclass seminars programme at Offsite Expo has been established to make the latest thinking from a comprehensive host of industry trailblazers accessible.

For example, those who are shaping the debate and at the forefront of developing panelised, volumetric modular, and MEP technologies.

Talks from global expert speakers

Co-hosting with Buildoffsite (BOS), this year’s Offsite Expo will run a parallel two-day International Offsite Construction Summit.

The new Offsite Summit, featuring talks from global expert speakers and an Innovation Challenge competition, will serve as a platform for sharing international best practices and strategies for offsite success.

Knowledge-building environment

With an emphasis on construction industrialisation, kit of parts and platform design, skills and productivity challenges – the event brings together those who are focused firmly on the future.

In an era dominated by remote and digital experiences, this live event offers unparalleled opportunities to escape the virtual world, chat face-to-face, and explore new horizons that can address the sustainability challenges and productivity issues that have plagued the construction industry for decades.

To book your FREE Visitor Pass for Offsite Expo, head to: https://tinyurl.com/3bwydjmp

For information about all events taking place during Offsite Construction Week, see the full Programme for the Masterclasses, International Summit and Panel Discussions here: https://issuu.com/radarcommunications/docs/offsite_construction_week_preview

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