Buildoffsite Seminars 2017

Supported by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

Seminars and Workshop Sessions

In collaboration with The OFFSITE CONSTRUCTION SHOW and with support from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), Buildoffsite is delighted to host a Programme of Seminars and Workshops at The Offsite Construction Show 2017. Featuring expert speakers drawn from across the industry, the Seminars will take place in the Buildoffsite Theatre (B51).There is no pre-booking – sessions are free to attend, with seats available on a first come, first served basis.

The Workshops, will be hosted in the Workshop Theatre, adjacent to the Buildoffsite Exhibition Stand (C52). Spaces will be limited. To attend a workshop, please register your interest in advance, by selecting the links provided in the workshop sessions.

 

Day 1 – Wednesday 11 October 2017

Seminar Sessions

Wednesday 11 October 2017

Session 1:

10.00 am – 10.45 am

Chair: Daniel Leech, MD, TDS, Design4Structures and Cadcoe

Session Title: Taking Steps to Modernise Construction through Collaboration, Innovation and Education

Learn how 3 companies; TDS, Design4Structures and Cadcoe (the Construction and Design Centre of Excellence), are making headway to modernize the construction industry. Hear from group MD Daniel Leech on his approach to drive change through collaborative working using the latest in digital technology, whilst working towards reducing the projected skills shortage, through industry specific and relevant training. Having already attracted the attention of Mark Farmer, for his work through Cadcoe, Dan will share with you his tips for best practice in ensuring as businesses we are able to face the external factors putting the industry at risk

Daniel cares passionately about improving the construction industry. Having spent 17 years in the sector, he develops new initiatives with a clarity of vision that helps drive the group forward. As Managing Director at TDS Group, he is proud to have worked on some of the most significant buildings in the London skyline. Committing to BIM as an early adopter has seen TDS Group grow to include a training academy offering free training to employers, and a Digital Engineering business helping partners construct better buildings. The drive to make the industry collaborative through BIM practices, upskilled for growth and sustainable for future generations has seen Daniel become an active and passionate member of buildoffsite.

 

Wednesday 11 October 2017

Session 2:

11.00 am– 12.00 pm

Chair: Nigel Fraser

Session Title: Buildoffsite Rail/ Transport Hub:
Accelerating Rail Infrastructure

Demonstrating practical opportunities for offsite solutions to deliver the UK’s transport infrastructure needs.

Speakers:

  • Tomas Garcia, HS2                                                              : Challenges of modern rail structures
  • Graeme Jones, MD C-Probe Group                                  : Structures for indefinite life
  • Shaun Chivers, Mabey Bridge                                            : All change for modern composite rail bridges

Panel

  • Simon Newton, Transport for London

 

Wednesday 11 October 2017

Session 3:

12.15 pm– 13.30 pm

Chair: Tim Hall, Buildoffsite

Session Title: Keynote Seminar:
Achieving a step-change in UK Infrastructure Delivery

Exploring how government leadership, BIM and offsite solutions can align to deliver UK infrastructure highly cost effectively and at scale

Speakers:

  • Keith Waller, Senior Advisor, Infrastructure & Projects [email protected] HM Treasury       : Infrastructure challenges and opportunities
  • Stephen Radley, CITB                                                                                                              : The Offsite skills agenda- TBC
  • Jamie Johnston, Bryden Wood                                                                                              :DfMA & BIM to accelerate Infrastructure delivery
  • David Harris, Premier Modular                                                                                              : A change of scale to deliver Hinkley C Power station
  • Anna Evans, Ministry of Justice                                                                                            : Achieving enhanced value in MoJ Procurement
     

    Wednesday 11 October 2017

    Session 4:

    13.45 pm– 15.00 pm

    Chair: Jon Rains, Mott MacDonald

    Session Title: Buildoffsite Water Hub:
    Client led Offsite for highly cost effective water asset delivery 

    Showcasing how the Water Hub is working across the supply chain to deliver additional efficiencies & innovation for water sector clients.

    The Buildoffsite Water Hub is the benchmark for a highly effective collaborative approach between clients and suppliers. Other Sectors would benefit from understanding and building on this model.

    Speakers:

  • Jon Rains, Mott MacDonald                                   : Water hub ambition and roadmap
  • Steve Wright, Yorkshire Water                               : Client Perspectives
  • John Browne – United Utilities 
  • Dave Bennett, Laing O’Rourke                                : The Configurator
  • Mark Livingston, Ross-shire Engineering,           : Technical Innovations,  Transportable Treatment Units (TTUs)   
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    Day 2 – Thursday 12 October 2017

     

    Thursday 12 October 2017

    Session 1:

    10.00 am – 10.45 am

    Chair: David Wallach, Sales Director at Eurobond Laminates

    Session Title: Meeting performance standards for External Facades in Offsite Construction utilising Composite Panels

    The presentation provides a greater understanding of non-combustible composite panels, the products, services and certification offered by Eurobond; covering topics such as fire performance, structural spanning capabilities, and sustainability and their role in offsite construction.

    With over 30 years’ experience in the construction industry with a variety of blue chip companies, David has acquired an extensive understanding of how a building is designed and constructed. David specialises in applying his expertise and market knowledge in addressing new opportunities in an ever-changing industry.

     

    Thursday 12 October 2017

    Session 2:

    11.00 am– 12.30 pm

    Chair: Dennis Seal, Buildoffsite

    Session Title: Buildoffsite Housing Hub:
    Offsite Housing: A practical approach to Harnessing the Supply Chain

    Engaging with Clients (LAs, HAs, HCA, Funders, Developers) to show the fast-developing potential of offsite solutions and set the challenges for supply side innovation.

    Speakers:

  • Stephen Kinsella, Homes & Communities Agency   : Stimulating new housing capacity
  • Jeff Endean, Borough of Lewisham                            : Innovative uses of Offsite Housing
  • Geoff Pearce, Swan Housing,                                       : New housing supply models
  • Vanessa Hale, Strutt and Parker                                  : Changing housing requirements
  • Karl Whiteman, Berkeley Group                                   : New development models
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    Thursday 12 October 2017

    Session 3:

    12.45pm– 14.00 pm

    Chair: Tim Hall, Buildoffsite

    Session Title: Keynote Seminar
    The UK’s Productivity Imperative and the role of offsite

    The UK must improve its infrastructure to support growth and prosperity. Construction can play a key role in increasing capacity and
    productivity to deliver cost effective housing and infrastructure.

    Speakers:

  • Fergus Harradence, Deputy Director for Industrial Productivity, BEIS          :The UK’s Productivity challenge & plans
  • Jade Lewis, Construction Leadership Council                                                  : Smart construction to deliver more and better homes
  • Jamie Ratcliff, GLA                                                                                                : London’s housing strategy
  • Panel

  • Sarah Daly, Sustainable Homes
  • Emily King, Portakabin
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    Thursday 12 October 2017

    Session 4:

    14.15pm – 15.15 pm

    Chair: Nick Whitehouse, Buildoffsite

    Session Title: Quality Educational building delivery with Offsite

    The value of offsite construction to meet the particular challenges of schools and higher education.

    Speakers:

  • Heide Moxon, Partner, Surface to Air Design              : The Importance of design Intergration
  • Paul Bandeen, Newcastle University                              : Offsite student accommodation
  • David Clark, McAvoy
  • Kevin Arthur, Elements Europe
  • Emily King, Portakabin