OSCS Seminars 2017

The Offsite construction show is delighted to host a Programme of Seminars and Workshops at The Offsite Construction Show 2017. Featuring many expert speakers drawn from across the industry. The Seminars, will be hosted in the OSCS Seminar Theatre E42.  There is no pre-booking – sessions are free to attend, with seats available on a first come, first served basis.

 

Day 1 – Wednesday 11 October 2017

Seminar Sessions

 

Wednesday 11 October 2017

Session 1: 10.00 am – 10.45 am

Session Title: Use of Calcium Nitrate in precast – quicker turnaround, lower costs, and faster ggbs setting.

Calcium Nitrate is well known as a set accelerator and for many years has been used to speed up set in cold weather concreting. Now its use for Precast; particularly to speed up turnaround and to help with ggbs setting times is becoming better known and this brief overview will focus on this and new uses for the future such as corrosion inhibition.

   
 Speaker: Adam Reid, Business Manager NitCal at Yara (UK) Ltd

Adam has been working for Yara for over 19 years first with Yara Nutriox -the septicity prevention chemical- and now Yara NitCal – the multifunctional admixture. Outside of work he follows Brighton football and Sussex cricket and likes nothing more than a nice pint and a good conversation’

 

Wednesday 11 October 2017

Session 2: 11.00 am – 11.45 am

Session Title:

    • Assessing the skills implications of an Offsite approach

    • Understanding client and project drivers of your DfMA strategy

    The Offsite Management School is an initiative of leading contractors and clients who are committed to helping their supply chain develop to meet the big challenges that we will face over the next few years.

     

  • Speaker:Ian Heptonstall, Managing Director at Action Sustainability
  • Ian is Director of the Supply Chain Sustainability School and leads the teams efforts to deliver this multi-award winning supply chain initiative which has grown to over 6,000 companies and 18,000 learners. In addition Ian also leads our work for the Construction sector on Fairness, Inclusion & Respect developing a collaboration of clients and contractors such as HS2, Network Rail, Skanska, BAM and Vinci to inspire the industry to develop a more inclusive working practices. Ian’s approach to leading these industry wide change programmes is based making a clear business case and using procurement leverage to drive change.

     

  • Wednesday 11 October 2017

    Session 3: 12.00 pm – 12.45 pm

    Session Title: BIM, Structures & DfMA; Technology and Process in perfect alignment.

    Here at Trimble Solutions we welcomed the publication of the RIBA DPoW with DfMA overlay in 2016. As a software vendor to the structural market we have long been supporters of offsite manufacturing, in many cases with customers who were doing this before the term was even prevalent.

    In this presentation Duncan Reed will show how Tekla customers have benefitted from offsite manufacturing techniques as well as showing how the RIBA DfMA Overlay is so well suited to BIM processes. It really is a case that DfMA and BIM are a greater sum than the two parts.

     

         Speaker: Duncan Reed, Digital Construction Process Manager at Trimble Solutions (UK) Ltd

    As Digital Construction Process Manager with Trimble Solutions (UK) Ltd, a software vendor providing design and construction management systems, is primarily to support our customers with the implementation of Building Information Modelling (BIM) within their businesses and on the projects they are delivering.

    In addition to this he works with industry bodies such as the BIM Task Group, BuildingSMART, Buildoffsite, COMit, British Precast, the BCSA and Constructing Excellence to share knowledge and disseminate best practice in the UK and abroad.

     

    Wednesday 11 October 2017

    Session 4: 13.00 pm – 13.45 pm

    Session Title: Architectural precast cladding solutions.

     

    Speaker: Tom Salmon, Civil and Structural Engineer Techcrete

    Tom trained as a Civil and Structural Engineer and spent his early years gaining critical experience working in a number of different roles. He moved to Ireland in 2003 where he took on the role of project manager with Techrete. He managed numerous projects, both in Ireland and the UK simultaneously, and was involved in many interesting developments such as St. Barts Hospital and Cabot Circus Shopping Centre, culminating in his involvement in the delivery of the 2012 Olympics Athletes Village. Tom transferred to the front end of Techrete as Pre-Construction manager five years ago. He looks after projects, often from when they are just a concept, in London and the South. Tom is also a member of the British Precast Committee for architectural & structural precast concrete. Tom utilises his wealth of experience and knowledge in Architectural precast facades to help clients make informed decisions.

     

    Wednesday 11 October 2017

    Session 5: 14.00 pm – 15.00 pm

    Session Title: How Precast is Delivering Offsite Aspirations.

     

      Introductions: Dr Nick Gorst, Engineering Technical Manager, British Precast

     

      Andrew Minson, Product Officer, Executive Director, British Precast.

     

    Session 5: 14.10 pm – 14.30 pm

    Session Title: Benefits of using Precast Concrete Offsite Construction.

    The presentation will cover the benefits of using precast concrete offsite construction, which includes speed, durability, flexibility, cost effectiveness and the excellent acoustic and fire properties that concrete offers. Also covered will be the architectural finishes including precast sandwich panels.

    Speaker: Neil Magner, Architectural & Structural Precast Sales Manager, FP McCann Ltd.

    Neil Magner is Structural & Architectural Precast Manager FP McCann, having joined the company in 2015. With over 15 years’ experience in the construction industry gaining knowledge in design, sales, production and technical with a strong focus on innovative offsite production. Neil has worked on many award winning projects with complex design features, which would have proven difficult without off site production.
    Neil is focusing nationally on facade, structural pre-cast component sales and precast concrete framing solutions, covering many sectors such as; Student accommodation, Hotels, MOD, MOJ & PRS Schemes.
    Graduating in 2006 from Liverpool John Moore’s University with an Honours degree, Neil has progressed his career in the sales field, with a production foundation it gives Neil the ability to bridge the gap between sales and production with a strong emphasis on current design trends which are an increasing design feature, making the visual become a reality with ease.

     

    Speaker: James Donington, UK Commercial Manager – Architectural Precast, FP McCann Ltd

    James Donington is the Commercial Manager for the Structural & Architectural Precast Division, having joined FP McCann at the beginning of 2017.
    With over 21 years’ experience in the construction industry and a strong focus on concrete technology, gaining knowledge in design, sales, production and technical innovation, in particular off-site production. James has worked on many prestigious award winning projects across the UK as both manufacturer and supplier to the concrete industry.

     

    Session 5: 14.30 pm – 14.50 pm

    Session Title: Building a House in 2 days.

    The structural frame of a bespoke 4 bedroomed detached property was installed in a mere 2 days using conventional crosswall construction techniques and CCP’s SLIMCRETE technology for a thinner more cost effective solution. SLIMCRETE is a specially formulated mineral fibre reinforced concrete.
    It is ideally suited to low rise housing as a direct and ultimately higher performance replacement for either timber frame or traditional blockwork.

    Speaker: David Moses, Cornish Concrete Preconstruction Director.

    David Moses is preconstruction director for Cornish Concrete Products. He has over 25 years’ experience in the precast industry developing structural and architectural precast concrete solutions.

     

    Session 5: 14.50 pm – 15.00 pm

    Session Q&A

     

    Wednesday 11 October 2017

    Session 6: 15.00 pm – 15.45 pm

    Session Title: Modern Methods of Construction – A ‘best practice’ presentation demonstrating load bearing Light Gauge Steel.

        
  •  Speaker: David Ellison, Head of Business Development at SIGMAT Light Gauge Steel Framing

    With over 13 years in the modular/volumetric industry and over 4 years in the load bearing LIGHT GAUGE STEEL industry, David is well placed to voice opinion and experience with offsite manufacturing and how it can contribute to the construction industry and more specifically, to the Residential, Retirement Living/Care, Student Accommodation, Hotel & Education sectors.

    David joined the SIGMAT Light Gauge Steel Framing/PAW Structures team in August 2014 when the Company turnover was at £9m. His remit was to develop the business in areas where they were previously light. This role developed into one that was National and during this time, the Company turnover has risen to £16m in 2015, £23m in 2016 and approximately £30m in 2017.
    David has recruited an additional two BD team members who with their support and experience will continue to contribute to the growth and success of the Group.

     

    DAY 2 – Thursday 12 October 2017

    Seminar Sessions

     

    Thursday 12 October 2017

    Session 1: 10.00 am – 10.45 am

    Session Title: How to Specify Factory-built Bathrooms to Drive Construction Efficiency.

    Working with factory-built bathrooms. It looks at:-

    • Different pods types – concrete, steel, GRP and hybrid pod solutions
    • Why use bathroom pods?
    • The types of buildings that suit bathroom pods
    • Options for refurbishment projects
    • How pods are installed
    • Specification considerations – such as loadings, access, achieving economies of scale and integration with building services
    • Procurement considerations – what guarantees to expect and how to ensure customer service excellence
    • What to look for when selecting a bathroom pod manufacturer.

     

          Speaker:  Roly Ward, Specification Manager, Offsite Solutions

    Roly Ward is Specification Manager for Offsite Solutions – the UK’s longest established bathroom pod manufacturer.

     With wide-ranging experience in the construction industry which has included water management systems, underfloor heating solutions, and interior surfaces, Roly has worked extensively with architects and contractors

     

    Thursday 12 October 2017

    Session 2: 11.00 am – 11.45 am

    Session Title:

        • Assessing the skills implications of an Offsite approach

        • Understanding client and project drivers of your DfMA strategy

        The Offsite Management School is an initiative of leading contractors and clients who are committed to helping their supply chain develop to meet the big challenges that we will face over the next few years.

        Speaker:Ian Heptonstall, Managing Director at Action Sustainability
      • Ian is Director of the Supply Chain Sustainability School and leads the teams efforts to deliver this multi-award winning supply chain initiative which has grown to over 6,000 companies and 18,000 learners. In addition Ian also leads our work for the Construction sector on Fairness, Inclusion & Respect developing a collaboration of clients and contractors such as HS2, Network Rail, Skanska, BAM and Vinci to inspire the industry to develop a more inclusive working practices. Ian’s approach to leading these industry wide change programmes is based making a clear business case and using procurement leverage to drive change.

         

    Thursday 12 October 2017

    Session 3: 12.00 pm – 12.45 pm

    Session Title: Modular Development: How to undertake a successful modular project.

    The presentation will review how to design and procure a modular development to gain the commercial benefits from this system design. We will review first principles brief creation, outline the main design criteria which should inform the process and review the main failings in the procurement process. The five main design criteria for good modular design will be reviewed with a case study using CitizenM Tower of London on the success and failures in the design process, with suggested remedies. Procurement of a modular scheme will be reviewed with a design approach maintaining traditional construction as a commercial benchmark. Risk mitigation measures to limit the exposure to the modular supplier and construction method will be outlined.

      
       Speaker: James Walsh – Studio ANYO
                                                                                                         

     

    Thursday 12 October 2017

    Session 4: 13.00 pm – 13.45 pm

    Session Title: Hinkley Point Accommodation campus.

    The offsite manufacture and build of the largest hotel style accommodation in Europe for over 25 years.

             Speaker: Paul Lang, Chief Executive Officer at Caledonian Group.

    Paul Lang (CEO) has been in offsite manufacturing for over 17 years in senior management roles. As a Corporate Member of the CIB, Paul has overall responsibility for providing leadership, developing the strategy and direction for the Caledonian Group.
    Previously, as Managing Director of Elliott’s off-site business, Paul led the team in delivering over £200m of Education projects.
    Prior to that over 12 years as MD at Serco Group, he lead the Project Services Business across the UK, delivering a combination of projects worth over £500m.
    A key achievement since joining Caledonian is Hinkley Point C, a £50m project, manufactured at Caledonian’s 40 acre factory site, built to the equivalent standard of a three-star hotel, and delivered 96% complete.

     

    Thursday 12 October 2017

    Session 5: 14.00 pm – 15.00 pm

    Session Title: How Precast is Delivering Offsite Aspirations.

     

    Introductions: Dr Nick Gorst, Engineering Technical Manager, British Precast

     

    Andrew Minson, Product Officer, Executive Director, British Precast.

     

    Session 5: 14.10 pm – 14.30 pm

    Session Title: Benefits of using Precast Concrete Offsite Construction.

    The presentation will cover the benefits of using precast concrete offsite construction, which includes speed, durability, flexibility, cost effectiveness and the excellent acoustic and fire properties that concrete offers. Also covered will be the architectural finishes including precast sandwich panels.

    Speaker: Neil Magner, Architectural & Structural Precast Sales Manager, FP McCann Ltd.

    Neil Magner is Structural & Architectural Precast Manager FP McCann, having joined the company in 2015. With over 15 years’ experience in the construction industry gaining knowledge in design, sales, production and technical with a strong focus on innovative offsite production. Neil has worked on many award winning projects with complex design features, which would have proven difficult without off site production.
    Neil is focusing nationally on facade, structural pre-cast component sales and precast concrete framing solutions, covering many sectors such as; Student accommodation, Hotels, MOD, MOJ & PRS Schemes.
    Graduating in 2006 from Liverpool John Moore’s University with an Honours degree, Neil has progressed his career in the sales field, with a production foundation it gives Neil the ability to bridge the gap between sales and production with a strong emphasis on current design trends which are an increasing design feature, making the visual become a reality with ease.

     

    Speaker: James Donington, UK Commercial Manager – Architectural Precast, FP McCann Ltd

    James Donington is the Commercial Manager for the Structural & Architectural Precast Division, having joined FP McCann at the beginning of 2017.
    With over 21 years’ experience in the construction industry and a strong focus on concrete technology, gaining knowledge in design, sales, production and technical innovation, in particular off-site production. James has worked on many prestigious award winning projects across the UK as both manufacturer and supplier to the concrete industry.

     

    Session 5: 14.30 pm – 14.50 pm

    Session Title: Building a House in 2 days.

    The structural frame of a bespoke 4 bedroomed detached property was installed in a mere 2 days using conventional crosswall construction techniques and CCP’s SLIMCRETE technology for a thinner more cost effective solution. SLIMCRETE is a specially formulated mineral fibre reinforced concrete.
    It is ideally suited to low rise housing as a direct and ultimately higher performance replacement for either timber frame or traditional blockwork.

    Speaker: David Moses, Cornish Concrete Preconstruction Director.

    David Moses is preconstruction director for Cornish Concrete Products. He has over 25 years’ experience in the precast industry developing structural and architectural precast concrete solutions.

     

    Session 5: 14.50 pm – 15.00 pm

    Session Q&A

     

    Thursday 12 October 2017

    Session 6: 15.00 pm – 15.45 pm

    Session Title: Offsite Timber Frame Solutions for a Changing World.

    Timber Frame solutions are proven, reliable & fast becoming the offsite system of choice. Against the background of a changing world, Stewart will present why this is the case, how timber frame can respond to current challenges and to look forward into future solutions, like lean site assembly, digitisation and industrialisation.

       Speaker: Stewart Dalgarno, Director of Product Development- Stewart Milne Group.

    Stewart is a past chairman and director of UKTFA (UK Timber Frame Association). He is a member of the HBF National Technical & Sustainability group, member of Construction Scotland Industry Leadership Group, and was steering group member of the DCLG/ZCH Design versus As Built performance project. More recently Stewart was a participant on the reconvened Sullivan Expert Panel in Scotland & been a member of the Innovations work group, within the Construction Leadership Council. He has a master’s degree in project management, lives in Oxfordshire and is a keen golfer.