The Offsite Construction Show, is delighted to host a Programme of Seminars and Workshops at the 2018 show, featuring expert speakers from across the industry.

The Offsite Construction Show 2018 looks forward to welcoming the structural timber industry this year. The event will include dedicated presentations and a discussion panel each day, managed by the Structural Timber Association (STA).

The Seminars, will be hosted in the OSCS Seminar Theatre and Buildoffsite Seminar Theatre 1

Day 1 – Tuesday 20th November 2018

Seminar Sessions

Session 1: 10.00am – 10.45am Buildoffsite Seminar Theatre 1

Session Title: Utilising Offsite Elements in a High Performing Facade

The presentation provides a greater understanding of Eurobond composite panels, covering topics such as fire performance, structural spanning capabilities, and sustainability and their role in offsite construction.

Speaker: David Wallach, Sales Director at Eurobond Laminates

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.

Session 1: 10.00am – 10.45am OSCS Seminar Theatre

Session Title:So where do I start with Offsite construction?

  • Benefits of Offsite approach
  • Optioneering – which Offsite solution to choose?
  • Understanding client and project drivers.
Speaker: Charles Naud, Consultant, Action Sustainability

Charles has seven years’ experience in innovation for the built environment. He is passionate about business models that provide positive outcomes for the environment and society. Charles joined Action Sustainability in September 2018 to lead the expansion of the Supply Chain Sustainability School’s work on offsite construction in mainland Europe.

Session 2: 11.00am – 11.45am

Session Title:

  • Corrosion of Steel in Concrete.
  • Relevance to Tall Buildings.
  • Cathodic Protection to Prevent Corrosion.
  • Application of Cathodic Protection to the World’s Tallest Towers.
Speaker: Rod Callon, Managing Director – Technical. Corrosion Technology Services

Rod graduated with a degree in Chemistry in 1991. For the last 27 years he has been involved with Cathodic Protection and Corrosion Assessment of all kinds of concrete facilities and structures.

As Technical head of Corrosion Technology Services (CTS) he has worked on some of the largest and most complex cathodic protection systems for reinforced concrete anywhere in the world. In recent years the Middle East building boom has led to the construction of several of the World’s Tallest Towers in what is possibly the most hostile environment. Rod has been involved in all aspects Cathodic Protection of these Towers from design and supply to commissioning and ongoing maintenance.

Rod is a Fellow of the Institute of Corrosion, UK and a NACE Corrosion Specialist.

Session 3: 12.00pm – 12.45pm

Session Title: Panel discussion SIPS and timber frame construction

The Panel will highlight why timber is a vital component in offsite construction and will concentrate on the technology driving timber frame and SIPS..

Chair: Andrew Carpenter, Chief Executive, Structural Timber Association

Panel:
Timber Frame
Simon Horn, Technical Manager – England & Wales Stewart Milne

Why Use Structural Insulated Panels (SIPS)
Andrew Cook, Senior Business Development Manager, Innovaré Systems

Session 4: 13.00pm – 13.45pm

Session Title: Offsite Manufacturing: Testing vs Desk Studies

Session Title: Offsite Manufacturing: Testing vs Desk Studies
This presentation will examine laboratory and site-based testing options and what can be achieved from desk studies for modular buildings, as well as the requirements for final sign-off. The pros and cons of each process will also be discussed.

Speaker: Joanne Booth, Business Manager, Construction Lucideon

Joanne has both a degree in civil engineering and law, and over 20 years’ experience in the construction industry. Much of Joanne’s career has been at Lucideon, initially as Technical Manager before moving onto Product Management. Joanne has developed many customised testing programs to prove the performance of products and systems which fell outside of any recognised standards. Many of these programs and techniques are now recognised by industry as the benchmark standard, and some have been written into European standards or adopted as an industry standard.

Session Session 5: 14.00pm – 14.45pm

Session Title: A national certification scheme and large-scale testing facility for Offsite Construction.

The industry is seeking reassurances surrounding Offsite Construction. BRE will give an update on the forthcoming standard BPS 7014 and provide an insight into BRE’s large-scale testing facilities for Offsite Construction, including the innovative 3-dimensional testing methodology that has been developed to accompany the new BRE standard.

Mr David Gall, Associate Director, BRE and Mr Neil Abbott, Director of Construction, BRE

David is an experienced Associate Director with a demonstrated history of working in the construction industry Skilled in CE marking, Biomass, Carbon Neutral, Energy Efficiency, and BREEAM. Strong business development professional with a C Eng focused in Mechanical Engineering from West Herts College.

Session 6: 15.00pm– 15.45pm

Session Title: Timber Element Construction – cost efficient, low energy, bespoke housing – a national solution.

Low energy, high quality bespoke housing should not be the preserve of executive home owners, affordable home buyers need these qualities more than anyone and through ruthless efficiency and innovation Timber Element Construction delivers on this national goal.

Speakers: Dr. Anthony Greer – Chairman Talo Elements and Mr. Bengt Magnussen

Anthony is Chairman of Talo Elements. Corporate leadership in multiple industries, with history of delivering disruptive technologies and services.
“High quality low energy housing for all, is a passion we relentlessly pursue“.

Day 2 – Wednesday 21st November 2018

Seminar Sessions

Session 1: 10.00am – 10.45am

Session Title: Understanding the skills gap in offsite construction.

  • Where do these gaps lie?
  • How can we close these gaps?
  • Is there is a skills gap or indeed gaps
Speaker: Ian Heptonstall, Director, Supply Chain Sustainability School

As Director of the multi-award winning www.supplychainschool.co.uk, Ian leads the team that provides sustainability advice to over 3,000 construction suppliers.
Ian provides strategic leadership for the Fairness, Inclusion and Respect, Social Value, Offsite and Design for Manufacture and Assembly workstreams. Having worked in supply chains since the late-1980s, Ian has a deep understanding of the dynamics of supply chains and how these can bring social benefits to their local communities. Ian has used this knowledge to successfully launch and run several skills and construction related businesses since he started his first business in 1991, all of which are still flourishing.

Session 2: 11.00am– 11.45am

Session Title: Best practices around considering or specifying packaged utility equipment.

Speaker: Nigel Freeman Managing Director – Dutypoint Ltd

Nigel has been involved in designing and manufacturing pioneering products for the building services market for 15 years. Now MD of Dutypoint Ltd, he continues to be passionate about Offsite Manufacturing and is excited about the various Dutypoint innovations such as the revolutionary Utilise packaged utility room. Nigel will be sharing best practices around considering or specifying packaged utility equipment.

Session 3: 12.00pm – 12.45pm

Session Title: CLT and Why use an STA Assured Member

The Panel will highlight why timber is a vital component in offsite construction and will concentrate on CLT and the benefits of using an assured STA member.

Chair: Andrew Carpenter, Chief Executive, Structural Timber Association

Panel:
Cross Laminated Timber (CLT)
Nic Clark, Managing Director MCIOB KLH UK Ltd

Why Use an STA Assured Member
Mark Stevenson, Managing Director Kingspan Century Ltd

Session 4: 13.00pm– 13.45pm

Session Title: Digital Blueprint: Proven Methods for Transformation and Growth.

As we increasingly progress with offsite methods, as businesses are we ‘digitally equipped’ for a transformation in ways of working? Daniel Leech, Managing Director for the Technical Design Services Group, will give insight into his three companies: TDS, Design 4 Structures and The Construction and Design Centre of Excellence through sharing his ‘digital blueprint. Focusing on three key growth areas the session will include guidance around digital asset management, digital skills development and collaborative problem solving.

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

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.

Session 5: 14.00pm– 14.45pm

Session Title: Methods of Lifting and Installing Modules.

The presentation will cover the options available when lifting and installing modules. Keys aspects covered will include the safety and legislative requirements, as well as the different methods of lifting and how this may affect the choice of the most suitable equipment required to perform the lift. The presentation will start with some lifting and rigging basics which will help the listeners understand how the different choices of equipment can affect the forces put into the module. How the module is lifted can affect not only the safety of the lift but also the possibility for damage of the module – especially those which are installed in a finished condition.

Speaker: Anthony Culshaw, Technical Director at Britlift

Anthony is currently the Technical Director at Britlift (www.britlift.com), designers and manufacturers of lifting beams, lifting frames, spreader beams and custom below the hook lifting equipment. He is a former member of the LEEA Technical Committee and has spoken at lifting conferences around the world on the subject of below the hook lifting equipment, as well as written a number of technical pieces on the subject. Britlift are specialists in the lifting of modular buildings, bathroom pods and skidded equipment.

Session 6: 15.00am – 15.45am

Session Title:

  • Corrosion of Steel in Concrete.
  • Relevance to Tall Buildings.
  • Cathodic Protection to Prevent Corrosion.
  • Application of Cathodic Protection to the World’s Tallest Towers.
Speaker: Rod Callon, Managing Director – Technical. Corrosion Technology Services

Rod graduated with a degree in Chemistry in 1991. For the last 27 years he has been involved with Cathodic Protection and Corrosion Assessment of all kinds of concrete facilities and structures.

As Technical head of Corrosion Technology Services (CTS) he has worked on some of the largest and most complex cathodic protection systems for reinforced concrete anywhere in the world. In recent years the Middle East building boom has led to the construction of several of the World’s Tallest Towers in what is possibly the most hostile environment. Rod has been involved in all aspects Cathodic Protection of these Towers from design and supply to commissioning and ongoing maintenance.

Rod is a Fellow of the Institute of Corrosion, UK and a NACE Corrosion Specialist.