Implementing MMC – practical ways forward through The Choice Factory

Check out The Choice Factory from our members Kier.  It looks at the psychological, behavioural and cultural factors that need to be addressed to achieve sustainable change with regards to the uptake of MMC.  It presents a unique review that draws from behavioural science, marketing and different fields to present options of choice architecture. This … Continue reading “Implementing MMC – practical ways forward through The Choice Factory”

CE member blacc launches ground-breaking Seismic initiative

NEW INNOVATIONS LAUNCHED FOR SCHOOL DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION – HAILED AS TRAILBLAZER FOR TRANSFORMING CONSTRUCTION The results of a pioneering new consortium which set out to transform the way primary schools are designed, procured and built have been unveiled at a launch event in London and have been hailed as a trailblazer for transforming construction. … Continue reading “CE member blacc launches ground-breaking Seismic initiative”

7 things to consider to maximise the value of manufacturing based construction

On 26 March Tata Steel hosted the Offsite Manufacturing & Technology Theme Group at their offices on Millbank.  The theme for the day was how do we engage better with the expertise, knowledge and innovation from the manufacturing sector.  The scene was set by a roundtable discussion including input from Adam Turk (Baxi Commercial), Rob … Continue reading “7 things to consider to maximise the value of manufacturing based construction”

Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) in a reordered world

Burges Salmon will be launching their latest report at the Constructing Excellence Annual Conference on 12 December.  Burges Salmon gives a view on how the perfect storm of sector restructure and the advance of MMC will combine to reshape construction. The organisations who lead construction, including funders and developers, will have very different roles by … Continue reading “Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) in a reordered world”

AMRC Factory 2050 Tour

The Offsite Manufacturing & Technology Theme Group visited Factory 2050 at the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre at Sheffield, to find out how their approach to manufacturing innovation is being applied to the construction sector.  The group were particularly impressed by the AMRC’s approach to industrial digitalization and driving profitability through productivity, in particular the approach … Continue reading “AMRC Factory 2050 Tour”

5 things construction can learn from automotive

Learning from Automotive – Offsite Manufacturing & Technology Group Visit to Tata Steelpark On 25 January the Constructing Excellence were hosted by Tata Steel at their distribution and processing centre at Wednesfield, West Midlands, the largest in the UK.   Tata Steel have invested heavily in the facility including over £12 million in a dedicated Automotive … Continue reading “5 things construction can learn from automotive”

Construction has to change and fast. Does LEGO provide some inspiration?

“We are now at a point we have never been at before. The industry is standing on a burning platform and all other options have gone. It simply has to change”. Mark Farmer, UK Construction Week 11th Oct 2017.  The Burning Platform Over the last few years the construction industry has seen numerous reports, from … Continue reading “Construction has to change and fast. Does LEGO provide some inspiration?”

Offsite Theme Group – Words into action in the Midlands

We held the first working meeting last week in the Midlands. Why? Because we have resolved to hold each of our meetings offsite i.e. at a factory or related venue. We visited two factories which predominately supply the housing/accommodation  market and use a steel based solution. Both visits had common themes:-  the typical procurement route … Continue reading “Offsite Theme Group – Words into action in the Midlands”

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Offsite Member Survey

The Constructing Excellence Offsite Theme Group is currently investigating Constructing Excellence members’ use of and interest in Offsite & MMC (Modern Methods of Construction). The Offsite Theme Group was set up to consider how the Constructing Excellence ethos of collaboration can support and enhance the use of Offsite techniques. This short questionnaire will help us understand … Continue reading “Offsite Member Survey”

Offsite Outlooks

This conference aimed at investors, developers and architects will explore the build-to-rent sector, the challenges affecting the delivery of quality new homes, and the role of offsite construction in delivering build-to-rent homes.  It will examine issues such as the skills shortage and quality, with case studies showing why developers are investing in offsite construction techniques. … Continue reading “Offsite Outlooks”