Offsite Construction stands as a pivotal pillar in the quest for sustainability within the built environmentFind out more
Its significance lies in its ability to revolutionise traditional construction methods by minimizing resource consumption, reducing waste, and enhancing energy efficiency.
By shifting a substantial portion of construction activities to controlled factory settings, Offsite Construction diminishes on-site disruptions, curtails transportation-related emissions, and promotes the use of eco-friendly materials. Moreover, the precision and predictability offered by offsite techniques result in superior quality structures that tend to have longer lifespans, thus reducing the need for frequent renovations or replacements.
In an era where sustainability is paramount, Offsite Construction emerges as a vital strategy to promote a greener and more environmentally responsible built environment.
Discover what the Offsite group has been working over the past year and the key reports produced.
Whole Life Carbon Guidance for Offsite Construction Report
In 2023, we investigated how offsite construction can impact carbon emissions across the whole life cycle, from materials to operation. The resulting report, guided by our expert steering group and Offsite Leadership Group Partners, provides advice on the 9 key ways premanufacture can help decarbonise our built environment.
Building on experiences shared from organisations across the sector, the guidance provides tailored recommendations on how different job roles can contribute to the effective use of offsite techniques as a carbon reduction tool.
Delivering Social Value through Offsite Construction Report
Our 2022 report, compiled alongside Akerlof and the University of Salford, explains the ways in which offsite projects can bring about as much, if not more social value than traditional construction.
When increasing proportions of the construction process within projects take place away from the development site, social and economic benefits which accrue can be undervalued or overlooked altogether. The report discusses how, with more robust evidence gathering, communication and early engagement, the best outcomes for communities both near to site and in the manufacturing locality can be achieved.
Bringing together academic research, industry literature and stakeholder experiences, we share step-by-step recommendations for the sector on how to demonstrate the possibilities of social value, along with five case studies across key social value themes.
The Supply Chain Sustainability School teamed up with Kier to create the Modern Methods of Construction database
It’s really important for clients and professional designers to understand the capabilities of the offsite construction supply chain. This interactive map allows offsite manufacturers to have visibility of who does what in the supply chain and to start the process of building those really important collaborations.
The School is pleased to be part of the Smart Construction Network
This is a collaboration of organisations who are leading the way in supporting innovative construction firms taking their crucial first steps towards adopting smarter, more modern methods of construction. Since its launch, the Network has grown to include organisations with world-leading expertise in the fields of offsite manufacturing, BIM & digital construction, and high-performance buildings.
Meet the Team:
Dave and Alfie are here to help get Partners involved with the Offsite Group.
The dates for all Offsite Group meetings have now been set for 2023/24. Please see below for further details and the notes from previous meetings.
Download notes from any of the previous Offsite Group meetings below.
8th June 2023 | 2nd March 2023
7th December 2022 | 14th September 2022 | 1st June 2022 | 14th March 2022
1st December 2021 | 8th September 2021 | 26th May 2021 | 24 Feburary 2021
2nd December 2020 | 8th September 2020 | 4th June 2020 | 2nd April 2020 | 15th January 2020
2nd October 2019 | 3rd July 2019 | 3rd April 2019 | 16th January 2019
20th November 2018 | 19th September 2018 | 12th June 2018 | 15th March 2018
27th November 2017 | 18th September 2017 | 13th July 2017 | 17th May 2017 | 14th March 2017| 10th January 2017
25th October 2016 | 23rd August 2016 | 22nd June 2016 | 21st April 2016 | 29th February 2016
“The Offsite School is an excellent source of knowledge on DfMA and offsite construction. Its combination of online resources and face to face training delivery means that you can choose the style of learning that best suits your organisation.”Nigel Ostime, Project Delivery Director, Hawkins Brown Architects