New and smarter construction techniques are needed if we are to build a more profitable and sustainable industry that can deliver the significant reductions in costs, project times and CO2 emissions that are called for by the Construction 2025 Strategy.Learn about offsite
Adopting an offsite approach to construction does not mean using only completed modular units. There are a whole range of options on the offsite adoption scale, from standardised components, through to modular sub-assemblies to fully volumetric solutions.
The industry needs to start looking at current processes differently and grasp the concept of construction industrialisation.
The concept is illustrated in the construction industrialisation wheel below. Five key competencies need to be understood if we are to embrace an industrialised approach; design for manufacture & assembly (DfMA), offsite manufacture, logistics and onsite assembly, followed by best-in-class maintenance. These five building blocks are underpinned by eight management skills that are, in our opinion, necessary to drive change.
Help can be found under the management topic.
The School provides hundreds of ‘best-in-class’ learning resources that help to build an understanding of offsite:
- Sub-topics – the five elements of industrialisation; DfMA, offsite manufacturing, logistics, onsite assembly and best-in-class maintenance
- Format – do you prefer video, e-learning, workshops, webinars or web documents?
- Competency level – beginner, intermediate or advanced.
To have a sneak preview, view Topics or Learn from the main menu to take you to the help you need. Whilst all our resources are free, we do ask that you register with the School to access them.
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How do I develop the skills to embrace offsite construction?
The offsite skills assessment enables you to understand what you need to know and provides a quick 10-point learning plan.Assess now
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.
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 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
Offsite Leadership Group Meeting Notes
Catch up on what’s been discussed in the Offsite Leadership Group meetings.
26 May 2021
24 February 2021
2 December 2020
8 September 2020
4 June 2020
2 April 2020
15 January 2020
2 October 2019
3 July 2019
3 April 2019
16 January 2019
20 November 2018
19 September 2018
12 June 2018
15 March 2018
27 November 2017
18 September 2017
13 July 2017
17 May 2017
14 March 2017
10 January 2017
25 October 2016
23 August 2016
22 June 2016
21 April 2016
29 February 2016