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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.

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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 construction, logistics, onsite assembly and design for maintenance
  • Format – do you prefer video, e-learning, workshops, webinars or web documents?
  • Competency level – beginner, intermediate or advanced.

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Key topics to explore in offsite construction

Design for Man and Assembly
Design for Manufacture & Assembly

DfMA is about embedding efficiency throughout a product’s life-cycle, including…

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Offsite Manufacture
Offsite Manufacture

Bringing factory thinking to the construction process, to industrialise the…

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Offsite logistics
Logistics

Moving to an offsite approach has significant impacts on offsite…

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Onsite-assembly
Onsite Assembly

The onsite assembly process is the management and culmination of…

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Design-For-Maintenance
Design for Maintenance

Implementation of decisions taken at the design stage through the…

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Introductory offsite resources

Free-to-access training materials, videos, webinars and resources for your use.

Design for Manufacture & Assembly
Materials
Offsite Manufacture
Design for Manufacture & Assembly
Offsite Manufacture
Onsite Assembly
Design for Manufacture & Assembly
Design for Manufacture & Assembly

Construction industrialisation

How do I develop the skills to embrace offsite construction?

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“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 Construction Learning Materials

We have developed learning materials to assist the construction industry in its adoption of offsite construction and further the use of Modern Methods of Construction (MMC). Use the following relevant courses to train or be trained and learn the knowledge and techniques that can help to reduce costs, improve performance and sustainability.

The Supply Chain Sustainability School, in partnership with the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) and National Open Colleges Network (NOCN) and with funding from the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB), has created this Understanding Offsite: Design Course. The course is aimed at designers and architects who would like to gain a deeper understanding of the fundamentals of offsite construction and how to implement successful design for manufacture and assembly (DfMA) at the early stages of a project.

The course typically runs for 6 hours and all of the following materials should be used by a trainer, referring to the Trainer Guide first of all.

Offsite Design: Trainer Guide

Offsite Design: Course Presentation

Offsite Design: Introduction Loop

Offsite Design: Attendance Sheet

Offsite Design: Feedback Form

Offsite Design Exercise: RIBA Plan of Work and what to consider

Offsite Design Exercise: MMC Optioneering Project Scenarios

Offsite Design Exercise: MMC Matrix Assessment Criteria

Offsite Design Exercise: Offsite Strategy Project Drivers

Offsite Design Exercise: Offsite Strategy Client Drivers

Offsite Design Exercise: Primary Structure Optioneering

Offsite Design Handout: MMC Optioneering - Benefits, Challenges and Opportunities

Offsite Design Handout: MMC Material Definitions, Options & Methodology

You should also refer to the Offsite Design e-learning module.

 

The Supply Chain Sustainability School, in partnership with the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) and National Open Colleges Network (NOCN) and with funding from the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB), has created this Understanding Offsite: Logistics Course. The course is aimed at logistics professionals who would like to gain a deeper understanding of the fundamentals of offsite construction and how to implement successful logistics within offsite construction.

The course typically runs for 6 hours and all of the following materials should be used by a trainer, referring to the Trainer Guide first of all.

Offsite Logistics: Trainer Guide

Offsite Logistics: Course Presentation

Offsite Logistics: Introduction Loop

Offsite Logistics: Attendance Sheet

Offsite Logistics: Feedback Form

Offsite Logistics Exercise: Construction Industrialisation

You should also refer to the Offsite Logistics e-learning module.

The Supply Chain Sustainability School, in partnership with the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) and National Open Colleges Network (NOCN) and with funding from the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB), has created this Understanding Offsite: Project Management Course. The course is aimed at professionals involved with project management who would like to gain a deeper understanding of the fundamentals of offsite construction and how to implement successful project management within offsite construction.

The course typically runs for 6 hours and all of the following materials should be used by a trainer, referring to the Trainer Guide first of all.

Offsite Project Management: Trainer Guide

Offsite Project Management: Course Presentation

Offsite Project Management: Introduction Loop

Offsite Project Management: Attendance Sheet

Offsite Project Management: Feedback Form

Offsite Project Management Exercise: Client Drivers Strategy

Offsite Project Management Exercise: Project Drivers Strategy

Offsite Project Management Exercise: Project Scenarios

Offsite Project Management Handout: Tasks at RIBA Stages

Offsite Project Management Handout: RIBA Plan of Work Stages

You should also refer to the Offsite Project Management e-learning module.

The Supply Chain Sustainability School, in partnership with the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) and National Open Colleges Network (NOCN) and with funding from the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB), has created this Understanding Offsite: Procurement Course. The course is aimed at professionals involved with procurement who would like to gain a deeper understanding of the fundamentals of offsite construction and how to implement successful procurement within offsite construction.

The course typically runs for 6 hours and all of the following materials should be used by a trainer, referring to the Trainer Guide first of all.

Offsite Procurement: Trainer Guide

Offsite Procurement: Course Presentation

Offsite Procurement: Introduction Loop

Offsite Procurement: Attendance Sheet

Offsite Procurement: Feedback Form

Offsite Procurement: Construction Industrialisation Stages

Offsite Procurement: Client Drivers Strategy

Offsite Procurement: Project Drivers Strategy

Offsite Procurement: Project Scenarios

Offsite Procurement: Balanced Scorecard Template

Offsite Procurement: Balanced Scorecard Handout

You should also refer to the Offsite Procurement e-learning module.

The Supply Chain Sustainability School, in partnership with the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) and National Open Colleges Network (NOCN) and with funding from the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB), has created this Understanding Offsite: Procurement Course. The course is aimed at professionals involved with procurement who would like to gain a deeper understanding of the fundamentals of offsite construction and how to implement successful procurement within offsite construction.

The course typically runs for 6 hours and all of the following materials should be used by a trainer, referring to the Trainer Guide first of all.

Offsite Quantity Surveyor and Cost Consultant: Trainer Guide

Offsite Quantity Surveyor and Cost Consultant: Course Presentation

Offsite Quantity Surveyor and Cost Consultant: Introduction Loop

Offsite Quantity Surveyor and Cost Consultant: Attendance Sheet

Offsite Quantity Surveyor and Cost Consultant: Feedback Form

Offsite Quantity Surveyor and Cost Consultant: Client Drivers Strategy

Offsite Quantity Surveyor and Cost Consultant: Project Drivers Strategy

Offsite Quantity Surveyor and Cost Consultant: Project Scenarios

Offsite Quantity Surveyor and Cost Consultant: Balanced Scorecard Handout

You should also refer to the Offsite Quantity Surveyor and Cost Consultant e-learning module.

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