Offsite Hub Blog

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MPBA - Supporting the Healthcare Crisis

23/4/20

The approach to coping with the COVID-19 healthcare crisis has been vastly different across the globe. China used the might of 7,000 workers and 1,000 construction machines, operating 24 hours a day to build hospitals but the...

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Ask the Expert with Trevor Richards

16/4/20

Offsite expert Trevor Richards, Operations Director for Cogent Consulting, discusses logistics and the crucial factors with the design and manufacture of volumetric modules and shares his perspective on the journey from factory to...

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Ask The Balcony Expert

9/4/20

Tristan Parsons, Managing Director of leading UK balcony specialist, Sapphire Balconies, provides some answers on designing and manufacturing balconies using offsite processes. Q: What is the...

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Modular Construction with Jackie Maginnis

2/4/20

Despite recent reports that suggest government departments are not adopting a presumption in favour of offsite, the Modular and Portable Building Association (MPBA) has research which shows volumetric modular construction is...

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Ask the Expert with Darren Richards

24/3/20

Offsite expert Darren Richards, Managing Director of Cogent Consulting, shares his perspective on the future of factory-based building technology with the Offsite Hub. With the government’s presumption for...

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Laying the foundations for better construction

15/11/19

It's easy to take for granted just how crucial buildings are to all our lives. Think about the hospital you were born in, the home you grew up in, the school you were taught in and the building you work in. Buildings of all types...

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Zero Defects using advanced manufacturing technology

3/10/19

We can all be seduced by the proposition of advanced building systems. For some the vision of factory-manufactured building solutions, where completed elements glide along robot-controlled production assembly lines and are...

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The future of factory-based building technology

16/9/19

The offsite manufacturing sector is gaining traction like never before. The challenge now is to get a decent foothold in the traditional construction market and to ensure that manufacturing volumes hit such levels that it is no longer cost...

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Offsite timber solutions - the best way to address concerns

30/8/19

The dust has now settled following the launch of the Housing White Paper when Sajid Javid, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, outlined what he called 'the bold radical vision for the housing market'. As the industry...

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