MPBA: Modular Experts Share Invaluable Knowledge at Offsite Expo

7th October, 2019

MPBA were delighted with the many people that visited the Modular and Portable Building Association (MPBA) at Offsite Expo to gain insights and guidance from the UK's leading modular and volumetric specialists for their upcoming build projects. With modular building quickly making its way to the forefront of offsite solutions, the MPBA and its members collectively received many enquiries across the inaugural two-day event. Having taken a headline role in the exhibition as a major sponsor, the MPBA secured a number of new prospects and partnership opportunities, which they are now exploring.

CPD-Accredited Volumetric Modular Sessions

As knowledge share is core to the MPBA's ethos and offerings, one of the highlights for the association was the impressive range of CPD-accredited masterclasses. Amongst these, the two volumetric and modular sessions were chaired by the MPBA's director, Kevin Jones, and technical director, Andy King. These sessions featured masterclasses from multiple experts in the modular space, including renowned MPBA members.

Kevin said: 'It was fantastic to hear from so many volumetric and modular specialists, especially our members - and great to see such a large turn-out in terms of audience. So many people were keen to get involved with the volumetric seminars.'

Andy added: 'Knowledge transfer is pivotal in construction, and it's something that we need more of. The MPBA can't promote the importance of education and training enough, so the combination of angles covered in the sessions was invaluable. From Peter Dann providing a structural engineer's perspective on implementing DfMA principles during the early stages of planning to an inspiring case study on the step-by-step progress and modular integration that made the widely acclaimed Greenwich scheme possible, each seminar brought something new to the offsite table.'

Modular Guidance

The MPBA is proud to have fulfilled such a major role in the event, offering advice to those exploring the best offsite avenues for their next construction projects. Modular and volumetric practices enrich the construction industry with a multitude of benefits that span from healthier environments to maximised sustainability, heavily reduced costs and quicker build times. The particular success and appeal of module manufacture rests in the repeatability of units: by assembling modules in a precision-controlled factory environment, the production line techniques that drive module assembly improve speed of delivery, superior quality and productivity.

To learn more about the benefits of modular and volumetric construction and MPBA membership, visit

About MPBA

Founded in 1938, the MPBA is core to the connection of sectors in the modular and portable building industry. MPBA work alongside specialist technical advisors to enhance innovation in the design and manufacture of modular buildings. These can be designed and manufactured in any size and shape to meet individual client needs while ensuring full compliance with building regulations. MPBA is the single recognised voice for promoting and marketing members' products and services. The association is represented on committees for BSI, LPCB-Expert Group D and works with BRE, LABC, CLG, NHS, Cskills-CITB, Carbon Trust and NHS.

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