Taking place at the National Conference Centre (NCC), Birmingham on 22 October 2019 – the Modular Matters Conference will focus on the latest developments, innovations and investments in the volumetric modular sector.
Modular construction has seen massive investment from global brands such as Goldman Sachs and Sekisui House who have struck a deal with Homes England as the government leans on offsite methods of construction to help them cope with a massive surge in the UK's population.
The need for faster, leaner and smarter construction is becoming increasingly apparent in the UK. With only 63% of site-based developments completed on time and an even lower 49% delivered on budget, traditional construction methods are failing to meet the major challenges facing the built environment today.
Places for People, one of Britain's biggest housing associations, has announced a £100m pioneering joint venture with ilke Homes to deliver hundreds of modular houses, as confidence in offsite manufacturing grows. In the largest deal yet for Britain's modular housing sector, Places for People will purchase 750 units from ilke Homes, including 500 for sites it already owns and 250 for new schemes it will partner to develop affordable and market-priced housing.
Darren Richards Managing Director of Cogent Consulting and a member of the LSFA steering group said: "Light steel frame systems are a fundamentally important offsite technologies that are used in so many building types and applications. With the recent Building Regulations restriction, we can see steel framing technology becoming even more integral to the future of construction along with a bigger focus on hybrid solutions.
Light gauge steel framing can be used for a building's full frame but also for a variety of roofing, volumetric modular options and infill walling applications. Light steel framing and modular construction are load-bearing systems that are suitable for low, medium and high-rise buildings and in building renovation such as in rooftop extensions. The use of these forms of construction is closely related to the wider benefits that are offered to the developer and the main contractor.
The conference and exhibition will explore what the future holds for volumetric modular construction –technology trends, interoperability, capacity constraints, manufacturing – with presentations from a collection of the UK's pioneering offsite designers, engineers and manufacturers.
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