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Event Schedule

Developed and curated by leading offsite conference organisers Explore Offsite - a range of free CPD accredited masterclasses and an international summit will be presented by the industry pioneers who are making the headlines.

The Offsite Expo Masterclasses will focus on key industry innovations and will provide a comprehensive and balanced perspective on this rapidly emerging sector from a host of UK pioneers.

The Offsite Summit will bring to life some of the most inspirational and ground-breaking offsite projects from around the world, focusing on knowledge sharing and collaboration opportunities by facilitating a unique networking opportunity right at the heart of the UK’s largest exhibition of offsite construction technology.

You do not have to register separately to attend any of the masterclass or summit sessions, simply register your FOC place to Offsite Expo and arrive nice and early to get your seat! To register your place, CLICK HERE.

Please see the programme below, detailing what sessions are running across the two days. To view more information about the speaker, or add the session to your calendar, click on the speaker name.

24 or 25 September?

Offsite Masterclass (Theatre 1)
Offsite Masterclass (Theatre 2)
Offsite Summit
10:00
10:30
11:00
11:30
12:00
12:30
13:00
13:30
14:00
14:30
15:00
15:30
16:00
16:30
17:00
10:30 - 11:45
Structural Timber

Speakers in this session:

  • Andrew Carpenter
    Structural Timber: 10:30 - 11:45
    Andrew Carpenter
    Chief Executive
    Structural Timber Association
    Session Chair

    In a career spanning over 40 years, Andrew Carpenter, CEO of the Structural Timber Association (STA), has played an active part in the construction industry, focusing on business development, best practice and the sector’s improvement agenda.

    Andrew joined the UKTFA as CEO in January 2011 and oversaw the rebrand to the STA in 2013 and is now very much at the centre of the offsite construction agenda, whilst continuing to promote the capability of structural timber products and the capacity within the sector to help resolve the housing crisis.

    Since 1999 he has been involved with the Government change agenda and is currently CEO of Constructing Excellence South West & Chair of BIM4Housing.
     
  • Jephtha Schaffner
    Structural Timber: 10:30 - 11:45
    Jephtha Schaffner
    Project Manager & Engineer
    Blumer-Lehmann
    A Case Study on Cambridge Mosque

    Born 1986 near Basel (Switzerland), apprenticeship as carpenter completed 2006 at GGS carpentry, 2010 start timber engineer at Bern university of applied science at Biel with a placement of 10 months at Blumer-Lehmann AG as project manager in 2013. Summer 2014 completed university as timber engineer. 2015 start at Blumer-Lehmann AG as project manager and engineer. From 2017 leading the Freeform Team at Blumer-Lehmann AG. Other leisure activities are snowboarding and icehockey.
     
  • Pete Blunt
    Structural Timber: 10:30 - 11:45
    Pete Blunt
    Managing Director
    Innovare Systems
    A Case Study on Glasdir School

    As Managing Director, Pete is responsible for the overall leadership and management of Innovaré. He is hands on in project and operational support; focusing on how to bring value engineering opportunities for clients, as well as product development and process improvement. Balancing strategic and operational priorities has allowed him to realise holistic benefits from change and improvements.

    Originally from an automotive background (including Lotus Engineering and Jaguar Land Rover), Pete has worked in offsite construction for a number of years. Initially through consultancy work, Pete has brought his experience of lean methodology and transparent processes to develop various construction products and services.
     
  • Simon Horn
    Structural Timber: 10:30 - 11:45
    Simon Horn
    Technical Manager
    Stewart Milne Timber Systems
    A Case Study on St Wilfrids Walk Development

    Simon joined Stewart Milne Timber Systems in 2010 and has specialised in timber frame design and construction for the past 28 years. Simon has extensive experience achieved working within architectural private practice; national house builder architects department and specialist timber frame manufacturing companies. His construction knowledge and skills position him well for providing Stewart Milne with innovative solutions in an ever changing marketplace both technically and professionally.
     
12:00 - 13:15
Training & Skills

Speakers in this session:

  • Marcus Bennett
    Training & Skills: 12:00 - 13:15
    Marcus Bennett
    Future Skills and Innovation Lead
    CITB
    Session Chair

    Marcus Bennett is CITB’s future skills and innovation lead with interests embracing: offsite; immersive & virtual reality in learning and digitalisation. He previously led a programme of research quantifying the demands, risks and training provision for construction occupations aimed at informing skills plans across the UK. Prior to joining CITB Marcus gained experience in the public and private sectors.
     
  • Ian Heptonstall
    Training & Skills: 12:00 - 13:15
    Ian Heptonstall
    Director
    Offsite Management School
    Understanding the Skills Gap in Offsite Construction

    Ian is the Director of the Supply Chain School, an online portal with over 33,000 registered users that seeks to educate the construction supply chain on emerging issues such as offsite, sustainability, BIM and lean. The School is funded by 90 partner organisations who are clients, contractors or tier 1 suppliers to the sector.
     
  • Shaun Hunt
    Training & Skills: 12:00 - 13:15
    Shaun Hunt
    Assistant Principal Curriculum and Standards
    Dudley College of Technology
    Training in Modern Methods of Construction

    With experience in both the public and private sectors, Shaun has a wide breadth of knowledge having developed his career from his early days as a Carpenter Foreman through a spell as a Site Agent and house builder and a Surveyor, before making the move into education. Shaun has developed provision across the Construction and Engineering sector in colleges across the East and West Midlands, helping them to grow and drive up success rates for their learners.

    Shaun joined Dudley College in 2015 leading on curriculum development for the new Advance I and II expansions, working closely with local employers and trade bodies such as CITB to ensure we are meeting the future skills needs of the industry.

    With many years in a senior leadership role, Shaun is an inspirational force across his curriculum, motivating staff to drive forward progress and stay ahead of the sector’s requirements.
     
  • Rohan Bush
    Training & Skills: 12:00 - 13:15
    Rohan Bush
    Head of Public Partnerships and Future Workforce
    Construction Scotland Innovation Centre
    Are we offsite ready?

    Rohan has responsibility for leading, developing and delivering a range of public sector stakeholder and future workforce partnerships focused on the creation of strategic programmes, projects, consultancy and commercial activity utilising the full range of CSIC resources. In addition she heads up the technical and operations support activities to deliver a co-ordinated, high quality service consistently across CSIC. Rohan holds degrees in architecture, building science and political studies and brings 18 years of experience in the built environment sector including managing building innovation funds in Melbourne and helping establish the New Zealand Green Building Council.
     
13:30 - 14:45
Volumetric Modular

Speakers in this session:

  • Andy King
    Volumetric Modular: 13:30 - 14:45
    Andy King
    Technical Director
    MPBA
    Session Chair

    Andy started his career in the Modular industry 18 years ago working for the Portakabin Group in the Technical Department where he gained valuable knowledge of the special features of modular design and product development.

    Andy is currently Managing Director of Wernick Buildings Limited, Britain’s largest independent manufacturer and supplier of permanent modular buildings, a company that has decades of experience working within the education sector.

    A valued member of the Modular & Portable Building Association, Andy has been Chairman of the Technical Committee for 10years working with other members of the industry to improve the professionalism of the industry and raise awareness of the benefits of modular buildings.
     
  • Ben Drake
    Volumetric Modular: 13:30 - 14:45
    Ben Drake
    Associate, Structural Engineer
    Peter Dann
    Optimising for Offsite – A Structural Engineer’s Perspective

    Ben directs a skilled team of structural engineers who have delivered on high-end volumetric modular projects in the UK, Canada and the USA. Originally from New Zealand, he brings almost 10 years of extensive structural design experience working with complex buildings around the world, including those requiring seismic design.

    Ben is also heavily involved in Peter Dann’s R&D modular projects, developing a number of offsite prototype systems for various clients, in both volumetric and panelised technology.
     
  • Mike Ormesher
    Volumetric Modular: 13:30 - 14:45
    Mike Ormesher
    Head of Innovation & Technical
    TopHat
    Biography coming soon!
     
  • Matt Hallissey
    Volumetric Modular: 13:30 - 14:45
    Matt Hallissey
    Head of Strategy
    TopHat
    Within TopHat, Matt leads the delivery of strategic initiatives within marketing, sales, investment and operations . Involved in TopHat almost since its founding, he has taken the business through its evolution to its current size and scope as well as evolving the vision as the business matured.
     
  • Andy Cornaby
    Volumetric Modular: 13:30 - 14:45
    Andy Cornaby
    Managing Director
    ModPods
    Andy started his career achieving a City & Guilds & Advanced Craft City & Guilds in Carpentry & Joinery for Sir Alfred McAlpine’s in Wolverhampton in the 80s. Andy soon gained a passion to climb the ladder and soon went on to manage a property and maintenance company in the same city before setting up his own successful business in 1994 ‘Response Maintenance and Building Services Ltd’, trading for 14 years and creating the first hand held operational management system for field engineers with the innovative use of hand held technology, called ‘ImpactRESPONSE’.

    Andy has worked throughout his career in contracting, providing a range of services to the social housing and private sector. Gaining a vast knowledge and understanding of the challenges social housing face and focussing on how to further improve housing conditions and ways to ease the National Housing crisis.

    That brought Andy on to joining forces with Pete Farrelly in 2017 in creating ModPods International to design and develop Modular housing pods, that combine desirable living space, exceed NDSS minimum living standards, affordable and available for occupation the same day they are sited.

    Andy looks forward to sharing his Journey
     
15:00 - 16:00
Roofing

Speakers in this session:

  • Richard Miller
    Roofing: 15:00 - 16:00
    Richard Miller
    Head of Qualifications and Standards
    National Federation of Roofing Contractors (NFRC)
    Session Chair!

    Richard Miller is the Head of Qualifications and Standards at the NFRC and project lead on the roofing accreditation programme RoofCERT. Previously Richard was the Director of Practical Construction Solutions Ltd which provided support and guidance to the construction industry on a variety of initiatives. A former roofing apprentice Richard worked his way through to supervision roles across both England and Scotland which further led to a career within the CITB as a Vocational Assessor, Internal Quality Assurer and Assessment & Verification Manager. Key accountabilities included leading and managing the internal quality assurance process for the National Construction College (NCC) and National Specialist Accredited Centre (NSAC) for training and competency delivery in excess of 100 occupational areas including specialist occupational disciplines. Richard also supported the wider sector with vocational assessment constraints through the Assessment Infrastructure Commissioning process, which helped distribute funding into key areas of construction.

    Richard is passionate about CPD and developing people and takes pride in his own personal development and achievements.
     
  • David Padmore
    Roofing: 15:00 - 16:00
    David Padmore
    Regional Sales Manager
    Metrotile
    Lightweight Roofing In Modular/Offsite Buildings

    David joined Metrotile UK four years ago as a Sales Manager, covering various areas across the UK and a variety of markets including conservatories, park homes/leisure, education and of course housing (both new build and refurbishments).

    Due to the demand of the Offsite/Modular companies growing in the UK, David has moved into a new position for the company looking after this rapidly-developing market within his new role as Offsite/Modular Special Projects Manager.

    David has been in the roofing industry for over 35 years, starting on the tools at Bamford Roofing in the North West and then into Sales for several companies involved in flat roofing and pitched roofing and also his own company. He is A member of IOR Institute Of Roofing and other organisations involved in Roofing.
     
  • Justin Ransted
    Roofing: 15:00 - 16:00
    Justin Ransted
    Regional Sales Manager
    Tilcor
    Part of The Ross Roof Group and established for over 70 years, Tilcor Metal Pressed Roofing Systems offer exceptional strength and durability, standing up to the harshest environments. Watertight and fire resistant, our pressed steel roofing tiles can withstand hurricane-force winds.

    They can provide protection to high impact and can adapt to roof pitches lower than conventional materials with aesthetics to match traditional roof coverings.

    Tilcor tiles are suited to applications for residential, public sector and commercial pitched roofs and all products are covered by our 50-year warranty
     
  • Fergus d'Arcy
    Roofing: 15:00 - 16:00
    Fergus d'Arcy
    Business Development Manager
    Protan (UK)
    Biography coming soon!
     
16:15 - 17:15
Hybrid

Speakers in this session:

  • Gavin White
    Hybrid: 16:15 - 17:15
    Gavin White
    Structural Engineering Director
    Ramboll
    Session Chair

    Gavin has more than 12 years of experience as a structural engineer. He has worked in many sectors including education, residential, heritage and commercial.

    Gavin leads the timber engineering within Ramboll UK. He has managed and advised on the construction of over 50 timber buildings ranging from museums to conference centres. He has written papers and presented internationally on the subject.

    Responsible for winning and delivering projects in all sectors of work and all sizes. A key part of Gavin's role involves the education of clients / architects and Ramboll staff on the opportunities offered by the use of CLT.
     
  • Andy Goodwin
    Hybrid: 16:15 - 17:15
    Andy Goodwin
    Managing Director
    B&K Structures
    A Case Study on Orsman Road

    In a career spanning over 35 years in the construction industry, Andy Goodwin joined B&K Structures in 2003 as Commercial Manager and worked his way through the ranks to take up the role of Managing Director in 2016.

    Adopting a hands-on approach, Andy has supported the business through the transition from a structural steelwork fabricator into the sustainable frame contractor they are today.

    Over the last 13 years, B&K Structures have grown to become the largest timber engineering business in the UK. By demand cross laminated timber (CLT) is the most popular product within the company’s extensive materials portfolio, however they are not CLT purists, the business focuses on hybrid construction solutions, utilising glulam, steel and structural timber wall and roof cassettes.

    Andy supports project teams at every stage of the construction journey from tender to completion – ensuring B&K Structures deliver a quality project and excellent service to clients and main contractors.

    B&K Structures have been instrumental in the development and growth of the timber market within the UK. To meet the ever-increasing demands of a growing market, the specialist frame contractor continues to push the boundaries in terms of innovation and the development of new modern methods for offsite construction - underpinning their position as the UK’s No1 timber engineering business.
     
  • Nigel Banks
    Hybrid: 16:15 - 17:15
    Nigel Banks
    Product and Marketing Director
    ilke Homes
    A Case Study on Gateshead Innovation Village

    Nigel is responsible for ilke Homes’ product development, Design for Manufacture and marketing teams and is part of the executive team.

    Ilke Homes is a British modular homes business with a focus on inspiring design, building beautiful, energy-efficient homes with real families in mind, quickly and more efficiently than traditionally-built properties. Working in partnership with developers and registered providers, ilke Homes is now set up to operate at scale.
     
  • Pete Blunt
    Hybrid: 16:15 - 17:15
    Pete Blunt
    Managing Director
    Innovare Systems
    A Case Study on Greatfields School

    As Managing Director, Pete is responsible for the overall leadership and management of Innovaré. He is hands on in project and operational support; focusing on how to bring value engineering opportunities for clients, as well as product development and process improvement. Balancing strategic and operational priorities has allowed him to realise holistic benefits from change and improvements.

    Originally from an automotive background (including Lotus Engineering and Jaguar Land Rover), Pete has worked in offsite construction for a number of years. Initially through consultancy work, Pete has brought his experience of lean methodology and transparent processes to develop various construction products and services.
     
10:30 - 11:45
Structural Timber

Speakers in this session:

  • Rupert Scott
    Structural Timber: 10:30 - 11:45
    Rupert Scott
    Membership & Marketing Manager
    TRADA
    Session Chair!

    Following a degree in Production and Operations Management at Nottingham University, Rupert has pursued a diverse career for over 25 years in the woodworking and construction industries, spanning quality management, R&D, production management, marketing, and fire and regulation consultancy.

    Whilst working for a door manufacturer he became the named inventor of a patented fire door design. He also provided passive fire consultancy advice to the Historic Royal Palace Agency (which manages Hampton Court Palace, Tower of London and Kensington Palace) for over 2 years following the lessons learned from the fire at Windsor Castle.

    Today Rupert is responsible for the strategic development and management of TRADA’s membership strategy, events and exhibitions programme and marketing activities.
     
  • Frank Werling
    Structural Timber: 10:30 - 11:45
    Frank Werling
    Head of Technical, Engineering and Design
    METSA Wood
    Center Parcs, Elveden Forest: Delivering the architects vision for the client

    Frank Werling, Head of Technical, Engineering and Design at Metsä Wood, began his career in the timber industry at the University of Karlsruhe, Germany, where he studied Civil/Structural Engineering with a focus on steel and timber constructions. Alongside his studies, Frank worked for a publisher specialising in literature for German timber engineering.

    Frank went on to work as a structural engineer for Europe’s leader in lightweight portal frame steel buildings, where he cut his teeth in the world of modular building systems.

    In 2000, Frank achieved the EUR ING from FEANI (European Federation of National Engineering Associations), before moving with his family to the UK, working for a distributor of environmental building products.

    In 2002, having gained an extensive accumulation of timber knowledge and experience, Frank joined Metsä Wood UK as an engineer, leading a team of five in Building Solutions. Now, Frank oversees software, products, system development and design services, as well as using his expertise to help Metsä Wood lead the way in BIM engineering and supply to offsite manufacturing.
     
  • Mark Jenkins
    Structural Timber: 10:30 - 11:45
    Mark Jenkins
    Tek Product Manager
    Kingspan Tek
    Biography coming soon!
     
  • Stuart Scott
    Structural Timber: 10:30 - 11:45
    Stuart Scott
    Chief Commercial Officer
    Cygnum Building Offsite
    Goldsmith Street Passivhaus and 2D Primary Structural Systems for Mainstream Housing

    Stuart Scott is Chief Commercial Officer for Cygnum Building Offsite, he has spent over twenty-seven years in the Timber framed (TF) off-site manufacturing sector. He has extensive experience in the systemised approach using Open Panel and Closed Panel units for basic wall, floor and roof structures which are produced in a factory environment and assembled at the final workface to produce a final three-dimensioned structure. His recent activities include the recently completed multi-million expansion to Cygnum’s manufacturing facility and the successful delivery of a number Passivhaus certification projects around the Country including Mainstream Housing and Educational Buildings. The Team at Cygnum with Stuart continue to develop, innovate and collaborate with those charged with project delivery in the industry to unlock the advantages of MMC to deliver an increased output of homes.
     
12:00 - 13:15
Digital Construction

Speakers in this session:

  • John Eynon
    Digital Construction: 12:00 - 13:15
    John Eynon
    Ambassador / Director
    UK BIM Alliance / Open Water Consulting
    Session Chair

    John is an architect, design manager and BIM Champ with over 40 years experience in the built environment industry, across a variety of roles and projects. He has been involved in UK BIM since around 2012, predominantly through the BIM Regions/Regional Hubs and latterly the UK BIM Alliance. He writes, blogs, lectures, speaks, dances and paints.
     
  • Byron Starnes
    Digital Construction: 12:00 - 13:15
    Byron Starnes
    EMEA Business Development Manager
    StrucSoft Solutions
    Design to Fabrication Workflow for the Built Environment

    I am specialised in leading the creation of digital engineering solutions for the built environment, with a strong focus on the convergence of technologies from design to manufacturing to implementation in the built environment.

    I have personally led modelling teams on both small and large-scale steel and timber manufacturing projects and have guided other firms in their implementation of BIM for manufacturing.

    With many years of experience through the premier designer of BIM software for the framing environment, StrucSoft Solutions, I am uniquely positioned to leverage a distinct perspective on the digital engineering process for framing system manufacturing and assembly.
     
  • David Clark
    Digital Construction: 12:00 - 13:15
    David Clark
    Manufacturing Director
    The McAvoy Group
    Understanding the Importance of Digital Construction in Offsite Manufacturing

    David has overall responsibility for offsite manufacturing across The McAvoy Group. His role includes managing the expansion of production capacity to meet the business’s strategic growth plans. He is passionate about driving productivity improvements across the manufacturing process, embedding both automation and digital solutions where possible.

    David also ensures McAvoy retains flexibility in its production systems to deliver a wide range of offsite solutions, including permanent, bespoke modular buildings for hospitals, schools and commercial applications; offsite housing for rent and market sale, and interim facilities to meet short-term customer needs.

    David led the Group’s pioneering and industry-leading work in applying the digital transformation to offsite construction. The use of BIM, digital scanning, tablets to collect data on site and other technologies such as virtual reality which enhances customer engagement have recently been recognised with the award of BIM Contractor of the Year to McAvoy at the BIM Awards.
     
  • Tom Lench
    Digital Construction: 12:00 - 13:15
    Tom Lench
    Sales Manager
    voestalpine Metsec
    BIM & Metframe

    Experienced Sales Manager at voestalpine Metsec plc, the UK’s largest cold roll forming specialist providing products for the construction and manufacturing industries. Focusing on adding value through expert design, precision manufacturing and on-time in full product delivery.

    Tom has 12 years’ experience at Metsec, with onsite and offsite products. Delivering offsite structural solutions with up to 15 storeys in height. Equipped with a Mechanical Engineering Degree from Loughborough University and based in the Midlands.
     
13:30 - 14:45
Volumetric Modular

Speakers in this session:

  • Kevin Jones
    Volumetric Modular: 13:30 - 14:45
    Kevin Jones
    Director
    MPBA
    Session Chair

    Kevin is an expert in the modular building industry with over 38 years of experience in a variety of roles ranging from Business development through to Operational delivery and Executive management. He has been a Director of the MPBA for 8 years, the last 2 years being on an independent basis. Kevin is a keen exponent of offsite.
     
  • Andy King
    Volumetric Modular: 13:30 - 14:45
    Andy King
    Managing Director
    Wernick Buildings
    A Case Study on Specific's Active Office

    Andy started his career in the Modular industry 18 years ago working for the Portakabin Group in the Technical Department where he gained valuable knowledge of the special features of modular design and product development.

    Andy is currently Managing Director of Wernick Buildings Limited, Britain’s largest independent manufacturer and supplier of permanent modular buildings, a company that has decades of experience working within the education sector.

    A valued member of the Modular & Portable Building Association, Andy has been Chairman of the Technical Committee for 10years working with other members of the industry to improve the professionalism of the industry and raise awareness of the benefits of modular buildings.
     
  • Mike Ormesher
    Volumetric Modular: 13:30 - 14:45
    Mike Ormesher
    Head Of Innovation & Technical
    TopHat
    Biography coming soon!
     
  • Matt Hallissey
    Volumetric Modular: 13:30 - 14:45
    Matt Hallissey
    Head of Strategy
    TopHat
    Within TopHat, Matt leads the delivery of strategic initiatives within marketing, sales, investment and operations . Involved in TopHat almost since its founding, he has taken the business through its evolution to its current size and scope as well as evolving the vision as the business matured.
     
  • Patrick Hayes
    Volumetric Modular: 13:30 - 14:45
    Patrick Hayes
    Head of Structures & Offsite Construction
    Meinhardt UK
    A Case Study on Essential Living Greenwich Scheme

    Patrick leads the Meinhardt structures team in the UK and has been working as a structural engineer since 1988. Patrick has designed structures in both the UK and overseas. His experience covers schools, universities, laboratories, commercial, residential and mixed use developments. He leads Meinhardt’s Offsite Construction Initiative. He is a member of Build Offsite and is advising CIRIA on ‘Quantifying the benefits of Offsite Construction’. Patrick has been involved in offsite structures in precast concrete, panelised and volumetric modular systems.
     
15:00 - 16:00
Private Event

More information coming soon!

10:30 - 11:45
Precast Concrete

Speakers in this session:

  • Elaine Toogood
    Precast Concrete: 10:30 - 11:45
    Elaine Toogood
    Senior Architect
    Concrete Centre
    Session Chair

    Elaine is senior architect at The Concrete Centre, providing architectural advice, project and technical guidance related to the use of concrete in all its forms. As well as contributing to Concrete Quarterly, Elaine authors technical guidance which has included Concrete and BREEAM and Material Efficiency publications.

    Elaine sits on working groups for DEFRA Property Level Flood Resilience Action Plan; RIBA’s Sustainability Futures Group and is a guest lecturer at several universities. She is responsible for curating numerous events and lectures and is current Chair of RIBA South East London
     
  • Bernard Graham
    Precast Concrete: 10:30 - 11:45
    Bernard Graham
    Sales Estimator
    Creagh Concrete
    Offsite in Concrete Technology

    Biography coming soon!
     
  • Colin Davis
    Precast Concrete: 10:30 - 11:45
    Colin Davis
    Director
    Studio Partington
    A Precast Solution for Student Accommodation

    Colin is an experienced architect who has been involved at Studio Partington (SP) since its formation in 1998, during which time he has completed a large number of significant residential, commercial, and masterplanning projects. As a director of SP, Colin is responsible for the strategic management of procedures and systems, business planning, finance and quality assurance. Colin was lead director for Hox Park, a new build 500 bedroom student housing scheme in Runnymede, Surrey. The scheme utilised a precast concrete superstructure that delivered a wealth of benefits to the project, some predicted, some unexpected.
     
  • Daniel Westgate
    Precast Concrete: 10:30 - 11:45
    Daniel Westgate
    Commercial Manager: Structures
    FP McCann
    Off-Site Solutions for Multi Storey Buildings

    Daniel Westgate is Commercial Manager (Structures) for FP McCann Limited who are the largest precast company in the UK.

    With over 20 years experience in the off-site construction industry, Daniel has been involved in various high profile schemes where off-site construction methods have been adopted.

    After carrying out a structural engineering apprenticeship within the steel frame sector working on complex steel frame structures, Daniel’s career progressed into precast concrete products, working for Tarmac, Bison and Consolis, with roles spanning from CAD Technician, Engineering through to Operational / Commercial positions spanning a vast range of sectors.
     
12:00 - 13:15
Digital Construction

Speakers in this session:

  • Sam Stacey
    Digital Construction: 12:00 - 13:15
    Sam Stacey
    Challenge Director – Transforming Construction
    UKRI
    Session Chair

    Sam Stacey is Challenge Director – Transforming Construction at UKRI. He is leading the Transforming Construction challenge, a £170 million research and innovation investment, matched by £250 million from industry, to create new construction processes and techniques for building manufacture in the UK. Linked to the Construction Sector Deal, the programme includes funding for research, a new construction network and the creation of an active building centre and innovation hub.

    Before joining UKRI, Sam was Director of Innovation, Industrialisation and Business Improvement at Skanska UK, a Trustee of the Building Research Establishment, and Chairman of the National Platform for Construction. Sam has also worked for Wates Construction and Buro Happold Engineering. He is a Chartered Structural Engineer with an MBA from Henley Business School and degrees in Civil Engineering, Architecture and Philosophy from Imperial College and Cambridge University.
     
  • Daniel Leech
    Digital Construction: 12:00 - 13:15
    Daniel Leech
    Group CEO
    Technical Design Services Group
    Hong Kong Airport, Investing in Digital Collaboration

    Daniel cares passionately about innovation within construction and driving for change. Having spent 17 years in the sector, he develops new initiatives with a clarity of vision that helps elevate the group forward. As CEO for the Technical Design Services Group, he is proud to have worked on some of the most significant buildings in the London skyline. Committing to BIM as an early adopter has seen the group grow to include a digital construction training academy offering free training to employers, and a digital engineering consultancy helping partners construct better buildings. The ambition to make the industry collaborative through BIM practices, upskilled for growth and sustainable for future generations has seen Daniel become board member for the Buildoffsite Governing Forum and a recognised thought-leader within industry.
     
  • Alberto Jena
    Digital Construction: 12:00 - 13:15
    Alberto Jena
    Managing Director
    hsbcad
    Computer Science Engineer with fifteen years of experience developing software relating to the construction industry. I’m a self-motivated individual with extensive international management experience. My previous roles have given me a good understanding of the different aspects of the timber building industry in areas like software development, support, sales and consultancy.

    I’m a passionate team player and pragmatic professional; proficient in project management with a proven record of successfully implementing projects and solutions to meet organizational goals.

    I’m a multilingual enthusiastic manager that thrives on challenges and have excellent analytical skills.
     
  • Ben Taunt
    Digital Construction: 12:00 - 13:15
    Ben Taunt
    Sales Manager
    Elecosoft
    Joined up Digital Transformation from design to demolition

    Ben has been part of the Elecosoft team for 8 years, helping customers to achieve better results through the use of innovative software solutions. With a background in electrical engineering and programme management, Ben serves as a key link between users of Elecosoft’s products and the development teams. Elecosoft’s diverse toolset helps organisations to Design, Build and Maintain assets and includes Powerproject, widely used at all stages to plan and monitor projects, and Framing, a design and manufacture platform for timber frame and floors.
     
13:30 - 14:45
MEP & Pod

Speakers in this session:

  • Colin Goodwin
    MEP & Pod: 13:30 - 14:45
    Colin Goodwin
    Technical Director
    BSRIA
    Session Chair

    Colin leads the technical development, engineering delivery and focus of BSRIA, his role also encompasses managing BSRIA technical input to regulatory, legislative and parliamentary activity, including energy policies and building regulations. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) and Member of ASHRAE (American Society of Heating &Refrigeration Engineers). He has held board and senior manager positions in FM, energy services, and property & construction management. Prior to joining BSRIA Colin was Technical Director at Mitie Engineering formerly Dalkia, leading several business and technical projects in energy and critical engineering, technical facilities management and construction.
     
  • Stephen Wade-Palmer
    MEP & Pod: 13:30 - 14:45
    Stephen Wade-Palmer
    Specification Manager
    Offsite Solutions
    Best Practice in Bathroom Pod Design, Specification and Procurement

    Stephen Wade-Palmer is Specification Manager for Offsite Solutions – the longest established bathroom pod specialist in the UK.

    With over 30 years’ experience in the construction industry, Stephen has specialised for more than 10 years in the specification, manufacture and supply of bathroom pods.

    He has extensive technical and design experience in this fast-growing area of offsite construction. Stephen has worked with architects, contractors, clients and developers on projects in sectors as diverse as healthcare, student accommodation, apartments and hotels, applying offsite construction to bathrooms for multi-occupancy buildings.

    Stephen has experience of all types of bathroom pod construction – concrete, lightweight steel and GRP composite, and both refurbishment and new build projects.
     
  • Lewis Jones
    MEP & Pod: 13:30 - 14:45
    Lewis Jones
    Prism General Manager
    Prism Offsite Manufacturing
    Early Engagement & Digital Design

    In a career spanning 30 years continuous service in the construction industry, Lewis has been involved in all aspects of construction from project management and leadership of sub and superstructure concrete frame builds to complex multi-disciplined large scale developments. His experience has been enhanced by the management of a number of trading businesses allowing an in-depth understanding of factory management and production control. Lewis has held the role of General Manager of Prism Offsite Manufacturing for the last two years, SES Engineering Services’ manufacturing facility specialising in mechanical and electrical offsite products.
     
  • Speaker Slot Available
    MEP & Pod: 13:30 - 14:45
    Speaker Slot Available
    Biography coming soon!
     
15:00 - 16:00
Light Gauge Steel

Speakers in this session:

  • Andrew Way
    Light Gauge Steel: 15:00 - 16:00
    Andrew Way
    Associate Director
    SCI
    Session Chair

    Andrew is one of the Associate Directors at SCI and manages the Light Gauge Construction and Product Assessment parts of our business. He has been at SCI for over 20 years and has been involved in many areas of technical development, in particular cold-formed steel, structural robustness, product assessment and certification. He is the UK representative on the European Project Team responsible for the evolution of EN 1993-1-3.
     
  • Joanne Booth
    Light Gauge Steel: 15:00 - 16:00
    Joanne Booth
    Business Manager – Construction
    Lucideon
    Value Engineering of Light Gauge Steel Frame Systems

    Joanne has both a degree in civil engineering and law, and over 20 years’ experience in the construction industry. Much of Joanne’s career has been at Lucideon, initially as Technical Manager and later as Product Manager, prior to her current role as Business Manager for Construction. Joanne has developed many customised testing programs to prove the performance of products and systems which fell outside of any recognised standards. Many of these programs and techniques are now recognised by industry as the benchmark standard, and some have been written into European standards or adopted as an industry standard.
     
  • Peter Burchill