Even as the sector’s first event of its kind to take place since the pandemic, #OffsiteExpo 2021 still managed to achieve record attendance, with overwhelming positive feedback from delegates, speakers, and exhibitors.
2021 Video Vault and Photo album now available here!
Jackie Maginnis, CEO of the Modular & Portable Building Association (MPBA) – alongside Andrew Orriss, Assure Director of the Structural Timber Association (STA), Mike Fairey, Board Member of Light Steel Frame Association (LSFA) and Julie Williams, Business Development Director of Offsite Expo – cut the ribbon to open Offsite Expo 2021, welcoming back the construction professionals from across the UK and beyond, to the first event post-pandemic at the Coventry Building Society Arena.
This highly focused two-day exhibition featured 40+ hours of CPD Accredited Masterclass Seminars, a ‘Spotlight on Offsite’ theatre, an ‘Ask the Expert’ forum, a VIP lounge, 6 feature-builds and an Offsite Connect Buyers and Specifiers Forum.
Rory Lowings from The Hill Group said: “Offsite Expo has been exciting, there are loads of interesting people here. We have had more interest than at previous shows. The show has been well organised, there’s plenty circulation of visitors.”
The Offsite Expo exhibition hit record attendance, with 3,054 delegates visiting over 100 exhibition stands and feature builds promoting offsite systems, technologies, and services, and attending seminars and masterclasses equipped with over 100 speakers.
Offsite Expo was developed as a platform for endless networking and creating new business opportunities. At the heart of the event, the Offsite Connect Buyers and Specifiers Forum, which was open exclusively to exhibitors, was a hive of activity. With 80+ buyers and specifiers registering to participate, including representatives from high-profile housing developers such as Barratt and Persimmon, as well as main contractors Kier and Morgan Sindall. 330+ business meetings took place and feedback from both the buyers and exhibitors has been tremendous.
“The organisation of Offsite Expo 2021 was very professional and well executed. The event organisers were very helpful and accommodating, the pre-planning of the event was exceptional in terms of communication and ensuring successful delivery.” Sam Davies, Construction Director from British Offsite. “We found the exhibition to be very positive, we have had plenty of leads generated and we look forward to following these up in the next coming months.” Clive Reeves, Customer Manager from Knauf. “We had a good day at build-up as it was very well organised, we have had lots of interest at the show which has opened lots of opportunities for us as a company.” Andrew Thomson, Development Director from Ultrapanel.
Our ‘Spotlight on Offsite’ seminar theatre sessions offered the perfect opportunity for companies to promote their external activity to industry fanatics. Whether that be a new launch, or an association update, Offsite Expo brought the picture-perfect target audience together under one roof. The sessions were 30 minutes long and as promised, put these companies straight in the spotlight!
Offsite Expo was not only about securing business opportunities – the conference and exhibition was a beacon of inspiration through knowledge exchange and opinion sharing. Getting to grips with the latest international offsite methods and smart digital technologies was high on the agenda – the extensive range of CPD Accredited Offsite Masterclass and seminar content provided a dynamic and interactive experience, focusing on a variety of offsite construction technologies. Knowledge share and transfer was a prime objective for the masterclasses and the stellar speaker line-up presented some incredible developments across the global offsite supply-chain. Over 100 speakers offered delegates the opportunity to hear from industry experts, showcasing an in-depth analysis and technical know-how within their engaging masterclasses.
Taking centre stage at Offsite Expo on the evening of 21 September 2021, the Offsite Awards was a major coming together of the industry when over 400 guests gathered to celebrate ground-breaking achievements and the pioneers who are developing radical new offsite technologies, innovative product developments and landmark projects using factory-based methods. Click here to view the 2021 Offsite Awards Winners!
The final word goes to Michael Crane, Head of Innovation at CIMC Modular Building Systems: “The 2019 event was impressive but 2021 was even better! The quality of the content and exhibitors has made this an integral part of my annual trade show calendar. A must-attend event for everyone interested in the future of the UK Construction industry.”
2021 Video Vault and Photo Album now available here!
Click here to find out what we have planned for Offsite Expo 2022.
Glidevale Protect is a leading UK producer of high quality, technically advanced solutions for the offsite manufacturing sector, providing the benefits of condensation control, energy efficiency and ventilation across the built environment. Our comprehensive range includes one of the most innovative combinations of reflective breather membranes and airtightness products on the market to help meet the more onerous Building Regulations Part L requirements. Our technical experts can help you value engineer your project to meet energy efficiency targets and help future proof your designs.
Members of The Modular and Portable Building Association (MPBA) and the Structural Timber Association (STA) with STA Assure Gold Level Status.
Passivent, our sister company, is a leading UK specialist in the manufacture and delivery of natural and hybrid ventilation systems, also ideally suited to modular and offsite manufacture.
Rothoblaas is a leading manufacturer of innovative solutions for mass timber, energy efficient, net zero and better building practices.
The product range covers fasteners and connectors, building envelopes and acoustic solutions, worker safety and tools. Using these components, design professionals create economies of scale and cost-effective processes decreasing labor costs, reduced energy usage plus safe and efficiently built buildings. With innovation at its core, Rothoblaas and its partners push the boundaries on all stages of the design and construction process
Aptus Fastener Systems are a UK stockist of high quality fastening solutions for Offsite & Solid Wood Construction Technologies.
We have developed one of the most comprehensive ranges of innovative fastening solutions for modern methods of construction.
Working with our German supply partners HECO-Schrauben & Pitzl for over 25 years, all products are stocked and serviced by ourselves from our premises in Derbyshire.
Weekly deliveries from factories in Germany and next day shipping from our warehouse ensure the best possible service to your factory and sites.
We work with your engineers to ensure the right fastening solution is specified for the right application and delivered at the right time.
All products are stocked and supported in the UK, so please enquire about our vendor-managed inventory (VMI) service.
With a comprehensive range of products and services, from HECO-TOPIX plus high specification structural screws for construction, reinforcement and the building envelope through to Pitzl concealed connectors, and Power Clamp lifting systems for use on and offsite.
All are fully compliant with EC5 design codes for timber structure through manufacturers European Technical Assessments (ETA’s) which are currently being converted to UKCA certification.
As a privately owned specialist logistics provider of off-site construction and modular buildings transportation, we consider ourselves a high-quality supply chain partner for this industry, and are experienced in helping to plan, project manage and deliver (on time) across the installation. Operating a range of specialist equipment to meet your evolving needs and requirements, we have a large pool of highly skilled and experienced drivers to ensure your load reaches its destination on time and undamaged.
Representing over 750 competent members supplying quality structural timber systems! As building offsite solutions in timber are gaining traction across the industry, the STA’s mission is to enhance quality and drive product innovation through technical guidance and research, underpinned by a members’ quality standard assessment – STA Assure. This scheme offers reassurances to the construction community that our members meet or even exceed current legislation and regulatory requirements. Along with quality and safety, the STA’s core objective is to be a leading provider of technical research and industry insight.
Metframe is voestalpine Metsec’s off-site framing solution. With NHBC approval for up to 15 storeys, concrete or joisted floor options, providing zero waste, a rapid installation time, and building in tight construction spaces achievable; Metframe is the ideal product for your project. Our UKAS accredited Metframe comes with a 30 year warranty, is certified to BES 6001 and ISO 50001, and is suited to care homes, hotels, student accommodation, and residential sectors. Come and visit us on stand C1.
ARV Solutions are a specialist recruitment agency, and market leading recruiters in Offsite Construction and MMCs UK-wide and internationally. With over 180+ years of recruitment experience across the board, we work exclusively with a wide variety of clients all over the country.
You can trust in our skills, knowledge, innovation and heritage, that we know your industry better than any other. No one is better placed to help move your business, your career and the industry forward.
Established in 1864, Ash & Lacy has a strong legacy in the construction industry and for many years, the name has been synonymous with product innovation and engineering. Today we manufacture a diverse range of engineered facade and roofing systems, complemented by a comprehensive range of fasteners, load bearing components and accessories tailored to the construction sector. In-house testing, as well as design and engineering analysis capabilities ensures that our products and systems are at the forefront of technical performance.
Vision Built are an offsite manufacturer of light gauge steel products – offering high quality volumetric (MMC Category 1) and panelised (MMC Category 2) solutions. With over 15 years’ experience of designing, manufacturing and supplying light gauge steel products into the residential, hotel, health and education sectors, Vision Built have unrivalled experience offering timely, high quality solutions.
In partnership with parent company John Sisk & Sons, Vision Built are on a strong growth journey growing their manufacturing output capacity four-fold over the past 24 months, and investing in the sustainability and social value aspects of the business.
Tekla software drives more detail and data into structural BIM workflows for a deeper understanding of your designs at every phase. Constructible models to unite the team from the design office, factory, and site with a common understanding of what needs to be done. Tekla is one solution from Trimble that supports Trimble’s ambition to digitally transform construction with solutions that span the entire AEC industry.