VIRTUAL: Industry launch event: Offsite for Everyone


Fishbowl industry expert discussion and launch of Offsite for Everyone


Date & time

Tuesday, 20 October 2020, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

To access this event please join the zoom meeting:


On the 20th October, 2020, the School will publicly launch ‘Offsite for Everyone’. 

Offsite for Everyone is a suite of learning materials to guide the construction industry in its adoption of offsite construction and further the use of Modern Methods of Construction (MMC).


Why Offsite for Everyone? 

Offsite should be a key in any sustainability strategy. Why? 

For us to meet the targets set out in the Government’s 2025 Construction Strategywe need a shift in behaviour and a shift to further offsite methods of construction 

In order to make the change, all who work in the built environment must have a robust understanding of the fundamentals and benefits of offsite construction. Organisations and individuals should look to introduce these methods within their own business or job role.  

That’s why we created Offsite for Everyone. 

What is Offsite for Everyone and how did it come about? 

Offsite for Everyone learning materials include a range of full day courses, virtual courses, e-learning modules and videos – all free for anyone to use. You can view all of these resources here.

In partnership with the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) and National Open Colleges Network (NOCN), and with funding from the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB), the School developed learning materials aimed at six different job roles: 

  • Designers and Architects 

  • Procurement Personnel 

  • Quantity Surveyors and Cost Consultants 

  • Logistics Personnel 

  • Project Managers 

  • Site Managers 


At our launch, you will: 

  • Understand more about the Offsite for Everyone learning materials and how you can use them 

  • Be a part of our fishbowl discussion – hear industry expert panellists talk about how they use offsite construction and the learning materials 

  • Gain an insight into the sustainability benefits of offsite construction - waste and resource efficiency; carbon and climate change; communities and cost, as well as much more

  • Network with peer organisations 

  • See where your organisation can improve its offsite construction maturity, whether you are new to offsite construction or have used it for years 

  • Be part of the future movement! 


Keynote speaker

  • Mark Farmer, Founding Director & CEO, Cast

Confirmed speakers

  • Emily King, Client Solutions Director, Mid Group

  • Alex Gosney, Head of Procurement-Infrastructure,  Laing O'Rourke

  • Joe Dyde, Business Manager, Buildoffsite

  • Dominic Coyne, Director, Build Space

  • John Handscomb, Partner, Akerlof

  • Oliver Novakovic, Technical and Innovation Director, Barratt Developments

  • Charlotte Hale, Operations Director, So Modular


Throughout the rest of the launch day, we will run taster workshops for each of the six job roles. Pick and choose which taster workshop(s) you would like to try out. 

These 45-minute taster workshops will be facilitated by our offsite subject matter experts and will feature industry guest speakers.  

Our taster sessions will give you a flavour of the full workshops on offer. So keep your eyes peeled for the full workshops available throughout the year.  

Register for the session(s) you would like to attend here: 


For any queries about this event or the offsite part of the School, please contact 


Offsite Manufacture
Scotland, Wales, Construction, Homes, Infrastructure
120 mins

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