Mark Farmer’s keynote at BRE’s offsite construction workshop

Modern methods of construction was the topic of discussion at BRE’s workshop – Raising the Bar for Offsite Construction – held on the 26th April 2018. Nick Whitehouse, from Buildoffsite, welcomed a packed lecture theatre and industry experts from across the supply chain. With modular construction potentially having a large part to play in addressing … Continue reading “Mark Farmer’s keynote at BRE’s offsite construction workshop”

5 things construction can learn from automotive

On 25 January the Constructing Excellence were hosted by Tata Steel at their distribution and processing centre at Wednesfield, West Midlands, the largest in the UK.   Tata Steel have invested heavily in the facility including over £12 million in a dedicated Automotive Service Centre to produce sophisticated differentiated steel products. The visit inspired some very … Continue reading “5 things construction can learn from automotive”

Innovation Learning from Skanska

In the latest in our series of innovator interviews, we caught up with Sam Stacey, Skanska’s Head of Innovation. Skanska is emerging as one of the UK’s most innovative main contractors. Sam joined Skanska in 2011 in a new role as Head of Innovation. Sam has responsibility for developing innovation across Skanska’s UK organisation.   … Continue reading “Innovation Learning from Skanska”

Construction Sector Potential for High Value Manufacturing Technologies

BRE coordinated a workshop with Innovate UK  and the Institute for Manufacturing a number of key areas were identified where High Value Manufacturing can help the UK construction sector achieve its vision for 2025. BRE Innovar coordinated a workshop with the Technology Strategy Board and the Institute for Manufacturing a number of key areas were … Continue reading “Construction Sector Potential for High Value Manufacturing Technologies”