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Mark Farmer announced to speak at Explore Offsite Futures

  • 7 Nov 2016

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The innovative Explore Offsite series of events continues on 24 November with Explore Offsite Futures at the NEC Birmingham.

With it being reported that the government will be incentivising firms to deliver more than 100,000 modular homes to help tackle the housing crisis, the future of the offsite sector is looking increasingly promising.

The future of offsite construction

Explore Offsite Futures will concentrate on the myriad of directions this exciting and constantly expanding sector is set to take in the next decade and beyond.

Mark Farmer, CEO and Co-Founder of Cast, will be speaking at Explore Offsite Futures. Mark was most recently commissioned by the Construction Leadership Council, at the request of government, to undertake a review of the UK’s construction labour model.

The report under the banner of ‘The Farmer Review of the UK Construction Labour Model’ and subtitled ‘Modernise or Die’- has now been delivered and has focused a great deal of media attention towards the construction industry’s dysfunctional training model, its lack of innovation and collaboration, as well as its non-existent research and development (R&D) culture.

One of the main suggestions within the report, is that the UK construction industry needs to embrace offsite manufacturing, and therefore Explore Offsite Futures is your opportunity to hear directly from the author and the Q&A session will provide answers to your questions about this report.

Mark will be speaking about – ‘Building a Mature UK Pre-Manufacturing Sector: Implications of the Farmer Review’.

Explore Offsite Futures will demonstrate innovative thinking by assembling some of the industry’s thought leaders, including Mark, to give their views on where the future of offsite manufacturing and construction realistically lies. The excellent speaker line up consists of:

Keynote speaker: Tom Bloxham, MBE – Urban Splash

Mark Farmer – Cast
Sam Stacey – Skanska
Jason Whittall – One Creative Environments
Ken Davie – Carillion Building
Stephen Bradbury – Wates Group
Tim Houghton – Heathrow Airport
Andy Sneyd – Portakabin
Mark Davey – Lakesmere
Pete Foster – CoBuilder
Ian Loughnane – Kingspan Timber Solutions
Neil Magner – FP McCann
Simon Underwood – Elements Europe
Robert Clarke – Fusion Build
Dale Sinclair – Aecom
Tom Klingholz – Chapman Taylor
Michael Swiszczowski – Chapman Taylor

This one-day conference and exhibition will create a platform for construction clients and their professional advisers to network with industry experts and discuss the latest offsite construction solutions. The event format provides a dynamic and interactive learning experience for all visitors through presentations and the wide array of exhibitors.

Tickets cost just £125 + VAT and include: entry into the conference and exhibition, parking, lunch and refreshments throughout the day.

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