The Offsite Construction Awards are set to take place on the opening day of ecobuild 2018, with the very best projects, people and innovations in the offsite sector being celebrated.
Designed to recognise outstanding examples of prefabrication and factory-based methods, systems, products and disciplines, the awards focus on instance where efforts have been made to develop a streamlined, sustainable and cost-effective way to deliver a better built environment.
This will be the second time the awards come to Ecobuild, with the inaugural response proving successful twelve months ago.
Darren Richards, Chairman of the Judging Panel and Managing Director of Cogent Consulting, organisers of the Awards, commented on this year’s edition.
“Each year the Offsite Awards just get bigger and better. It is amazing to see the incredible projects that are being delivered using the broadest range of offsite manufactured technology across a wide range of sectors.
“Entries last year exceeded 200 and we are in no doubt that this will grow in 2018. Aligning the Awards with the leading built environment event demonstrates how offsite technology is now entering the construction mainstream.
“Putting these Awards centre-stage will ensure that the offsite sector reaches a much wider audience. Well done to the ecobuild team for engaging with the offsite sector in this way.”
Martin Hurn, Managing Director of Futurebuild Events, said: “Offsite construction is rapidly expanding and the opportunities in the sector are immense, so it’s a given that it’d be a big focus for ecobuild 2018.
“We are really excited to showcase so many projects that have excelled in their use of offsite technology and through them, illustrate the benefits of this innovation to the built environment.”
Since the awards’ inception four years ago, nearly 500 projects have been entered, with nearly 70 having won an award. In 2018, the Offsite Construction Awards will see an additional six categories, recognising the role of architects, contractors, engineers and projects managers, as well as the technology and manufacturing achievements.
Ecobuild will take place at the ExCeL in London, from 6-8 March.
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