CTI teams up with Explore Offsite Futures 2016 to promote innovative construction solutions
The Confederation of Timber Industries is pleased to partner with Explore Offsite Futures 2016.
The event - to take place on 24 November at the NEC, Birmingham - will see approximately 200 delegates and an exhibition of up to 30 companies, all from a range sectors that incorporate offsite construction in their construction practice, using timber frame, light steel frame, precast concrete, bathroom pods, volumetric buildings, prefabricated building services plus CLT, glulam and a variety of hybrid technologies.
Exploring the benefits of offsite construction is critical as this method has a lot to offer - including speed of build, design flexibility, sustainability, minimal wastage of materials and a safer, cleaner site.
The need for faster, leaner and smarter construction is becoming more and more relevant in the UK considering that only 63% of site based developments are completed on time and an even smaller 49% is delivered on budget.
Offsite construction is not only used in housing but has also experienced mainstream success in many other sectors such as schools, healthcare, student accommodation, hotels, MOD as well as major retailers including Tesco, Sainsbury’s and McDonald’s.
Benedetto Antuono, CTI Communications Coordinator, said: "Once again, this partnership with Explore Offsite Futures shows CTI's commitment to promoting excellence and innovation across the whole Timber & Construction Industry."
"Offsite construction represents an extremely interesting and fast-developing sector, providing a rapid, cost-effective and quality assured alternative to traditional construction methods. With the UK's constant appetite for new houses, it's really the right time to discuss new solutions and opportunities. Explore Offsite Futures goes in that direction."