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03 Aug 2018

Intelligent Volumetric Modular Design - Modular Matters

The Modular Matters conference and exhibition, taking place at the Birmingham NEC on 30 October 2018, will focus on the latest developments, innovations and investments in the volumetric modular sector and outline the continuing evolution of this dynamic offsite construction technology.

To receive a 10% discount on ticket price, simply enter promo code: FUTUREBUILD10 when booking online at: https://www.modularmatters.co.uk/book

Volumetric modular construction has gained considerable momentum over the past 3-5 years in the UK due to its positive impact on cost, programme, quality and safety. The critical success factors for ‘modularisation’ have recently highlighted the need for engineering, procurement and construction project delivery systems to be developed to support optimal use of volumetric modular technology – and this means getting project teams to learn from the sector pioneers, to short-circuit learning curves and to continue to pursue greater efficiencies in the end to end process of volumetric modular technology use.

The advantages have been known for decades and yet ‘modularisation’ at scale in the permanent building setting, has only just recently been realised. New methodologies need to address the lack of knowledge about the constraints of the manufacturing process of modules, as well as considering a set of practical issues and factors that affect module configuration such as, transportation and weight restrictions together with onsite connection and crane cost limitations.

The need for faster, leaner and smarter construction is becoming more and more apparent in the UK. With only 63% of site-based developments completed on time and an even lower 49% delivered on budget, it is clear that traditional construction methods are failing to meet the major challenges facing the built environment today. This presents the opportunity for offsite construction to play a major role in the coming years across a range of sectors.

Modular Matters will demonstrate how to tackle industry challenges through a range of project case studies, innovative architecture and building design together with software and digital construction developments. The conference and exhibition will explore what the future holds for volumetric modular construction – technology trends, interoperability, capacity constraints, manufacturing optimisation – with presentations from a collection of the UK’s pioneering offsite designers, engineers and manufacturers across a range of vertical markets including: education, leisure, student accommodation, private residential, affordable housing, private rental and specialist applications..

Volumetric modular solutions are becoming increasingly commercially viable – structural engineers and architects are now designing and engineering for high rise modular buildings and embracing true Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DfMA) principles. It is clear that economies of scale are being realised and modular construction is becoming a truly viable alternative to traditional construction techniques. There can be no doubt that there is a groundswell of activity in respect of offsite construction and there is a growing sense that the time is now right to embrace the latest technology on offer.

Modular Matters is organised in partnership with the Modular & Portable Building Association (MPBA) and this one-day conference will create a platform for delegates to learn directly from specialist counterparts on how to apply volumetric modular technology and bust the myths on design constraints. The event will create a dynamic and interactive learning experience through presentations, panel debate and the wide array of exhibitors. This is an excellent opportunity for construction clients and their professional advisers to network with industry experts and discuss the latest advances in volumetric modular technology.

For more information visit: www.modularmatters.co.uk

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