What are the barriers in the wider uptake of off-site manufacture?
8 May 2018
The House of Lords Science and Technology Committee continues to take evidence for its inquiry investigating Off-site Manufacture for Construction. The Committee hears from Laing O'Rourke, Severfield, NG Bailey as well as architects and engineering consultancy firms.
- Parliament TV: Off-site manufacture for construction
- Inquiry: Off-site manufacture for construction
- Science and Technology Committee
Purpose of session
The Committee considers what barriers there are to the wider uptake of off-site manufacture and whether standardisation and factory manufacture can be realised without hampering architectural ambition.
Tuesday 8 May in Committee Room 4A, Palace of Westminster
- Andrew Morris, Senior Partner, Rogers Stirk Harbour
- Jane Richards, Director, Building structures, WSP UK
- Jaimie Johnston, Director, Bryden Wood
- Dr Sarah Williamson, Technical Director, Laing O'Rourke
- Martin Kelly, Strategic Business Development Director, Severfield
- David Hurcomb, Chief Executive, NG Bailey
Questions likely to be covered in the sessions include:
- What actions are needed from the Government and from the construction sector to help increase the use of off-site manufacture?
- What R&D is needed, and by whom, to realise fully the potential benefits of off-site manufacture and to evidence those benefits?
- Do business models in the construction industry need to change in order for off-site manufacture to become more widely used?