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Modular buildings: Facts, fiction & the future, webinar

  • Webinar
  • 25 June 2020
  • 13:00 - 14:00
Modular buildings: Facts, fiction & the future, webinar

About this event

Event postponed

This event has been postponed. A new date will be announced soon.

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This event is supported by CIOB

Backed by the Government, modular buildings are offered as the magic bullet to push the construction industry into the 21st century.

During the presentation we will unravel the advantages promised by this building method and ask whether factory-built buildings deserve to lose their unfortunate reputation.

We will go back to 1066, the time of the first recorded modular buildings, then look at the various forms they have taken since, as well as looking at recent projects in the UK and overseas.

Then, we’ll briefly look at the health, safety and welfare implications, as well as potential cost/time savings (although no crass statistics), and importantly some basic design principles.

The event will finish with a glance at modular’s future – what’s next and how does offsite fit into the demands of the future?

If you have booked your place online, you will be sent an email a day or so before the event containing a link to join the webinar.

Please click on the link 15 minutes before the scheduled start time to check your AV equipment is working properly.

You will not need to click on the microphone icon, as all attendees are muted. There is a section for Questions and Answers - Q&A in the bottom right hand corner of the screen where you can type your questions to the presenter. Please do not use the Chat box.


Ben Wernick

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Ben is the Managing Director of Wernick Construction, a Director of Wernick Buildings, and the Wernick Group Health Safety and Environmental Director.

After graduation, Ben joined the British Army and commissioned into the Corp of Royal Engineers, during 14 years of service, he completed three operational tours of Afghanistan, and led infrastructure projects in the Falklands Islands and in Kenya. Ben retired as a Major in April 2016.

On completion of a military career, he started his second career within the Wernick Group. The company was started by Ben’s great grandad, Samuel Wernick, a Polish Jew, who came over the UK at the turn of the 20th Century. The company started from humble beginnings and is now the largest independent modular company within the UK.

Ben read Civil Engineering at Surrey University, and during his military career completed an MSc in Military Engineering.

Ben is married to Claire, and they have three young daughters. In his spare time (0500-0645) Ben a keen ultra-marathon runner can be found planning his days whilst running up and down the local hills.

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United Kingdom

For more information please contact:

Felicity White

e: [email protected]