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Modular buildings: Facts, fiction & the future

Event organised by ICE

17 December 2020

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Backed by the Government, modular buildings are offered as the magic bullet to push the construction industry into the 21st century. During the webinar 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 webinar will finish with a glance at modular’s future – what’s next and how does offsite fit into the demands of the future?

Supported by

The Chartered Institute of Building

The Chartered Institute of Building

CIOB are the world's largest and most influential professional body for construction management and leadership.

For more information please contact:

Felicity White