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FREE advice and guidance from the off-site construction specialists

 

As the UK’s leading specialist in off-site construction, we have a wealth of knowledge and experience in delivering efficient, quality-assured building projects. Here we share our expertise in a series of FREE downloadable reports and white papers.

Whether you want to know more about the advantages of off-site construction, or want to find out how to optimise your next school building programme, you will find a host of valuable tips, advice and insights in these reports.

Social Values Act Soft offer

Through the 2013 Public Services (Social Value) Act, the Government aims to transform public sector procurement. Value for money remains the over-riding factor, but social value must now form a significant part of the equation. These principles can be adopted by any businesses as a way of putting into practice social and environmental responsibility commitments and this 6 page guide outlines the requirements of the Act, summarising the steps you can take to implement your own social values policy and demonstrating how suppliers can add social value to your contracts.

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Get The Most From Your Next School Building Programme

It has never been more important for schools to find ways to build quickly, cost effectively and efficiently without compromising on the quality of the facilities they provide for pupils. The principles of cost-effective and efficient construction will be essential to ensure that your next school building programme projects deliver the best possible value for money. This 9 page guide will help you to avoid the common mistakes that some schools have made, and ensure you get the facilities you need, completed on time and on budget.

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A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO BREEAM

An essential tool for sustainable development, design and construction

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A GUIDE TO OFF-SITE CONSTRUCTION AND PROCURING A MODULAR BUILDING

If you are considering using off-site construction on a project or would just like to learn more about the process of procuring a modular building then we believe you will find this essential reading. The report draws on our wealth of experience in delivering buildings across a range of market sectors and with a variety of uses. All delivered on time and on budget. Subjects covered in this comprehensive report include: Getting Started, Setting the Specification, The Design, Selecting the Off-site Manufacturer, Managing the Project, After Completion, Appendix project examples.

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A Guide to Health Building Note (HBN) 11-01

How to Plan and Design Flexible and Adaptable Facilities for Primary and Community Care

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A Guide to Improving the Whole Life Value of a Building

According to a recent report by the National Audit Office, Improving Public Services through Better Construction, there is a distinct lack of clarity as to what best value and whole life costing are, a lack of robust data available on running costs, and lack of tangible benefits to be gained from considering best value and whole life costing.

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HOW TO DESIGN FOR OFF-SITE CONSTRUCTION TO OPTIMISE THE BENEFITS AND MAXIMISE DESIGN FLEXIBILITY

Invaluable practical advice and a five-step checklist to help you design your next modular building project more effectively, add value for your clients and deliver exciting architecture

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A GUIDE TO OFF-SITE CONSTRUCTION FOR THE PHARMACEUTICAL AND CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES

A growing number of pharmaceutical and chemical producers are taking advantage of the on time and on budget benefits of off-site construction for their buildings. This wide ranging report addresses the specific requirements of those industries and gives some practical tips based on project experience. Some of the subjects covered in this report include: Adding value to your business, reducing capital expenditure, design considerations, health and safety, assessment of off-site partners, independent approvals, sustainability, evaluation and warranties.

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A GUIDE TO OFF-SITE CONSTRUCTION FOR MAIN CONTRACTORS

More main contractors than ever before are looking to off-site construction to deliver some of the most challenging building contracts, on time and on budget. This report offers some practical guidance for contractors considering an off-site approach and gives some advice on how to select a modular specialist. Subjects covered in this comprehensive report include: How can Off-site Construction add value to a building contract, Considerations for Off-site Construction, Practical Tips for Off-site Construction

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How to implement an environmental policy in your organisation

If you are committed to reducing your carbon footprint, then your free guide to implementing an environmental policy is essential reading. The report outlines the 12 steps you need to take to develop, implement and measure your policy for long-term success. Topics covered in this 11 page report include; How to conduct a carbon emissions audit, reducing your direct emissions, tax breaks and funding, energy-efficiency tips and measurement advice including how to establish your Environmental Performance Indicators (EPIs).

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Exploding The Myths Of Modular Construction

Modular construction has changed radically over the past 60 years so it can be difficult to tell just what is fact or fiction when it comes to assessing the approach and whether it is suitable for your accommodation needs. This report looks at the most common myths about modular buildings to help specifiers, contractors and occupiers separate the misconceptions from the facts.

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