Ecobuild 2018 to kick off with Offsite Awards

Celebrating the very best projects, people and innovations in the offsite sector, the Offsite Construction Awards are set to take place on the opening day of Ecobuild 2018.

The Offsite Construction Awards programme is designed to recognise outstanding examples of prefabrication and factory-based methods, products, systems and disciplines that increasingly strive to develop a sustainable, streamlined and cost-effective way to deliver a better built environment.

Following a successful response last year, the Awards will be returning to Ecobuild for a second time in 2018.

Speaking about the Awards, Darren Richards, Chairman of the Judging Panel and Managing Director of Cogent Consulting, organisers of the Awards, said:

“Each year the Offsite Awards just get bigger and better. It is amazing to see the incredible projects that are being delivered using the broadest range of offsite manufactured technology across a wide range of sectors. Entries last year exceeded 200 and we are in no doubt that this will grow in 2018. Aligning the Awards with the leading built environment event demonstrates how offsite technology is now entering the construction mainstream. Putting these Awards centre-stage will ensure that the offsite sector reaches a much wider audience. Well done to the Ecobuild team for engaging with the offsite sector in this way.”

Martin Hurn, Managing Director of Futurebuild Events, said:

“Offsite construction is rapidly expanding and the opportunities in the sector are immense, so it’s a given that it’d be a big focus for Ecobuild 2018. We are really excited to showcase so many projects that have excelled in their use of offsite technology and through them, illustrate the benefits of this innovation to the built environment. Therefore, I strongly encourage anyone who has been involved in offsite construction projects to explore the different categories and enter the awards.”

Since their inception four years ago, nearly 500 projects have been entered in to the Offsite Construction Awards, with nearly 70 having won an award. In 2018, the Offsite Construction Awards will see an additional six categories, recognising the role of architects, engineers, contractors and projects managers as well as the technology and manufacturing achievements.

Offsite Construction Awards finalists will be profiled at Ecobuild through gallery displays and masterclass presentations.

Entries must be submitted online before Wednesday 3rd January 2018. The Offsite Construction Awards are free to enter.