Offsite Modular Steelwork
Industry prototypes that will drive the mainstream adoption of offsite modular steelwork.
The steel industry is no stranger to offsite manufacturing. But, with the market falling during the pandemic (-20% in 2020), The British Constructional Steelwork Association (BCSA) wanted to unlock new opportunities for growth. It has brought together knowledge and experience from across its members to create a prototype that will accelerate use of offsite modular steelwork. The online guidance has advice on how to manufacture heavy steel frameworks and integrate flooring, roofing, cladding, electrical work and other building services to deliver modular steelwork all offsite - creating cost, time and resource efficiencies. The prototype has been downloaded by more than 400 members, showing huge industry engagement. It is currently being tested on a programme of 43 new hospitals, helping the supply chain collaborate better across the whole process - and it will help the steel industry as a whole meet government requirements to deliver more productive, cost efficient and sustainable construction programmes.
Innovation type: Kit of parts, Manufacturing, Offsite, Process
Organisation type: Construction tier 1 contractors, Government client, Innovative SME, Manufacturer