Workshop: MMC in the public sector: Building for the future – 18 November 

Event details


Wednesday 18 November 2020

10.30am - 12.00pm



In response to Homes England's commitment to promote modern methods of construction (MMC) in their Affordable Homes Programme 2021 to 2026, Trowers & Hamlins and experts from NHBC and the NHF Building Better consortium are hosting a joint workshop offering registered providers and local authorities their top tips for undertaking housing projects using modular construction and other off-site methods.

 The interactive workshop is primarily aimed at those directors and managers responsible for delivering large-scale housing programmes. During the workshop you will have the opportunity to discuss your specific issues and concerns with our experts so please submit any questions when registering your place. Topics to be covered include:

Procurement - led by Rebecca Rees with panel member Trina Chakravarti, Project Director at Building Better 

  • How to get started in selecting your contractor and manufacturing partners
  • Do you need to restructure your procurement processes for manufacturing solutions?
  • Are the Public Contracts Regulations enablers or barriers? 

Contracts - led by Paul Bartter with panel member David Cordery

  • How to structure your relationships with manufacturers and contractors? 
  • Which existing industry standard forms of contract work well?
  • Experience from the private sector

Insurance and quality assurance - led by Graham Sibley, Senior Business Development Manager at NHBC with panel member Katie Saunders

  • Accreditation of models and products
  •  Inspection regime
  • What are funders looking for?
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