East Yorkshire based Intelligent Offsite Ltd have been chosen to be one of an exclusive band of speakers at this year’s World of Modular event to be held in San Antonio Texas in March 2014.
This year’s event, organised the Modular Building Institute, is expected to attract over 1000 delegates from all over the World.
Intelligent Offsite Director Paul Bonaccorsi, of Cherry Burton, will deliver a seminar on Bathroom pods, a product that is used extensively in the new build and refurbishment construction market in Europe, the Middle East and Australasia.
Paul Bonaccorsi commented “I have just returned from an 8 Month assignment in Canada and The USA, and I was stunned to find out that there are probably more companies in East Yorkshire manufacturing bathroom pods, than there are in the whole of North America. Our client in Canada visited the UK to see how Bathroom pods were manufactured and used, and employed us to go out to North America to set up their facility and production techniques.
In discussions with the Modular Building Institute who were interested in what we were doing, It became apparent that whilst Offsite construction techniques are available in North America, Bathroom pods and their benefits are still really in their infancy in that part of the world in the sort of volumes that we have in the UK and they suggested that we may like to explain what we have been doing over here with Bathroom pods over the last 20 years or so.
There is a massive shortage of skills in the construction industry, not just in the UK and Europe, but globally, so it makes sense to take as much of those elements that require skills, offsite. Factory production is considered to be 250% more efficient than site based operations, and so it makes economic sense as well.
We have already introduced some UK manufactured products into the North American offsite construction market and hopefully the World of Modular event will give us a platform to further promote UK products as well as the techniques we use in the Manufacture of Bathroom pods”.
Intelligent Offsite are Global offsite manufacturing consultants and are based in Wright St Hull, and have satellite offices in London and New York. Further information is available at www.intelligentoffsite.com