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Advice, video, expert comment and strategies on the new techniques and factory-based approaches to modular, prefab and offsite construction

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Improving efficiencies through effective use of offsite technology

An argument we have heard through our Construction Technology Festival is that the construction sector needs to learn more from the manufacturing industries in their approach to infrastructure projects. Offsite construction can offer a number of benefits to the industry, particularly in the Middle East where it can bring predictability ...

CTF 2022

Modular giants talk cost, time, safety and quality

Industry convergence with manufacturing is improving efficiency, speed and safety across the construction industry. But there are risks and rewards to consider in making industrialised construction a reality. This session during the Construction Technology Festival UAE explores the investment and leadership required to create the pathway for project success (and ...

Optimising offsite manufacturing for engineers

Optimising offsite manufacturing for engineers

The built environment accounts for approximately 25% of global CO2 emissions. Reaching net zero by 2050 will require buildings and construction industry to decarbonise three times faster over the next 30 years versus the previous 30. How will engineers contribute and collaborate to succeed? This session focuses on Design for ...

Patrick O'Callaghan

Tech-powered offsite delivery

Integrating digital tools such as Machine Language, AI/AR, ERP, PMIS, Digital Twins and BIM with industrialised construction methods enhances information flow around factories, reduces the production time by robots and allows for data-driven decisions. Patrick O'Callaghan, CEO, Offsite Engineering Solutions explores the latest digital applications that are being implemented throughout ...

Planning for modular projects in Saudi Arabia

Planning for modular projects in Saudi Arabia

For modular construction projects to succeed, a unitised design approach should be considered from early planning stages, as opposed to post rationalise a standard design into a modular one.  Abdulmajid Karanouh, International Director and Head of Interdisciplinary Design and Innovation, Drees & Sommer, discusses what developers, consultants, contractors and operators ...


Meeting Saudi mega project targets through innovation and digitalisation

As Saudi Arabia awards ambitious, transformative urban development schemes guided by Vision 2030, this keynote panel for Construction Technology Festival Saudi Arabia (CTF KSA) explores how technology, social and environmental trends are driving the kingdom’s mega project delivery. The discussion focused on how Saudisation and developing talent, digital technologies and ...

Changing mindsets on modular for hospitality builds

Changing mindsets on modular for hospitality builds

In conjunction with Spacemaker, Digital Construction Hub brought together leaders from the hospitality and construction industries, including megaproject developers, architects and contractors, to discuss modular construction and how it can be applied to the hospitality industry, creating a value proposition for both consumers, hoteliers and investors. The roundtable set out ...


Modular bamboo: A versatile building material

Bamboo has potential for use as a sustainable, modular construction material due to its flexibility, durability and abundance Bamboo is considered a versatile, natural construction material that can be used to produce modular buildings. It is abundant and the plant can grow up to four feet per day. When harvested, ...

David Glennon, CTF 2021

Digital transformation on giga projects – The Red Sea Development

The Red Sea Project aims to diversify Saudi Arabia’s economy, and is using a number of digital techniques during construction to keep it on schedule and maintaining environmental principles Regenerative development is an important element of the Red Sea Project. The Red Sea Development Company has been tasked with not ...

Offsite construction: Covid-19 will accelerate industry productisation

Offsite construction: Covid-19 will accelerate industry productisation

Offsite construction will reset the value chain, upskill the workforce and promote more sustainable practices. Covid-19 has accelerated existing challenges and trends, making offsite construction adoption a necessity By Riyadh Derouiche, Partner, Kearney Riyadh Derouiche Construction underpins economies and societies, greasing the wheels of development to build the fundamental blocks ...

modular construction for Wasl gate in Dubai

The future of modular construction and innovation

Driving growth in modular construction Population growth is driving the need for affordable housing units to be treated as a top priority by authorities - use of modular offers potential to meet that demand By introducing a manufacturing-style approach to building, modular construction offers benefits such as faster completion times, ...

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