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ULI Midlands: The Only Way is MMC? – Modern versus Traditional Methods of Construction

March 28, 2019
6:00 pm - 7:45 pm
Cornerblock, Cornwall Street
Birmingham, B3 2DX United Kingdom
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Modern Methods of Construction is the saviour of residential development – or is it?  Do you really know the benefits and pitfalls?  Join our expert panel to find out which is better – MMC or traditional methods.


  • Martin Feakes– Marketing Director, Buildings, Ramboll
  • Adam Willetts– Senior Development Manager, Urban Splash
  • Damian Friel– Associate Director, ARUP
  • Mike Leonard– Chief Executive, Building Alliance
  • Mark Southgate– Chief Executive Officer, MOBIE


Our evening will start with a short presentation by Urban Splash.  They are currently developing Port Loop, a major regeneration area incorporating 1,150 home site in Birmingham using a mixture of both Volumetric housing and traditional methods.

The panel will then discuss such topics as:

  • The skills shortage in traditional construction.
  • Is MMC really that much faster?
  • The difference in cost between construction methods.
  • The environmental benefits of different techniques.
  • How are the different professions responding and how much demand is there for the new ways of doing things.
  • Is MMC the only place where the sexy innovative stuff happens?

Registration Prices:      

ULI Members    Free

Private sector non members       £20

Public sector non members        £10

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