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


Thursday 28 March 2019
6:00pm - 7:45pm


Ramboll Cornerblock, Cornwall Street Birmingham B3 2DX UNITED KINGDOM
Registration Prices:      
ULI Members    Free
Private sector non members       £20
Public sector non members        £10
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?