A national exhibition held in Coventry to showcase the latest offsite technology is set to grow more than fifty per cent in size as the focus on modern methods of construction increases in the construction industry.
Offsite Expo will return to Coventry Building Society Arena for the third time on Tuesday, September 20 and Wednesday, September 21 – with the number of exhibitors set to grow to more than 150
Visitor numbers are expected to soar to over 4,000 across the two-day event which will attract professionals and companies that are driving change in the construction sector.
The exhibition focuses on offsite manufacturing, which is the process of removing the building process from the construction site. The show will showcase the emerging and future technologies in offsite technology while also providing practical insight for construction professionals.
Offsite Expo will feature an expanded programme of feature builds over the two days, which will see full-scale builds completed on the show floor using a variety of technologies and materials.
More than 10 feature builds will take place this year, ranging from timber structures and two-storey buildings, to full-scale modules and a fully-furnished one-bedroom home in a shipping container.
Visitors will also be able to access 40 hours of CPD (Continuing Professional Development) accredited masterclasses across three theatres, including high-level strategic panel sessions to support sector leaders in areas such as government, policy, sustainability and productivity.
The exhibition will also host the Offsite Construction Awards, which have been running since 2015 and feature 25 categories to celebrate excellence in the construction industry. The awards attracted 200 entries last year.
The Offsite cConnect Buyers and Specifiers Forum will also be held, which gives exhibitors access to more than 100 decision makers in a private area of the show.
International visitors from across Europe are expected to head to Coventry, with coveted awards including International Project of the Year set to be presented.
Julie Williams, Business Development Director for Offsite Expo, said: “We’re on track to be the leading show for the offsite sector in Europe and we’re seeing fantastic year-on-year growth.
“The pandemic led to the construction industry relying more on offsite technology methods. Offsite technology speeds up the construction process and can in some cases be of a higher quality, due to being completed in a controlled factory setting.
“Feature builds have been hugely popular with visitors to the exhibition in recent years, so we have placed an emphasis on expanding that part of the show – while also introducing strategic panels to support business leaders in driving their business forward.
“Government has voiced its support for offsite construction, and the exhibitors at the show are perfectly positioned to capitalise on changing practices in the construction sector.”
The show will be fully utilising the entirety of both the main Exhibition Halls at Coventry Building Society Arena, as it continues to expand at the venue.
Paul Michael, Commercial Director at Coventry Building Society Arena, added: “Offsite Expo has been one of the fastest growing shows at our venue in recent years and we are pleased to be able to support its growth through our flexible exhibition halls.
“We look forward to continuing to work with the organisers to grow the exhibition as it strives to be the most successful of its type in Europe.”
To find out more about Offsite Expo visit www.offsite-expo.co.uk