Debate Event: Modern Methods of Construction

Modern methods of construction: how can Scotland maximise their uses to develop a globally competitive edge?

A wide range of modern methods of construction (MMC) processes have been developed to help the construction industry deliver project benefits in terms of time, cost, quality and sustainability. Some sectors have embraced these more than others and some processes have completely changed the way the industry operates.

The Scottish Government set a clear challenge within its Sustainable Housing Strategy a number of years ago for a low carbon home building industry and Scotland’s housebuilders have responded and adopted MMC and offsite construction into general practice. But what are the current levels of awareness and integration of MMC and offsite construction across the Scottish construction sector – is it only within housebuilding that the benefits are being delivered? What are the barriers and influencing factors and what support is available to help the rest of the industry move towards a more innovative structure?

Could lessons be learned from international markets which Scotland could further embrace, to develop a leading competitive edge, utilising modern methods of construction to meet the demand for new sustainable, low carbon and energy efficient buildings while maximising business opportunities and boosting profits?

What skills and resources does our industry need to develop MMC and offsite construction and how can business access support to develop the next generation of talent?

Mackenzie England invite you to join us at 200 SVS for this panel debate to hear from a range of experts as they discuss their experiences and challenges and outline their views on the adoption and development of modern methods of construction and the skills required for their success. At this event in association with RICS Scotland and CIOB, you will have the opportunity to participate in the debate and present questions to a panel of senior industry specialists.

The event will open with networking drinks and canapes at 5.30pm with the debate kicking off at 6.00pm and finishing at 7.30pm.

This event is free to attend and open to all interested parties*, however spaces are limited so please register here to participate in this opportunity to question, engage with and learn from fellow market professionals. After registering to attend, you will be invited to submit questions for the panel to contribute to the debate on the night. [*Please note this event is not open to recruitment companies.]


chaired by: Derek Shewan, Chief Executive, Robertson Group

  • Nicola Barclay, Chief Executive, Homes for Scotland
  • Dr Nicola Crawford, Programme Director, Developing Young Workforce Glasgow
  • Stephen Good, Chief Executive, CSIC
  • Alex Goodfellow, Group Managing Director, Stewart Milne Timber Systems
  • Calum Murray, Director, CCG (Scotland) Ltd
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