Offsite Expertise at futurebuild

For many the vision of factory-manufactured buildings, where completed elements glide effortlessly along robot-controlled production assembly lines ready for transportation to site – is the panacea of construction. Others see this as a rose-tinted view that is wholly unachievable. But how do you establish what is viable and ultimately, valuable? 

The Ask the Offsite Expert facility, located in the heart of the Offsite Hub at futurebuild, offers a great opportunity to drill down to those all-important facts with advice from the leading offsite gurus from Cogent Consulting, who will explore how an offsite approach can improve predictability, productivity and profitability.  

To secure a one-to-one consultation, free of charge - with specialists who are committed to exploiting innovative offsite technology - go along to stand F37 in the Offsite Hub - no appointment necessary, just drop by with your scheme concept details or drawings and the team will be delighted to meet you and offer free expert advice. 

Darren Richards, Managing Director of Cogent Consulting said: “Our unparalleled range of skills means that we are uniquely placed to help clients, architects, contractors and product manufacturers alike. You can be sure of unbiased advice because we have no obligations to any manufacturer or products. We determine solutions according to objective performance criteria. Our breadth of experi-ence, means that we bring an independent perspective, embracing the whole supply chain and range of construction technologies and products.”

Explore Offsite Masterclasses
If you are keen to learn direct from those who are shaping the future of construction – then the Explore Offsite Masterclasses are a must. The free CPD-accredited Offsite Masterclasses offer an interactive platform to gain the latest insights and best practice direct from industry pioneers. The Masterclasses will feature carefully chosen guest speakers and each session will examine in-depth a specific sector, technology or related topic, with real-life case studies bringing the subject to life. An open forum will offer the opportunity to ask questions and gain insight into others’ experiences and solutions. 

Darren Richards added: “Building on the success of last year, these Offsite Masterclasses are vital for those looking to gain valuable insight and interact with specialists at the forefront of offsite construction. It is my privilege to be chairing the Volumetric Modular, Structural Timber and Light Gauge Steel Offsite Masterclass sessions.” 

Offsite Construction Awards
Co-located with futurebuild, the Offsite Awards are being hosted by Mark Durden-Smith at ExCeL, London on 05 March 2019. There will be a reception serving a selection of drinks and canapés, which is the perfect opportunity to unwind and network before the awards ceremony. Tickets are available at £75 +VAT per person - to book your place at the Offsite Awards please go to:

“Offsite construction techniques are now recognised as some of the most important solutions to many problems facing the construction industry, so it’s a given that it will be a big focus for futurebuild 2019. Offsite construction is rapidly expanding and the opportunities in the sector are immense.” Darren concluded. “We look forward to meeting you at futurebuild!”

To find out more about maximising the opportunities that offsite construction presents call us on 0044-1743-290001, visit our website at, or send your enquiry to where one of our team will be pleased to assist

 The Offsite Experts

Cogent’s comprehensive offsite knowledge and experience enables clients to access a breadth of specialist services from a single company - providing an exceptional range of proven design, engineering, manufacturing, project management and supply-chain management skills.  Cogent is able to draw on a wide base of in-house professional expertise, and long-established networks of specialists, to provide tailored solutions to meet the exact needs of clients across all construction sectors, based on a first-hand experience and understanding of the offsite landscape.

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