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World of Modular Europe

The Modular Construction Industry's Best Event Returns to Europe!

Join the Modular Building Institute and key members of the global modular construction industry in Brussels, Belgium, 1-2 October, 2024

Speakers & Presentations at World of Modular Europe

Don't miss this chance to see some of the most impactful offsite construction speakers from across the UK and Europe. Our 2024 speaker line-up, which features global industry leaders and stakeholders, will address a variety of topics critical to the future of offsite, modular, and prefab construction in Europe and around the world.

Erlend Spets, Associate Partner at McKinsey & Company, will give the keynote address at World of Modular Europe on October 1, 2024

Opening Keynote

Erlend Spets
Associate Partner
McKinsey & Company

The construction industry is on the brink of a transformative shift towards industrialised construction. Despite limited productivity gains over the last 70 years, we're poised to unlock unprecedented productivity by leveraging digital E2E solutions, technology, and prefabrication.

Industrialised isn't without its challenges – from navigating complex regulations to overcoming fragmentation. However, with the looming skilled labour shortage and pressing housing needs, the time for change is now. The emergence of innovative companies worldwide signals a promising future. If we succeed at scale, we'll not only revolutionise market dynamics but also pave the way for more sustainable and affordable housing.

Speakers

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Julian Bowron
CTO
METALOQ

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Jan-Christoph Bruhn
Head of Sales
KUKA Systems Assembly &
Test GmbH

Clara Calvo

Clara Calvo
Sales Manager
CASAS INHAUS SLU

Stuart Cameron, CES Group

Stuart Cameron
Managing Director & MMC Lead
CES Group

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Wojciech Chyrek
Commercial Director
Volumetric Building
Companies Europe

Krzysztof Droszcz
CEO/Founder
Rebel Concept

Krzysztof Droszcz
CEO/Founder
Rebel Concept

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Carel van Duuren
Founder/CEO
True Modular Building BV

Charlotte Garrett

Charlotte Garrett
Head of Industry Strategy
KOPE

Michael Hough, MJH Structural Engineers

Michael Hough
Owner/Director
MJH Structural Engineers

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Bostjan Jevsek
International Business Development Director
Piva Group S.P.A.

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Edward Jezeph
Senior Manager & MMC Lead
Homes England

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Stuart Marshall
Head of UK and Global Sales
Elements Europe

Ruben Navarro

Rubén Navarro
CEO
CASAS INHAUS SLU

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Franco Vietti
Associate
Green Prefab

Ewelina Wozniak-Szpakiewicz

Ewelina Wozniak-Szpakiewicz
CEO
DMDmodular p.s.a.

Presentations

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Stuart Marshall
Head of UK and Global Sales
Elements Europe

A Hybrid Approach to High Rise Modular Construction

Structural steel frame modular construction can be combined with traditional construction elements to provide high-rise solutions for residential, hotel, and student accommodation projects.

Join this case-based session to learn how this method is enabling project success for the largest build-to-rent (BTR) modular project in Europe, Smith’s Garden, a 4-acre site consisting of 544 apartments and 1,156 modules.

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Julian Bowron
CTO
METALOQ

High Volume Modular Production

While governments at all levels search for solutions to the multi-million-unit housing shortage, most modular companies produce less than 2,000 modules per annum while some produce 8,000 modules or more.

What are the factors that can make high-volume production feasible?

Join this session to learn about considerations including factory and product design, standardisation versus customisation, logistics, sitework, supply chain, and customer and government relationships.

Krzysztof Droszcz
CEO/Founder
Rebel Concept

Krzysztof Droszcz
CEO/Founder
Rebel Concept

Integrating Design and Off-Site Manufacturing with BIM, AI, and Big Data

Join this session to learn innovative ways smart design tools can be used across the modular building process, including:

  • Use of code and scripts to automate building information modelling (BIM) software
  • Automation of feasibility studies through Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  • Use of QR codes to facilitate mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) design and design for manufacture and assembly (DfMA)
  • Standardisation of technology to ensure efficient volumetric modular builds
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Stuart Cameron
Managing Director & MMC Lead
CES Group

Maximising Prefab Efficiency While Improving MEP

Design for manufacture and assembly (DfMA) and modular mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) can enable plug and play functionality both horizontally and vertically in modular and traditionally constructed buildings.

Join this session to learn how the application of these methods can change the consideration of MEP from an installation to a prioritised product and how modern methods of construction can be employed to deliver high quality, sustainable, built environments.

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Carel van Duuren
Founder/CEO
True Modular Building BV

Modular: A True Solution to the Global Housing Crisis

Combatting the global housing crisis will require unparalleled adaptability and scalability. Join this session to learn about innovative construction lessons learned through the development of an industrialised componentised building system, including:

  • How modularisation can enable mass customisation while reducing costs
  • Why a focus on holistic design (AEC) is key
  • How quasi vertical integration can enable supply chain control and minimise overhead costs
  • Why size matters, especially for transport
  • How shared ownership can create shared interests and responsibilities
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Franco Vietti
Associate
Green Prefab

Modular Building as a Service: An Industry Disruptor

The service economy, comprising nearly 80% of developed countries' economies, emphasises using versus owning assets, favouring an asset-light strategy. This trend presents a significant opportunity for the modular industry.

Modular Building as a Service (MBaaS) revolutionises commercial real estate by transitioning from traditional 'product and space' offerings to dynamic 'system and service' solutions. Join this session to learn how this business model, coupled with operating leases, is reshaping construction approaches, mitigating financial risks, enhancing the profitability of modular companies, and attracting investors.

Michael Hough, MJH Structural Engineers

Michael Hough
Owner/Director
MJH Structural Engineers

Modular Construction: Evolution not Revolution

Volumetric construction has been slowly evolving towards a mainstream solution, particularly in residential buildings. Increasing industry regulations and labour and material costs as well as the housing crisis demand further evolution.

The future lies in improving construction methods and systems, reducing materials and embodied carbon, improving the circular economy, and helping to solve worldwide housing and affordability issues. Join this session to learn the role volumetric systems can play in the overall evolution of construction.

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Jan-Christoph Bruhn
Head of Sales
KUKA Assembly & Test GmbH

Robots and Automation: A Game Changer for the Modular Housing Industry

Automation and robotics are revolutionising the way modular products are built. Compared to conventional methods, interlinked and end-to-end automation approaches can increase efficiency while reducing costs.

Join this case-based session to understand what is already achievable within the realm of automation, what the future could entail, and learn how your company can take initial steps toward automation while avoiding common pitfalls.

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Wojciech Chyrek
Commercial Director
Volumetric Building Companies Europe

Speed, Certainty, Quality: A Modular Construction Case Study

Join this session to learn about the benefits and challenges of modular construction through a case study of the OHANA Lodges hotel, situated in the Tropical Islands Resort in Germany.

This strategically important project was designed to deliver 500 additional beds in the shortest possible period – 13 months from groundbreaking to arrival of first guests – while ensuring minimal disruption for guests at a 24/7 fully functional resort. Learn how the team prioritised and successfully completed the project, ensuring client goals were achieved.

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Bostjan Jevsek
International Business Development Director
Piva Group S.P.A.

Staying Ahead of the Curve with Passive House-Certified Windows

Energy efficient regulations for buildings continue to increase and evolve. Join this session to learn how new Passive House-certified windows can increase the energy efficiency of modular buildings, keep modular manufacturers ahead of new standards and requirements, and ensure eco-friendly, sustainable, and green modular construction.

Clara Calvo

Clara Calvo
Sales Manager
CASAS INHAUS SLU

Ruben Navarro

Rubén Navarro
CEO
CASAS INHAUS SLU

The Relocation of Construction: A New Global Paradigm for Architects

Technological advances are diminishing geographical barriers and increasing the demand for more versatile architectural practices. How can architects operate globally without the constraints of traditional construction methods?

Centralisation of building process in factories significantly reduces on-site work and enables architects to manage projects from afar. Join this case-based session to learn how the transformative shift towards modular construction can be a solution to the challenges of globalisation.

Charlotte Garrett

Charlotte Garrett
Head of Industry Strategy
KOPE

The Role of Standardisation and Digitalisation

Traditional construction methods struggle to keep pace with evolving demands. Drawing on UK national initiatives, this session will explore a platform approach and its ecosystem across three key phases of:

  • Rationalising and standardising client requirements to aggregate demand
  • Establishing a digital kit of parts that can be repeatedly deployed and adapted to suit project requirements
  • Deploying the translation of project designs into manufacturable product components

Join this session to learn about an innovative new business model and digital tools that can help industrialise the sector and meet market demands.

Ewelina Wozniak-Szpakiewicz

Ewelina Woźniak-Szpakiewicz
CEO
DMDmodular p.s.a.

Time, Cost, Quality, and Circularity: Why Modular Construction is the Right Choice

The construction industry is undergoing rapid transformation globally due to complex pressures from social, financial, and environmental factors.

Join this international case-based session to explore the advantages and benefits of modular construction for investors, end users, the building process, and the environment.

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Edward Jezeph
Senior Manager & MMC Lead
Homes England

UK Government: Offsite Construction and Innovation in Housing

Homes England is the UK Government's Housing Agency which manages £22bn ($28bn / €26bn) in public money and supports the delivery of 50,000 homes per annum. Edward Jezeph leads the UK Government's housing strategy to grow the offsite housing and industrialised construction sector.

Join this session to learn how Homes England supports landowners, builders, housing charities and municipalities to deliver high-quality sustainable housing through innovative offsite construction methods.

Meet the Modular Industry in Brussels

World of Modular Europe, 1-2 October, will be hosted by the Modular Building Institute at the luxurious and modern Radisson Collection Hotel, a beautiful five-star property in the heart of historic Brussels.

Radisson Collection Hotel
47 Rue de Fosse aux Loups
Brussels, 1000, Belgium
+32 (0) 2 219 28 28

To book your room, select your stay dates and choose "Promotional Code" in the Special Rates menu, then enter the rate code WOM2410. (Hurry! This code is valid on the nights of 30th September, 1st and 2nd October until the 30th of July 2024).

The Modular Construction Industry's Best Event Comes to Brussels 1-2 October

Don't Miss This Opportunity to Connect With and Learn From Industry Leaders Across Europe

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