Off-Site Modular – Accreditation schemes and procurement

28 May
Friday 28th May 2021

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Alan Tate and Jo Morris of Michelmores LLP will be looking at:

  1. How the new Construction Products Regulations will affect off-site
  2. The accreditation schemes including the BRE certification standard
  3. Procurement structures for off-site
  4. Key terms contractual terms for off-site

A must attend for all those who are either involved in or are looking to be involved in residential projects which use off-site modular construction.

Whilst the use of off-site modular construction is becoming relatively common and its advantages are well documented, the industry is still on a learning curve on how to prove that this form of construction is at least equal to the traditional forms of construction in respect of safety, quality, longevity and investment.  A number of events in 2020 such as the pandemic, the Grenfell Enquiry and the Government's focus of building more new housing will put further pressure on the sector to comply with current and new accreditation schemes.  

This webinar will look at the accreditation schemes and the methods of procurement of off-site modular.  


 Alan is a Partner in the Construction & Engineering department based in both the Bristol and Exeter offices.

Alan is recognised as one of the South West's leading construction solicitors and focuses predominately on the transactional side advising a wide range of clients within the construction and infrastructure sectors. He has been in the construction sector during all of his career starting as an apprentice and then working for national developers and contractors as a quantity surveyor before re-qualifying as a solicitor.. Alan is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Building (FCIOB) and a  member of the Society of Construction Law. He is also involved with Constructing Excellence South West (CESW) and has been the joint author of a number of publications for CESW.

Alan advised on the Z Pods project for Bristol City Council and also a number of other off-site modular projects in the South West. He advises on procurement structures and has a specialism in collaborative and alliancing arrangements. Also, he advises on construction due diligence for acquisitions and development funding for both residential and commercial properties. He advises a number of public sector bodies on government funded projects and has a special interest in asset management maintenance contracts and service level agreements and 'soft landings' provisions. Alan advises on specialist areas in construction such as Building Information Modelling, off-site manufacturing, the CDM Regulations, bespoke insurance arrangements, dispute resolution arrangements, digital contracts, early contractor involvement and other Government initiatives and policies.



Jo is a Senior Paralegal in the Construction & Engineering team and an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx). She specialises in Construction & Engineering law, having worked in leading construction and engineering teams in Wales and the South-West for over 10 years.

Jo advises on a diverse range of construction, engineering and development matters. She is experienced in the negotiation and drafting of building contracts, consultancy appointments, warranties, security and project documents, as well as EPC and O&M Contracts for new build and re-finance renewable energy projects.

She is also a joint author of two Constructing Excellence South West publications: The Legal Guide to Offsite Manufacturing; and The Guide to Appointing an Archite