One of the UK’s experts on offsite construction, Professor Mohammed Arif, will be speaking at the SCE breakfast briefing on October 3 give an insight into the value of offsite manufacturing.

Professor Mohammed Arif is the Head of School, Faculty of Science and Engineering, University of Wolverhampton and a Professor of Sustainability and Construction Futures at the University of Wolverhampton.

He started his career for Walt Disney World in project management in Florida, then moved to academia and has since worked in the university sector in USA, UAE, and the UK.

Prof. Arif has been doing research into offsite construction for more than 20 years and is currently the coordinator for W121 which is an international working commission looking at future of offsite research and applications in the world.

His other area of research is sustainability and he has also worked in the area of process and productivity management.

Over his career that spans more than 2 decades he is published extensively in the area of sustainability and green building guidelines. He has more than 110 refereed articles to his credit published in top journals and conferences, has also brought in millions of pounds in research funding and has supervised 22 PhD students to completion.

His research has been funded by a range of sources such as QNRF, Innovate UK, Highways England, European Union and Higher Education Academy.

For his contributions in research he was recently awarded with Hind Rattan (Jewel of India) award. Prior to that he has received awards for his research from the Government of Salengor, Malaysia for his contributions in the area of energy efficient affordable housing.

At the event on October 3 he will explain why the introduction of offsite manufacturing techniques will allow increased precision and repeatability which will add value to the built environment sector – and provide an advance overview of an exciting initiative the Centre for Construction Futures planned for the Springfield Brewery site in Wolverhampton City Centre.

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The event is free to SCE members and £20 for non members.