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Buildoffsite Conference: Exploring Innovative Offsite Solutions
Thu 9 March 2017, 15:00 – 19:00 GMT
The ambition is to promote improved awareness of innovative offsite construction enabled projects and to identify the opportunities and challenges from the perspective of the structural engineering community.
The event for 100 plus will take place at the IStructE Conference Centre and will be the first formal collaboration between IStructE and Buildoffsite. Buildoffsite will encourage its leading Members to participate and IStructE will similarly encourage its senior figures to participate.
A small exhibition featuring the innovative work of young engineers will be included.
Matthew Byatt CEng FIStructE Eur Ing
Matt Byatt is a Chartered Structural Engineer with over 27 years’ experience spanning both the UK construction industry and offshore oil and gas. Having previously worked in both consultancy and steel fabrication, Matt is now a Director at Pinnacle Consulting Engineers, based in Norwich, with overall company responsibility for the Energy Sector as well as the Norwich office.
Matt was responsible for taking Pinnacle into the offshore energy sector in 2011 and has built up a portfolio of interesting projects typically specializing in ‘brown field’ modifications, well rejuvenation projects and partial platform decommissioning. The ‘dirty’ late and end of field life work!
Matt left school at 16 with 6 O Levels and started employment as a trainee accountant with Norfolk County Council. In 1989 he joined a small engineering practice as a Trainee Structural Technician, studying for BTEC ONC and HNC in Civil Engineering on a day release basis. Becoming an Incorporated Structural Engineer in 1995, Chartered Engineer in 2005 before being elected a Fellow of the Institution of Structural Engineers in 2015.
Matt has been actively involved in the Institution of Structural Engineers for many years serving on the Executive Board and Council as well as being involved in several panels and committees, including Chairing the Panel responsible for the “Structural Use of Glass in Buildings – 2nd Edition”. He has served twice as East Anglian Regional Group Chairman.
Jason is a Chartered Civil Engineer working for Mott MacDonald in Manchester. He is also a Civils Designer for the AECOM Mott MacDonald JV ono the Northern Hub Project. He has 6+ years’ experience in the design, assessment, strengthening, modification and construction of structures (principally in the bridges sector). His work has involved highway, railway and light rail infrastructure projects both in the UK and Europe at all stages of projects. Jason is responsible for BIM in his local office and more recently has taken on the role of BIM Champion for the UK Western Division of Mott MacDonald.
Jason is also an Executive Committee Member for the British Group of the International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE) and Past Chair for the Manchester Branch of the Institution of Civil Engineers
3.00pm: Welcome and Introduction
3.10pm: Mathew Byatt: Boat Landings on Offshore Gas Platforms AWG-1 and AME-2
3.45pm: Shay Murtagh Key Infrastructure Projects- overview to include the Mersey Gateway
4.15pm: Mott MacDonald – Ordsall Chord Project
5.00pm Comfort break
5.10pm Examples of offsite construction techniques applied to infrastructure projects – Alan Clucas
5.35pm: Introducing Innovative Information Modelling – Trimble Tekla
6.00pm Close and Next Steps
6.00pm - Drinks reception
This event is a collaboration between the Institution of Structural Engineers and Buildoffsite.