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Best Practice Guidance


The SCI, in collaboration with its project partners from the Light Steel Forum, was successful in acquiring co-funding from the UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES) through the  UK Futures Programme.  The objective of the project was to address the best practice information needs of the steel-based offsite construction sector; light steel framing and modular construction.


The project was based on strong industry involvement which was required to ensure that the project outputs were credible and provided appropriate guidance for the sector. A project steering group was setup, which in addition to SCI and UKCES, included members of the Light Steel Forum, Build Off-Site, NHBC, CITB and Premier Guarantee.

Guidance and Training

There are two main aspects to the outputs from this best practice project:

  1. Best practice information sheets for use by all parties involved with light steel framing; from architects to installers and site managers to structural engineers.
  2. Online presentation videos covering 10 different aspects of light steel and modular construction. These presentations are available through the Offsite Management School website.  
Best practice for light steel framing introduction presentation slide

Offsite Management School

The Offsite Management School has been developed to allow the supply chain in the construction industry to address the challenges set by the UK Construction Strategy 2025. The three key challenges are to construct infrastructure, building and homes that use 50% less CO2, deliver projects in half the time and reduce the cost of these assets over their operating lifetime by 33%.


These are huge challenges for our industry and ones that we will not meet without thinking differently and transforming the way we build. It’s not just a move to offsite construction, but a rethink of the construction process from design through to occupation. We call this a process of Construction Industrialisation. Whatever your role in the five stages you see below the School will provide you with a range of best in class resources that will allow you to think strategically about the implications for your business.


Co-investment from our Partners means its completely free of charge to become a member and this will allow you to access an extensive range of free practical support in the form of e-learning modules, tailored skills-assessment and action plans, training workshops and networking opportunities.

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