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Emily King

Director & Head of Consultancy

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Emily is an industry-recognised construction and offsite specialist advocating DfMAD (Design for Manufacture, Assembly and Dis-assembly) and MMC (Modern Methods of Construction) as methods to achieve a more efficient, net zero, future for the construction industry, with increased productivity levels. 

Emily has multi-channel experience as client and construction integrator with a deep understanding of scheme compliance and a leader of best practice and innovation.

Emily is invited to participate at many industry events; including most recently delivering the plenary for the BRE 2023 Construction Summit, chairing the Institute of Structural Engineers conference entitled ‘Designing for the Future, Now’, delivering a ‘call to action’ as a closing at the annual Euroconstruct Conference on behalf of Barbour ABI and hosting the Offsite stage at UK Construction Week. 

Emily is a Director of the Offsite Alliance, an industry body that now has upwards of 150 cross-industry corporate members, she was the co-chair of the Construction Leadership Council’s Manufacturing Workstream and she is a regular judge for the Construction News Awards. 

Emily was the Managing Director of Spatial Initiative, an offsite contractor delivering across multiple public sector frameworks. Prior to that she was the Client Solutions Director for Mid Group, an integrator specialising in DFMAD and maximising offsite processes.

Emily’s interest in the world of MMC started when she worked at Portakabin, heading up their education work on the first MMC framework for the Department for Education. She has also previously held roles for leading construction consultants; Arup and Mott MacDonald. Earlier in her career she taught physics, was Head of Science and Technology at a secondary school, and conducted pedagogical research in partnership with Cambridge University giving me exceptional practical insight into pedagogical design and the practicalities of teaching and learning within spaces designed to meet diverse constraints and objectives.