Building Live programme
9.15: The Building interview
Group Chief Executive
9.45am: What is the impact on construction post Grenfell?
This session explores the impact of the regulatory and industry fall out resulting from the Grenfell tower disaster and its impact on specification, procurement and regulation of the sector.
Brick by Brick
Global Board Director
Rider Levett Bucknall and Construction Leadership Council
10.30: Networking Break
11.00: My Greatest Project: To be announced shortly
11.15: Artificial intelligence: pain or gain?
This session explores the impact of artificial intelligence, automation and digital change across four key part of the supply chain including cost consultants, contractors, architects and engineers
12.15: Ten Ways to manage millennials
12.30: Networking Lunch
1.30: Will we ever solve the housing crisis?
This session explores the current political and economic solutions to the housing crisis and presents alternative fixes to keep the industry pipeline strong and in good health.
2.30: Ten ways to manage contract disputes
2.45: Building Performance: How to future proof your building
The wellbeing of building occupants has potentially huge benefits for employers, healthcare and education providers to name a few. Yet only a tiny handful of buildings have WELL certification, the standard for features that promote occupier wellbeing which means buildings without risk being shunned by productivity conscious firms. Obtaining WELL certification is expensive and challenging, this session asks is it worth doing and how to achieve it.
3.30: Coffee Break
3.45: My Greatest Project: Dudley College
Executive director of estates and capital projects
4pm: Is there a future for the UK’s biggest contractors?
According to Building’s annual survey of top 150 contractors and housebuilders the margins of the UK’s ten largest contractors has slumped to an average 0.38% compared to 5.2% for smaller contractors. Challenges include the difficulties of managing risky, unwieldy mega projects, factors that sunk Carillion. Other challenges include the uncertainties posed by Brexit and a shrinking workforce. The growth in offsite construction means manufacturers are taking over the delivery of buildings.
Specialist Engineering Contractors Group