The theme for this year’s event is managing risk, winning work and digital change.
The industry is under immense pressure to change. Brexit is a shadow hanging over the industry, first hitting confidence in the commercial market with the housing market now showing signs of stress. Grenfell revealed multiple structural failings with the Carillion collapse further weakening public confidence.
These pressures to change bring opportunity which will be explored at this year’s Building and Building Design Live. The Hackitt report is an opportunity for the industry to get its house in order, improve quality and produce a better, safer end product. Offsite manufacture, in combination with digital technologies has a big role to play in this and will reduce risk while improving efficiency.
A more challenging market means firms need to sharpen up their marketing skills to attract work. Building and Building Design Live will explore these themes including:
- Workload – win work; meet clients; understand procurement
- Regulation – Lessons from Grenfell, Hackitt and Carillion
- Everything’s changing – Geo Politics; Off-site construction; technology and people
- Building performance – Case studies, learning, best practice
If you are interested in speaking opportunities, please contact content director Thomas Lane