The full programme is currently under development and will be available to view in the coming weeks. If you are interested in speaking opportunities, please contact content director Thomas Lane, email@example.com.
The theme for this year’s event is managing risk, winning work and digital change.
A more challenging market means firms need to sharpen up their marketing skills to attract work. Building 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
Below are the key themes discussed in 2017:
Shaping the UK’s future built environment - a chance for change
The main stream of the Building Live conference will focus on the major areas of demand in the UK’s built environment, and how these are being impacted by the current economic and political climate. It will give business leaders a deeper insight into the challenges faced and opportunities on offer, and provide a platform for high level debate over how the industry can help the UK as a whole create a built environment that works for this and future generations.
BIM, offsite and transforming built environment productivity
The construction industry is noted for its poor productivity and inefficiency. It lags behind other industries with projects and costs often overrunning. A key problem is the industry is highly fragmented with project teams often working in isolation on projects then moving on. This fragmentation leads to inefficiency and holds back innovation.
Labour shortages and the risks from Brexit means achieving the government’s 2025 productivity goals will be impossible without establishing new ways of working. BIM and digital construction processes coupled with offsite manufacturing are a key part of the solution.