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17th February 2021 | Construction and Built Environment

National event explores the Future of the Construction industry

Join us at the Future of Construction Conference and learn how together we can improve the industry and its social, environmental, and economic impact.

Construction is one of the largest sectors in the UK economy – with a turnover of £386 billion in 2017, contributing £142 billion in value added to the UK economy and employing 3.2 million people (9% of the total UK workforce).

The industry stands on the verge of a digital transformation, opening a great opportunity to boost productivity and deliver a more sustainable built environment. Technology and innovative use of data has a role to play in almost all aspects of construction and the built environment.

By embracing the real time challenges that lie ahead, there is an opportunity to create a construction ecosystem that delivers a built environment fit for all.

As the Government embarks on a strategy to accelerate infrastructure across the UK and promote a green, clean economic recovery as we start to look beyond coronavirus, join us at the Future of Construction event 27th - 28th April, and learn how together we can improve the industry and its social, environmental and economic impact.

Across the two days, delegates will learn how to:

  • Promote industry and Government collaboration to put Britain at the forefront of global construction in the post Covid-19 years.
  • Establish the UK as a leader in delivering infrastructure projects, using digital technologies such as Building Information Modelling.
  • Improve the performance of the construction sector through technological advancement and innovation.
  • Pull together data into a coherent and easily comprehensible form that would better describe how the wider construction industry is performing.
  • Embrace all the aspects of the design and construction process, not just the assembly on site.
  • Understand the need for further research into the value generated by construction and the built environment.
  • Ensure that the Construction Sector can attract, recruit, and retain the skilled workforce it needs both now and in the future.

Speaker Line-up for The Future of Construction Conference 2021

The Future of Construction event brings together senior leaders from across the Construction industry, Government, academia, and the wider public sector to hear the latest policy updates across the sector and address the challenges facing the sector in these unprecedented times.

The agenda features a strong line-up of industry leaders, including:

  • Nadhim Zahawi MP, Construction Minister, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
  • Caroline Gumble, CEO, CIOB
  • Professor Roger Flanagan, School of Construction, University of Reading & Visiting Professor, University of East London
  • Keith Waller, Programme Director, Construction Innovation Hub
  • Alan Muse, Global Director of Built Environment Standards, RICS
  • Sue Percy CBE, CEO, Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation
  • David Frise, Chief Executive, Building Engineering Services Association
  • Sarah Jardine, Head of Construction Division, Health and Safety Executive
  • Fergus Harradence, Deputy Director, Construction, Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy
  • Marcus Bennett, Innovation and Strategy Lead, CITB
  • Ann Allen MBE, Chief Executive Officer, Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors
  • Karen Alford, FCRM, Manager – Digital Asset Data and Information, Environment Agency

Learn more about the event, view the full agenda, and book tickets here.

Construction research and resources now available

We work with a selection of partners and collaborators to bring you leading policy insight and thought leadership on topical debates and issues in our key sectors.

You can now access the following resources for the construction sector on our website:

Going Digital with Big Data

This Bentley white paper investigates how to harness the value of big data to improve design, construction and operation.
Access the Going Digital with Big Data white paper here.

Single Source of Truth

This Bentley white paper outlines how a single source of truth can transform the infrastructure design industry.
Access the Single Source of Truth white paper here.

Why You Should Avoid Data Silos for Truer Project Oversight

This Bentley white paper outlines why we should stop fixing piecemeal problems and look at the entire ecosystem to unlock the value of data.
Access the Why You Should Avoid Data Silos for Truer Project Oversight white paper here.

Critical Analysis for Big Data Studies in Construction: Significant Gaps in Knowledge

The paper emphasises “the implication of big data into overall sustainability” as a gap that needs to be addressed. These implications are categorised as social, economic and environmental aspects.
Access the Critical Analysis for Big Data Studies in Construction: Significant Gaps in Knowledge research paper here.

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Article written by
Danielle Chapman

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