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NBS Building for the Future

From 21st-22nd April 2021, NBS, the platform for connected construction information, will hold The Construction Leaders’ Summit – ‘Building for the Future'.

Bringing together policymakers, industry experts and decision-makers in construction, architecture and digital transformation, the free-to-attend online event will focus on building a sustainable future, regulatory changes, and the role of digital transformation in today’s construction industry.

The last 18 months have been some of the some of the most challenging on record, but the industry has remained resilient throughout, providing much-needed support to the UK economy. More recently, the Government has shown its commitment to the digital agenda but the industry still has some way to go before it becomes present throughout all construction practices and processes.

Yet, the stern warnings from Dame Judith Hackitt at last year’s Construction Leaders’ Summit still ring in the ears of built environment professionals everywhere – changes to the Building Safety Legislation have now arrived with consequence. Coupled with additional pressures caused by COVID-19 and the ever-growing climate crisis, the construction industry is now at a turning point where the need for further digital adoption is greater than ever.

‘The Construction Leaders’ Summit – ‘Building for the Future’ is an exclusive two-day summit covering the benefits and challenges of digital transformation and how this can help improve building safety, innovation and sustainability within the construction sector. 

Amongst the high-profile speakers on the agenda is the Rt Hon Anne-Marie Trevelyan MP, UK Construction Minister, who will discuss how regulation and political change is due to influence sustainability in construction, building safety, and ‘building back better’ after COVID-19.

Adam Turk, Chair of the Construction Products Association's Marketing Integrity Group, will discuss the New Code for Construction Product Information and how this will impact manufacturers.

As well as the RT Hon Anne-Marie Trevelyan’s talk, day one will also feature a discussion from Simon Rawlinson- the man behind the Government-approved ‘Construction Playbook’.

The second day will take a look at sustainable construction with a keynote speech from Gary Clarke (Chair of the Sustainable Futures Group, Principal, HOK), providing practical advice on how to define measurable sustainability goals and the specific design principles necessary to achieve them. The afternoon will then be split into two groups with tailored speakers for both specifier and manufacturer audiences.

Colin Smith, Executive Chairman of NBS, said: “Since the last Construction Leaders’ Summit, the landscape has shifted once again. Whilst the pandemic has forced the industry to pick up the pace in terms of digital adoption, there’s still a long road ahead. It now needs to build on the momentum it’s gained and realise the full benefits that digital has to offer in improving every aspect of the construction journey, be it building safety, innovation or sustainability.

“Last year’s event brought some huge changes to the construction industry both in terms of perception and ethics and, through this event, we want to review how it’s now responding. As always, we’ve brought together some of the best in the business to provide attendees with insightful guidance that should inspire them within their own line of work. The Construction Leaders’ Summit, ‘Building for the Future’, will not just assess how far we’ve come but, more importantly, where we should go from here.”

Click here to register for the online event. The Construction Leaders’ Summit ‘Building for the Future’ will be held Tuesday 21st and 22nd April, 2021, 9:30-14:00. Places are limited, book now to secure your place.

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