A special summit aims to help construction companies and their suppliers to identify major infrastructure opportunities.
The Midlands Construction Summit will take place on November 27, at the National Motorcycle Museum and will be presented by the Built Environment Hub, the Midlands body tasked with driving construction product and process innovation in the region.
The Government has been working with the construction industry to develop a long-term vision – ‘Construction 2025’ – a joint strategy which sets out how industry and government will work together to put Britain at the forefront of global construction.
The event aims to help firms with expertise in architecture, design and engineering who are leading the way in sustainable construction solutions to access opportunities. The sector has considerable growth opportunities within the global construction market which is forecast to grow by over 70 per cent by 2025.
Attendees will hear directly from Peter Hansford, the Government’s chief construction advisor.
The conference programme will open with a presentation from Andrew Round, assistant director for planning and development at Birmingham City Council, who will discuss the regional outlook for construction and pinpoint where the investment will be focused for both Construction 2025 and the Birmingham Development Plan 2031.
Other speakers include Mark Barrow, partner at EC Harris, Tony Hyde, chairman of Thomas Vale Construction and director of Bouygues UK, Adam Frankling, chairman of Black Country Constructing Excellence Club (BCCEC) and Vinci Facilities together with Oliver Novakovic, technical and innovation director at Barratt Developments.
The afternoon sessions will be split into separate seminars, including offsite construction, energy efficiency and retrofit, supply-chain and development, lean construction, public sector and LEP and academia.
The summit will be chaired by David Bucknall OBE, chairman of the Built Environment Hub.
Tickets are on sale at £95+VAT and Birmingham Post readers receive a 10 per cent discount.
Enter the promo code: BPDIS10 when booking online, while Built Environment Hub members receive a 50 per cent discount.
Book tickets at www.midlandsconstructionsummit.co.uk