Build:Revolution North West, a one-day conference and exhibition dedicated to innovation in construction, is being held on Thursday 21 June.

Held at Media City in Salford,  the free event, for construction professionals, has an agenda focusing on how to future-proof a design and construction business as well as an exhibition to support making construction work well for businesses.

Innovate UK, a partner in the event will, alongside Constructing Excellence, be outlining the latest news from the Clean Growth Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund and the opportunities available for businesses in Transforming Construction.

Other keynote speakers from the public and private sector will look at subjects including BIM, offsite construction, low energy building, smart technology and virtual reality.

 

The line-up for the day is:

09:15-10:00 – Registration and networking

10:00 – Welcome, Councillor Alex Ganotis, Leader, Stockport Metropolitan Council

10:10 – How will construction firms be doing business in the future?

·      Why the construction industry must modernise or die

·      Government funding to Transform Construction

Keynote: Mark Farmer, Chief Executive, Cast and Co-Chair, Constructing Excellence

Sarah Eager, Innovation Lead, Smart Infrastructure, Innovate UK

11:10 - Networking and coffee

11:35 - Clinic 1: improving construction productivity for SMEs through offsite and digital construction

·      What is “digital construction” and what does it mean for your business?

·      Why should and how can SMEs embrace modern methods?

Mat Colmer, Digital Transformation Specialist

Matthew Egan. CEO, Modularize

12:30 Networking and lunch

13:15 How will we generate and conserve energy in buildings?

·      Improving energy efficiency and eliminating the performance gap

·      Will you have to guarantee energy performance in the future?

·      Buildings as power stations

Professor Will Swan, Professor of Building Energy Performance, University of Salford

David Kemp, Head of Sustainability, Procure Plus

14:15 - Networking

14:45 Clinic 2: decarbonising greater manchester

·      What does the vision for the Zero Carbon City Region mean for you?

·      Why are sustainable design and good design the same thing?

·      The retrofit opportunity for SMEs

Roger Burton, Director, nvirohaus

Russell Smith, Managing Director, Retrofit Works

15:45 - Close

 

The event is free to attend and is specifically for construction industry clients and professionals.  Further events will be held later in the year.  Find out more and book a place at the Salford event here.

 

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