Virtual Event

WwiE+H-03-03
A Buildings, Design & Specification event
BDS

Wednesday 14 September

The first day of the event is all about the role construction has to play in the education sector looking at everything from primary schools to higher education facilities.

In our first session we will be looking at the deliverability of the government’s school rebuilding programme, while the second session of the day will zero in on what the future looks like for higher education estates.

Explore the day’s agenda below

11.00am-12.00pm

Sponsored by:
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How can construction deliver the school rebuilding programme?

The School Rebuilding Programme, launched in 2020, carries out major rebuilding and refurbishment projects at school and sixth-form college buildings across England, with buildings prioritised according to their condition. The programme is committed to delivering projects at 500 schools over the next decade. With 161 schools already confirmed and that number expected to grow to up to 400 in the financial year 2022-23 there is no shortage of work to go around. But what does the construction industry need to do to achieve the task?

In this session our panel of experts will discuss the role MMC must play in the delivery of new and upgraded schools, what net zero means for the programme and whether current inflationary pressures are a risk to the schemes. They will also discuss how the broader education estate can be future proofed moving forward.

Speakers include:

Chair: Chloe McCulloch
Editorial director
Assemble Media Group
Paul Ruddick
Chairman
Reds10
Raynee De Zoysa
Strategic growth manager
Collida
Mark Brown
Consultant
TG Escapes
Jane Balderstone
Programme director for school rebuilding programme
Department for Education

2.00pm-3.00pm

What will higher education estates look like in a post-covid world?

Over the past two years the way in which we all work has undergone a seismic shift – and the higher education sector is no exception. Plenty of courses have moved from full time face-to-face teaching to a more hybrid approach, while the needs of staff have also changed significantly.

In this session our panel will examine how higher education estates can deliver what both staff and students need in the post-pandemic world. They will also discuss the role net zero goals play in what future higher education estates will involve and how existing campuses can be reworked to meet evolving sector needs.

Speakers include:

Chair: Thomas Lane
Group technical editor
Assemble Media Group
Mark Evans
Director of architecture
Broadway Malyan

3.30pm-4.30pm

Sponsored by:
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School design: Empowering the team

The delivery of public sector school programmes has hugely prescribed outcomes, tight timescales and limited budgets. Working with the right team in an environment of trust produces successful buildings, mitigates risk and can inspire improved education performance. 

 

In this session, hosted by Ryder Architecture, the panel will look into the challenges involved in the school design journey through the viewpoint of the stakeholders and their differing expectations for the design journey, and how these can be overcome.  We will also explore the role played by the design team in fulfilling demands within the project constraints and how often opposing drivers are balanced and compromised. 

 

Speakers include:

Richard Wise
Partner
Ryder Architecture

Thursday 15 September

On the second day of our Winning Work in Education and Healthcare event we focus in on healthcare.

Two key elements will be examined across the day the first of which is part of our Carebuild initiative, which focuses on specialised later living and specialist care housing. We will also be examining how construction can balance the backlog of work needed to bring the NHS estate up to scratch and building 40 new hospitals by 2030.

Explore the day’s agenda below

11.00am-12.00pm

How can the challenges that stop later living projects getting off the ground be tackled?

The potential for growth in the later living sector is huge. While there are 5.4 million people over the age of 75 in the UK, only around 90,000 purpose-built later living units have been built. And the gap between supply and potential demand looks set to get even bigger over the next few years as the population ages, increasing the number of people looking to move into more specialist homes.

In this session our panel of experts will discuss all the challenges facing the sector, including funding, and planning blockers, as well as exploring how they can be overcome. They will also discuss the opportunities the sector presents from not only a business perspective, but also a social value viewpoint, as well as what the adult social care reform white paper means to the sector.

Speakers include:

Chair: Carl Brown
Head of content
Assemble Media Group
Shane Paull
Divisional managing director, Southern division
McCarthy Stone
Amy France
Head of later living
Forsters
Dr Natalie-Jane Macdonald
Non-executive director
Riverstone

2.00pm-3.00pm

Balancing act: How can the industry manage both the New Hospital Programme and NHS estate maintenance?

The NHS estate is in some serious need of repair and maintenance. The latest Estates Return Information Collection statistics show the NHS’ maintenance backlog has increased to £9.2bn – meaning a huge among of construction work is needed. To add to the workload for construction, the industry will be charged also delivering 40 new hospitals by 2030. 

In this panel our speakers will discuss what the industry needs to do to not only tackle the maintenance backlog but also build the New Hospital Programme across the next eight years. They will explore how industry can tackle the workload, new innovations within the sector that will enable it and plenty more.

Speakers include:

Chair: Jordan Marshall
Special projects editor
Assemble Media Group
Guy Barlow
Joint managing director
The Manser Practice
Victoria Head
Head of programme and project management
Archus
Richard Branch
Project Director
Arcadis
Michele Wheeler
Healthcare director
Mace

For sponsorship enquiries contact Cameron Marshall, commercial director: cameron.marshall@building.co.uk

For speaking enquiries contact Jordan Marshall, special projects editor: jordan.marshall@building.co.uk

Event sponsors include:
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Wednesday 22 June

On the first day of Social Value Live we look to explore how firms from across the built environment are embedding social value principles, particularly EDI priorities, within their businesses.

Two key elements will be examined across our two sessions: widening the talent pool to broaden and diversify construction’s workforce and then how firms can retain and enrich that diverse workforce once it is in place.

The whole day is part of our Every Person Counts campaign.

Explore the day’s agenda below

11.00am-12.00pm

Skills crisis: How can construction widen the talent pool – and do the right thing

The fact construction has a dire skills shortage is not new – however if we ever wish to start tackling this it is undeniable the industry needs to start pulling from a wider pool. And what it is also indisputable, regardless of skills shortages, is that firms in the industry must improve their employee diversity if they wish to embed social value within their firms. But what can construction and built environment firms do to start reaching a more diverse range of potential employees?  

In this session hear from an array of speakers as they give you their firm’s one big example of widening the talent pool to improve their firm’s social value credentials. Each speaker will have a maximum of five minutes to explain a recruitment method, programme or approach they have used to employ talent from a more diverse background. They will then come together to answer your questions. 

Speakers include: 

Chair: Jordan Marshall
Special projects editor
Assemble Media Group
Alex Lawrence
UK head of talent and inclusion
Ramboll
Amos Simbo
Founder
Black Professionals in Construction
Liz Male MBE
Communications Lead
CLC Construction Talent Retention Scheme / Talentview Construction
Michelle McSorley
Residential social value director
Wates
Karen Mosley
Managing director and DIB sponsor
HLM Architects ​
Steph Crombie
Head of sustainability
Morrow + Lorraine

Retaining talent: How to create an inclusive company culture? 

Equality, diversity and inclusion within a company are undeniably important for its social value credentials. But the early and mid-career attrition rates of employees from diverse backgrounds are significantly higher than the industry average. This is not only a skills leak firms can ill-afford at a time when there is a real battle on for staff across the sector but also severely impacts businesses from a diversity perspective and highlights likely equality issues. The question is, what can firms do to start tackling these problems? What barriers and deterrents need to be removed? And what incentives or policies need to be put in place to provide support?

Our panel will discuss best practice in setting up an inclusive culture, looking at everything from employment incentives, to corporate messaging, to social activities. They will discuss what barriers employees from non-traditional construction backgrounds face that are often not considered and look at ways these can start to be broken down. They will also discuss the importance of fostering a long-term workplace for people of all backgrounds in supporting a business’ broader social responsibility.

Speakers include:

Chair: Carl Brown
Head of content
Assemble Media Group
Anouk Khan
Head of growth
Cambridge Finance
Nzinga Orgill
Founder and CEO
RaCExpert
Martin Smith
Project director
Buro Four
Helen Redfern
Chief people officer
Kier

Picture credit: Stuart Thomas Photography

 

Thursday 23 June

On the second day of Social Value Live our focus shifts to social value on projects.

The day’s sessions will examine how social value is an integral part of schemes at all stages of a scheme – from pre-construction stages including planning, procurement and financing, to construction and post-completion. 

Explore the day’s agenda below

11.00am-12.00pm

Getting started: Embedding social value pre-construction

While reports are swirling that the government is planning to review and possibly even lessen the weighting given to social value in its procurement, the importance of embedding social value in the earliest stages of projects has never been as important. Given many people and communities are facing increases in the cost of living, businesses are facing soaring inflationary pressures and – the question is what should firms be looking at in the earliest stages of a project?

In this session our panel will discuss the importance of embedding social value in a project from the outset, and will explore the implications on funding, procurement, and the planning process. They will also explore the impact of early social value considerations on the end outcome of the project.

Speakers include:

Chair: Chloe McCulloch
Editorial director
Assemble Media Group
Holly Wilkinson
Architect, social value advisor
Hawkins\Brown
Matthew Morgan
Director
Quality of Life Foundation
Nivene Powell
Head of communities
EcoWorld London

2.00pm-3.00pm

Sponsored by:
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Social value in action: Case studies of social value at work

Following on from the day’s first session, our second panel talk will explore the importance of social value in the construction and post-completion phase of a scheme. These real-life examples will provide a variety of examples of social value best practice and provide insight into new and innovative ways the industry can support and better the wider community.

Our panel, drawn from across the construction sector, will each detail a case study around the delivery of social value on real-life construction projects. Each speaker will give a short presentation on the scheme, detailing how social value was applied during construction, as well as the social value delivered post-completion. The panel will then come together for a group discussion and an audience Q&A session.

Speakers include: 

Chair: Thomas Lane
Group technical editor
Assemble Media Group
Sarah Lambshead
Strategic social value lead
Faithful & Gould
Mike Little
Head of social value
Morgan Sindall Construction

For sponsorship enquiries contact Cameron Marshall, commercial director: cameron.marshall@building.co.uk

For speaking enquiries contact Jordan Marshall, special projects editor: jordan.marshall@building.co.uk

Wednesday 25 May

11.00am-12.00pm

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Building Safety Act: Navigating gateways two and three

The Building Safety Act will introduce “gateways” to make sure that careful consideration is given to the regulatory requirements at each stage of a building’s design and construction. There three gateways, must be passed at different stages of a development. Gateway 1 is at the planning stage, 2 will be prior to building works commence, and 3 at completion and which will make sure that a development is complying with the applicable building regulations. 

While Gateway 1 has been a requirement since last August, Gateways 2 and 3 will come into force in the next 12 to 18 months. In this session, hear from industry experts as they discuss what the different gateways mean to firms working on projects, what companies will need to do to fulfil the regulatory requirements and what the greatest challenges are likely to be.

Speakers include:

Chair: Carl Brown
Head of content
Assemble Media Group
Andrew Mellor
Partner
PRP
Dr. Holy Liang
Fire & life safety director
AESG
Simon Tolson
Senior partner
Fenwick Elliott

2.00pm-3.00pm

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What does the new cladding regime mean for the housing industry? 

Government has confirmed it will bring forward a new levy aimed at raising £3bn over the next decade to pay for improvement works on buildings of more than 11m, where the original developers cannot be traced. The levy will be raised on planning approval of all new residential buildings and comes despite the industry’s largest players agreeing to repair their own buildings, going back 30 years, without recourse to government funds – at a cost of at least £2bn. The government has also recently introduced a separate Residential Property Developer Tax, which is designed to raise between £2bn-3bn to pay for the Building Safety Fund which funds remediation of blocks of more than 18m in height.

In this session hear from industry experts as they discuss the ramifications of the latest changes and what they mean for the industry as a whole. The panel will explore issues including the financial impact, challenges to supply of new properties, the practicalities of remediation and what that means for the broader supply chain.

Speakers include:

Chair: Joey Gardiner
Contributing editor
Housing Today
Rico Wojtulewicz
Head of housing and planning policy
NFB
Assad Maqbool
Partner
Trowers & Hamlin
Steve Cole
Head of Make UK Modular
Make UK

Thursday 26 May

11.00am-12.00pm

What does the UK’s product testing sector need to do to become fit for purpose?

The government is planning to replace the existing CE mark – used across Europe since 1985 to show that a product complies with health and safety standards – with a UK-only system, the UKCA mark from the start of next year. The problem is that products need to be retested in the UK to qualify for the UKCA mark.

For some products including glass, radiators and sealants, the testing capacity is either extremely limited, or does not exist at all, which was not a problem under CE rules because products could be tested at centres across Europe and the testing sector is still awaiting a government decision on whether products can only be tested in the UK or can be tested abroad under new rules set to come into force on 1 January next year. 

In this interview discussion with Construction Products Association chief executive Peter Caplehorn hear about the challenges the new product testing regime presents the construction industry, what the sector needs to be able to deliver to develop capacity and the role the sector needs government to play.

Chair: Thomas Lane
Group technical editor
Assemble Media Group
Peter Caplehorn
Chief executive
Construction Products Association

2.00pm-3.00pm

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Webinar: Embedding the Golden Thread into construction processes

While Dame Judith Hackitt’s final report, Building a Safer Future, recommended that all high risk residential buildings should have a “Golden Thread of information” there is a question around how this can be successfully embedded into construction processes across the supply chain and a range of projects.

In this session hear from experts from across the supply chain as they discuss the challenges and opportunities presented by embedding the Golden Thread into their projects from both an individual firm and industry perspective. They will also explore the blockers to proper implementation and the practical steps both individual businesses and the industry as a whole.

Speakers include:

Chair: Chloe McCulloch
Editorial Director
Assemble Media Group
Andrew Barraclough
Group Design Director
Wates
May Winfield
Global director of commercial, legal and digital risks
Buro Happold
Philip Pamment
Director – residential
CPC Project Services

For sponsorship enquiries contact Cameron Marshall, commercial director: cameron.marshall@building.co.uk

For speaking enquiries contact Jordan Marshall, special projects editor: jordan.marshall@building.co.uk

Net Zero Live is back again in 2022, and this time we are taking a look at some of the more specific challenges firms in the built environment are facing when it comes to decarbonisation.

Join us on 12 May as we explore the challenges around whole life and embodied carbon, material specification and the role infrastructure has to play.

Explore the agenda below

Thursday 12 May

Keynote interview: UKGBC chief executive Julie Hirigoyen on its whole life carbon roadmap 

Throughout 2021, UKGBC worked with a cross-industry team to develop a Net Zero Whole Life Carbon Roadmap for the UK built environment. 

The Roadmap project aims to outline a common vision and agree upon industry-wide actions for achieving net zero carbon in the construction, operation, and demolition of buildings and infrastructure in the UK.

Hear from the UKGBC’s chief executive Julie Hirigoyen in this keynote interview as she discusses what the Roadmap is, how industry can work toward it and what she hopes it can achieve.

Chair: Chloe McCulloch
Editorial director
Building
Julie Hirigoyen
Chief executive
UK Green Building Council

11.00am-12.00pm

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How can material specification help achieve net zero targets?

Construction material related emissions account for 28% of the total global emissions from buildings and the construction sector. With buildings becoming more efficient operationally, the carbon impact from construction materials can account for up to between 40% and 70% over the life of a building. This means that as the push toward net zero ramps up built environment firms are facing increasingly tough choices about how and what they use to deliver projects. 

In this session hear from our panel of experts as they discuss sustainable material options, green alternatives and circular economy principles. Drawn from across the supply chain, the panel will discuss key considerations and concerns for different parts of the sector as well as on different project types.

Speakers include:

Chair: Thomas Lane
Group technical editor
Building
Amber Luscombe
Architect and WELL AP
Morrow + Lorraine
Jack Brunton
Principal structural engineer
Aecom
Suria Jones
Structure design manager
Lendlease

What does the UK infrastructure sector need to do to support net zero goals?

Achieving net zero in the UK will require a significant rethink of the infrastructure systems that both currently exist and are under development. To reach net zero targets, the UK needs to at least double the size of its electricity system, create a hydrogen economy, and develop carbon capture and storage infrastructure.

In this session hear from firms involved in the push to develop the net zero infrastructure the country needs. Our panel of experts will not only discuss what the sector needs to deliver if the UK is to its net zero targets, but also how it will be done. They will also explore the barriers to the development of net zero infrastructure and how they can be overcome.

Speakers include:

Chair: Jordan Marshall
Special projects editor
Building
Ian Allard
Associate director in responsible business practice
Mace
Maria Manidaki
Technical lead for net zero
Mott MacDonald
Dr Tom Dolan
Senior research fellow & postgraduate research fellow
UKCRIC & C-DICE

For sponsorship enquiries contact Cameron Marshall, commercial director: cameron.marshall@building.co.uk

For speaking enquiries contact Jordan Marshall, special projects editor: jordan.marshall@building.co.uk