Morning, Thursday, 1st November 2018
THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED
This seminar will discuss the future for the UK construction industry following the publication of the Construction Sector Deal, which sets out the key policies and direction for the construction sector, and the next steps in driving forward industry improvement.
It follows a House of Lords Science and Technology Committee report which warns that the construction sector’s business models are not supporting the demand for new homes and infrastructure, and will look at meeting the skills needs of the construction industry - particularly looking at how best to utilise the £406m investment in STEM training, the future for retraining and retaining those within the sector through the National Retraining Scheme, and the development of new apprenticeship standards - with the Construction Sector Deal committing to implementation of the CITB review.
Delegates will consider the implementation of the Clean Growth Grand Challenge, including challenges for Government and industry to halve the energy use of new buildings by 2030, and key issues for delivering the £170m Transforming Construction Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund.
They will examine the use of innovation in the sector to reduce costs and enhance production of smarter buildings with better whole-life performance - including through use of on-site energy generation and storage and greater use of off-site manufacture - and further ways to support the sector to improve the efficiency of design and construction of buildings, increasing energy efficiency in the build stage and use of digital technology.
It will also be an opportunity to discuss plans outlined in the deal to develop an agreed set of proposals to improve contractual and payment practices within the sector, and as the Government considers feedback to its consultation on retention payments.