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CPD Hub: Skills, Building Solutions, Interior & Fit-out

Day One - 20th March

Skills & Development

10.00 Building Your Personal Brand

  • Your story matters
  • People buy from people – P2P
  • The dawn of video content
  • Your network is your net-worth

Speaker:

David Broom BA (Hons), MCMI, MIoR, DJB

10.40 Harnessing the power of collaboration across Scotland – The Supply Chain Sustainability School

Speaker:

Andrew Wilson, Sector Manager, Action Sustainability

11.20 Creating a Gender Diverse Workforce

Speaker:

Supply Chain Development School

11.50 How to Bid and Win in the Construction Sector

Speaker: 

David Gray, Bid Development Director, AM Bid

12.20 Top Tips for Using LinkedIn to Build Your Profile in Construction

Speaker:

Julie Moulsdale, Managing Director, Perceptive Communicators

13.00 Do Politicians Matter? How Construction Companies can use Political Influence to Achieve Their Goals

Speaker:

Devin Scobie, Public Affairs Director, Perceptive Communicators

13.40 Protecting reputations and handling crises well in the risky business of construction

Speaker:

Lesley Ferguson, Communications Director, Perceptive Communicators

Interior, Fit-out & Building Solutions

14.30 Putting Connectivity & Fibre at the Start of Your Build

  • Who Openreach is, what we do for the Scottish economy and the construction industry
  • Overview of the national ‘Fibre First’ programme which is rolling out full fibre to millions of properties
  • How we can help you can get full fibre broadband free
  • The benefits of having full fibre on a reliable, future proof and open network

Speaker:

Brendan Dick, Chair, Openreach in Scotland

15.00 Heat Recovery Ventilation = Health + Comfort + Savings

  • Indoor Air Quality in Scottish Homes
  • How to comply with Building Standards
  • Natural Ventilation – What are the implications?
  • dMEV – Does it work?
  • MVHR – Performance gaps all over the place
  • How to get it right

Speaker:

Stefan Huber, Director, PAUL Heat Recovery Scotland

15.30 Laser Scanning for Construction QA / QC

  • Discover how laser scanning technology and software can be used to enhance the progressive recording of construction projects
  • Learn about processing software can be used for verification of site work against design models
  • See how to verify tolerances for floor flatness, wall verticality and beam deflection and 4D monitoring
  • Learn how laser scanning combined with projection and AR technology can help digitize onsite construction tasks
  • See how digital metrology techniques are ensuring accuracy and efficiency in offsite construction environments

Speaker:

Chris Palmer, Senior Sales Engineer - Construction / BIM - Northern Europe, Faro

16.00 A Rated Products - Understanding Euroclasses

  • Regulations were laid in Parliament on 29th November 2018, giving legal effect to the combustible materials ban announced in the summer of 2018
  • What does this mean in practice?
  • Why it’s important to understand Non-combustibility?
  • What about other building types?

Speaker:

Campbell McGregor, Area Sales Manager, ROCKWOOL

16.30 Close of Conference

Day Two - 21st March

Interior, Fit-out & Building Solutions

10.00 Specialist Precast Systems for Fast Track Building & Precast Piled Foundations– Value Engineered Case Studies

  • Specialist Piled Foundations:
  • Site Investigation & choosing the correct piling technique
  • Driven Piling Solutions & Case Studies
  • Precast Foundation Systems – latest thinking
  • Industrial Building with Precast Concrete – Case Studies about:
  • Stadia & Terracing – The off-site package approach
  • Types of Walling – Retaining, structural & sandwich panels
  • Dock Leveller Systems for distribution centres and mega sheds

Speaker:

David McCartney, Sales Director, Taranto

10.30 The Industry’s Best Kept Secret

  • Physical & Chemical Properties of Natural Cement  
  • Unique Properties - Resistance to Chemicals -Corrosion resistance-Strength gain  
  • Contaminated Land Tests  
  • ROI when using Natural Cement compared to other materials  
  • Adapting to new ways of working

Speaker:

Phil Richardson, Technical Director, Natural Cement Distribution Ltd.

11.00 Improving the Durability of Concrete Applications with the use of Macro Synthetic Fibres

  • Why do we need reinforcement in concrete?
  • Products we are talking about
  • Application areas backed up with case histories

Speaker:

Mark Mitchell BSc MICT, Manager of Technical Sales, Low and Bonar

11.30 Timber Decking - Maximise Your Space the Sustainable Way

  • An introduction to sustainable softwood timber decking
  • Versatility in design to maximise space
  • The different types of decking products on the market - advantages and disadvantages, explanations on DDA Compliance and Part M of Building Regulations
  • Slip resistance and how to check decking product compliance
  • Maintenance explained
  • Confidence in specifying

Speaker:

Laura Qualters, National Technical Manager, Marley

Skills & Development

12.00 The Future of Construction: Why Young People Matter

  • A brief overview of the Scottish Youth Parliament and its role in representing young people in Scotland
  • An examination of Article 12 of the UNCRC: that young people have the right to be consulted in all matters affecting them
  • How young people can be influencers of the built environments around them, and why it is vital that they are
  • The role of young people in the future of the industry

Speaker:

Jack Dudgeon, Vice Chair, Scottish Youth Parliament

12.30 25 Hour Days: Exposing the Work/Life Balance Fallacy and Identifying Solutions to Solve this Age-Old Issue

  • Examples from a workaholic
  • The madness behind the phrase
  • Offering a different mindset
  • Tips towards securing more time, freedom and fulfilment

Speaker:

David Broom BA (Hons), MCMI, MIoR, DJB

13.00 The Employability of Graduates in the Scottish Construction Industry

Speaker:

Saffron Grant, Director, Setting Out For Construction

13.30 Recruitment: State of the Industry

Speaker:

Luke McCormack, Managing Director, McCormack Partners

14.00 4 Behaviours That are Present When Projects Go Well

Speaker:

Bruce Durham, Collaborative Performance Specialist, Huddle Culture

14.30 Why Managing Stress Matters - Better Mental Health Management

Speaker:

Caroline McLeod, Occupational Health Manager, Kier Group

15.00 Talent Acquisition - Building Your Workforce

Speakers:

Tamara Jaberu, Director, Peace Recruitment

Chris Peace, Director, Peace Recruitment

Emma Jaberu, Manager, Peace Recruitment

15.30 Close of Conference

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