FUTURE OF CONSTRUCTION SUMMIT

"LEARN OF THE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES ACROSS SCOTLAND'S RESIDENTIAL, COMMERCIAL AND INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS"

CONFERENCE DAY ONE - 22ND NOVEMBER

Chairperson: Ian Hughes, Strategic Director Scotland, CITB

10.00 Civic Welcome from the Lord Provost's Office

Speaker:

Depute Lord Provost Bailie Philip Braat, Lord Provost's Office

10.10 Clyde Gateway: People, Places, Jobs

  • Holistic approach to  regeneration – people, place and jobs
  • The challenges of delivery
  • Partnerships in action
  • Measures of success
  • The next 10 years

Speaker:

Fionna Kell, Senior Manager - Inward Investment, Clyde Gateway

10.40 The “Kier Effect” Successfully Delivering Community Benefit

  • How the construction industry can support the Public Sector on the delivery of their Community Benefit requirements

  • Community Benefit in action

  • Community Benefit evaluation tools

  • A view on where Community Benefit is going

Speakers:

Gordon Reid, Business Development Manager, Kier Construction

Amanda Wright, Social Impact Manager Scotland, Kier Construction

11.10 Panel Discussion: Affordable Housing in Scotland

  • Demand for building homes vs. the shrinking workforce

  • Long-term planning for affordable housing - the latest policy initiatives

  • What is being done to meet the demands of the ambitious house-building programme?

  • Government subsidies and city financing tools available

Panellists:

Nile Istephan, CEO, Eildon Housing Association

Lesley McClean, Head of Procurement, East Ayrshire Council

Rohan Bush, Business Relationship Manager, Construction Scotland Innovation Centre

John MacMillan, Housing Service Manager, Stirling Council

11.50 Ground-Source Heat Energy and Driven Piles

  • Typical driven pile foundation layouts for commercial and industrial buildings
  • Ground conditions suitable for driven ground-source energy and typical locations
  • Design of a groundsource heating system
  • Interface between contractors during installation
  • System testing and built-in redundancy
  • Typical running cost comparisons ground-source to conventional systems

Speaker:

Derek Lennon, Design Manager, Balfour Beatty Ground Engineering Services

12.20 Master-planning & Regeneration Projects

  • Regeneration

  • Place-making

  • Sustainability

  • Housing needs

  • Community

Speaker:

Neil McKay, Managing Director, Urban Union

12.50 Panel Discussion: How Can We Create a Wealth of New Talent for Construction, Architecture and Engineering?

  • Investing in Scottish talent

  • Milennials in the workplace - attracting, developing and retaining Generation Y + Z
  • Addressing the leadership gap
  • Equality and diversity in the construction industry 

Panellists:

Jillian Nelson, Head of Talent, Robertson Group

Erica Coombs-Prole, Head of Human Resources, Hoare Lea

Emma Marriott, Managing Director, Contract Scotland

13.35 Urban Regeneration Projects in Glasgow

  • Area-based regeneration
  • Integrated infrastructure
  • City deal
  • Housing investment
  • The Glasgow standard

Speaker:

Patrick Flynn, Head of Housing and Regeneration, Glasgow City Council

14.05 Mega-Trends and How they will Change our Built Environment

  • The internet of things

  • Intelligent buildings

  • Resilient cities

  • Circular economy

  • Construction efficiency

  • Health & well-being

  • VR & immersive technologies

Speaker:

Paul Winning, Director, Hoare Lea

14.35 Panel Discussion: Working in Partnership - Local Authorities & the Private Sector

  • Clear community and social benefits which can be gained from working with the private sector
  • Risk-sharing and opportunities - how can we support each other?
  • Case studies of successful public-private collaborations in the industry

Panellists:

Alastair Brown, Director - Localities & Infrastructure, Stirling Council

Katherine MacKintosh, Managing Director, Robertson Regeneration

Martin McKay, Executive Director of Regeneration, Clyde Gateway

15.20 Fairness, Inclusion & Respect: Making our Workplace Better for All

  • Clients and large contractors working together to develop a culture of Fairness, Inclusion & Respect (FIR)

  • Increase your retention rate in the workplace

  • Widen the talent pool in your organisation

  • Increase productivity

Speaker:

Ian Heptonstall, Director, Supply Chain Sustainability School

 15.50 Winning Work in the Public Sector, What can the Supplier Development Programme do for you? 

  • Overview  of the Supplier Development Programme
  • What free tender training is available
  • How to get started
  • Top tips for tendering

Speaker:

Gillian Cameron, Programme Manager, Supplier Development Programme

16.20 Close of Conference

Discover the latest opportunities and developments within the industry at our free-to-attend conference.  We have a conference stream dedicated entirely to sustainability and a number of free CPD training workshops available to all visitors, covering ModeLling for Sustainability, Energy Performance in New Homes, Circular Economy and many more key discussions. Come and acquire your points by attending our wide range of sessions.
Discover the latest opportunities and developments within the industry at our free-to-attend conference.  We have a conference stream dedicated entirely to sustainability and a number of free CPD training workshops available to all visitors, covering Modelling for Sustainability, Energy Performance in New Homes, Circular Economy and many more key discussions. Come and acquire your points by attending our wide range of sessions.