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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


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

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


Andrew Wilson, Sector Manager, Action Sustainability

11.20 Creating a Gender Diverse Workforce


Supply Chain Development School

11.50 How to Bid and Win in the Construction Sector


David Gray, Bid Development Director, AM Bid

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


Julie Moulsdale, Managing Director, Perceptive Communicators

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


Devin Scobie, Public Affairs Director, Perceptive Communicators

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


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


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


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


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?


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

13.00 The Employability of Graduates in the Scottish Construction Industry


Saffron Grant, Director, Setting Out For Construction

13.30 Recruitment: State of the Industry


Luke McCormack, Managing Director, McCormack Partners

14.00 4 Behaviours That are Present When Projects Go Well


Bruce Durham, Collaborative Performance Specialist, Huddle Culture

14.30 Why Managing Stress Matters - Better Mental Health Management


Caroline McLeod, Occupational Health Manager, Kier Group

15.00 Talent Acquisition - Building Your Workforce


Tamara Jaberu, Director, Peace Recruitment

Chris Peace, Director, Peace Recruitment

Emma Jaberu, Manager, Peace Recruitment

15.30 Close of Conference

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