Edge at Futurebuild #1 - The Construction Leadership Challenge – Delivering on the ambitions of the £420m Sector Deal -12.00, 5th March 2019

Thursday, February 21st, 2019 | Debates

futurebuild_logo Applying innovative technology and techniques to deliver homes, major buildings and infrastructure and transform our industry under the Construction Sector Deal.

The Construction Sector Deal policy paper was published by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and the Construction Leadership Council (CLC) in July 2018. This stated, “The construction sector reaches every corner of the United Kingdom and touches each of our lives. We are in the early days of one of the greatest construction programmes in our history, from delivering more homes that people can afford, in the places they want to live, to major infrastructure projects…the pace of this change, and the size of this opportunity, demands a construction sector that is the best in the world.”

The programme is very ambitious with a joint sector-government budget of £420 million to invest in new technology and techniques. The Construction Leadership Council is building on the Sector Deal’s strategic principles of Digital, Manufacturing and Whole-life Performance through a series of cross-industry groups. The CLC’s ‘Procuring for Value’ report makes practical, long-term recommendations for both government and industry to facilitate change. This is a subject that should be central to the work of all those engaged in the built environment at a time when we need to restore confidence in the construction industry, and relates particularly to SDGs 9,11 and 12.

We will invite the audience to contribute their own suggestions and by the session end we will identify three key recommendations as the most universally applicable.

This session was developed with the Ecobuild Conference at Futurebuild.

Andy Mitchell - Construction Leadership Council & CEO Thames Tideway

Ann Bentley - RLB & Construction Leadership Council,
Sam Stacey - UK Research and Innovation (UKRI),
Peter Caplehorn - Construction Products Association,
Lynne Sullivan - LSA Studio, Good Homes Alliance & Green Construction Board,
Julia Barrett - Willmott Dixon

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