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Solving The Housing Crisis: The Use Of Technology In Accelerating Housing Delivery; Sponsored by DCW Group

Wednesday, 18th November 2020 1145hrs – 1330hrs

This free-to-attend online event is brought to you in partnership with DCW Group.

In this online event we’ll be gathering a number of key decision makers from selected housebuilders and housing associations to discuss how they’re utilising technology and new innovative solutions to help accelerate the delivery of new homes.

Speakers will deliver short introductory presentations highlighting some of the work they’re doing and how this will feed into their ambitious ongoing development programmes as they look to build thousands more homes.

Speakers for this event include:

Dean Ward Dean Ward,
Managing Director
Julie Alexander Places for People Julie Alexander,
Director of Technology & Innovation
Mike Craggs,
Development, Asset Management and Innovation Lead
Gary Dickson,
Digital and Design Lead
  • DCW Group – the organisation is set to launch a new innovative solution for the housing and residential sector, and they’ll be sharing intel into how this tool enables new homes to be delivered quicker, whilst helping to save valuable costs.
  • Places for People – Julie’s objectives are to drive innovation across the placemaking activities of Places for People, identifying new technology and new business models that will create a step change in the property industry and across the entire value chain. Julie will give intel on Places for People’s latest developments and how the innovative technology in their developments will help them integrate into smart cities.
  • Bromford – having recently raised £100m to fund their 12,000 new homes programme, Bromford are putting technology and innovation at the heart of all their future developments. As part of this session, Mike will go into detail about some of the initiatives he is overseeing to accelerated growth and use new methods to solve the housing crisis.
  • Scottish Federation of Housing Associations – The SFHA ambition is that everyone has a good home in a successful community, with a range of high quality, affordable, safe and accessible residential options that meet people’s changing needs and aspirations throughout their lives. Housing associations and co-operatives are central to achieving this, going way beyond the bricks and mortar with social justice built in and delivering from generation to generation. As technology plays an increased in their strategy, Gary will be on hand to talk about the digital revolution taking hand on the Scottish social housing sector.

Our online webinars will merge our face-to-face events with a virtual platform – providing networking opportunities, an exceptional panel discussion and debate, speaker presentations and an exhibition hall. The agenda will run as follows:

11:45-12:00 – Networking & Exhibition

12:00-13:00 – Main Stage – speaker presentations, discussions, debate and Q&A

13:00-13:30 – Networking & Exhibition

Here’s a little video highlighting what to expect

And here’s a bit more information of key areas of our online webinars…

You’ll receive unique log-in details to join our online event via computer or phone – and you’ll be greeted with an easy navigation tool. You’ll be able to navigate to:

Main Stage

Where the webinar will take place with excellent speakers and content. You’ll be able to get involved, asking questions and taking part in live polls.


Just like a real event you’ll be able to meet and connect with new people in our forum. You can directly request to chat with someone or you can enter our ‘speed networking’ area to meet numerous new people within the industry. Get your elevator pitch ready!

Sponsor / Exhibitor Area

Meet our partners and sponsors – view what they’re all about, video chat with them and download their literature and product information.

DCW Group is launching a new approach to residential and commercial property development – the DCW Insights Cloud based Web App.

DCW Insights is an innovative and automated project identification app, with a built-in due diligence checker and a suite of wider management and information services to transform project timescales and productivity.

Investment viability checks that typically take up to 6 months are now available in minutes.

Highly secure, automated, and cloud-based, the portal provides a single interface for all property development activity and information, increasing business agility and speed of decision-making.

The service includes:

  • Latest planning information and guidelines
  • Speedy identification of viable development opportunities
  • Instant local planning feedback, based on your project data
  • Polygon mapping tool for details local build site analysis
  • Detailed demographic analysis of all UK postcodes
  • Multiple project management functionality
  • Dynamic financial metrics and cost to build modelling
  • Property template creation with schedules based on local data
  • Land purchase tracking, and preliminary build costs as a percentage or per unit
  • On-going project cost control, monitoring and final value calculator

DCW Insights is a subscription-based service delivering incredible value. For more information and to request a demonstration, please visit


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Wednesday, 18th November 2020

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