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The Construction Technology Conference

Wednesday, 6th January 2021 0930hrs – 1430hrs

Ensure you’re aware of the latest innovations, trends and technology which will transform the construction and property industry over the coming years.

The construction sector has been earmarked as one of the main areas of the economy to kick start the UK’s fightback from the pandemic; with new rules and challenges ahead on and off site, ConTech is set to see vast acceleration in innovation and implementation.

At this conference we will be exploring the benefits of different areas of ConTech, and how they are being implemented in some of the biggest property and construction organisations building and developing in the UK. We will also look at latest innovations in ConTech set to hit construction sites over the coming months and years.

This conference is part of a new series of events looking at the future of the construction industry which will take place over the course of 2021, and will explore the next big trends, innovations and challenges the industry needs to prepare for. Topics to be discussed include:

  • Argent’s digital strategy on their £bn pipeline
  • Southern Housing Group’s use of ConTech
  • MTC’s collaborative approach to innovation
  • UK Government’s BIM Task Group’s learnings
  • How tech will enable IBM to tackle challenges
  • BIM for Housing Association’s knowledge share
  • Centre for Innovative Construction’s projects
  • How ConTech can improve productivity and profits
  • The importance of innovation for future demand
  • Innovate UK’s bid to accelerate new tech solutions

Speakers for this event include:

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Agenda and Programme:

09:30-09:50 Doors Open & Networking

Enjoy some networking time with those also attending the conference and visit the exhibitors – with the ability to video chat with attendees, enter the speed networking area or visit the booths of our sponsors.

09:50-11:00 Session One: The Future of ConTech

To meet the future demands of growing populations and the need for economic growth, the property and construction industry must look to smarter, more efficient ways to design and build, not just as a means to keep with the UK’s development, but also to help create spaces that are smarter, more resilient and environmentally friendly. In this session we will hear from experts from the property and construction sectors on the real future of ConTech over the coming years via a thought leadership discussion and interactive Q&A.

Session Sponsor: (Available – click for details)

The Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC); Susan Hone-Brookes, Chief Engineer for Construction, Infrastructure and Energy

Arcadis; Ben Senior, Partner, Head for Digital Buildings

Digital Node: Rebecca De Cicco, Director

Innovate UK; Sam Stacey , Challenge Director, Transforming Construction

11:00-11:30 Networking & Exhibition

During the break period you’re able to move around the event – with a speed networking area to allow you to video chat at random so get your elevator pitch ready. 

You can also invite any other attendee to video chat, direct message.

And you can visit our exhibitions, chatting directly to them or watch their brand video and register your interest.

11:30-12:30 Session Two: How ConTech Can Accelerate Development & Economic Growth

In this session we will hear from leaders from different areas of ConTech who will showcase their innovative approaches to construction and development and give intel on how these can drive future development and economic growth in the UK.

Session Sponsor: (Available – click for details)

Southern Housing Group; Jack Ostrofsky, Head of Quality & Design

Argent; Claudine Blamey, Head of Sustainability and Digital Strategy

AECOM; David Philp, Global BIM/MIC Consultancy Director

12:30-13:00 Networking & Exhibition

During the break period you’re able to move around the event – with a speed networking area to allow you to video chat at random so get your elevator pitch ready. 

You can also invite any other attendee to video chat, direct message.

And you can visit our exhibitions, chatting directly to them or watch their brand video and register your interest.

13:00-14:00 Session Three: The Latest ConTech Innovations to Accelerate Development & Economic Growth

In this session we will be hearing about the freshest ConTech innovations from leaders who will showcase their new innovative approaches to construction and development and give intel on how these can drive future development and economic growth in the UK.

Session Sponsor: (Available – click for details)

IBM; Paul Surin – Global Lead BIM & Built Environment

Winvic Construction; Morgan Hambling, VR Developer

QFlow; Brittany Harris, Chief Executive Officer

14:00-14:30 Networking, Exhibition & Close

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We’re set to have an exceptional line-up of speakers who’ll be sharing intel into ConTech. Here’s an overview of the confirmed speakers:

Argent – Claudine Blamey, Head of Sustainability and Digital Strategy

Argent is well-known for delivering some of the best mixed-use developments in the UK. The developers are always at the forefront in delivering smart technology and working within sustainability targets. With a number of ongoing projects, such as Tottenham Hale and Brent Cross Town, Claudine joins us to offer insight into the advancements Argent has made regarding construction technology and will highlight innovations that ensure their developments are sustainable and fit for our future cities.

 

Southern Housing Group – Jack Ostrofsky, Head of Quality & Design

Jack is the Project Chair of the ‘BIM for Housing Associations Project’ whose aim is to facilitate the accelerated adoption of consistent BIM processes within the social housing sector. The National Housing Federation is supporting the project and the UK BIM Alliance has adopted the project, which has participation of several of its active members. Jack will give more intel on this project and how they are implementing it at the Southern Housing Group.

Winvic Construction – Morgan Hambling, VR Developer

Winvic Construction, contractor for industrial, build-to-rent, student accommodation and commercial projects launched its Centre for Innovative Construction (CIC) in 2019. Known as “The CAVE”, the centre is set up with a VR headset enabling the user to do a 4D walkthrough of their projects. Morgan will reveal more about Winvic’s innovative construction technology and their plans to use it going forward with clients like logistics developer Mountpark.

The Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) – Susan Hone-Brookes, Chief Engineer for Construction, Infrastructure and Energy

Susan is the Chief Engineer for Construction at the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC). Working in partnership with government, industry, academia and recognised institutions, Susan is developing and proving out innovative manufacturing and digital processes for adoption and take up by the UK Construction Industry. Susan will give more intel on the future of ConTech in the UK and how it can be adopted in the wider industry.

Arcadis – Ben Senior, Partner, Head for Digital Buildings

Planning and executing large-scale infrastructure, social and commercial developments grows more complex by the day. Bringing together multiple professional disciplines and managing the communications process is demanding and complex, especially when under acute time pressure. As one of Arcadis’s experts, Ben will be talking about what developments and innovations are needed to improve productivity, profit margins and the overall bottom line on construction projects.

 

QFlow – Brittany Harris, Chief Executive Officer

Brittany co-founded Qualis Flow in 2018 to work with construction teams to enable them to track and manage their social and environmental impact, and take a data driven approach to improving those areas. Their goals are to build an automated data collection/aggregation platform for construction projects, create the industry’s most comprehensive dataset on the socio-environmental impacts of construction activities, and utilize digital technology to eliminate the need for on-site environmental teams. Brittany will reveal more about their approach to data driven sustainability in construction and their work with the likes of HS2, Canary Wharf Group, Skanska and Sir Robert McAlpine.

AECOM – David Philp, Global BIM/MIC Consultancy Director

As an all-out expert in all things BIM, David will give us intel on AECOM’s BIM strategy and its benefits an how it helps clients achieve better outcomes. David will also talk about his role as Head of BIM for the UK Government’s BIM Task Group, supporting the strategy for industry to use BIM on all centrally-funded government projects and its push to promote BIM in the UK construction industry.

 

Digital Node – Rebecca De Cicco, Director

Rebecca’s aim is to work hard to support the Construction Industry in the uptake and education surrounding Building Information Modelling (BIM), Digital Construction and Digital Engineering Methods. The roots of Digital Node lie in the UK but now operates globally to support a variety of differing clients in this ideology which has led to Rebecca winning construction awards in the UK and Australia. Rebecca will give a thought leadership perspective on how Digital Construction and BIM can help our industry meet future demand for development.

Built Environment Networking – Amanda Griffiths, Director

Amanda is one of the Co-Founder’s of Built Environment Networking – formed almost 10 years ago.

She’ll be hosting a number of the sessions throughout the day, running the days proceedings and managing the interaction between our virtual delegates and the speakers.

Amanda Coupland Director Built Environment Networking

IBM – Paul Surin, Global Lead BIM & Built Environment

Paul has a successful track record of innovating and transforming business models challenged by new technologies in housebuilding, building services and development. He has extensive knowledge of virtual design, lean construction, blockchain, AI, MMC, manufacturing processes and industry 4.0. He will provide his perspective on construction and development’s future challenges.

 

Innovate UK – Sam Stacey, Challenge Director, Transforming Construction

Innovate UK are at the forefront of accelerating the UK’s construction sector with their transforming construction projects looking into ways innovative construction technologies can help to build the schools, homes and office blocks we need more quickly and safely while also using significantly less energy. Before joining Innovate UK, Sam was director of innovation at Skanska UK and has a wealth of experience in the sector. Sam will give a thought leadership perspective on the future of ConTech in the UK.

Associate your brand with the Construction Technology Conference and position your brand at the forefront of one of the UK’s biggest discussions and debates around ConTech.

Package Exhibition Stand Chair/ Speaking Opportunity Tickets VIP Backstage Access Cost (+VAT)
Conference Partner Yes Yes 15 Yes £2,500 View Details
Session Partner Yes Yes 10 Yes £1,500 View Details
Best Practice Presentation Package Yes Yes 10 Yes £1,000 View Details
Exhibitor Packages Yes 5 Yes £500 View Details

We have various partnership packages available, including packages with speaking opportunities, exhibition space and those that will drive brand awareness, allowing you to address your whole target audience for maximum brand awareness and impact. Our partnership packages will put you at the forefront of the industry discussion allowing you to be there, be active and be an expert within the construction and property sector and the whole built environment industry.

Conference Partner

£2,500+VAT

Become the headline partner of this conference and get mass awareness and brand visibility. This package is the ultimate – with a prime location during the event, a speaking opportunity, logo positioning on the top of the logo and your name in the event title – “The ConTech Conference; Sponsored by YOUR COMPANY NAME”

  • The conference will be called the xxx Conference in association with your company name
  • Ability to help shape the conference agenda and content to bring your strategic thinking to the event
  • Option to recommend speakers
  • Inclusion with pre-conference speaker communications
  • Access to the speakers and panellists; an excellent opportunity to establish rapport and build commercially rewarding relationships
  • Prime branding for the whole conference
  • Option to do a keynote speech
  • One speaking position on one panel during the conference
  • Online exhibition space allowing you to video chat with delegates and share downloadable content such as literature
  • 15 online delegate passes for your team or guests
  • Digital media branding: your logo will appear prominently on the website, marketing emails, social media etc
  • Master of Ceremonies “thank you” in the opening and closing speeches
  • Social media – pre, during and post-conference activity
  • Inclusion with all PR and outreach to regional, national and industry press
  • Access to video of the conference after the event
  • Free exhibition space at all future Built Environment Recruitment Fair’s

Session Partner

£1,500+VAT

The role of the session partner provides an opportunity for you to participate in one of the sessions to build brand awareness, loyalty and trust amongst hundreds of civic and business leaders from across the industry. You’ll be seen to be a thought leader within your area of expertise and showcase your company in front of key decision-makers from across the industry. Benefits include:

  • Ability to help shape the session agenda and content to bring your strategic thinking to the event
  • Option to recommend speakers for the session
  • Inclusion with pre-conference speaker communications
  • Access to the speakers and panellists; an excellent opportunity to establish rapport and build commercially rewarding relationships
  • Branding for the whole conference and your session
  • One speaking position on your panel
  • Option to do a five minute introduction to your panel or thought leaders presentation
  • Online exhibition space allowing you to video chat with delegates and share downloadable content such as literature
  • 10 online delegate passes for your team or guests
  • Digital media branding: your logo will appear prominently on the website, marketing emails, social media etc
  • Master of Ceremonies “thank you” in the opening and closing speeches
  • Social media – pre, during and post-conference activity
  • Inclusion with all PR and outreach to regional, national and industry press
  • Access to video of the conference after the event
  • Free exhibition space at all future Built Environment Recruitment Fair’s

Best Practice Presentation Package

£1,000+VAT

During the breaks delegates are able to speed network and visit the exhibitors – but with this package you can also give them the option of coming to see your company deliver a 15-minute thought leadership presentation, enabling you to play a key role in the conference. Build brand awareness, loyalty, trust and new business leads amongst numerous civic and business leaders from across the industry. Benefits include:

  • Ability to deliver a 15-minute presentation during one of the break periods
  • Access to the VIP Room – a green room for speakers, VIP guests and sponsors
  • Branding across the rest of the conference
  • Online exhibition space allowing you to video chat with delegates and share content
  • 10 online delegate passes for your team and/or guests
  • Digital media branding: your logo will appear prominently on the website, marketing emails, social media, etc
  • Master of Ceremonies ‘thank you’ in the opening and closing speeches
  • Social media – pre, during and post-conference activity
  • Inclusion in any PR and outreach to regional, national and industry press
  • Access to video of the conference after the event
  • Free exhibition space at all future Built Environment Recruitment Fair’s

Exhibitor Package

£500+VAT

If you’re looking for access to the event and a space to meet online delegates and chat with them – then our exhibitor package is perfect. Some people can be reluctant to approach exhibition stands – but online it’s different and you’ll be inundated with enquiries and questions about your brand. Benefits include:

  • Online exhibition space allowing you to video chat with delegates and share downloadable content such as literature
  • 5 online delegate passes for your team or guests
  • Digital media branding: your logo will appear prominently on the website, marketing emails, social media etc
  • Master of Ceremonies “thank you” in the opening and closing speeches
  • Social media – pre, during and post-conference activity
  • Inclusion with all PR and outreach to regional, national and industry press
  • Access to video of the conference after the event
  • Free exhibition space at all future Built Environment Recruitment Fair’s

Exhibitor Partner

If you’re interested in any of the packages above or if you’re interested in finding out additional information then contact us on:

0113 390 4700

keith.griffiths@built-environment-networking.com

Our online conferences will merge our face-to-face conferences with a virtual platform – providing networking opportunities, exceptional panel discussions and debates, speaker presentations and an exhibition hall.

Here’s a little video highlighting what to expect

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

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

Networking Area

Just like a real conference 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.

Tickets

Tickets are not currently available for this event.

Details

Date:
Wednesday, 6th January 2021

Time:
0930hrs – 1430hrs

Venue

Online – Hopin


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