UKCW 2018

NEC BIRMINGHAM   09-11 OCTOBER 2018

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The UK Construction Week Main Stage Seminar Programme was a hub of insightful debates and industry knowledge sharing. Thes fun graphics sum up some of the interesting conversations that took place at this year's show. Share them on social media using the official hashtag #UK_CW

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The government’s chief construction advisor, Dr Peter Hansford, laid out out the government’s priorities and plans for construction industrial policy over the next electoral cycle, giving the new government the opportunity to clarify how it intends to support construction as a key driver of the UK economy.

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A panel debate including representatives from Glenigan, CIAT, RICS and the CPA discussed how we can safeguard the construction industry from future weaknesses in the UK economy.

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UK Construction Week hosted an on-stage discussion between Richard Bacon MP, George Clarke, Dr Peter Hansford and John Humphrys addressing the UK housing challenge and the state of the industry as it stands in 2015.

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One of the hot topics at the moment was addressed in this insightful session including Christina Jackson from Amey, Tim Carey of Wilmott Dixon and Chief Executive of the FMB Brian Berry. The session touched on many aspects of the issue, focussing on the underlying question: What practical steps can we take to counter the generally negative perception of building and construction?

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The final talk on day 1 looked at the problems facing the UK housing market, specifically would unlocking the supply of land, lowering the costs of construction, improving construction operations and productivity and lowering finance costs provide realistic answers to the UK's housing crisis?

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