UK Construction Week returned last week to host 9 all-inclusive shows at the NEC, Birmingham with a poignant topic at the forefront of discussion; how the industry plans to foster the rebirth in social housing.
The show’s Development and Regeneration Hub offered the perfect antidote to those who want to tackle this key topic, which is especially relevant after the government announced an extra £2bn specifically for social housing. Guest speakers included Mark Jones from the National House Building Council (NHBC), Ayo Allu, Chairman of The Chartered Institute of Building, Bristol & Bath Regional Capital CIC’s Edward Rowberry, Paul Smith from Bristol City Council, Angharad Palmer of Pocket Living, and Simon Underwood from Elements Europe.
What’s more, in light of recent tragic events, UK Construction Week offered a free and comprehensive CPD programme to help tackle issues surrounding building quality, safety and fire prevention. With the repercussions of Grenfell set to change the landscape for all in construction, a diverse variety of topics were covered: Flammable Building Materials, Building Regulations, Fire Prevention, Improving Safety through technology, as well as Health & Safety. These completely unbiased and factual workshops gave visitors the opportunity to both broaden and share their knowledge, whilst asking valuable questions to industry experts.
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