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UKCW Birmingham: 4-6 October 2022 | NEC
UKCW London: 2-4 May 2023 | ExCeL

 

UKCW London Seminar Programme 2022

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10:15
  1. Digital Construction Hub

    In partnership with
    builddigital

    20 mins
    Digital construction stock take. Where are we now and where are we headed?
  2. Offsite Alliance Hub

    In partnership with 

    Offsite Alliance

    45 mins
    Sir David King opens the Offsite Alliance Stage and discusses the importance of Climate change, carbon budgets and how everything is intrinsically linked. We must reduce our carbon budgets!
10:45
  1. Sustainability Hub
    45 mins
    A provocative investigation into targets, expectations and what can actually be achieved, with a new sense of what Sustainability is coming to mean.
  2. UKCW Main Stage
    Sponsored by 
    COINS
    45 mins
    For our opening keynote, UK Construction Week has assembled a powerful panel to unravel the multitude of strands pushing the industry into culture change - which is behaviour change. Building safety, ...
  3. Digital Construction Hub

    In partnership with
    builddigital

    20 mins
    Digitalisation is perceived as being beyond the financial reach of many small and medium sized companies (SMEs). There are a number of commonly cited barriers to engaging with digital tools and techno ...
11:00
  1. Infrastructure Hub
    30 mins
    The digitisation of the Construction industry is finally under way, there are now a multitude of “Apps” to help digitise various aspects of the design, build and operate lifecycle. So how do we ensure ...
11:15
  1. Digital Construction Hub

    In partnership with
    builddigital

    20 mins
    Digital Driven by Desire is our Digital Transformation programme. Our goal is to increase the efficiency of the design, construction, and handover processes by incorporating Digital Engineering techno ...
11:30
  1. A complex subject covering many areas but what do we mean by Net Zero housing? Why Operational carbon should be prioritised over embodied first and foremost and discussing the vast terminology that de ...
  2. CPD Hub
    45 mins
    This 40-minute seminar provides an overview of the importance detailing with a fire safe membrane within a building cavity providing guidance on approved document B in England & Wales, Scottish Buildi ...
  3. Careers Centre

    In partnership with

    mobie

    30 mins
  4. Infrastructure Hub
    45 mins
    With an exceptionally strong infrastructure construction pipeline, securing the resources to deliver this will be critical to meeting the UK’s levelling up aspirations. The speakers will explore the c ...
11:35
  1. Sustainability Hub
    45 mins
    From integrating infrastructure to developing cultural quarters Grimshaw has led on the design of projects which are exemplars in generating social value and reviving the public realm of cities. But w ...
  2. UKCW Main Stage
    Sponsored by 
    COINS
    45 mins
    Professor David Mosey's long-awaited Review of the framework procurement system pulls no punches. An expert panel considers the implications.
12:25
  1. UKCW Main Stage
    Sponsored by 
    COINS
    45 mins
    Is sustainability a space where we need to let youngsters drive the agenda? If so, who needs to be involved and how can we help grow these ideas? Robert Brown, organiser of the COINS Grand Challenge, ...
12:30
  1. The Government has issued a new Approved Document L ' Volumes 1 & 2 -with guidance on works to existing buildings and non-domestic buildings now included. This is seen as a 'stepping-stone' towards th ...
12:45
  1. Offsite Alliance Hub

    In partnership with 

    Offsite Alliance

    45 mins
    With targets set to build 25% of all Affordable homes using offsite technologies how can we change the way construction is viewed to deliver a future that’s sustainable for all? Offsite technologies a ...
  2. Digital Construction Hub

    In partnership with
    builddigital

    40 mins
    Digital Capabilities: a framework for early career professionals across built environment disciplines sets out what all early career built environment professionals should know about digitally enabled ...
13:00
  1. Infrastructure Hub
    45 mins
    The presentation will consider and detail the benefits of concrete, the opportunities for lower carbon concretes, including CEMEX’s VERTUA range. Concrete is vital for the infrastructure that helps pr ...
  2. Careers Centre

    In partnership with

    mobie

    30 mins
13:15
  1. Sustainability Hub
    45 mins
    Designers and architects need to adopt a "possibilist mindset" to amplify their influence and make the meaningful changes needed in the face of climate change, argue Michael Pawlyn and Sarah Ichioka i ...
  2. UKCW Main Stage
    Sponsored by 
    COINS
    45 mins
    An expert, data driven journey into the likely path for the construction industry in 2022 and beyond, considering major forces and trends, and covering both the macro and the project-led pictures of w ...
13:30
  1. CPD Hub
    60 mins
    Aico’s free, award-winning Expert Installer training scheme is FIA CPD accredited and is designed to make sure installers have all the information they need to correctly install domestic home life saf ...
  2. Digital Construction Hub

    In partnership with
    builddigital

    30 mins
14:00
  1. Order smarter! Far too much administrative time is taken up with data entry. Creating a seamless, end to end P2P process is a key objective of Keltbray’s team.   Discover their 2 step approach of: ·   ...
  2. Offsite Alliance Hub

    In partnership with 

    Offsite Alliance

    45 mins
    With productivity a key challenge across construction, government priorities including levelling up and major global issues such as climate change David Mosey’s ‘Constructing the Gold Standard’ sets o ...
  3. Digital Construction Hub

    In partnership with
    builddigital

    20 mins
    The built environment is struggling with major challenges yet seems unable to overcome traditional responses and move towards new thinking. What can we do about that? This was the topic for an exclusi ...
  4. Careers Centre

    In partnership with

    mobie

    30 mins
14:05
  1. This panel will explore the current market for green finance and ESG investment, what works well and what the industry needs to do to unlock the billions of dollars waiting to fund sustainable deliver ...
  2. UKCW Main Stage
    Sponsored by 
    COINS
    45 mins
    We need a highly skilled workforce to decarbonise buildings, meet Net Zero targets and beat climate change. Standards are rising post-Grenfell, but the existing skills gap and a culture of low complia ...
14:30
  1. Digital Construction Hub

    In partnership with
    builddigital

    20 mins
    Construction projects are vast and complex, with multi-layered supply chains. More and more projects are moving to Modern Methods of Construction, and the sustainability of the build environment is in ...
14:45
  1. Infrastructure Hub
    30 mins
    The pandemic, Brexit and erratic and unpredictable weather events have disrupted the supply chain for construction materials significantly. Research via the Construction Leadership Council shows that ...
14:55
  1. Sustainability Hub
    45 mins
    Circularity – the great zero waste idea that operates at all levels of development. What does it mean to the industry on the ground, and why are cities making better policy - and practical action – th ...
  2. UKCW Main Stage
    Sponsored by 
    COINS
    45 mins
    The moves towards standardisation and the effort to bring the industry into a manufacturing culture mindset come to a head when the job comes to site. How do we make Building sites more efficient? 17% ...
15:00
  1. Careers Centre

    In partnership with

    mobie

    30 mins
    With an industry where just 12% are female and even less from ethnic minorities - how can we work to make construction more inclusive? Join Rebecca Rickwood, Head of Programmes at Gement to learn how ...
  2. Join George and Mark for this ‘fireside’ chat around young people, the housing crises and the future of housing.
  3. Digital Construction Hub

    In partnership with
    builddigital

    40 mins
    - Improve productivity with Microsoft guides - Enhance decision making with model overlay - Focus on quality with instant collaboration between the physical environment and remote experts - Simulate P ...
15:15
  1. Infrastructure Hub
    30 mins
    Hear from team of infrastructure coordinators, offering a pan-London service to developers and plugged into the data and streets teams and the wider service. They are heavily focused on unblocking bar ...
15:30
  1. CPD Hub
    45 mins
    Theft, vandalism, accidents and fraudulent claims are on the increase across construction sites in the UK. Video surveillance is a piece of a construction safety and security puzzle that needs your at ...
15:45
  1. UKCW Main Stage
    Sponsored by 
    COINS
    45 mins
    How will we improve construction productivity without reforming processes from brief to handover and, critically, modernising the physical way we build things? A combination of business model change, ...
  2. Sustainability Hub
    45 mins
    Whole House' retrofit ''given that this is arguably the biggest challenge facing the industry ' represents a vast opportunity to generate new skills and a new stream of recruitment. How will this addi ...
16:35
  1. UKCW Main Stage
    Sponsored by 
    COINS
    40 mins
    Architect and TV Presenter George Clarke founded MOBIE in 2017 to inspire young people to revolutionise the way we think about homes. We need younger generations to define how they want to live now an ...
17:15
  1. UKCW Main Stage
    Sponsored by 
    COINS
    30 mins
    UK Construction Week's popular initiative in identifying the industry's cultural leaders from all backgrounds and influences.
10:15
  1. Digital Construction Hub

    In partnership with
    builddigital

    40 mins
    The tragedy of Grenfell Tower is considered one of the worst events in the history of public sector housing. Responsibility has been cast towards the site-based activity of the project, but the inquir ...
  2. Offsite Alliance Hub

    In partnership with 

    Offsite Alliance

    45 mins
    Can DfMA be applied to every construction project? In this session the panel will discuss the importance of DfMA thinking, starting with early engagement, using the DfMA overlay to drive best value fo ...
10:30
  1. UKCW Main Stage
    Sponsored by 
    COINS
    45 mins
    Heating and lighting buildings, energy generation, distribution and storage, social impacts, long-term use, re-use or demolition of energy-inefficient buildings and infrastructure; all are crying out ...
  2. CPD Hub
    30 mins
    D Morgan went through the process of digitalisation in majority of sub-verticals of their business. As part of this automation, they digitalised their Procurement to Pay, Subcontracting to Pay, Health ...
  3. Sustainability Hub
    45 mins
    All jobs will need to be greener by 2050 if we are to successfully transition to a green economy in which our environmental and net zero ambitions are fully realised. A recent report by IEMA and Deloi ...
11:00
  1. Infrastructure Hub
    30 mins
    Have you heard of temporary works? Do you want to find out what it is and where to find out more? Then come along to this seminar and find out. This seminar will look at three main areas: 1) What is t ...
  2. Digital Construction Hub

    In partnership with
    builddigital

    40 mins
    With a demand and supply shock, global pandemic recession, insatiable demand, war, and hyper-inflation, the need to manage and monitor cash-flow has never been so urgent. These speakers explore the po ...
11:20
  1. Sustainability Hub
    45 mins
    The Heat & Buildings strategy, heat pumps, CHP, legacy commitment to fossil fuels, the radical shift to electricity from generation to distribution to storage, technologies, behaviour; what is the cle ...
  2. UKCW Main Stage
    Sponsored by 
    COINS
    45 mins
    HS2 Ltd's Interim Chief Information Officer Dr Sonia Zahiroddiny sets out the mega-project has itself contributed to a move in the understanding of BIM from building information management to Digital ...
11:30
  1. Infrastructure Hub
    45 mins
    Businesses that collude with their competitors are cheating consumers and other businesses by inflating prices, reducing choice, and eroding trust in markets. But make no mistake: they’re also breakin ...
  2. Offsite Alliance Hub

    In partnership with 

    Offsite Alliance

    45 mins
    In this session, the panel will be discussing the platform rulebook for standardisation across construction projects and how this can remove some of the barriers the industry is facing and offer more ...
  3. Careers Centre

    In partnership with

    mobie

    30 mins
12:10
  1. Microsoft's Cloud for Sustainability 'accelerates the sustainable journey with the power of technology'. What has one of the world’s technology giants learnt in its journey to become a carbon negative ...
12:30
  1. A tour of employment status developments for gig economy workers and freelancers in the UK under both employment law and tax law. Will also consider rise and fall of personal service companies under I ...
  2. Careers Centre

    In partnership with

    mobie

    30 mins
    Construction is often thought of as a male dominated industry - but things have very much changed over the last couple of years! Where could a career in construction lead you? What sort of careers are ...
12:45
  1. Offsite Alliance Hub

    In partnership with 

    Offsite Alliance

    45 mins
    Arguably the largest barrier to collaboration within the industry. So how do we move into a ‘digitally enabled construction industry’ from start to finish? From design all the way through to handover ...
13:00
  1. Infrastructure Hub
    45 mins
    The presentation will consider and discuss the benefits of concrete and summarise the innovative concretes available from CEMEX UK. Overview of the evolution of concrete and how this benefits the cons ...
  2. The built environment has a key part to play in achieving a sustainable future, with ESG an ever-growing factor in how the industry does business. Discover how COINS Construction Sustainability Cloud ...
  3. UKCW Main Stage
    Sponsored by 
    COINS
    45 mins
    Regenerative design, like everything else, depends on data, especially to avoid greenwash. The founders of 540 WORLD introduce Cradle to Cradle Certified® and myUpcyclea (the world-first AI circular r ...
  4. Careers Centre

    In partnership with

    mobie

    30 mins
13:30
  1. CPD Hub
    45 mins
    The specification of either ‘Marine’ or ‘WBP’ ply where high quality plywood is required for a construction project is commonplace. This CPD seminar addresses the potential failings of this outdated a ...
13:50
  1. UKCW Main Stage
    Sponsored by 
    COINS
    45 mins
    Arguably the subject which has brought the need for deep transformation in the industry to the fore, Building Safety is now a practical matter. The expert panel discusses the solutions, the obstacles, ...
  2. Sustainability Hub
    45 mins
    If hydrogen is indeed a miracle cure, what are the side effects, when will we know, and what lessons already learnt can be applied?
14:00
  1. Digital Construction Hub

    In partnership with
    builddigital

    45 mins
    A big enabler for better information management and information interoperability is a classification system for the built environment that meets the needs of those procuring, designing, delivering and ...
  2. Careers Centre

    In partnership with

    mobie

    30 mins
  3. Offsite Alliance Hub

    In partnership with 

    Offsite Alliance

    45 mins
    With various crisis’s within the construction sector such as, broken procurement, lack of skills, our carbon impact and even productivity, how do we turn these tipping points into enablers to drive ch ...
14:30
  1. Where it all started; a discussion of the Ronan Point disaster. ' What tragedies have happened since, with reference to the Rana Plaza collapse and Surfside, Miami building? ' The public assume that t ...
  2. Infrastructure Hub
    45 mins
14:40
  1. UKCW Main Stage
    Sponsored by 
    COINS
    45 mins
    The Environmental, Social and Governance criteria that companies are increasingly applying, because it makes business sense, are highly likely to drive the cultural change we all desire in constructio ...
  2. Sustainability Hub
    45 mins
    Cambridge Engineering fellow Sakthy Selvakumaran explains her work analysing structural failures before they happen via satellite.
15:00
  1. Careers Centre

    In partnership with

    mobie

    30 mins
    Professional sports people often face a cliff edge career decision when leaving their professional sporting career behind.
  2. Offsite Alliance Hub

    In partnership with 

    Offsite Alliance

    45 mins
    A very different session bringing various construction manufacturers together to openly discuss the barriers they face with being collaborative, how they can start working together and why the industr ...
  3. Digital Construction Hub

    In partnership with
    builddigital

    45 mins
    Why should businesses adopt digital twin technology? How can we put theory into practice? How can we encourage system interoperability and integration between sectors? What are some of the barriers to ...
15:25
  1. Sustainability Hub
    45 mins
    Where Architecture, engineering and timber combine; myth busting and an exploration of ambitious ideas and best practice.
15:30
  1. How can real-world measurement of building energy performance help to improve decision-making for new build and retrofit housing projects? Will the adoption of Building Performance Evaluation (BPE) he ...
  2. Infrastructure Hub
    45 mins
    Transforming Infrastructure Performance: Roadmap to 2030 sets out a vision for innovation and reform in infrastructure delivery. This session will be delivered by the IPA's Programme Director for Mode ...
  3. UKCW Main Stage
    Sponsored by 
    COINS
    45 mins
    Bad news, Good news: How the Construction industry's stories it tells itself about itself must change for the radical transformation we need to occur. The focus here is about MMC and building becoming ...
16:00
  1. Digital Construction Hub

    In partnership with
    builddigital

    40 mins
    -Improve productivity with Microsoft guides -Enhance decision making with model overlay -Focus on quality with instant collaboration between the physical environment and remote experts -Simulate Proje ...
16:20
  1. UKCW Main Stage
    Sponsored by 
    COINS
    45 mins
    A deep dive into our developing understanding of what carbon and Net Zero really mean, covering embodied, operational and organisational; plus the crucial role of live data, as demonstrated by the Eto ...
17:15
  1. UKCW Main Stage
    Sponsored by 
    COINS
    45 mins
    The Fix Radio Awards reward the country's leading tradesmen and woman, celebrating the excellence across the construction sector. The winners will be chosen by a panel of industry experts and announce ...
10:15
  1. Digital Construction Hub

    In partnership with
    builddigital

    20 mins
    Our industry is experiencing a myriad of changes. Arguably safety, sustainability and the rise of digital technology are crucial adaptation factors and for Construction Product Manufacturers, there ar ...
10:30
  1. Sustainability Hub
    45 mins
    Waste as a Building material resource is intimately entwined with issues of embodied carbon and the nitty gritty problems of energy expenditure to get at said materials. Is it better just to leave an ...
  2. An examination of key Fire Safety considerations and common problems in small and large residential buildings, including high-rise developments The session will cover: 1. Fire Safety issues at the Con ...
  3. Offsite Alliance Hub

    In partnership with 

    Offsite Alliance

    45 mins
    What should tomorrow’s workforce look like in the mist of a skills gap crisis? Competencies, soft skills and why in today’s construction world we are still pigeon-holing skills with a traditional mind ...
  4. UKCW Main Stage
    Sponsored by 
    COINS
    45 mins
    How does the industry define and activate value? The Construction Innovation Hub’s Value Toolkit is a suite of tools that empowers clients and policymakers to make value-based procurement decisions fo ...
10:45
  1. Digital Construction Hub

    In partnership with
    builddigital

    30 mins
    Paving asphalt is a very time and temperature critical process. Digital solutions help to carry out the process in such a way that all steps, from ordering to production to delivery and paving, can be ...
11:15
  1. Digital Construction Hub

    In partnership with
    builddigital

    20 mins
    The need for Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) and DfMA digital workflows that will allow the digital transformation of the Construction sector has been identified and highlighted in UK government' ...
11:20
  1. Sustainability Hub
    45 mins
    A case study of the building designed by the Farrell / Grimshaw partnership for office furniture manufacturer Herman Miller in the 1970s. The new Bath Schools of Art and Design Building is a shining e ...
  2. UKCW Main Stage
    Sponsored by 
    COINS
    45 mins
    The CIOB's recently published Charter for Diversity and Inclusion quotes McKinsey's research findings that companies in the top quartile for gender diversity on executive teams are 25% more likely to ...
11:30
  1. CPD Hub
    45 mins
    Construction firms have increasingly come under threat from cyber attacks in recent years – but the question is why?   Attendees to this session gain an understanding of why cyber security is importan ...
  2. Careers Centre

    In partnership with

    mobie

    30 mins
  3. Offsite Alliance Hub

    In partnership with 

    Offsite Alliance

    45 mins
    What do we mean when we say a ‘construction eco-system’? The Construction Industry generates a huge GDP rate to the economy incorporating millions of supply chain business to wider social value. In th ...
11:45
  1. Digital Construction Hub

    In partnership with
    builddigital

    40 mins
12:00
  1. Careers Centre

    In partnership with

    mobie

    30 mins
    Professional sports people often face a cliff edge career decision when leaving their professional sporting career behind. 
12:10
  1. UKCW Main Stage
    Sponsored by 
    COINS
    45 mins
    Issues and challenges facing the housing industry, whether public or private sector, include climate change, the growth and encouragement of active travel, and demographic change. All are converging t ...
12:30
  1. Careers Centre

    In partnership with

    mobie

    30 mins
    With an industry where just 12% are female and even less from ethnic minorities - how can we work to make construction more inclusive? Join Rebecca Rickwood, Head of Programmes at Gement to learn how ...
  2. Infrastructure Hub
    45 mins
    The presentation will consider the benefits of concrete and the requirements for supplier and specifier to assure concrete quality.
  3. CPD Hub
    45 mins
    This session will explain some of the crucial fire tests in the construction industry: Reaction to fire testing Fire performance of external cladding systems Fire resistance testing The talk will disc ...
12:45
  1. Offsite Alliance Hub

    In partnership with 

    Offsite Alliance

    45 mins
    A fully interactive and very engaging workshop not yet seen before bringing together skills and diversity experts from Building People to collaboratively find solutions to the talent challenges of Off ...
13:00
  1. UKCW Main Stage
    Sponsored by 
    COINS
    45 mins
    Economic, political, demographic and pandemic-driven upheavals have had a dramatic effect on all sectors, especially  construction, and  have created fertile ground for disruption and disruptors to ma ...
  2. It's not only new Buildings that need to be net zero… and we're not talking standard retrofit. How do we make sense of modern Sustainability in heritage and legacy Buildings that have sustained themse ...
  3. Careers Centre

    In partnership with

    mobie

    30 mins
13:30
  1. Careers Centre

    In partnership with

    mobie

    30 mins