Future of construction: progress towards Construction 2025

This event will bring together industry leaders to discuss emerging technologies, innovations and processes; and their relationship to the joint government and industry strategy Construction 2025.
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This event is free for CIRIA Core, Associate and Network members.
This event costs £75 + VAT for all other delegates.

Monday 27 April 2015, 14:30 to 18:00 (registration from 14:00).
This event will be followed by a networking drinks reception from 18:00.

Construction 2025 Industrial Strategy: government and industry in partnership’ set out ambitious targets when it was released in 2013, aiming to drive growth, sustainability, innovation and leadership in the construction sector.
There are significant challenges in achieving the ambitious targets set by the strategy, however a number of recent initiatives including technology developments, new procurement contracts and skills initiatives, which aim to deliver specific aspects of the strategy, are now paving the way forward to a more sustainable and resilient construction industry.
This event brings together speakers and delegates from leading organisation in the areas which are identified as key in achieving the targets on Construction 2025 including BIM, Offsite, Lean and Carbon reduction. CIRIA works with the industry to improve performance and this event will focus on the relationship between R&D and embedding innovation in industry. Speakers will focus on specific industry case studies and discuss emerging technologies, innovations and processes.

This event will look at some of the current challenges of specific areas targeted in the strategy, how industry is addressing these and some of the emerging technologies and processes to address these.

Delegates will have the opportunity to:
  • hear from industry leaders on game changing and emerging technologies predicted to impact the construction industry
  • understand how the targets of Construction 2025 are influencing R&D
  • discuss significant developments in key areas targeted by the strategy including procurement, lean infrastructure delivery, BIM, and carbon reduction
  • consider how to increase investment in innovation in these areas


14.00  Registration

14.30  Chair’s welcome & introduction
          Prof John Connaughton, University of Reading

14.45  Design for Manufacture and Assembly    
          Alan Clucas, Laing O’Rourke

15.00  Recent developments & new procurement models
          John Boultwood, Turner & Townsend

15.15  Research and innovation    
          Roger Singleton Escofet, EPSRC

15.35  Q&A

15.45  Refreshments and networking

16.15  Emerging trends towards a low carbon and sustainable industry
Tim Chapman, Arup

16.30  Moving towards BIM level 3 - Innovation and new technologies
          David Philp, BIM Task Group

16.45  Lean thinking for construction
          Graeme Shaw, London Underground

17.00  Panel discussion

17.50  Chair’s summary
18.00  Networking drinks reception

The Goldsmiths' Centre,
42 Britton Street, London

If you are unable to book online, please contact Patrick Williams on 0207 549 33080207 549 3308 or return the booking form by post or fax.

27/04/2015 - 27/04/2015
The Goldsmiths Centre
42 Britton St
London, EC1M 5AD

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