The Construction Playbook: impacts and adoption

Published in December 2020, The Construction Playbook aimed to enable faster and greener infrastructure delivery through better approaches and stronger relationships between private sector clients and the supply chain. Twelve months on, has it begun to deliver on its objectives?

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Following the publication of The Construction Playbook in December 2020, this webinar will explore the impact it has had on our industry and whether it has started to deliver on its intended objectives to deliver a more efficient, safer, modern construction industry for now and the future.

Earlier this year, Buildoffsite published a report, An Offsite Sector Response to the Government’s Construction Playbook, highlighting how offsite suppliers can benefit from this whilst also challenging the sector to evolve.

Hear first-hand from the report’s author, Nigel Fraser, and gain insight from those who developed the Playbook as well as the supply chain and services tasked with delivering the objectives. We will understand what changes have happened in the first 12 months and what the needs to happen for wider adoption to drive better results for clients and the supply chain.

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Why attend
Understand how The Construction Playbook impacts your business and why it
Benefit from increased collaboration to drive improvement and innovation in the
built environment.
Learn how increased adoption of the Construction Playbook will boost productivity.
Hear first-hand from clients, contractors and manufacturers as they share the
practical challenges and opportunities that they experienced following the publication
of the Playbook.
Discover how you can put the Playbook into practice to build back greener.
Earn valuable CPD.

Who should attend
Contracting authorities
Procurement specialists
Suppliers including the supply chain

Tuesday 14 December 2021
14:00 – 15:30

14:00 Welcome and introduction
Dr David Hancock, Chair, CIRIA Executive Board and
Construction Director, Infrastructure and Projects Authority, Cabinet Office

14:05 The development of the Playbook and its first year
Dr David Hancock, Chair, CIRIA Executive Board and
Construction Director, Infrastructure and Projects Authority, Cabinet Office

14:20 A client’s view: facilitating the Playbook
Lorraine Butler, Delivery Director - Digital by Default, National Highways

14:35 A contractor’s view: delivering the Playbook
Simon Gilmour, Group Head of Design Management, Costain

14:45 The manufacturers’ view: adopting the Playbook
Graeme Brady, Engineering Manager, NG Bailey
Graeme Jones, Managing Director, C-Probe

15:05 Interactive discussion and Q&A with the audience and speakers including:
Nigel Fraser, Industry Advisor, Buildoffsite

15:30 Closing remarks

CIRIA and Buildoffsite members Free to attend
Non-members £35 + VAT

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