Constructing Excellence South West Construction Summit returns to highlight importance of collaboration and integration across the sector

The 2022 Constructing Excellence South West Construction Summit takes place next month at Lulsgate House, Bristol Airport.

A major event for the South West construction industry, this year’s summit will focus on best practice and how collaborative working, integrated supply chains and lean processes can positively affect the productivity of the sector.

Industry leaders and professionals from construction, housing and infrastructure will come together on Tuesday 8 November for the half-day conference which will also look at the opportunities and challenges facing the industry, paying particular attention to current market conditions and the direct impact this has on the sector.

The agenda for this year’s Construction Summit is jam-packed and includes an impressive line-up of speakers. Ian Nicholson, from Construction Innovation Hub, will take to the stage discussing the importance of the value toolkit. He will be followed by Louise Lado-Byrnes of IPInitiatives who will lead an interesting talk on turning the construction playbook into oven-ready reality. While Allan Wilen, Economics Director, will discuss construction prospects and opportunities.

The afternoon session will then turn its attention to talks from the four Constructing Excellence South West Theme Group Chairs.

As each theme group focuses on a specific area impacting the industry, the chair will share an update on their activity which explores both the improvements that can be made in the sector and identifies examples of best practice throughout the region.

Imogen Snell will kick start with an overview on the Climate Crisis Theme Group’s activities, while Richard Kochanski will share an update on building safety.

Then, to round-off the day’s discussions, Mary Bennell will update on smart construction looking closely at how it can address the climate and economic crisis, and Natalie Bell will share an overview on the activity undertaken by the Future Skills Theme Group.

Andrew Carpenter, CEO of Constructing Excellence South West, said: “As a member-led organisation designed to drive change throughout the South West region, we regularly organise events like this to bring together industry professionals from across housing, infrastructure and construction.

“The built environment has a bad habit of working in silos but in order to tackle some of the biggest industry challenges, it needs to change tact and be far more collaborative.

“With the ongoing economic uncertainty, our construction summit comes at a pivotal time for the industry which needs to come together to take advantage of the opportunities which lie ahead.

“I’m delighted with our impressive line-up of speakers and look forward to sharing their knowledge with our CESW members and guests.”

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