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Construction Leaders’ Summit to focus on role of digital transformation

by Liam Turner
Construction Leaders’ Summit - Construction Minister

Construction Minister Anne-Marie Trevelyan will deliver a keynote speech on how regulation and political change will influence future policy at next week’s Construction Leaders’ Summit – ‘Building for the Future’.

The free-to-attend event from NBS, the platform for connected construction information, will focus on building a sustainable future, regulatory changes, and the role of digital transformation in today’s construction industry.   

Taking place from 21-22 April, it brings together policymakers, industry experts and decision-makers in construction, architecture and digital transformation.

Other speakers include Simon Rawlinson, member of the government’s Construction Leadership Council, and partner – Head of Strategic Research & Insight, Arcadis and Construction Playbook author, who will explore the Construction Playbook and its role in modern construction; Gary Clark, Chair of the Sustainable Futures Group, Principal, HOK, who will discuss architectural sustainability and the steps specifiers can take to achieve it within their projects and Adam Turk, Chair of the Construction Products Association’s Marketing Integrity Group, will discuss the New Code for Construction Product Information and how this will impact manufacturers.

Day one will provide attendees with a strategic overview, covering topics such as regulation & political updates and how this will influence future policy, while the second day will take a look at sustainable construction, providing practical advice on how to define measurable sustainability goals and the specific design principles necessary to achieve them. The afternoon will be split into two groups with tailored speakers for both specifier and manufacturer audiences.

Colin Smith, executive chairman, NBS, said: “Since the last Construction Leaders’ Summit, the landscape has shifted once again. Whilst the pandemic has forced the industry to pick up the pace in terms of digital adoption, there’s still a long road ahead. It now needs to build on the momentum it’s gained and realise the full benefits that digital has to offer in improving every aspect of the construction journey, be it building safety, innovation or sustainability.

“Last year’s event brought some huge changes to the construction industry both in terms of perception and ethics and through this event, we want to review how it’s now responding. As always, we’ve brought together some of the best in the business to provide attendees with insightful guidance that should inspire them within their own line of work. The Construction Leaders’ Summit – ‘Building for the Future’ will not just assess how far we’ve come but more importantly, where we should go from here.”

Register for the online event at: https://www.thenbs.com/events/cls2021

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