Construction Meetup Programme

Registration and networking
Collaborative construction in uncertain times

Exploring procurement strategies to incentivise collaborative delivery, integrated contracts and whole life outcomes.

Will Ing
news editor
Construction News
David Mosey
KCL Centre of Construction Law & Dispute Resolution
1-2-1 Meetings

1-2-1 meetings will be happening in parallel to the rest of the content so make sure to plan your day and fit meetings in with suppliers around the content you would like to see.

Building smarter, building better - Unlocking optimised construction

Discover the untapped potential of optimised construction as we explore seamless collaboration between on-site and off-site planning. Experience accurate construction planning with embedded work packages that revolutionize procurement, logistics, and resource mobilization. In this session, you will:

  • Learn the benefits of lean planning for increased productivity and agile adaptation to evolving project requirements.
  • Explore the time-saving advantages of optimized construction in safety piloting, delivery planning, procurement, and cost management.
  • Join us to unlock the secrets behind optimised construction and pave the way for a more efficient future in project delivery
Jack Livings
architecture, engineering & construction UKI sales lead
Dassault Systemes

Table Talk: Ensuring social value and sustainability is woven into procurement and engaging more with SMEs

This session will explore the importance of social value and sustainability in procurement and how to engage with small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the process. Covering challenges faced when incorporating social value and sustainability in procurement and engaging with SMEs, as well as successful strategies for overcoming these challenges. Attendees will learn about examples of successful procurement practices and have the opportunity to participate in a Q&A session to discuss their own experiences and insights.

Syreeta Bayne
head of social value and sustainability
Heather Bryant
regional community and social impact manager
Galliford Try
Robbie Blackhurst
Procure Partnerships Framework
Francesca Maines
business relationship executive
Social Enterprise UK
Bringing collaborative planning to the supply chain through technology

Many collaborative planning software tools focus on requirements from project planners. In reality it is those working at the coal face who are ultimately the biggest drivers in pushing the project programme forward. DataScope has deployed our award-winning interactive software across more than 100 construction projects globally that aims to engage the supply chain in the collaborative planning process. In this session:

  • Learn how leveraging DataScope’s planning and DataTouch software empowers both the main contractor and the supply chain to engage with the project programme
  • Learn how to take accountability for scheduling, spot issues and resolve them early
Richard Bailey
director of sales

Table Talk: Building better sustainability and ESG into procurement

This table talk will focus on strategies for incorporating sustainability and Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) considerations into procurement processes. Attendees will learn about the benefits of integrating sustainability and ESG into procurement, as well as the challenges that firms may face. Successful examples of ESG practices will be shared as well as the strategies for implementing them, such as developing sustainability criteria for supplier selection and measuring and reporting on sustainability performance. Additionally, attendees will have the opportunity to discuss best practices and share insights on building sustainable procurement practices that align with the goals and values of their firm.

James Cadman
head of consultancy and carbon
Action Sustainability
Jamie Quinn
sustainability director
Carol Williams
head of procurement
Laing O'Rourke
GigBridge - The recruitment service built for construction

Using smart technology to connect you directly with the right skilled workers.

Gabriel Makinwa
ceo & founder

From carbon estimates to carbon reporting: A solution for scope 3 emissions

As the industry heads towards net-zero, Scope 3 emissions are increasingly seen as both the biggest challenge and biggest opportunity to reduce our carbon footprint. Causeway’s latest collaborative project addresses the challenges of measuring embodied carbon head-on, providing a ground-breaking solution for contractors, subcontractors and supply chain managers, which moves beyond carbon calculator estimates to real-time reporting across projects. Causeway’s Emerging Technologies Consultant, Dr. Adam O’Rourke will introduce the project and explore the advantages of measuring real-time embodied carbon, the key building blocks of Causeway’s solution and current work with tier 1 contractors to test and develop it.

Adam O'Rourke
emerging technologies consultant
Causeway Technologies

Table Talk: Utilising data to map a more efficient programme plan and productive supply chain

This session will explore how firms can use data to map out efficient program plans and supply chains. Attendees will learn about the benefits of utilising data-driven insights to improve program planning and supply chain management, including increased efficiency, reduced costs, and improved performance. Sharing successful case studies that have implemented data-driven approaches, as well as strategies for utilising data to identify bottlenecks, optimise workflows, and improve supply chain productivity. Additionally, attendees will have the opportunity to discuss their own experiences and insights on how they are using data to inform decision making. 

Lawrence Chapman
lead digital information manager
Neil Irving
digital project solutions business partner
BAM UK & Ireland
Mark Buckle
technical director
Tilbury Douglas
Table Talk: Procurement of innovation – Showcasing examples of clients working with the market to introduce new technologies and solutions

This table talk will focus on the procurement of innovative technologies and solutions, highlighting successful examples of organisations that have worked with the market to introduce new and emerging technologies. Attendees will learn about the benefits of procuring innovation, including increased efficiency, improved performance, and reduced costs. The session will cover successful case studies, as well as the challenges that may arise when procuring innovation. Facilitators will discuss strategies for working with the market to identify new and innovative solutions, including collaboration with start-ups and SMEs. Additionally, attendees can share their own experiences and insights into procuring innovation and staying ahead of the curve.

Phil Sedge
head of facades
Felipe Manzatucci
former head of operational efficiency and business advisor
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