Registration and networking breakfast


09:00

Opening remarks from the Chair Jaimie Johnston, Director and Head of Global Systems at Bryden Wood and Co-chair Jean Duprez MBE FCIOB, Executive of Construction Client’s Leadership Group


09:15

Building a safer future

One year after the Hackitt Report, Dame Judith provides an update in this keynote opening seminar for the Quality in Construction Summit.

Building a Safer Future delved into the failings of Grenfell and wider implications for building regulations.

Presented by: Dame Judith Hackitt DBE FREng, Chair at EEF


10:00

Networking coffee break


10:15

The importance of collaboration to ensure high quality

This seminar will cover:

  • Creating better practices to allow for higher quality builds
  • Learning and adapting through error: Utilising data
  • How successful collaboration can transform your project

Presented by: Daniel Hunt, UK Territory Manager at Congrid


11:00

Networking refreshment break


11:30

Moving quality from a compliance to a value creation culture in homebuilding

The issues of how our homebuilding / construction industry and the government needs to think about quality differently as a route to delivering better homes and communities.

Presented by: Mark Farmer, Founding Director & CEO at Cast


12:15

Networking buffet lunch


13:00

Afternoon remarks from the Chair Jaimie Johnston, Director and Head of Global Systems at Bryden Wood and Co-chair Jean Duprez MBE FCIOB, Executive of Construction Client’s Leadership Group


13:15

Designing to meet regulations won’t deliver quality

In this session, Geoff Wilkinson will look at the performance gap between simply complying with building regulations and actually delivering safe quality buildings. Drawing on practical examples and emerging evidence, Geoff will explain how regulations haven’t kept pace with design trends and modern forms of construction.

This seminar will cover:

  • Current regulations
  • Problems discovered with current regulations
  • Changes to systems and testing
  • Issues with modern forms of construction
  • Innovations in compliance
  • Future regulation
  • And other top tips

Presented by: Geoff Wilkinson, Managing Director at Wilkinson Construction Ltd


14:00

Networking coffee break


14:15

Building materials and the detrimental impact on quality

The use of quality building materials has never been greater, we have seen first-hand the detrimental effects post Grenfell, but how have we learned from this?

  • What are the latest processes and guidelines?
  • Manufacturing & Product testing?
  • Choosing the right product without compromising quality
  • What are the alternatives to combustible materials

Presented by: Matthew Sexton, Head of Advocacy and Standardisation at British Gypsum


15:00

Networking refreshment break


15:15

Fire safety in the quality process

Explore crucial information required on Fire safety and the important role this plays within the quality process when it comes down to advice over law.

  • Automatic Fire Suppression Systems (AFSS) are a crucial recommendation for planned builds, but why is this advice being ignored?
  • Sprinkler systems are not a luxury – Law verses advice, should sprinklers and other fire suppression systems become law in particular; for all purpose built blocks of flats or all blocks over six storeys at the very least and homes where vulnerable people live
  • Is crucial safety advice being compromised to win the construction bid when it comes to the bottom line
  • What are the latest laws, guidelines & advice to fire safety

16:00

Closing remarks from the Chair Jaimie Johnston, Director and Head of Global Systems at Bryden Wood and Co-chair Jean Duprez MBE FCIOB, Executive of Construction Client’s Leadership Group


16:15

Close of summit