Quality in Construction Summit, brought to you by UK Construction Week, provides a platform for professionals with a remit for quality in the construction sector to learn, share and develop ideas to improve quality levels within the construction industry.The programme focuses on both strategic and operational issues and the core subjects to be tackled include: legislative updates, quality construction plans, quality design processes, organisational culture, business strategy and Inspection test plans. Join the industry experts for this thought provoking one-day event.
This one-day event will provide real life information from experienced construction experts who will empower you to actually deliver quality and not just a quality system. It will also give you the ammunition you need to convince your board that it’s worth investing in quality and in you.
Registration & Networking Breakfast
Opening remarks from the Chair by David Frise Chief Executive, Building Engineering Services Association
Why a Quality Construction Plan is so Important to your Business - Crucial Lessons to Learn and Essential Changes to Adopt
This eye-opening seminar will consider recent devastating quality failures like Grenfell Tower, with discussion on the main causes and will look at how we can prevent recurrence. Using examples of lessons learned from the nuclear industry, this seminar will look at the tools used to embed Quality as a Culture whilst constructing the first new nuclear power plant in a generation, it will explore the importance of ‘Quality as a Culture’, implementing and managing successful processes to ensure your projects are safe, on-time, on budget and publicly reputable.
Craig Small, Senior Construction Manager, Kier Infrastructure
Networking Wake-up Break
Ensuring Quality in Public Service Building Control
Exploring the challenges ahead for local authority building control in delivering true quality and performance. Plus an understanding of LABC’s strategic programmes on best practices, standards, performance measures, improvements and Learning & Qualifications.
Lorna Stimpson, Deputy Managing Director, LABC
Networking Refreshment Break
Attitude, Culture, Leadership and Planning
Our research has shown that the total cost of errors is 21% of UK Construction Turnover (£21 billion). This seminar will draw on reducing this huge level of waste by changing attitudes and culture and provide real leadership.Those companies that are recognise this have fantastic opportunities to improve both their profitability and their competitiveness as well as utilising their resources more effectively. The delegates will be encouraged to create an atmosphere where it is good to stop, think and plan before carrying out any operation and if they or their subordinates are not sure of something they will stop and find the answer rather than just muddling on. They will WANT to Get It Right.
Tom Barton, Executive Director, Get It Right Initiative
Networking Buffet Lunch
Afternoon remarks from the Chair by David Frise Chief Executive, Building Engineering Services Association
For Competency’s Sake
This session looks at some the vital ingredients of constructing safer buildings and practical steps that contractors can implement to drive improvement. This is a simple, structured approach to managing compliance and competency issues through a focus on Product, Process and People and touch on some of the issues that the Finishes and Interiors Sector would like to consign to Room 101.
Iain McIlwee, CEO, FIS - Finishes and Interiors Sector
Building Quality in the Procurement Process
Driven by the Government’s objective to improve productivity across the construction sector, procuring for value and through life performance forms a key part of the Government’s Industrial Strategy, Construction Sector Deal. This demands a new approach to value focussing on the outcomes that the client wants to deliver. Quality, through design, construction and maintenance is a value driver but clients often believe they don’t get what they have paid for. This value led approach turns traditional budget (cost) management on its head.
Ann Bentley,Global Practice Director, Rider Levett Bucknall
Networking Refreshment Break
A Best Practice Approach to Quality in MEP Services
This thought provoking presentation will start by considering examples of safety and the cost of quality in MEP services engineering and the importance of the adopting a ‘right first time’ culture. It will then discuss how NG Bailey are addressing these challenges by providing enhanced tools and processes to improve consistency of quality management across its engineering division and ultimately drive up installation quality on site. This has included the promotion of a ‘visual inspection led’ approach to installation work. It will also consider how inspection and defect analytics have helped to signpost areas for improvement, for example in the quality of design and installation information.
Will Pitt, Divisional Mechanical Engineering Manager, NG Bailey
Building in Quality Initiative
The RIBA, in partnership with the CIOB and the RICS is piloting a ‘Quality Tracker’, a digital tool that sets up a chain of custody allowing project teams to track quality on construction projects. The Tracker was launched on 9 October at UK Construction Week under the Building in Quality initiative which picks up on the construction industry’s many efforts to improve quality in buildings in the wake of several high profile events, not least the Grenfell Tower fire. It resonates particularly strongly with what Dame Judith Hackitt described in her Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety: Final Report as the ‘golden thread’ of information from concept to finished building and beyond.
Stephen Hodder, Immediate Past President and Client Ambassador, RIBA
Closing remarks from the Chair by David Frise Chief Executive, Building Engineering Services Association
Close of Summit
Divisional Mechanical Engineering Manager
Will is a Chartered Engineer, technical leader and CIBSE Fellow with 25 years’ experience in building services engineering design and construction. Having worked for consulting engineers and contractors, he has a broad understanding of the construction process from concept design through to commissioning and operation.
In his current role as Divisional Mechanical Engineering Manager at National MEP specialist NG Bailey, Will has been instrumental in developing and rolling out a companywide initiative to improve all aspects of quality in MEP services design and installation.
Senior Construction Manager
Craig has over 20 years’ experience in the construction industry working on a diverse range of small and large civil engineering projects. As part of the Kier BAM Nuttall Joint Venture team delivering the Earthworks contract at Hinkley Point C, Craig was responsible for the successful delivery of the six month Early Works contract on the nuclear licensed site and is currently the Senior Construction Manager for the large multi-disciplinary team delivering the complex Earthworks package for EDF Energy.
Craig has a strong background in the nuclear sector having been part of projects such as Project Circinus at AWE. Craig also acts as an Internal Consultant for Kier Infrastructure to instigate Behavioural Cultural change within the business, recently working with BAM Nuttall partners to develop a bespoke package of behavioural culture training for the Somerset based project team focused on delivering excellence in nuclear safety.
Head of Network Change and Transformation
Richard has over 30 years’ experience in the construction industry. Originally from a trade background, Richard has also worked in a private surveying practice, although most of his career has been spent in local authority building control in the East Midlands. During this time Richard also served as retained fire-fighter within the Nottinghamshire Fire Brigade and so has had ‘hands on’ experience in all aspects of fire safety.
An advocate of continuous improvement and customer service excellence, Richard’s role as Head of Change and Transformation at LABC includes responsibility for undertaking Consultative Peer Reviews, providing practical, pragmatic support and guidance to local authority building control services considering change and transformation.
In a wider capacity, Richard is a former LABC President and board member, having responsibilities for human resources.
Get It Right Initiative
Tom Barton is the Executive Director of the Get It Right Initiative. Tom has been in the Construction Industry for over 40 years and spent most of his career working for two major contractors. He has been involved in many UK and international projects, starting his career as Project Engineer on the Nat West Tower, London. Tom has managed some of London’s major projects including being responsible for the construction of the Millennium Footbridge and Croydon Tramlink. Overseas he has delivered multiple projects in Riyadh as well as a new airport in Kazan, Russia. Tom has strived for excellence throughout his career and has a passion for getting it right. He believes that the Get It Right Initiative is a real opportunity for the Industry to turn things round and collectively improve its productivity and, more importantly, its reputation.
Building Engineering Services Association
A former nuclear submariner, David Frise left the Royal Navy in 1988 to move into building engineering services contracting. A familiar face at the association’s headquarters, he spent four years as a board member of Summitskills, three years as a non-executive director of the Construction Products Association and a further four years as chair of the BIM group at the Joint Specialist Engineering Contractors & National Specialist Contractor Council. He is a frequent speaker on a range of industry topics including energy efficiency, system integration, government policy and the performance gap in buildings.He is now the Chief Executive Officer of the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA).
Immediate Past President and Client Ambassador
Stephen Hodder MBE formed Hodder Associates in 1992 and has realised significant projects in the leisure, cultural, residential, commercial and further and higher education sectors. The Practice has received over 40 major awards including the inaugural RIBA Stirling Prize (1996). Stephen was RIBA President (2013-15) and recently elected Deputy Chair of CIC.
Global Practice Director
Rider Levett Bucknall
Member of RLB’s Global Board since 2012 and immediate past Global Chair. Ann provides advice to the RLB UK Board on governance, global matters and government level thinking on issues affecting the business and the wider industry, now and in the future.
With more than 35 years’ experience in the property and construction sector, Ann has strong expertise in working with commercial, public and third sector clients.
Leading the Construction Business Model and Supply Chain stream for the Construction Leadership Council.
FIS - Finishes and Interiors Sector
Iain McIlwee is a Materials Engineer, whose journey in construction started in a scaffolding yard in Hanwell in 1995. Iain is now CEO of Finishes and Interiors Sector, the trade body for the fit-out and finishing sector representing suppliers, distributors and contractors. Iain is also a Vice Chair of the Construction Products Association.
Top reasons why you should attend the Quality in Construction Summit:
- Get up to date on the latest government regulated quality standards surrounding fire safety, health and safety practices and organisational best practice
- Source products and suppliers for your business in the networking zone
- Gain five hours of CPD points
- Learn from industry leading experts
- Invaluable face to face networking opportunities
- Meet with 200+ like-minded industry professionals
- Gather in-depth advice and guidance on some of the most pressing issues facing the construction market
- Learn about the impact of the Hackett review
- Featuring 10+ exhibitors who will be able to discuss current projects and ideas for the future
- Discover the financial and reputation cost of quality failures
- Learn how to embed quality within your organisation
- Understand the causes of poor quality and develop tactics for future proofing projects
- Develop strategies for resolving common quality related problems
The Quality in Construction Summit is the MUST attend event for all professionals with a quality related remit within the construction sector, at a strategic or operational level. This could be operational delivery, quality management systems, compliance, business strategy and leadership, project management, risk management, health and safety, supply chain, environmental and quality.
- Balfour Beatty
- Murphy Group
- Stanmore Ltd
- Kier Infrastructure
- Morgan Sindall
- BAM Construct UK
- NG Bailey
- And many more
Job titles :
- Building Control Officers
- Business Development Manager
- Building Services Managers
- Compliance Manager
- Construction Director / Manager
- Facilities Manager
- Finance Director
- HR Managers / Director
- Head of Quality
- Health and Safety Manager
- Housing Services Manager
- Management Director
- Procurement Manager
- Quality Consultant
- Quality Leader
- Quality Project Manager
- Site Managers
- Technical Standards Director / Manager
Hilton Manchester Deansgate Hotel
Address: 303 Deansgate, Manchester M3 4LQ
Phone: 0161 870 1600
For speaker and content enquiries:
Jenny Gray, Senior Summit and Conference Manager
+44 (0)20 3225 5200
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Martha Jane Musgrove, Senior Marketing Executive
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For exhibiting and sponsorship opportunities:
Stephen Blackie, Sales Director
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