The 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.
The Quality in Construction Summit will have plenary /keynote sessions, which will divide into two streams at different points throughout the day. Industry’s experts will take you through todays leading issues and offer exclusive insights into the very best solutions ready for you to implement into your organisation. Leave feeling confident, inspired and educated, having been taught important information needed to create a sustainable business in construction.
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.
08:00 - Registration & Networking Breakfast
09:00 - Opening Remarks from the Chair David Frise - BESA
09:15 - Quality as a culture - Crucial lessons to learn and essential changes to adopt. Craig Small - Keir Group
10:00 - Networking Wake-up Break
10:15 - Ensuring quality in public service building control. Lorna Stimpson - LABC
11:00 - Networking Refreshment Break
11:30 - Attitude, culture, leadership and planning. Tom Barton - Get it Right Initiative
12:15 - Networking Buffet Lunch
13:15 - Opening afternoon remarks from the Chair, David Frise - BESA
13:30 - Debate Panel
14:00 - Networking Wake-up Break
14:15 - Seminar - TBC
15:00 - Networking Refreshment Break
15:30 - A best practice approach to quality in MEP services. Will Pitt - NG Bailey
16:00 - Building in Quality Initiative. Stephen Hodder - RIBA
16:30 - Closing remarks from the Chair, David Frise - BESA
16:45 - 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 be 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.
Deputy Managing Director
Deputy Managing Director Lorna Stimpson BSc FCIOB FCMI FCABE joined LABC in 2008 after working as a Building Control Surveyor for 21 years.
Recently Lorna took responsibility for implementing LABC’s new strategic programmes on best practices, standards, performance measures and improvements which is closely linked to LABC Learning and Qualifications. Lorna is on the Industry Response Group to implement measurable competencies across the industry as a result of Dame Judith Hackitt’s review; she is a member of the Building Regulations Advisory Committee (BRAC) and sits on the BRAC subcommittee - Building Control Performance Standards Advisory Group.
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.
Finishes and Interiors Sector Ltd (FIS)
David Frise is the Chief Executive of Finishes and Interiors Sector Ltd (FIS), the trade body representing the fit-out and finishes industry in the UK. He began his career as a nuclear submariner, before joining the Building Services industry, firstly as a contractor then as a consultant, later he set up Bailey Energy for NG Bailey. He has held a number of non-executive director roles on the board of Summit Skills and The National Skills Academy for Environmental Technologies. David is currently a non-executive director of the Construction Products Association (CPA).
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.
- Mass landlords - Housing assocations, TME (Tenant Management Organisations)
- Local authorities
- Construction companies
- Consultants - fire safety, health and safety etc.
- Facilities management companies
Job titles :
- Building Control Officers
- Business Development Manager
- Building Services Managers
- Compliance Manager
- Construction Director / Manager
- Facilities Managers
- Finance Directors
- HR Managers / Directors
- Head of Quality
- Health and Safety Manager
- Housing Services Managers
- Management Directors
- Procurement Managers
- Quality Consultants
- Quality Leader
- Quality Project Manager
- Site Managers
- Technical Standards Director / Manager
Super early bird: £149+VAT by 9th September
Early bird: £175+VAT by 21st October
Full price: £199+VAT from 22nd October
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Phone: 0161 870 1600
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