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Midlands Hubs lay out 2019 events

12 February 2019

Paul Nash will present the Quality in Construction work from the CIOB at Twycross Zoo in March, which will also include a presentation about the Chimp Eden project

The four Midland hubs have launched a packed programme of events for 2019 with the focus on quality, advances in technology and off-site, building defects, sustainability and ecology.

There will be topic specific CPD talks and interesting site visits to projects such as HS2, the Derby Silk Mill and the Commonwealth Games athletes’ village and stadium. Professional review workshops are also planned throughout the year.

For more details and a full programme of events contact Birmingham & Nottingham Hubs: Georgina Floyd

Northampton & Hemel Hubs: Sonia Short

Full events listing

One standout event will be held at Twycross Zoo in March, Quality in Construction, with guest speaker Paul Nash (CIOB Past President). Paul will be presenting the work of the CIOB’s construction quality commission, which was set up in the wake of the Edinburgh Schools report to investigate the issue of quality in the industry and what needs to be done to improve it.

Speakers from the CIOB Academy, Employer Engagement and CITB will also feature along with time for networking and a fascinating insight from Twycross Zoo on their project work, including the ProCon award winning Chimp Eden.

Digitisation of Off-site Construction with the MacAvoy Group will be held in the Hemel and Nottingham hubs and looks at the latest techniques. Also on the technology theme will be events in Loughborough and Hemel on drones. They will highlight the increasing reliance on drone and satellite technology in the industry.

In May in Bedford, James Simpson from ADAS will present Our Ecology – Opportunities and Value when developing land. James is passionate about how the construction industry can work with ecologists; he has written articles on how ecological concerns do not have to be seen as an obstacle. 

Returning for 2019, the Celebrating Construction Awards at the ICC promises to be the best year yet for the awards with a high calibre of industry leading companies and inspiring projects expected to enter the 14 different categories. The closing date for West Midlands award entries is the 15 February and you can view and enter any of the categories at:

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