NBS Construction Leadership summit to discuss Safety and Sustainability

NBS has announced its Construction Leadership summit will have Dame Judith Hackitt deliver a keynote speech on the Golden Thread of information and progress on building safety.

The summit will take place on October 17, at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, and the one-day summit will cover major industry issues including; sustainability, digital transformation and how the industry has reacted to a challenging economic landscape.

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Russell Haworth, chief executive officer of the Byggfakta Group (NBS and Glenigan), said: “The Building Safety Act and the associated secondary legislation is a major turning point for the industry, but the fact remains that there is more to do, and work continues.

“We have brought together some of the best in the business to provide attendees with insightful guidance that should inspire them within their own line of work. The summit will cover several critical issues, including the construction industry’s digital transformation, and provide a forum for the industry to share ideas and expertise.”

It will have Gary Clark, former Chair of the RIBA Sustainable Futures Group, speaking at the conference and he will discuss how specifiers and manufacturers can help drive the built environment toward Net Zero.

Dr Stephen Hamil, innovation director at NBS, who will lead a panel discussion on Digital and AI in construction alongside some of the leading voices in business.

Industry tracker Glenigan’s economic director, Allan Wilen, will also be speaking about the outlook for the UK construction industry, and the likely impact of external factors including spiking interest rates, materials shortages, and cost inflation.

NBS has recently achieved a Gold Award from the UN for NBS’s own carbon reduction efforts. NBS has said it is committed to providing space for cross-industry collaboration and discussion, championing best practice and innovation on its road to Net Zero.

Haworth added: “As we celebrate 50 years of NBS, we are reflecting on how far we have come, and, importantly, where we go from here. Now is the time to make real change on the ground, working together toward higher standards throughout our built environment for the better of people and the planet.”

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