22 June 2017


For CPD delegates, our special programme provides a fantastic opportunity to learn more about how to deliver best practice for older buildings, how off-site solutions will continue to change the face of our industry (including a case study), how changes to the PQQ process can be made and much more. This really is a packed and fascinating day for all CPD attendees.

CPD – Session

08.30 - 09.20 Registration and refreshments

09.20-09.30 Chairman's welcome and introduction to the localism agenda and how it impacts constrution

09.30 - 09.50 Think global -act local. What does this mean for construction?

09.50 - 10.10 What localism means for construction in Wales

10.10 - 10.30 Skills development and innovation to ensure the future of the construction industry

10.30 - 10.50 Who wants change? But who wants to change how construction could and should influence UK Government policy

10.50 - 11.00 Q&A Session

11.00 - 11.30 Refreshment and networking break

11.30-11.50 Older and Historic Buildings – Delivering Best Practice

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  • – British and world standards
  • – New innovation and research
  • – Energy efficiency and sustainability
  • – Decision making – achieving the right balance
  • – Managing quality – strategy and process
  • – Competencies – what is required


11.50-12.15 BIM and smart technology for existing buildings

  • Examples from the UK and around the world

12.15-12.40 Education and skills in Construction: Developing the right skills that for dealing with new and existing buildings

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  • The Qualifications Wales construction review
  • Higher Apprenticeships for construction in Wales
  • The role of the Construction Wales Innovation Centre (CWIC)

12.40-13.00 CIOB Certification of Heritage Buildings

  • Academy update

13.00-14.00 Buffet Lunch and Networking

14.00-14.20 Off-site solutions – production not construction:

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  • Why use of off-site construction needs a change of mindset
  • What clients, architects and contractors should know about procuring off-site solutions
  • The future of the off-site industry

14.20-14.40 Growing Role of Timber Offsite Construction

  • Timber offsite innovation
  • Expanding design portfolio
  • Performance for low energy homes
  • Future skills platforms

14.40-15.00 Case Study: Best Practice of working offsite – Department of Biochemistry, Oxford University

15.00-15.20 Refreshment and networking break

15.20-15.40 Can we change the PQQ process? Yes we can…

15.40-16.00 Improving and promoting positive mental health within the construction industry

16.00-16.20 Closing remarks: Moving towards an innovative and sustainable construction world