The opportunity for housebuilding is arguably greater today than it has been for the last decade. UK Government has announced in its recent White Paper several funds, initiatives and mechanisms to facilitate the construction of 1 million new homes in England by 2020. These dwellings will be mixed tenure - to buy, to rent, PRS, social housing and built by councils - delivered by volume and SME housebuilders via traditional and modern methods of construction. 

The new homes and communities need to be built in a quantity and to a quality that meet not only housing targets but also the expectations of consumers now and those of future generations. The third annual Build4Quality Conference 2017 is being delivered by BRE, a UK-headquartered world leading built environment research & science centre, and strategic communications business Sustain Worldwide, to provide a vital forum to address and debate the sector's issues, challenges, solutions and opportunities in order to deliver the quality homes and communities the nation requires.  

Why attend:

  • Understand the supply and demand issues and challenges housebuilding faces
  • Learn what the solutions and opportunities therein are for your business
  • Hear peers' responses and how they are innovating to meet consumers' needs
  • Collaborate with industry leaders to create dynamic whole supply chain solutions

Who should attend:

The Conference is aimed at C-suite housing sector professionals to understand the issues and challenges and learn the responses and opportunities that engaging with the supply and delivery of quality housebuilding presents. In doing so, attendees will learn how engagement with the issues drives social value, supply chain reputations, ESG performance and clients' and customers' loyalty. 

Intended Audience (those who have attended previous conferences include):

Chief Executive  CEO     Managing Director  
Chairman Partner Director
Director of Product Development Group Marketing & Business Development Director Sales & Business Development Manager
Architect Associate Architect Sustainability Chartered Surveyor
Sustainability Co-ordinator /Manager Senior Sustainability Consultant/Advisor/Director HPP Project Manager
Technical Manager/Director Head of Sector Built Environment Projects Director
Air-Tightness Director Applications Research Manager UK Division Head
Sustainability Policy Advisor Apprentice Design Quality Manager
Principal Consultant Head of Capital Projects Design Manager

 

 

When: 21 September 2017
Where: BRE Innovation Park, Bucknalls Lane, Watford WD25 9NH

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Delivered with 

 

In partnership with

 Conference Season Partner

 

Companies and organisations who have attended in previous years:

Aggregate Industries   Air Quality Plan     Aldas   
Anderson Acoustics AES Southern Barron and Smith Architects
Bellway Berkeley Group British Property Federation
Build Energy BiBSE BDP
BLP BSRIA CPA
Central Bedfordshire Council City of Cardiff Council The Concrete Centre
Construction Industry Council Coffey Offshore Coventry University
E2 Architects Eco Building Boards egg Homes
Energist Energy Managers Association Energy Saving Trust
Forterra Building Products Graphisoft Greengage Environmental
HAB Housing The Housing Forum Hodgkinson
HBA HLM Architects IES
IET ISO-Chemie Jones Lang Lasalle
Korea Institute of Civil Engineering Lendlease LABC
Lumiere Development MPA MR Consulting
Origin Housing Quadrant Construction Penoyre & Prasad
PhotonStar LED Group Robust Details Romag
Sauter Automation Scott Hughes Design SIG
St James Group Swan Housing Association Stewart Milne
Structural Timber Association Taylor Wimpey Tempietto Architects
UK Building Compliance UK-GBC Wienerberger
Zed Factory Zero Carbon Hub Zero 6 Energy Solutions

 

Speakers

Gwyn Roberts

Gwyn Roberts

HQM

Dr Paul Toyne

Dr Paul Toyne

LSDC

Mark Farmer

Mark Farmer

Cast

Rob Macdiarmid

Rob Macdiarmid

Redrow

Rory Bergin

Rory Bergin

HTA

Dr Shamir Ghumra

Dr Shamir Ghumra

BRE

Pauline Traetto

Pauline Traetto

BRE

Angharad Palmer

Angharad Palmer

Pocket

Adam Challis

Adam Challis

JLL

Stacey Temprell

Stacey Temprell

Saint-Gobain UK & Ireland

Bevan Jones

Bevan Jones

Sustainable Homes

Seyed Miratashi

Seyed Miratashi

Wienerberger 

Tony Dicarlo

Tony Dicarlo

InnerSpace

Andrew Day

Andrew Day

Telford Homes

Programme

 

9.00 REGISTRATION, EXHIBITION & NETWORKING

9.25 Chair's welcome - Paul Toyne, Commissioner, London Sustainable Development Commission

9.30 Keynote - Cultural Shifts: “The author of the acclaimed 2016 report “Modernise or Die”, Mark Farmer updates his diagnosis of Housebuilding one year on - Mark Farmer, Director and CEO, Cast

 

SESSION 1: THE DEMAND FOR QUALITY HOMES AND COMMUNITIES

10.00 Social value: why society must demand investment in mixed tenure – private, PRS, social and council – homes and communities - Bevan Jones, Managing Director, Sustainable Homes

10.20 Evidencing the consumer demand for quality new homes – Adam Challis, Head of Residential Research, JLL

10.40 What customers tell us makes a community – Rob MacDiarmid, Group Sustainability Director, Redrow

11.00 BREAK: EXHIBITION & NETWORKING

 

SESSION 2: SUPPLY CHALLENGES TO BUILD QUALITY HOMES AND COMMUNITIES

11.20 Skills and training to meet current needs and the evolving construction models – Pauline Traetto, Director at BRE Academy  

11.40 The way we build: the increasing place pre-fabrication plays in performance – Angharad Palmer, Architects, Pocket Living

12.00 The importance of innovation and collaboration to design a scalabe concept house – Seyed Miratashi, Structural Engineer working in the  Built Environment Team, Wienerberger 

12.20 Tour of the BRE Innovation Park, including the Wienerberger, ZEDpod and KODA houses

12.50 LUNCH: EXHIBITION & NETWORKING

 

SESSION 3: GOOD DESIGN AND PRACTICE TO CREATE QUALITY HOMES AND COMMUNITIES

13.40 Embedding quality in design – Rory Bergin, Partner, Sustainable Futures at HTA, Design LLP

14.00 Quality inputs achieve quality outcomes - Stacey Temperell, Habitat Marketing Director at Saint-Gobain

14.20 Ethical and responsible sourcing to create social value – Dr Shamir Ghumra, Director, Centre for Sustainable Products at BRE

14.40 BREAK: EXHIBITION & NETWORKING

 

SESSION 4: DELIVERING QUALITY HOMES AND COMMUNITIES THAT PROVIDE SOCIAL VALUE AND MEET STAKEHOLDERS’ NEEDS

15.00 How standards ensure quality and drive up value for all stakeholders – Gwyn Roberts, Homes and Communities Team Leader at BRE

15.20 A focus on implementing offsite manufacturing to deliver homes for key workers and air space development – Tony Dicarlo, Director, at Innerspace

15.40 Building a living legacy – Andrew Day, Head of Sustainability at Telford Homes

16.00 Chair's closing remarks

16.05 Depart

Sponsors

 

Season Partner Sponsor

The Wienerberger group has been manufacturing quality clay building products since 1819 when we opened our first factory in Vienna, Austria. Today, Wienerberger Ltd offers UK customers one of the broadest product portfolios in the business, including clay facing bricks (stock and wire-cut), specialist engineering bricks, domestic and commercial pavers, as well as the Corium cladding system and a full range of clay, concrete and slate roofing products.

www.wienerberger.co.uk

 

 

Corporate Sponsor

 

We are proud to deliver excellence across all areas of our business. To achieve this, we focus on three key areas, embracing world class standards in each, in order to deliver a premium brand, enrich lives and drive shareholder value. "We strive to create environments that will stand the test of time and where people can appreciate and enjoy their surroundings." John Tutte, Group Chief Executive. www.redrow.co.uk

 

 

 

Exhibitors

Position your products and services to reach your target audience - both during the event and pre- and post-conference - through alignment with the event's integrated marketing and PR press and social media campaigns. 

Cost of exhibition space is £1250 + VAT and includes:

  • 3 x 2 metre exhibition space only stand in the Conference Foyer
  • 1 x display / 'pop-up' banner 
  • 2x complimentary Conference passes (inclusive of exhibitor passes)
  • 1x table and 2x chairs

To discuss, contact: 
Gordon Miller
E: Gordon@SustainWorldwide.com
M: 07771 790299

Over the past 35 years our range of innovative and economic products has seen us become market leaders in the thermal and acoustic insulation fields. We have produced more than 1 billion square meters of product, we hold more proprietary Robust Details than anyone else and we supply the biggest house builders in the UK with thermal and acoustic insulation. www.thermal-economics.co.uk 

 
 
 

 

Associate Supporters

The Home Quality Mark (HQM) is a national standard for new homes, which uses a simple 5-star rating to provide impartial information from independent experts on a new home's design, construction quality and running costs. www.homequalitymark.com

Constructing Excellence is the single organisation charged with driving the change agenda in construction. We exist to improve industry performance in order to produce a better built environment. We are a cross-sector, cross-supply chain, member led organisation operating for the good of industry and its stakeholders. www.constructingexcellence.org.uk 

 

The Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT) is the lead qualifying body for Architectural Technology and represents those practising and studying within the discipline. www.ciat.org.uk

 

We are a professional body that accredits professionals within the land, property and construction sectors worldwide. We regulate and promote the profession; maintain the highest educational and professional standards; protect clients and consumers via a strict code of ethics; and provide impartial advice and guidance. www.rics.org/uk

 

 

 

 

 



Venue

Build4Quality is being hosted at the BRE offices in Watford, which is home to the world renowned BRE Innovation Park.

Ideally situated close to the motorway junctions of the M1 and M25, within 60 miles of London’s four main airports and with British rail links less than five miles away at both St Albans (Thameslink) and Watford Junction stations, we are easily accessible from all parts of the UK. For those who come by car, complimentary car parking is available.