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Digital Construction - A City wide Debate
Tue 8 November 2016, 17:00 – 20:00 GMT
What do you envision the construction industry will be like come 2050, against the backdrop of a digitalised built environment?
Join us for a lively debate evening exploring the digital technologies changing the face of architecture, engineering and construction industry from design all the way through to operations.
Don’t miss this chance to hear from industry and education champions. Learn more about what this changing world means for current digital literacy gaps and the exciting possibilities for developing our city’s digital skills to drive delivery of the future construction and built environment sector demands. After the debate, continue the conversation networking over a Drinks Reception.
With construction output in the South-West region expected to increase by more than 4% a year until at least 2020, we have an amazing opportunity both working and learning in the second highest growth area in the country. The Construction Skills Network has calculated that this growth will create 6,500 new jobs each year in the region, 60% of which will be senior, professional, technical, IT and office based roles. We need to ensure the skills being developed through schools, colleges, training providers and universities match this growing demand through a city wide collaborative effort in driving this agenda forward.
We warmly welcome representatives from industry, schools, colleges, universities, training providers and students, as well as key stakeholders of Building Plymouth.
5pm Registration and refreshments
5:30pm Welcome and introduction
Karl Friedrich, Hoare Lea
5:35pm A City wide Perspective of Digital Skills
Judith Harwood, Plymouth City Council
5:40pm Panel 1 member: Architecture perspective
Rob Sargent, Stride Treglown
Panel 2 member: M&E Engineer perspective
Ben Roberts, Hoare Lea
Panel 3 member: Contractor perspective
Michelle Cochran, Kier
Panel 4 member: Subcontractor perspective
Ben Haldin, Fulcro/TClarke
Panel 5 member: Educationalist perspective
Matt Messias, Atrium Studio School
6:30pm Q&A Panel Session
7:00pm Closing speaker
7:10pm Drinks reception and networking (sponsored by Hoare Lea)
8pm Event closes