The FIS conference took place on 9 November at Hanbury Manor, Hertfordshire. Our speakers included Geoff Wilkinson of Wilkinson Construction Consultants; Noble Francis, economics director at the Construction Products Association; Tom Barton of Get It Right Initiative and Martin Coyd, Head of Health and Safety for Construction at Mace.
The morning session was titled ‘What’s in store for the Sector’
Brexit, the General Election and more recently, the tragic fire at Grenfell Tower, are all set to have a major impact on our industry. So, what does this mean for you and your business? Geoff Wilkinson and Noble Francis presented the economic and regulatory changes we can expect to see in the coming months and years.
The afternoon session heard from Tom Barton of the Get it Right Initiative (GIRI); Construction errors cost billions – reduce errors and it will save you and your clients money. The audience debated the causes and impact of errors in our sector and discussed some of the initiatives to help address these, be it in relation to construction, technology and techniques, process and systems, skills, people or other activities.
Martin Coyd, head of health and safety at Mace, closed the conference by updating delegates on mental health in construction.