Catalyst For Change

29th January, 2020

Futurebuild 2020, which takes place from 3-5 March at ExCeL London, will inspire professionals working across the offsite sector to come together to deliver a more sustainable built environment.

A clear message to come from recent climate change demonstrations and declarations of action from government and leading organisations is that we need to work together. Put simply, without collaboration we will fail. Futurebuild will empower visitors to be the catalyst for change that is needed across industry.

Setting the Agenda

Futurebuild is recognised for its agenda setting conference and this programme is evolving for 2020. Sessions will follow a three-day progression; the central theme will be on how to respond to the climate and ecological crisis facing us and commit to making a change. The Arena will be home to engaging sessions led by politicians, academics and industry shapers.

There is a wide array of sessions available for professionals both working in, and keen to learn more about, the offsite sector. 'The future is regenerative' chaired by Peter Murray, Chair of New London Architecture, will be of particular interest. Taking place on day one (3 March), the session will explore how design and construction needs a circular rethink, putting resiliency planning, placemaking, and net zero first to make our cities fit for purpose.

Additionally, on the second day of the conference (4 March) Robin Nicholson, Partner at Cullinan Studio and Convenor of the Edge will chair a session on 'How do we achieve '100% net zero carbon?', exploring views from leading industry and academia on how we build a net-zero construction economy.

While discussions on the conference stage will focus on the biggest issues facing the built environment at a macro level, the six Keynote Stages will look at the specific challenges impacting Offsite, Energy, Building, Interiors, Resourceful Materials and Critical Infrastructure. This programme of solution-driven sessions will share the latest thinking and research, to educate, inform and inspire visitors to make a positive change.

The six Keynote Stages will address the following challenges:

• Offsite: reliability and efficiency combined with creative placemaking

• Energy: accurate data for carbon accounting and reduced clean energy usage

• Buildings: retrofitted, re-used, net positive and built to perform

• Interiors: sustainable and health promoting

• Resourceful Materials: thinking circular to reduce, reuse and recycle

• Critical Infrastructure: delivering integrated green, grey, blue and social infrastructure

Each day, the stages will host a focused keynote presentation by a recognised expert in their field. This and other sessions will look at tangible solutions and approaches which will make a real difference to practice and performance.

With growth in offsite construction showing no signs of slowing down, offsite returns to Futurebuild in 2020 to deliver the UK's largest gathering of influencers and decision makers from across the sector. The Offsite Keynote Stage will look at all aspects of the sector and the pressure on the construction industry to deliver reliable and efficient buildings while balancing demand with creative placemaking.

Read more HERE in the Offsite Magazine.

Click HERE to register your attendance at futurebuild 2020.

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