Committee Members to join panel at Construction Summit North 2017

Committee members of Constructing Excellence Manchester will be joining panels each day of the Annual Construction Summit North event taking place at The University of Salford on 13th and 14th September 2017.

Committee Chairman Roger Burton, and Committee Member Philip Isgar, who also sits as Chair Digital Community – Nuclear Institute, will be speaking as panel members at the conference on Day 1 and Day 2 respectively.

Now in its fourth year, the largest property and construction event of its kind outside of London will connect 400 delegates with some of the biggest names in the industry and will provide a unique opportunity to discuss the latest developments in the region and across the UK construction sector.

Organised by Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce and the University of Salford the event will explore how the Government’s industrial strategy, regional devolution and the affordable homes programme will shape the North’s property sector in the years to come as well as discuss the region’s infrastructure and connectivity needs, how Brexit will affect strategic planning and investment and how policy changes will impact on business.

The conference will also have a strong focus on digital technology in construction looking at an industry which has traditionally been slow to adapt to change, how innovative new technologies are beginning to challenge long held assumptions in the construction sector.

Bringing more than 400 delegates together with the biggest names in the digital construction sector, this expanded event will explore how building information modelling, digital design, big data and the internet of things are revolutionising the way we think about property and construction.  It will also explore how big data is making buildings smarter and more efficient, how digital modelling can spot small errors before they become costly mistakes and anticipate how the technology of the future will change the way we work.

Constructing Excellence Manchester Chairman Roger Burton will be sitting on the panel providing for an assessment of “The construction industry following June’s election, the impact of the recent mayoral elections, the significance of Greater Manchester’s devolution deal, how this impacts the industrial strategy, Northern Powerhouse and Brexit” while on Day 2 Philip Isgar will be a panel member on the subject of “How innovation can drive value through the digital transformation in the construction process from design through to operation.”

For more information and to book tickets please visit the official website here.