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Futurebuild Blogs

Futurebuild Blogs

  • Construction Leadership Challenge: Delivering on the ambitions of the Construction Sector Deal

    28 Jan 2019 Andy Mitchell, Co-chair Construction Leadership Council and CEO, Tideway

    With the launch of the Transforming Construction Alliance (and the confirmation of bids for the first round of R&D funding), the intent of the Sector Deal is increasingly clear. At Futurebuild, I will be hosting a session, focusing on the opportunities that are available to our industry if we are successful in delivering on the ambitions of our Sector Deal. 

  • The Urban Challenge: Cities for the Future

    28 Jan 2019 Professor Peter Madden OBE, Cardiff University
    Most of us either live in, work in, or visit cities regularly. They are engines of growth, and by 2050 more and more people will be living in cities - particularly in Asia. Cities in the UK and right across the world are facing increasing challenges that need to be addressed: from how people move around, to where they are going to live, to whether they can breathe clean air.
  • Thinking the unthinkable to deliver SDGs challenge

    24 Jan 2019 Davide Stronati, Global Sustainability Leader at Mott MacDonald
    Creating an action plan to help deliver the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) was a critical focus for the 2018 ecobuild conference. Davide Stronati, Global Sustainability Leader at Mott MacDonald has been talking to Futurebuild strategic partner Bioregional about the role of the built environment in implementing the SDGs and shares their thoughts with us.
  • The Retrofit Challenge for Housing

    22 Jan 2019 Chris Jofeh, Global Retrofit Leader, Arup

    Chris Jofeh, Arup’s Global Retrofit Leader, takes a look at our Retrofit Challenge for Housing in the latest of our blog series exploring the biggest issues being addressed by our Time For Action conference.

  • Vaillant Future of Specification

    21 Jan 2019 Steve Cipriano, Commercial Director, Vaillant

    What does the future relationship between manufacturers and specifiers look like? In our latest Q&A, we speak with Steve Cipriano, Commercial Director for Vaillant, one of Europe's largest heating technology manufacturers, on how that working relationship is evolving.

  • The Future of Sustainable Manufacturing

    15 Jan 2019 John Pearce, Chief Executive, Made in Britain
    Made in Britain’s Chief Executive, John Pearce, is calling for more British manufacturers to join the MiB pavilion at Futurebuild 2019 to showcase innovations and best practice to decision-makers from across the globe. Read more of John’s thoughts on the future of sustainable manufacturing and find out more about the member exhibition discounts in the latest blog in our Future Of… series.
  • Business innovation: the key to our future

    14 Jan 2019 Robb Cunningham, Communications Manager at the University of Brighton’ Green Growth Platform and its new national network, Clean Growth UK

    Innovation is at the heart of every great business, and it’s also at the heart of what we all need to do to tackle climate change. The need to find new ways of doing things has never been more pressing.

  • Ready for Futurebuild

    11 Jan 2019 Chris Holleron, Group Product Manager – Housing, Hadley Group
    With the recent acquisition of EWS Manufacturing and ownership of Hadley Steel Framing, Hadley Group are more than ready to showcase their vast capabilities working with light gauge steel framing at Futurebuild 2019
  • Why now is the Time for Action

    08 Jan 2019 Martin Hurn, Managing Director, Futurebuild Events

    The challenge to ensure that the world has a sustainable future really is on.

  • Buildings of the Future

    08 Jan 2019 Dr Paul Toyne, a member of the Green Construction Boards Infrastructure Working Group; Chair of Constructing Excellence’s Sustainability Group; and a Fellow of IEMA
    In this latest blog post, Dr Paul Toyne examines what buildings of the future will look like and how they can be of high quality as well as providing affordability for the occupant. 
  • The Future of Urban Infrastructure: Shining a Spotlight on the Issue of Sewer and Storm Water 

    08 Jan 2019 Martin Lambley, Product Manager for Stormwater at Wavin
    In our next blog piece, focused on the future of urban infrastructure, Martin Lambley of Wavin details the challenges we face due to climate change and rising water levels. 
  • The Quality Challenge at Futurebuild 2019

    07 Jan 2019 Robin Nicholson, Partner at the Cullinan Studio

    In the first of our blog series focussed on the challenges being discussed at the ecobuild conference at Futurebuild 2019, Robin Nicholson of Cullinan Studio takes a deep dive into the quality challenge and what this will mean for the construction industry.

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