How do we build today the Wales we need tomorrow?
Mark Farmer's report 'Modernise or Die' makes it clear that unless the industry faces the issue of skills shortages, poor training, lack of leadership and development of people construction will not be able to deliver. It will, in effect, cease to exist as a viable industry.
Other sectors such as manufacturing have grasped the benefits of the circular economy approach – moving away from straight line thinking – construction is still struggling with the concept and will risk being left behind if it doesn't wake up and smell the coffee.
The construction industry has failed to invest in training
Productivity is poor. We still waste far too much of our resources and we are obsessed with short term outcomes and give little consideration to adding value. Adoption of circular economy principles can address these failings
Welsh construction needs a building revolution
Theory needs to become reality fast. We must embrace the circular economy to become a £12B industry and build a legacy fit for the future. As David Cheshire argues, we need to drive a building revolution.
Stop doing what we have always done. Rethink construction and build a better wales. Now.
Our speakers on the 3rd May, include:
Mark Farmer, author of 'Modernise or Die' Colin Carter, Amec Foster Wheeler David Cheshire, Aecom, author of 'Building Revolutions; Applying the Circular Economy to the Built Environment' Pierre Wassenaar, Stridge Treglown Emma Thomas, CEW Welsh Government Other speakers to be announced
How to Book: To reserve your place please email CEWales Events stating your full contact details and the names of all delegates wishing to attend.
Non-attendance by any registered delegate will be charged in full unless you have informed us prior to the event.
In order to reduce wastage at our events CEW operates a policy of only notifying venue details when issuing registration confirmation. This ensures we only cater for delegates who have registered and don't over order for individuals who may or may not turn up on the day.