Never Waste A Good Crisis Conference

The best learning stems from some of the biggest problems, so make a learn about what happened in the south-west of England at Dawlish and on the Somerset levels in 2014.

8th February 2016

Anyone from within the construction industry who is interested in learning ‘best practice’ from two of the most highly documented disaster projects from 2014 needs to save the 23rd February in their diary.

It’s a special ‘best practice’ event run by the Bristol Best Practice Club and well worth the trip across the Severn to learn from the experience of the teams behind the repair of the railway lines damaged by storms as well as the engineers and contractors in the public eye on the Somerset levels.

The South West of England construction community were delighted when the Dawlish Emergency Project won the overall Project of the Year Award at last year’s national Constructing Excellence Awards. The ‘best practice’ was recognised to be valuable and something that should be shared with members and beyond – not to mention it figured on TV news and reported on by various politicians. We have therefore arranged a conference around their case study and we are delighted that the Environment Agency has not only agreed to host it but also provide a case study of their own following the Somerset Levels Floods of early 2014. Whilst controversial, the Somerset floods also demonstrate how construction responds in a crisis. These two presentations together with one from Don Ward asking ‘Did we waste a good crisis’, referring to the recession, form an excellent first networking conference for 2016. Last week there only have 60 places available remaining so please book now to avoid disappointment.

Mark the date: Tuesday 23rd February 2016; 9.00am for coffee and networking and then presentations and questions from 9.30am –1.00pm.

Book your place via the Eventbrite web site.