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June 2020

Encouraging greater ethnicity and ‘diversity of thought’ in construction

June 19 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Despite the skills shortages in the construction industry, there is still a huge disparity of BAME individuals (Black, Asian, and minority ethnic) in the sector, our speaker Bola Abisogun is on a mission to change this by helping to improve career opportunities for all and transform the industry of today. Encouraging greater ethnicity in construction Bola's pursuit to encourage greater ethnic diversity in construction led to him founding construction and project management business UrbanIS in 2003, with the aim to…

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Covid-19 – Impact on Worker Wellbeing: Adapting to an ever-changing new normal

June 23 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

During this highly relevant webinar, Stephen will explore some of the impact that the COVID-19 crisis has had on the mental wellbeing of our workforce across the industry and explore some of the practical implications for organisations planning a return to operational activity. https://hub.leadersmeets.com/cws230620

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Building Equality LGBT+ Toolbox Talk

June 26 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Building Equality, an alliance of construction organisations and professional Institutions, launched the LGBT+ Inclusive Toolbox Talk initiative to assist with educating and empowering our workforces. This webinar is for anyone who wants to learn about, or teach others, about LGBT+ inclusion in the workplace. The session aims to educate on the impact of discriminatory language and behaviour, provide an insight into LGBT rights and history as well as to encourage supportive workplaces where everyone is treated fairly and equally: LGBT+…

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Intangible value: Evaluating human assets in times of change and in a post COVID-19 world

June 30 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

For most businesses in the UK, they add and create value through the knowledge they control. This could be through tools and processes they have developed but is mostly through the application of their staff’s knowledge. As this is intangible, it can be very difficult to understand how much knowledge you have, where it is stored, and how it is used. As a business, when you know what you know: You will know who knows what, and therefore who to…

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July 2020

Uncomfortable Truths about the UK Construction Sector

July 3 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

A view of construction from the personal perspective of  experiences in the Oil & Gas sector. In this webinar, Peter will share lessons learned from some of the world’s largest disasters and major economic cycles including: Importance of keeping it simple - Right People – Doing Things Right – Right Time Silo behaviours creates cost, inefficiencies and risk Leveraging technology and sharing data within GDPR constraints Focus on efficiency and performance improvement yields safety benefits Ensuring best practice is routine –…

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August 2020

Top Ten COVID-19 Questions in Construction

August 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Top Ten COVID-19 Questions in Construction Date: Wednesday 12st August 2020, Time: 12.00noon Constructing Excellence in the North East in association with Emma Bowens, Partner in the Regulatory, Safety Health and Environment team, and Andrew Clough, Partner in the Construction & Engineering team will be discussing the ‘Top Ten’ questions they are most frequently asked as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.  The questions are: 1. How do I decide whether to report a Covid-19 diagnosis under RIDDOR? 2. Some…

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September 2020

Social Value: Emperor’s new clothes? A £500 bn opportunity going to waste??

September 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Social Value: Emperor's new clothes? A £500 bn opportunity going to waste?? Friday 4th September 2020, 12.00 pm The IED recently published its findings and recommendations from a major piece of research into the delivery of social value in the construction sector. Led by the IED’s Chair, Bev Hurley CBE, the results revealed a host of deep challenges on both supply and demand sides, with little likelihood of securing a significant impact from the estimated £500bn construction spend by 2030…

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The benefits of the Talent Retention Scheme: What’s in it for me?

September 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The benefits of the Talent Retention Scheme: What's in it for me? Tuesday 8th September 2020, 12.30-13:30 In this session we are joined by Stuart Young from BEIS who will discuss the newly launched Talent Retention Scheme.  The webinar will: Provide an overview on the programme Note why BEIS is providing funding Set out how the scheme works Seek your engagement to promote the scheme to local partners and those individuals affected Provide you with the opportunity to ask me…

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Assessing quality in offsite manufacture

September 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Assessing quality in offsite manufacture Friday 11th September, 12.00pm   Webinar Overview In this webinar Richard will set out the NHBC view of demand for offsite, the key risks to be addressed and how we go about assessing quality. He will focus on how we assess quality of production as well as design and onsite construction. Richard is Innovation Manager at NHBC, the UK’s leading independent provider of warranty and insurance for new homes. He joined NHBC in 2018 leading a…

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Update on the latest progress at the Hinkley Point C construction site

September 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Through this webinar, Andrew Cockcroft will update on the latest progress at the Hinkley Point C construction site. Andrew Cockcroft , Senior Manager – Community Relations, Strategy and Corporate Affairs. With an academic background in energy policy and sustainable development, Andrew has spent over 10 years in the nuclear industry -  beginning his career at Hinkley Point C as part of the planning team that moved the project from initial proposal to reality. Since then, he has worked closely with local, regional and…

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