Catalyst for change – collaborating for recovery

23 July 2020

Keith Waller, Programme Director for the Construction Innovation Hub, will discuss the role of the Hub in transforming the UK construction sector, and how through collaboration the sector will be able to deliver greater impact within the ‘new normal’.


Sector recovery represents a critical opportunity to reset the direction of travel for construction. Instead of seeking a way back to business as usual, industry must strive towards new and better ways of doing things. This perspective is deep-seated for the Construction Innovation Hub, who have accelerated key areas of their industry transformation programme in recent weeks to support the sector’s move towards a more productive and resilient future.Programme Director of the Construction Innovation Hub, Keith Waller alongside Tim Broyd and Jamie Parr of Buildoffsite will share insights on the steps to a robust industry recovery and the opportunities for the offsite sector. Delegates will also have the opportunity to hear the Government perspective from the Department of Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS).As industry collaboration is more vital than ever, Keith will highlight how the Hub drives cross-sector dialogue with its network of key stakeholders and will outline the Hub’s range of innovative initiatives, across the four core themes of its programme: Value, Manufacturing, Assurance and Digital.

Why attend

• Gain insight into the Hub and its role in sector recovery
• Understand how you/your organisation can get involved with the Hub
• Identify opportunities for future collaborative activity
• Participate in a Q&A session
• Earn valuable CPD points

Who should attend

Those working within all aspects of the construction sector including clients, designers, specifiers, contractors and manufacturers.


Thursday 23 July 2020
11:00 – 12:30


We recommend you join the webinar ten minutes before the scheduled start time.

11:00 Welcome and introduction – Professor Tim Broyd, Director of Institute for Digital Innovation in the Built  Environment and Professor of Built Environment Foresight, University College London
11:05 How BEIS will support the industry to reset, restart and reinvent – Stuart Young, Stakeholder Engagement/Management, Hackitt Review, Housing and Regeneration Construction Unit, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
11:15 Construction Innovation Hub – collaborating for recovery – Keith Waller, Programme Director, Construction Innovation Hub
11:35 How the offsite sector can continue to deliver projects successfully in the ‘new normal’ – Jamie Parr, Projects and Research Lead, Buildoffsite
11:50 The role of academia and research to support the sector – Professor Tim Broyd
12:00 Interactive discussion and Q&A
12:20 Closing remarks

Registration details to follow