21 January 2020 | Prithvi Pandya
Dame Judith Hackitt will share her ideas for creating a new national building safety regulator at The Construction Product Leaders' summit on 13 February 2020.
Hackitt will explore the role manufacturers can play in shifting the construction industry towards more stringent standards.
The event will highlight lessons learned and efficiencies gained in other sectors that have experienced sustained periods of technology transformation and disruption.
Other topics on the agenda include the current unsettled economic landscape, the government's drivers for construction sector change and opportunities presented by digitisation to transform the industry.
The idea of the Golden Thread of Information will be covered in a Q&A session. Attendees will discover how the supply chain should be fully integrated into this concept to increase transparency, visibility and profitability. The speakers will also give practical advice on the steps manufacturers need to take to digitise product data, processes and workflows.
Richard Waterhouse, chief executive of NBS, said: "Technology is an enabler and yet construction hasn't yet realised the opportunity. Sensible adoption can drive up standards, reduce mistakes and save costs. The sector hasn't yet realised the pace and scale of change coming down the line. The industry will be impacted from three directions, the new safety regulations, as well as the proposed housing and infrastructure programmes. Acting now can give your business a competitive advantage.
"Product manufacturers are going to be a key part of this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to build a better Britain. Dame Judith Hackitt is a force for change within our industry and with her clear focus on making sure homes are safe and fit for habitation, she will be an electrifying and rousing speaker."