Towards a resilient construction industry: how are you adapting to change?

Organiser: Constructing Excellence Manchester
Location: Trowers & Hamlins LLP, 55 Princess Street, Manchester M2 4EW
Phone: 07734 129 862

The collapse of Carillion has kick started a wide-ranging debate about the causes of the company’s demise, the role of government and the efficacy of public sector contracting. It puts a spotlight on the ability of the UK’s construction industry to withstand uncertainty and changes in the business environment. Tellingly, while contributing 7% to the UK economy, the industry suffers over 16% of insolvencies.

A new report asks ‘Are we built on a house of cards?’ Resilience is the ability of organisation’s to respond to change and disruption. We live in uncertain times with weak economic growth and demand as well low productivity and skill shortages. The report’s co-author, Tim Whitehill of Project Five Consulting, will highlight key issues which need to be addressed in organisations to embrace resilience.

Adam White of Manchester Airport Group is responsible for a planned £1bn of development at Airport City and will give an update on progress and the impact on the local construction economy. He will also give a client’s perspective on the need for resilience in procurement and delivery of such a large programme of work.

Fee: £15 / free to Members of Constructing Excellence Manchester

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