The Government Construction Summit 2012 is being organised by Building Magazine in conjunction with the Cabinet Office and the Department for Business Innovation & Skills.
The one-day event has been developed to encourage greater levels of dialogue between the construction sector and the Government departments, driving change in the sector.
As the single largest client in the UK, government’s construction strategy is fundamental to how they will procure major public projects moving forward and increase value. In July the Ministers and advisors representing these key departments will drill down further on last year’s construction strategy, ask questions of the construction industry and create a platform for open dialogue between industry and government.
Speaker Paul Morrell, Government Construction Advisor, said “We’ll be reporting on progress – how we’re working with industry, what we’d like industry to do in response. In return, they will be feeding back what they’d like the Government to do to accelerate the pace in the programme.
“We need to get into supply chains so that we can unlock innovation and find cost savings without loss of value. This means communicating further down the supply chain than has historically been the case. If the industry wants to be part of the conversation we need a forum where it can hear where we’re headed.”
Rt. Hon. Francis Maude, Minister for the Cabinet, said “I fully support the challenge that the Government’s Construction Strategy sends out to the public sector and to the construction industry.
“The public sector needs to be a better, more informed and strategic client. The construction industry, in turn, will benefit from a more collaborative working relationship with the public sector, allowing for innovation, increased efficiency, and delivering better value for money. The Government Construction Summit will strive to foster a more collaborative approach between the construction community and Government with speakers from the Cabinet Office & BIS and construction sector present”
The full conference programme can be viewed here - http://www.governmentconstructionsummit.co.uk/programme
Topics covered include
• Update on the Priority Schools Building Programme
• Education procurement following the James Review
• Government investment priorities over the next two years
• Update in the National Infrastructure Plan
• Opportunities for the construction industry
• Infrastructure Cost Review and funding major infrastructure projects
• Implementing the National Planning Policy Framework
• Get Britain building: Building more houses nationally
• Promoting regional growth
• Update on the capital programme and P21+
• Impact of the government health reforms on the built environment
• Embracing new private financing mechanisms
Building Information Modelling
• Early lessons from government
• Update on the full roll out
• Update on the Green Deal
• Solar and the future of Feed in Tariffs
• What’s next for the Renewables sector?