Golden age of Construction
Members can attend a new for 2017 IEMA conference next month, free of charge, to hear about the UK’s “new golden age of construction”.
With more than half a trillion pounds of investment in new and upgraded energy, rail, sewerage, flood risk management, aviation and road projects all being progressed the UK is witnessing a new level of infrastructure investment and innovation. These projects will shape the infrastructure upon which our future sustainable (or unsustainable) economy and society is built, but they also have a huge potential to leave a legacy that significantly advances how we integrate environment and sustainability into all future development. IEMA’s conference will explore these issues and opportunities.
Skills for Sustainable Infrastructure, part of the Construction Summit during UK Construction Week, will take place on Wednesday 11 October at the NEC, Birmingham. The full-day conference will include presentations from industry leaders who are embedding sustainability across infrastructure projects, consultancy skills, contractor operations and more. Speakers from HS2, WSP, Atkins, EDF Energy, Skanska and Crossrail will all feature on the programme.
This conference will also be the launchpad for IEMA’s latest research report on the role sustainability skills play in enabling the UK’s golden age of infrastructure. The report builds on the findings of IEMA’s seminal ‘Preparing for the Perfect Storm’ research, and aims to deepen understanding of the role of environment and sustainability skills in delivering infrastructure.
Go to www.ukconstructionweek.com/IEMAconference to book your free place so you are among the first to see the research findings