• WEBINAR: Placemaking and regional development – a blueprint for success

    25 March 2022
    25 March 2022
  • WEBINAR: The Big Digital Debate – collaboration or confrontation?

    22 April 2022
    22 April 2022
  • ONLINE CONFERENCE: Levelling Up and Social Value

    13 May 2022
    13 May 2022
  • WEBINAR: Should housebuilding be part of infrastructure and if so, why?

    27 May 2022
    27 May 2022
  • WEBINAR: Getting construction’s message across

    17 June 2022
    17 June 2022
  • WEBINAR: Nature-based solutions and going beyond net zero

    15 July 2022
    15 July 2022
  • WEBINAR: Will AI change the face of construction?

    16 September 2022
    16 September 2022
  • WEBINAR: Opening up construction – building a more diverse industry

    23 September 2022
    23 September 2022
  • WEBINAR: How can construction crack its skills shortage?

    14 October 2022
    14 October 2022
  • IN THE SPOTLIGHT INTERVIEW: Mark Thurston, HS2 CEO

    18 November 2022
    18 November 2022
  • WEBINAR: What are the prospects for construction and infrastructure in 2023?

    16 December 2022
    16 December 2022

WEBINAR: Placemaking and regional development – a blueprint for success

A business webinar, organised as part of our new 2022 Infrastructure Intelligence Live series of events.

More and more regional mayors are adopting a ‘people-first’ approach as the best way to make a real and lasting difference to local people’s lives up and down the country. An increasing focus on placemaking and regional development means that the construction and infrastructure sector will need to work in partnership with devolved administrations and local communities, to think more about people and to focus on place rather than just projects.

Putting placemaking at the heart of regional development and the promotion of a multi-faceted approach to the planning, design and management of public spaces, means maximising local communities’ assets, inspiration and potential and the creation of public spaces that promote people’s health, happiness, and wellbeing as well as being environmentally sustainable. This webinar will explore what taking a placemaking approach means for our industry and will showcase best practice examples from around the UK.

Find out more by booking your place at this webinar, which is organised in association with our Events and Communications Strategic Partner, BECG

Placemaking and regional development - a blueprint for success 
Friday 25 March 2022 at 11am

Moderator
Andy Walker, Editor, Infrastructure Intelligence

Speakers
To be confirmed.

Click here to book a place on this webinar.

The Infrastructure Intelligence LIVE series of events is organised in association with our Events and Communications Strategic Partner, BECG

25 March 2022 - 25 March 2022

WEBINAR: The Big Digital Debate – collaboration or confrontation?

A business webinar, organised as part of our new 2022 Infrastructure Intelligence Live series of events.

The digital transformation of the construction and infrastructure sector is challenging established ways of working and bringing to the fore the necessity for more effective collaboration around projects, people and clients. With digital disruption the order of the day, how best can the industry deal with radical change? 

Will this disruption be interpreted as an opportunity to collaborate with innovators and a chance to work more efficiently, or could it be seen as a threat to the current orthodoxy?

Key questions facing the industry include: -

  • How will big data transform the architecture, engineering and consultancy industry? 
  • Is the construction and infrastructure sector really equipped to take advantage of innovations that have the potential to completely change the way the industry works? 
  • What are the key drivers to achieving digital transformation? 
  • What are the key barriers to change and what key developments should we be watching out for that will disrupt the industry going forward? 

Find out the answers to these questions and much more besides by attending this online debate, which is organised in association with our Events and Communications Strategic Partner, BECG

The Big Digital Debate - collaboration or confrontation? 
Friday 22 April 2022 at 11am

Moderator
Andy Walker, Editor, Infrastructure Intelligence

Speakers
To be confirmed.

Click here to book a place on this webinar.

The Infrastructure Intelligence LIVE series of events is organised in association with our Events and Communications Strategic Partner, BECG

22 April 2022 - 22 April 2022

ONLINE CONFERENCE: Levelling Up and Social Value

An online conference, organised as part of our new 2022 Infrastructure Intelligence Live series of events.

Following on from the successful Infrastructure Intelligence social value online conference in 2021, this year’s event will explore what social value means in practice in a sector that is often seen as leading the way in demonstrating the social benefit of its work.

The current wealth of community value being delivered through construction is significant but is not always effectively measured or calculated. This conference, delivered in association with Infrastructure Intelligence's events and communications partner BECG, will further explore the latest best practice in delivering social value, including community engagement, and will look at how the sector needs to move beyond numbers and start telling a story about the value it delivers. This is particularly important given the government's levelling up agenda and plans for major infrastructure investment across the country.   

The conference will also look at where social value sits in relation to the emerging ESG (Environment, Social, Governance) agenda the responsibilities of private and public sector clients in delivering sustainable social benefit to communities. 

Attendees at this event will gain a better understanding of what social value means in practice, how best to measure it, how to promote it and how best to work in partnership and collaboration with clients and communities to make a difference.

The top line up of speakers at the conference includes leading experts and practitioners in the field of social value. Keynote speaker Jeremy Galpin, group social value consultancy lead at Costain, will set the scene for the event and talk about where he thinks the industry currently is on the key issues and also where the government and clients are positioned around this agenda. 

Click here to book a free place at this conference.

Following the keynote speaker session, there will be two panel discussions. The first panel discussion will assess the current social value landscape, including procurement trends, government and client drivers for social value, bidding best practice and supply chain potential. The second panel discussion will look at demonstrating and measuring social value and going beyond the numbers and highlighting success. Each panel discussion will include a Q&A session where attendees can ask questions of the panellists.

The full agenda for the event is listed below together with details of how to book your free place.  

Levelling up and Social Value online conference
An Infrastructure Intelligence Live online conference
Friday 13 May 2022 from 11am-1.15pm.

Conference programme

11am - 11.05am
Introduction - Infrastructure Intelligence Editor, Andy Walker. 

11.05am- 11.20am
Keynote speaker - Jeremy Galpin, Group Social Value Consultancy Lead, Costain

11.25am-12.10pm
Panel discussion 1 Assessing the current social value landscape - including procurement trends, government and client drivers for social value, bidding best practice and supply chain potential.

This session will examine the current drivers for social value coming from government, given its levelling up agenda and look at the responsibilities of clients, both public and private, in delivering this. 

Speakers
Hannah Vickers, Chief of Staff, Mace
Sheryl Moore, Group Social Sustainability Manager, Kier
Sarah Daly, Associate Director, Sustainability, Turner & Townsend
Peter McDermott, Professor of Construction Procurement, University of Salford
Stephen Leo, Founder and Director at Social Value Solutions and Plena Consulting
Sean Keyes, Managing Director, Sutcliffe

12.15am-1pm
Panel discussion 2 - Demonstrating and measuring social value
 - going beyond the numbers and highlighting success

This session will explore the latest best practice in delivering social value in the construction sector and elsewhere and will also look at how the sector needs to move beyond numbers and start telling a story about the value it delivers.

Speakers
Vicky Hutchinson, Environment practice director, infrastructure UK & Europe, Atkins
Emily King, Global Technology Leader, Social Value Advisory, Jacobs
Neil Macdonald, Chief Executive, Thrive
Lucy Wood, Director, Barton Willmore, now Stantec
Rob Wolfe, Managing Director at CHY Consultancy
Verity Barr, Director, BECG
Kerry Scott, Global Lead for Social Outcomes, Mott MacDonald
Kat Brown, Social Impact and ESG Manager, Bruntwood

1pm-1.15pm
Summing up - Peter McDermott, Professor of Construction Procurement, University of Salford and Andy Walker, Editor, Infrastructure Intelligence

1.15pm
Conference ends. 

Levelling up and Social Value online conference
An Infrastructure Intelligence Live online event 
Friday 13 May 2022 from 11am-1.15pm.

Click here to book a place on this webinar.

The Infrastructure Intelligence LIVE series of events is organised in association with our Events and Communications Strategic Partner, BECG

13 May 2022 - 13 May 2022

WEBINAR: Should housebuilding be part of infrastructure and if so, why?

A business webinar, organised as part of our new 2022 Infrastructure Intelligence Live series of events.

Building new homes will be at the forefront of the UK’s recovery from the Covid pandemic and the housing sector remains crucial to the government’s levelling up ambitions.

The stated aim to build 300,000 new homes every year by the mid-2020s will only be met by building at scale, including major new villages, towns and suburbs across the UK. For development to happen at this level and to create sustainable places, some suggest that policy has to change so that housing can be classed as infrastructure in the planning process. 

Bringing housing under the national infrastructure brief could pave the way for more affordable high-quality developments, which are supported by both the right infrastructure and local communities, resulting in sustainable places that work for everyone. Although recent updates to the National Planning Policy Framework have helped to create a more joined up approach to housing and infrastructure delivery, more needs to be done.

A policy that prioritises housing alongside transport, broadband, energy and water would enable planning applications for larger housing developments to go through the nationally significant infrastructure project  process, so they would be considered at a national level. 

Find out more by booking your place at this webinar, which is organised in association with our Events and Communications Strategic Partner, BECG

Should housing be part of infrastructure and if so, why? 
Friday 27 May 2022 at 11am

Moderator
Andy Walker, Editor, Infrastructure Intelligence

Speakers
To be confirmed.

Click here to book a place on this webinar.

The Infrastructure Intelligence LIVE series of events is organised in association with our Events and Communications Strategic Partner, BECG

27 May 2022 - 27 May 2022

WEBINAR: Getting construction’s message across

A business webinar, organised as part of our new 2022 Infrastructure Intelligence Live series of events.

The construction and infrastructure sector is making a significant contribution to the UK government’s Build Back Better drive to ensure that the economy recovers and thrives post Covid. Given the importance of the industry to  the nation’s health and wealth, what can construction and infrastructure companies do to ensure that their work is better promoted and that they receive due credit for the impact they make on society.

This webinar will explore how firms can be effective in getting their message across to the public and other key audiences and will look at best practice examples of good communications and profile-raising activity across our sector. 

Find out more by booking your place at this webinar, which is organised in association with our Events and Communications Strategic Partner, BECG

Getting construction's message across
Friday 17 June  2022 at 11am

Moderator
Andy Walker, Editor, Infrastructure Intelligence

Speakers
To be confirmed.

Click here to book a place on this webinar.

The Infrastructure Intelligence LIVE series of events is organised in association with our Events and Communications Strategic Partner, BECG

17 June 2022 - 17 June 2022

WEBINAR: Nature-based solutions and going beyond net zero

A business webinar, organised as part of our new 2022 Infrastructure Intelligence Live series of events.

Many forward-thinking organisations are now actively advocating the use of nature-based solutions to support sustainable adaptation and development. More and more, nature is being talked about in a construction context and the issue was a key feature of the discussions and debates COP26, where over 90% of the policy statements released had the word nature included in them.

Pursuing nature-based solutions is a crucial part of the fight against climate change and the recognition that we are all dependent on a connected network of places where trees, soil, water and thriving, healthy ecosystems support health, wellbeing and the development of a future as a thriving and climate resilient society.

This webinar will look at the increasing importance of nature-based solutions and the promotion of an approach to infrastructure development that protects, sustainably manages and restores ecosystems to provide human wellbeing and biodiversity benefits.

Find out more by booking your place at this webinar, which is organised in association with our Events and Communications Strategic Partner, BECG

Nature-based solutions and going beyond net zero
Friday 15 July 2022 at 11am

Moderator
Andy Walker, Editor, Infrastructure Intelligence

Speakers
To be confirmed.

Click here to book a place on this webinar.

The Infrastructure Intelligence LIVE series of events is organised in association with our Events and Communications Strategic Partner, BECG

15 July 2022 - 15 July 2022

WEBINAR: Will AI change the face of construction?

A business webinar, organised as part of our new 2022 Infrastructure Intelligence Live series of events.

Artificial intelligence (AI) is on the rise in construction as companies look to streamline delivery in order to meet ever-growing demand.

The rise of AI and machine learning technologies have the potential to change the face of construction and although the fear of the robots taking over is inevitable, there are positive aspects. AI can be used to explore the possibilities of each aspect of a construction project and find the best solution much quicker than a human mind can. Not only does this speed up processes, it also reduces the risk of human error which can improve safety on sites.

So, how far can AI go in the construction and infrastructure sector and will it change the industry as we know it? Find out more by booking your place at this webinar, which is organised in association with our Events and Communications Strategic Partner, BECG

Will AI change the face of construction? 
Friday 16 September 2022 at 11am

Moderator
Andy Walker, Editor, Infrastructure Intelligence

Speakers
To be confirmed.

Click here to book a place on this webinar.

The Infrastructure Intelligence LIVE series of events is organised in association with our Events and Communications Strategic Partner, BECG

16 September 2022 - 16 September 2022

WEBINAR: Opening up construction – building a more diverse industry

A business webinar, organised as part of our new 2022 Infrastructure Intelligence Live series of events.

While the construction and infrastructure sector has made significant strides forward in recent years on improving diversity and inclusion, it is still the case that at many levels the industry does not reflect the wider society that its work impacts upon.

At a leadership level, our sector needs to be more representative of the general population and that means recruiting more women and more people from diverse backgrounds to key roles. Given that spending on construction is set to increase dramatically as the UK looks to build back better following the pandemic, the industry will need to recruit new talent in numbers to be able to deliver the projects and schemes that need delivering. This webinar will look at how we go about ‘opening up’ construction and building a diverse industry at all levels. 

Find out more by booking your place at this webinar, which is organised in association with our Events and Communications Strategic Partner, BECG

Opening up construction - building a more diverse industry 
Friday 23 September 2022 at 11am

Moderator
Andy Walker, Editor, Infrastructure Intelligence

Speakers
To be confirmed.

Click here to book a place on this webinar.

The Infrastructure Intelligence LIVE series of events is organised in association with our Events and Communications Strategic Partner, BECG

23 September 2022 - 23 September 2022

WEBINAR: How can construction crack its skills shortage?

A business webinar, organised as part of our new 2022 Infrastructure Intelligence Live series of events.

Construction has bounced back quicker than expected from the Covid-19 pandemic and the industry is set to reach 2019 levels of output in 2022. However, the sector still faces a significant skills challenge and according to the Construction Industry Training Board by 2025, the industry will need to recruit an additional 217,000 new workers just to meet demand.

The government’s Build Back Better drive is placing increasing pressure on the industry to deliver and the sector also needs to invest in the skills that will drive change and meet new and growing needs such as net zero emissions and building safety. That means an increasing focus on specific skills and occupations such as leadership and management, digital skills and skills related to energy efficiency.

Can the industry step up to the plate? How can construction crack its skills shortage? Sign up to this webinar to find out.

Find out more by booking your place at this webinar, which is organised in association with our Events and Communications Strategic Partner, BECG

How can construction crack its skills shortage?
Friday 14 October 2022 at 11am

Moderator
Andy Walker, Editor, Infrastructure Intelligence

Speakers
To be confirmed.

Click here to book a place on this webinar.

The Infrastructure Intelligence LIVE series of events is organised in association with our Events and Communications Strategic Partner, BECG

14 October 2022 - 14 October 2022

IN THE SPOTLIGHT INTERVIEW: Mark Thurston, HS2 CEO

A business webinar, organised as part of our new 2022 Infrastructure Intelligence Live series of events.

The latest Infrastructure Intelligence Live In the Spotlight Interview features HS2 CEO Mark Thurston, who will talk about the challenge of delivering the major rail project that will link up London, the Midlands, the north and Scotland serving over 25 stations, including eight of Britain’s ten largest cities and connecting around 30 million people.

Thurston joined High Speed Two (HS2) as CEO in March 2017 and has more than 25 years’ experience in project and programme management. He has worked in both the public and private sectors on some of the UK’s largest infrastructure projects. As managing director for Europe at CH2M, he spent a significant amount of time in leadership roles on major programmes, including three years as strategic projects director on Crossrail.

Prior to this he was programme delivery manager on the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, where he led the Power Lines Under Grounding project and the £500m structures, bridges and highways programme.

His insights on major infrastructure planning and delivery should be well worth listening to in what should be a fascinating and enlightening interview.  

Find out more by booking your place at this live interview, which is organised in association with our Events and Communications Strategic Partner, BECG

In the Spotlight Interview with Mark Thurston, CEO, HS2
Friday 18 November 2022 at 11am

Moderator
Andy Walker, Editor, Infrastructure Intelligence

Speakers
To be confirmed.

Click here to book a place at this live interview.

The Infrastructure Intelligence LIVE series of events is organised in association with our Events and Communications Strategic Partner, BECG

18 November 2022 - 18 November 2022

WEBINAR: What are the prospects for construction and infrastructure in 2023?

A business webinar, organised as part of our new 2022 Infrastructure Intelligence Live series of events.

The Infrastructure Intelligence Live 2022 series of events concludes on Friday 16 December 2022 with a webinar where we look ahead to 2023 and ask what the year may bring for the construction and infrastructure sector. 

As 2022 draws to a close, we’ll reflect on the previous 12 months and look ahead to what 2023 may bring politically, economically and socially and discuss the potential impact on our sector. Our panel will bring together some of the industry’s key personalities to discuss the year to come, provide insights and a few predictions as to what lies ahead in 2023 for the construction and infrastructure sector.

Find out more by booking your place at this webinar, which is organised in association with our Events and Communications Strategic Partner, BECG

What are the prospects for construction and infrastructure in 2023?
Friday 16 December  2022 at 11am

Moderator
Andy Walker, Editor, Infrastructure Intelligence

Speakers
To be confirmed.

Click here to book a place on this webinar.

The Infrastructure Intelligence LIVE series of events is organised in association with our Events and Communications Strategic Partner, BECG

16 December 2022 - 16 December 2022