The construction sector is a big part of the UK economy – roughly 9% of it – and employs around 10% of the UK workforce. Its output – the built environment – enables the services that drive around 43% of the economy. From roads and rail to offices and factories. However, the way we produce buildings has not changed in over 40 years.
The 2016 UK composites identified construction as a sector for diversification meaning that the UK currently supplies relatively small amounts of composites into the sector and UK based OEMs and the supply chain may not yet recognise the market opportunity afforded by composite solutions.
The composites in construction roadmapping exercise, carried out for the Composites Leadership Forum Strategic Construction Group, was designed to identify major barriers, opportunities, policy measures for policy makers, and industry and financial partners to accelerate R&D efforts on a national level. The roadmap will enable government and industry bodies, investors and composite and construction industry suppliers and buyers to identify the steps and measures needed to accelerate required technology development and uptake.
Reasons to attend
- Find out where the key opportunities have been identified for the composites in construction sector.
- Learn how the findings can be utilised to bid in to current and future funding calls to enable a step-change.
- Get involved in working groups to tackle some of the challenges to the uptake of new materials in construction.
- Network with key industry players.
13:30 Arrival and coffee
14:00 Welcome and introduction - James Henderson, CLF Construction Group Chair
14:05 The construction sector strategy – a brief summary - James Henderson, Atkins Global
14:15 Overview of the Composites Leadership Forum and composites industry strategy - Sue Halliwell, Composites UK
14:25 The CLF Construction sector roadmap – methodology - Gemma Smith, Fluency Marketing
14:35 The CLF Construction Sector roadmap results - James Henderson, Atkins Global
- Key recommendations
15:30 Next steps
- Overview of the Transforming Construction call
- Expressions of interest against key recommendations
This event is free-to-attend however places are limited and booking via the link below is essential.