“Thought-provoking” Glasgow conference to focus on innovation

Mactaggart & Mickel Timber Systems demonstrates to industry contacts a live timber system installation demonstration in Largs. The team install a closed-panel system at The Rise development to illustrate how the company can make homes wind and watertight in just one day. Ross Mickel. Pic by Ashley Coombes/Epicscotland. 24/6/2010

THE second Construction Scotland and Construction Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC) joint conference has been announced.

Hundreds of key influencers and decision makers from the Scottish construction sector will attend the free event, to be held on Tuesday 13 September 2016 at the Hilton Hotel in Glasgow.

Organisers said the event will be the largest construction conference in Scotland and will provide a “thought provoking, informative and interesting range of talks, collaborative discussions and interactive exhibits to encourage Scotland’s construction businesses, clients and stakeholders to improve their competitiveness, embrace change and innovate to capitalise on the industry’s world renowned strengths and deliver further growth”.

Key themes include differentiating through innovation, transforming productivity, digitisation and BIM. Delegates will also have the opportunity to learn about the progress of Construction Scotland and the Innovation Centre.

Speakers will include Jim McColl OBE.

Stephen Good, chief executive of Construction Scotland Innovation Centre said, “Construction Scotland Innovation Centre has made good progress since the last conference and we’re excited to share some highlights and to engage with a large number of people from across the industry, academia and in the public sector.”

Ed Monaghan, chair of Construction Scotland Industry Leadership Group, and chief executive of Mactaggart & Mickel Group added, In this uncertain time the most important thing you can do is to secure the work you can while improving profitability. Whether you are a small business or a large contractor, our event will share key insights on how to achieve this.”

Registration and attendance at the event is free. Those wishing to attend should register at www.cs-ic.org/2016event