Events – Informing the industry
Events provide a great opportunity to extend learning, heighten awareness and network
A fantastic line up of speakers and great delegates helped to make the Housing Summit 17 on Friday13th october a great success.
The presentaions can be viewed by cicking on the link below:
A massive thank you to our sponsors Marley Eternit, Plasmor, H+H, Ibstock and our great hosts Arup.
0800 to 1400 Friday 13th October 2017The housing industry faces many challenges as we seek to increase output, improve quality, ensure we have the skills for the future and deliver comfortable homes built to last 150 years.
Design versus Performance, thermal bridging, fire prevention, overheating and indoor air quality are some of the many technical challenges the industry must address. We must make full use of our wealth of knowledge, explore greater collaboration and embrace the digital revolution to build better homes for the customer.
Dress Down Friday and end "Construction Week" in style!We hope you can join us at Arup Campus in Solihull for what promises to be a great half day event for all involved in the delivery of better homes. Delegates will enjoy:
Free Parking at Notcutts Garden Centre – Junction 4 M42
Full English Breakfast between 0800 and 0930 Courtesy bus to and from Arup CampusThis
This one-day annual event will bring you right up to date with the latest developments and the opportunities that lie ahead. The agenda will include:
Local Authority Housing Companies
Infrastructure and Planning
Housing Quality, IAQ and Overheating
Fire and Resilience
Please note that due to the lack of parking at Arup we have organised free parking at the Notcutts Garden Centre off the same motorway island as Arup Campus. Full English Breakfast will be served at Notcutts Garden Centre between 0800 and 0930 and a shuttle service will operate every 10 minutes to and from Arup
This free event is sponsored by Marley Eternit, H+H, Plasmor and Ibstock.
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Local House Builders Breakfast Briefing - University of Wolverhampton Science Park, Friday 14th July 2017
The need to build more homes of all tenures remains a priority and increasingly local authorities will play a big part in this with the help of local builders.
This workshop was part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), and is for SMEs based in the Black Country. The venue is Wolverhampton Business Solutions Centre, University of Wolverhampton Science Park Wolverhampton, WV10 9RT.
Wolverhampton City Council is addressing the housing crisis with a new initiative to build homes for sale and rent on land owned by the city. In partnership with Wolverhampton Homes the Council has set on a new company which will design and develop homes across the city on large and small sites to meet the needs of the community.
The council wishes to use local building materials and local house builders to ensure they maximise on the employment opportunities and ensure the money spent, where possible, stays in the local economy.
You can access the presentations by clicking the link below:
Local Authority Housing Conference - KMPG Birmngham - May 11th 2017
The national housing shortage and the critical need to create new revenue streams for local authorities has resulted in many Local Authorities setting up Housing Companies and re-entering the housing market after many years away.
This is a fast developing trend and it is, therefore, important to share good practice and explore ways to deliver more homes that last using local
A message from the Building Alliance
Thank you for you interest in the Housing Summit 2016. Please find below links to the key presentations.
Skills and Capacity
Housing Summit 2016
Arup Campus, Solihull
1000 to 1400 Friday 21st October 2016
Our new Government is committed to a major uplift in house building, creating jobs, growth, a balanced economy and social inclusion. This is critical as UK PLC must now deliver the world class economic performance we will need to compete in the fast growing global economy.
With devolution, de-regulation and new homes at the heart of the new Government's agenda we now have a mandate to address the big issues. These include land, planning, finance, skills and capacity to remove the barriers to building the homes we need to meet the demands of our growing population.
Design versus Performance, thermal bridging, fire prevention, overheating and indoor air quality are some of the many technical challenges the industry must address as we seek to make full use of our wealth of knowledge, explore greater collaboration and embrace the digital revolution to build better homes for the customer.
Dress Down Friday and end "Construction Week" in style!
We hope you can join us at Arup Campus in Solihull for what promises to be a great half day event for all involved in the delivery of better homes. Delegates will enjoy:
Free Parking at Notcutts Garden Centre – Junction 4 M42 and 5 minutes from Arup
Full English Breakfast between 0800 and 0930
Courtesy bus to and from Arup Campus
The Housing Summit will feature leading speakers on:
Policy and Planning
The role of Combined Authorities and Devolution
Skills and Innovation
The Housing Digital Revolution