Vaughan Hart
Vaughan Hart

Scottish builders’ conference will explore ‘how to survive and thrive’ in 2018 industry

Figures from across the sector will have a unique opportunity to debate how to survive and thrive in Scotland’s rapidly changing construction industry as trade association the Scottish Building Federation meets for its annual conference, taking place in Glasgow this Friday, the 16th March.

The conference will be hosted at the Grand Central Hotel in Glasgow, and will look at opportunities emerging from the modernisation agenda while addressing a broad range of issues and industry trends including improved procurement, digitisation, off site manufacturing and changing legislation with an impact on the sector,

Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from and pose questions to leading figures from the Institution of Civil Engineers, the Construction Scotland Innovation Centre and Zero Waste Scotland.

Founded in 1895, the Scottish Building Federation is the leading employers’ federation for the construction industry in Scotland with membership comprising hundreds of building companies located throughout Scotland, from Orkney to the Borders.

Commenting on the conference, Scottish Building Federation Managing Director Vaughan Hart said:

“Over the past 12 months, there have been many events spanning the economy, politics and society which have had a direct or indirect impact on Scottish construction. In a climate of continuing economic and political uncertainty, there are likely to be many more such developments over the year ahead.

“Against that backdrop, we want to give everyone in the industry a chance to debate the key issues affecting our industry and to consider what they need to do not only to survive but to thrive within a rapidly changing business environment. This major conference will explore how, by working together more collaboratively, we can maximise the opportunity to reduce inherent waste, improve productivity, increase margins and ultimately place the industry on a sustainable long-term footing.

”The conference is free to attend so I would encourage anyone with an interest in Scottish construction to come along and take the opportunity to debate the issues that really matter for the long term future of our industry.”