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Quantity Surveying & Construction Conference

Conference London, 10 May 2018

How can the sector adapt and modernise to remain competitive and resilient?

The RICS Quantity Surveying and Construction Conference returns in 2018 to review how the sector is performing, analyse current demands on the industry and its future direction.

While the growth of the construction sector remains positive, the skills shortage and Brexit continues to dominate the industry and cause uncertainty. Hear first-hand views from our expert speakers – CEOs, economists, developers, contractors and more, to discover how to solve and tackle these issues.

The event will be a mixture of high-level strategic debate combined with practical sessions that will positively impact your day-to-day practice. Dedicated technical sessions will examine building contracts, whole life costing and case law updates.

The day will culminate in a debate tying together the conference topics to understand the strategies and new methods of construction needed to respond to today’s, tomorrow’s and the future requirements of the industry.

This is the must attend event for anyone wanting to be at the forefront of the construction sector.

Highlights of the day include:

  • Economic update – understand current market conditions, results from the latest RICS Construction Survey and discover where we are in the current property cycle
  • Offsite construction in action – hear a case study of a project that successfully utilised off-site manufacture and whether this new modern method of construction is the future of the industry
  • Ethics in practice – An interactive session reviewing case studies and scenarios for solving ethical dilemmas in the construction industry

It’s about more than just QS

Networking is a critical part of working in this sector, but as a busy professional it can be a struggle to find the time to do this effectively.

With this in mind we’ve set aside time in the day to give you a chance to catch up with your peers and network with our expert panel of speakers; for example, the two-course networking lunch (which is included in the price of your ticket) where you can enjoy a selection of tasty food while catching up with colleagues old and new.

As part of the conference we’re also bringing together a group of key exhibitors. These are specially chosen to be relevant and of potential value to your business. You can walk round and browse at your leisure.

On top of that, attending the event also gives you 6 hours of formal CPD to tick off against your annual 20-hour requirement.

A great tool to make your day even more valuable

Last year we introduced the RICS conference app to enhance your conference experience, and it’s only available to people who register for the conference. In addition, our attendees receive access to content maps. Find out more about the benefits of the conference app and mind maps.

Here’s what to do next

The price of this conference is £260+VAT for RICS Professionals. However, if you book before 21 February you will benefit from the special early bird discount, so your ticket is just £235, a saving of £25.

For non-RICS Professionals the conference is £351+VAT, and you can also enjoy an early bird discount.

We’ve also got some great group discounts when you book together with your colleagues:

  • Book three or more places and get 10% off
  • Book five or more places and get 15% off
  • Book seven or more places and get 20% off.

As soon as you’ve placed your booking you’ll get an email from us confirming your place with further details on what happens next.

Prices

The price for this value packed day is:

RICS member Early Bird price*
£235 + VAT
RICS non-member Early Bird price* £317.25 + VAT
RICS member standard price £260 + VAT
RICS non-member standard price £351 + VAT

*Book before 21 February 2018 to benefit from the Early Bird discount.

show full programme

08:30 Registration and refreshments

09:20 Chair’s opening comments

09:30 Construction market overview

  • What is the outlook and potential growth for the construction industry?
  • Market forecast – how is the industry performing in 2017?
  • Sectors that are performing the best? Infrastructure? Housing? Commercial?

10:00 Keynote session: Future of QS and Construction

  • Brexit – what impact will this have on the construction industry?
  • Potential opportunities and risks for the sector
  • Government industrial building strategy
  • Property Investment  

10:45 Networking refreshment break

11:10 Legal round up

  • Case law update
  • What impact do these cases have on the profession?

11:40 Building Contracts

  • A year on review of JCT and NEC4
  • The principles you need to be aware of
  • Future changes?

12:10 ICMS Update

  • ICMS 2nd edition

12:40 Networking lunch

13:40 Ethics in practice

  • Interactive panel session reviewing case studies and scenarios for solving ethical dilemmas
  • Latest RICS Guidance

14:25 Future of data in construction

  • What systems and ways should we take in the future to deal with these huge volumes?
  • How to use data effectively, legally and purposefully
  • Data Protection Act – the implications

15:05 Networking refreshment break

15:20 Whole life costing

16:00 Case Study - Off-site construction

  • Case studies and examples of off-site modular housing
  • Concept to completion

16:45 Panel debate - Future of QS and Construction

  • Brexit – what impact will this have on the construction industry?
  • Potential opportunities and risks for the sector
  • Government industrial building strategy
  • Property Investment

17:20 Conference close

17:30 Networking drinks

18:15 David Bucknall award