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RICS Construction Conference

The essential conference for Quantity Surveyors and Project Managers to review how the sector is performing, analyse current demands on the industry and its future direction.

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

Thu 23 May 2019
08:00 AM - 05:30 PM
Etc. Venues, St Pauls, 200 Aldersgate, London, EC1A 4HD
5 hours formal CPD

Book before 1 March for Early Bird discount.

£240 + VAT


Brexit, robots and skills shortages. Just three of the pressing issues currently impacting the construction sector and disrupting the status quo. How should the industry respond?

The RICS Construction Conference will bring together leading individuals in the sector, including developers clients and contractors to debate how to navigate current challenges, changing client demands and technological shifts within the industry.

The conference is the perfect platform for quantity surveyors and project managers to benefit from high-level discussions that will improve their understanding of current market conditions, the latest technical content and future developments in the industry.

Delivered through presentations, case studies and discussions, the conference will examine timely topics such as procurement for value, off-site construction, contracts and BIM.

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



  • Understand current market conditions, results from the latest RICS Construction Survey and discover where we are in the current property cycle
  • Discover what impact the Carillon collapse had on the industry and how it needs to adapt and modernise to minimise the risk of this happening again in the future 
  • Consider how social value public works in practice and what this means for contracts going forward
  • Hear an legal update looking at the implications the increased use of BIM is having on contacts and how the use of BIM can be drafted into contracts effectively
  • Following Mark Farmer’s seminal report in 2016, are we any further onto making off-site construction part of the everyday construction world? This question will be answered and more as we discuss the current state of off-site construction.
  • Discuss with the profession's leading figures how the industry can attract the next generation and provide best practice examples of improving diversity and inclusion within organisations


To present the sessions, we have invited industry leading speakers, these included:

  • Justin Sullivan, Founder and Managing Director, Adair Associates; Global & UK Chair, RICS QS and Construction Global Professional Group Boards
  • Mert Yesugey, Project Principal, Mott Macdonald
  • Theresa Mohammed, Partner – London, Trowers and Hamlins
  • Alex Lubbock, Head of Digital Construction, Infrastructure and Projects Authority
  • Simon Rubinsohn, Chief Economist, RICS
  • Alexander Catmur, Business Systems Lead – UK & Europe, Faithful+Gould
  • Nelly Twumasi-Mensah, Business Projects & Change Lead – UK & Europe, Faithful+Gould
  • Steven Thompson, Associate Director, Built Environment Professional Standards, RICS

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Build your surveying network

You’ve told us that networking is an important part of your conference experience. So, we’ve set aside times in the day to give you a chance to network with like-minded professionals, including your peers and our expert panel of speakers. One of these is a two-course hot lunch while you connect with colleagues old and new.

As part of our conference exhibition, sector-specific exhibitors will introduce the latest products and services to you to add value to your business.

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Group bookings:

  • Book 3 or more places and get 10% off
  • Book 5 or more places and get 15% off
  • Book 7 or more places and get 20% off

Only one discount available per booking. This cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer from RICS.

  • RICS Professional Early Bird Rate £240 + VAT
  • Non-RICS Professional Early Bird Rate £324 + VAT
  • RICS professionals £265 + VAT
  • Non-RICS professionals £357.75 + VAT
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£240 + VAT