The Future of Construction

Tuesday 4th December 2018
Rochester Building
Medway Campus
3.30pm to 6.30pm

We want to hear from you about your future needs as a company within the construction sector or supplying the construction sector.

The construction industry, like many sectors, is unrecognisable from industry in the post-war years or even from  the construction sector of a few years ago.

Who should I come to this event and why?

Companies working in the construction sector and companies supplying to the construction sector will have to opportunity to tell the university what it will need in the next few years – skills, research, technology. Attendees will gain an insight into expertise available to help them meet challenges facing the sector.

This short event is an opportunity to take stock and look to the future. Short presentations from construction companies and university research experts will provide a platform for those attending to address key issues around technology, skills and research.

Event Programme

Time Session Title
3.30 – 4.00pm Arrival and Refreshments
4.00pm – 6.00pm Speakers include:
Looking to the future; the perspective of a finisher – Danny Lucas, Executive Chairman and Managing Director, Lucas
The role of AI in the future – Professor Ian McLoughlin, Head of School of Computing (Medway), University of Kent
How renewables and zero-carbon energy will be designed into future construction – David Browne, Director, Convert Energy
Materials of the future and their application in the construction sector – Dr George Dobre, Senior Lecturer in Applied Optics, School of Physical Sciences, University of Kent

There will also be a chance for facilitated discussions around the skills gap in construction and planning for the future

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