Industry Events

Discussing the future of wood in construction at Woodbuild Wales 2016

Registration for the Woodbuild Wales 2016 will be open till the 11th of February 2016. The free event will take place on 17 March 2016, at the SSE Swalec Stadium in Cardiff, Wales, featuring a conference and a products exhibition.

Woodbuild Wales 2016 addresses construction industry clients, contractors and suppliers, providing insight into the future for wood in the building sector.

Leading speakers from timber and construction industry will explore global trends and innovations and the role that timber can play in providing solutions to pressing economic, social and environmental challenges. In particular the discussion will be focussing on the policy environment in Wales and the opportunity to stimulate increased procurement of home grown timber. The panel includes: Edwina Hart MBE CStJ AM, Minister for Economy, Science and Transport; Peter Davies – Climate Change Commission for Wales; Duncan Mayes – Stora Enso; Alastair Parvin – WikiHouse Foundation; Gary Newman – Woodknowledge Wales; Neil Sutherland – MAKAR.

The exhibition will showcase companies that are leading the way in the use and production of timber in construction.

To reserve your free delegate space at the event,register at business.wales.gov.uk or call 03000 603000, stating the name of the event.

To exhibit for free, send an email at frankie. [email protected] co.uk.

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Housing shortage and offsite construction, upcoming event in Birmingham

On 23 and 24 March 2016 the National Exhibition Center (NEC) in Birmingham will host the 'Explore Offsite in the Housing Sector' event.

The seminar present a combined mix of conferences and exhibitions, including a prestigious line-up of industry speakers.

The discussion will be focused on the housing sector, analysing the opportunities that offsite construction offers to takle the housing shortage crisis. 

Housebuilding in the UK is currently at an all-time low. It is predicted that a total of 250,000 homes need to be delivered each year in order to tackle spiralling house prices and the critical shortage of affordable homes. This target has constantly been missed – with figures showing that only 141,000 homes were constructed last year.

For more information visit www.exploreoffsite.co.uk or contact [email protected].

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