NaCSBA is pleased to be supporting Housing 2019, Europe’s largest and most inclusive housing festival and the Chartered Institute of Housing’s (CIH) annual conference. Taking place over three days in Manchester the event will welcome 8,000 attendees, with visitors enjoying free access to seven free seminar programmes including the new Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) stage. As part of our support, NaCSBA’s members and extended network can enjoy a free ticket to the event, usually costing £150 plus VAT per day.
Modern Methods of Construction and Self Build
By its very nature, Custom and Self Build are champions of MMC, as so many homes are delivered by the route, and the sector innovates in new systems and designs, often proving a test bed for emerging technology and build systems.
In its recent submission to the Housing Communities and Local Government Committee inquiry into MMC, the CIH made the following key points:
- MMC represents real opportunities to establish new high standards in housebuilding, that must be balanced with the risk that it could also be used to produce sub-standard homes if not carefully overseen.
- MMC has huge potential for achieving high levels of energy efficiency, with the potential to deliver a step-change in the delivery of climate-friendly homes, and,
- MMC could deliver better standards in: accessibility provision; safer material usage following Grenfell; and its consistency of production may resolve future construction issues.
With MMC potentially taking a valuable role in additional housing supply, the new stage at Housing 2019 offers the chance to learn about new developments in the sector. In addition to the MMC stage there are 300 exhibitors and a further 50 sponsors and seminar theatres on TECH, best practice, procurement plus the show’s award-winning fringe and a homelessness hackathon. With happy hours and over 60 fringe events attached this really is the place where the whole housing sector comes together.
What’s on the Modern Methods of Construction stage
Three days of sessions including…
- Buying with confidence: lessons learned from procurement
- Funding quality and durability: ‘busting the myths’
- The future is here and now, are you ready?
- Masterclass: how to work with volumetric
- Keynote: selling a quality product every time
- Building smarter, embracing digital
- New skills for a new era
- Keynote: building better homes, faster
- Leaving a legacy: a better future
- Meeting housing need in our cities
- Better design, every time
PLUS 50 speakers including…
Elisabeth Buggins CBE, chair, Accord Housing Association
Charlie Scherer, consultant, BoKlok
Jaimie Johnston, director, Bryden Wood
Mark Farmer, director, Cast Consultancy
Susan Emmett, head of engagement, Homes England
Mike De’Ath, partner, HTA
Dave Sheridan, chief executive, ilke Homes
Wayne Hill, construction services director, L&Q
Adam Locke, partnership and innovation director, Laing O’Rourke
Jon Sawyer, director of housing, Manchester City Council
Isobel Stephen, director of housing supply, MHCLG
David Cowans, chief executive, Places for People
Scott Sanderson, partner, PRP
Geoff Pearce, executive director of development, Swan Housing Association
Professor Lorraine Farrelly, head o architecture, University of Reading
Tom Bloxham, co-founder, Urban Splash