Why Attend?

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Over the past year the construction industry has seen radical changes. The findings of the Hackitt review has drastically changed the regulatory and accountability framework of the industry.

A lot has changed at CABE as well, with our pursuit of full membership of the Engineering Council, and the development of a new strategic journey both of which will lead to greater opportunities for all Members.

We're excited to be hosting this year's Annual Conference in Manchester, and welcoming delegates from the UK and overseas. The theme for this year is ‘Achieving Professional Excellence’ and our speakers will epitomise this across many facets of our industry and beyond. Covering a wide range of industry relevant topics from regulatory reform to mental health in construction, along with a detailed technical programme with the aim to promote debate and challenge convention. In this spirit, the conference will feature more live discussions than ever before, ensuring a wide range of voices will be heard.

Our comprehensive exhibition will be populated with a wide range of businesses showcasing innovative products and services from within the industry. The Built Environment Awards will also be presented at the formal Conference black-tie gala dinner held.

Day One

Session One

Regulatory Reform to Improve Building Safety

09:55 - 12:45

As Government and industry continue to develop plans to implement the Hackitt Review, the first session of CABE conference will consider key aspects of structural reform. This will include regulatory and systemic changes, improvements to productivity and industry practice and the development of better skills and training; all in the context of Building Engineers helping to create a safe built environment that protects people throughout the building life cycle.

Session Two

How Knowledge Base Applies in Practice

13:45 - 16:50

Building on the morning's discussion, session two will look more closely at the role of standards for products and systems in the delivery of safe buildings, emerging changes to regulatory requirements and a consideration of the essential competencies that Building Engineers need in order to effectively apply their professional skills.12 hours CPD

Day Two

Session Three

Cultural Reform

09:30 - 13:00

The final session will look at how the construction and built environment sector needs to change its culture to ensure that buildings respond to societal expectations. This will include consideration of the need to promote better health and welfare within the construction industry; the important role of Building Engineers in maintaining professional standards and how we can all work to deliver a built environment that works for the widest possible range of people.

We are delighted to welcome back Reverend Kevin Fear from 2018's conference to deliver our keynote address. Kevin received a phenomenal response from last year's attendees and we're sure he will impress again in 2019.

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How to Book

To book your place, simply download, complete and send your delegate booking form to kirri.porter-white@cbuilde.com. If you have any queries please contact Kirri on 01604 404121.

For the full information leaflet, please click here.

Travelling to the venue

Manchester Piccadilly train station is situated less than half a mile from the hotel, at approximately 8 minutes walk. For this reason, travelling by train may be a preferred method of travel.

If you are travelling by car, please see information below:

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The Mercure hotel has 80 parking spaces allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Charges are £20 for up to 24 hours. Please use postcode M1 4DY to ensure you arrive at the car park instead of the front entrance to the hotel.

There is also a NCP car park directly below the hotel, Manchester Piccadilly Gardens, Piccadilly Plaza, New York Street Manchester M1 4AJ. Charges are £30 for 6 – 24 hours.

Two alternative NCP car parks are situated five minutes’ walk from the hotel. These are in Sackville Street and China Town (both £25 for £24 hours). At the NCP hotels, there is the facility to pre-book a space. Please follow the links to take advantage of this.

Another option for parking in the New York Street M1 4PH car park can be found on the yourparkingspace website. These spaces can be pre-booked from three months in advance. Charges are £6 for 24 hour parking.

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