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CIOB events – what’s on in October

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Highlights of the CIOB Calendar for the coming month. All events are online webinars unless otherwise stated.
Site visit to Bohunt School Horsham

5 October, 1.30-3pm, Horsham

Bohunt Horsham is a co-educational school in the centre of Horsham, West Sussex, which opened in 2019. A new purpose-built school for the pupils is currently in development north of the town.

The school will provide places for 1,620 children aged from four to 16. Building works, being run by the Bohunt Education Trust, are part of a massive new 2,750-home estate on land off the A264.

The site visit offers an overview of the project from principal contractor Wates Construction and a chance to see the current work underway.

Disperse: Improving Building Productivity

6 October, 1-2pm

Disperse is a building productivity system that uses artificial intelligence and computer vision to automate admin processes and give site teams insights so they can focus on driving construction. The webinar will run through the four main elements of the system.

CIOB: Defining Mental Illness

11 October, 6.30-7.30pm, London

Everyone is talking about mental health and wellbeing, but what is it? Not just the generic term, but what are mental illnesses?

In this webinar we will hear from an expert on some of the most common mental illnesses affecting the construction industry. We will also have a panel discussion on how this knowledge can assist you in navigating this important topic.

Speakers are Sarah Wright, community liaison officer, Sisk; Priya Aiyer, project architect, Mace; and James Gilbert, managing director, Subby.

Quality Across the Board

12 October, 6.30-8pm, Cardiff

Please join us for our first face-to-face event since 2019. For this keynote talk on quality in construction we bring together three eminent experts in the field – each coming from a different standpoint.

Paul Nash, past CIOB president and chair of the Construction Quality commission, will talk about the work of the commission and the steps that the CIOB is taking to promote best practice and provide better education on quality management, for our members, the wider construction community and for the benefit of society. 

He will be followed by Professor John Edwards, who will make the case why, particularly in Wales, retrofit should be an important part of the quality debate going forward.

The session will be rounded off by Francois Samuel, who will give the Welsh government’s perspective and outline the work ongoing in this field. There will then be ample opportunity for a healthy debate on the issues raised. 

Mental Health Within Construction Post Pandemic

19 October 8.30am-12.30pm, Leeds

The Covid-19 pandemic has had a catastrophic impact on everyone’s lives, with the last year being an extremely difficult time for so many.However, while other industries stopped, construction continued – having to adapt to the new normal and rise to the challenge.

CIOB Leeds Hub has organised a half-day conference at Leeds Town Hall focusing on Mental Health within Construction Post Pandemic.

With leading industry specialists and personal stories, this event aims to provide construction professionals and managers with the tools to support colleagues and themselves.

Black Belt Negotiation: How much are you leaving on the table?

20 October, 1-2pm, Ireland

Join CIOB Dublin Hub for an inspiring lunchtime webinar with Teamworking International, entitled Black Belt Negotiation.

Tom Flatau, CEO of Teamworking International, combines business acumen and intimate knowledge of corporate culture with ground-breaking neuroscience research and brain-based coaching to transform the individual and deliver growth and profitability in world-class companies.

The Black Belt Negotiator has become the gold standard, adopted by multi-nationals including HSBC, American Express and Siemens. It has helped reduce costs, improve project delivery, win new business and increase profit, while at the same time building better relationships with key trading partners.

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