Building for tomorrow 2022

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NHBC, the leading warranty and insurance provider for new homes in the UK, has welcomed hundreds of delegates online for the 30th anniversary of its Building for tomorrow (Bft) event.

The completely new format of Bft - in the shape of a three-day virtual event - allowed attendees to pick and choose the sessions most relevant to them.

By registering to attend, participants were also granted access to this exclusive content for the rest of the year and the opportunity to be able to earn up to 19 hours of CPD learning credits. They were also able to network with like-minded professionals online.

Focusing on five key strands: new homes quality, safety and change; climate change; MMC; the future housing market and beyond, and high-rise, this year’s event had 40 sessions of content with more than 30 speakers.

Alongside NHBC experts and after a welcome introduction from NHBC Chief Executive Steve Wood, speakers included representatives from Hometrack, Lloyd’s Banking Group and the Home Builders Federation.

The elite array of speakers also featured Tara Deshpande of the Clean Heat Directorate who tackled climate change, Cast Consultancy’s Mark Farmer who hosted a lively session on the evolving role of MMC and Jenny Herdman, Director of the Home Building Skills Partnership who delivered an informative session entitled ‘Skills – building the future base’.

Keynote speakers included Mark Dawson, HM Principal Inspector of Health and Safety at the HSE who explored building a safer future for high-rise properties and Douglas Cochrane, Board Member at New Homes Quality Board (NHQB) on the over-riding themes of Quality and Quantity. Stephen Kinsella, Executive Director at Homes England also spoke on the future of housing as the industry recovers from Covid-19.

Speaking about Bft 2021 NHBC Regional Director Nick Cunningham, said: “We have been delighted with the outcome this year, which has been delivered in these particularly challenging times.

“Feedback has been overwhelmingly positive and there is still the opportunity for people to sign up and watch a range of excellent and informative presentations.”  

If you missed the event, don’t worry, you can now access all sessions on-demand until 31 December 2021. Catch up at a time and place to suit you, whilst earning CPD learning credits at the same time.