THE DOORS to a new construction innovation hub will open in May 2019.
Building envelope specialists, SFS, has created the new hub at its UK headquarters in Leeds. The Academy is designed to connect professionals and the future generation of construction to trade knowledge, network, learn and share ideas.
As part of the launch, SFS is hosting an evening on Thursday 2 May to provide insight from leading players across the construction industry. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about topics such as the future of architecture, developing new talent, construction 4.0, diversification in the workforce, and women in engineering and construction.
The event will also bring together a range of speakers including architectural historian, broadcaster and writer Tom Dyckhoff. Tom will form part of a distinguished panel of industry professionals comprising of managing directors of key companies in construction, speakers from local universities, and David Wigglesworth, Managing Director of SFS UK.
David commented, “The way buildings are designed and constructed is changing and evolving at a faster rate than ever before. All corners of construction are facing new challenges, from 5D BIM, to solving the skills shortage problem, to working collaboratively, and bringing in much needed efficiencies.
“The Academy is one of SFS’s core pillars to help the industry to focus on these challenges. The space is designed to share thought leadership initiatives and allow different professions of construction to come together.”
Running from 6:00pm to 9:30pm, the event is open to all and will include networking opportunities, a drinks reception and canapés. There is free parking for attendees, and tickets are available for up to 70 guests.