Construction Trends Masterclass

Construction Trends Masterclass


The Durham Future Innovation Building Programme gives you the opportunity to learn creative innovation skills or refine your innovation idea.






Do you want to find out key trends and drivers in construction, and do you have a great innovation idea, or do you want to innovate, but you don’t have the time, resources or know how in your business? Whether you are in construction at the moment, a related sector, or an entirely different SME in County Durham, interested in diversifying and innovating, you have the potential to develop new products, processes and services. In fact, by attending the masterclasses and workshops you have the potential to develop multiple ideas for innovation, to extend, replace, renew, and find new markets.

The Durham Future Innovation Building Programme gives you the opportunity to learn the creative innovation skills, or refine your innovation idea, to ensure it focuses on the needs of all users via a series of masterclasses and workshops. You learn and apply a range of methods, including user centred design methods, data exploitation, artificial intelligence, markets research and innovation strategic management to apply creative learning to seek new innovations in construction and related supply chains. You can apply for one or both grants attached to the programme, and there is mentoring available to help you formulate an action plan to attract funding and develop your innovation.

Save the date in your diary, as we present expert speakers who will talk about trends, drivers and the future needs for the construction industry and related supply chains, with some areas you may not have even considered, which are now driving innovation globally.

We’re pleased to announce our expert speakers for the January Masterclass are:

  • Urban Foresight – offering expertise to understand opportunities that can transform service and influence behavioural change. The team manage innovation pilots and work with businesses and NGOs around the world.
  • Gordon Reid – Partner at Cundall. Gordon is a construction engineer specialists whose expertise includes substructures and superstructures. He has also worked on civil engineering projects, specialising in tunnel construction.
  • Rob Charlton – Chief Executive at Space Group. Space Group is an early adopter of new technologies and offers the first independent BIM library, including high quality downloadable content. They work with building owners, investors and operators whilst also supporting schools and colleges to provide informed, motivational learning about the new digital construction age.
  • David Greenwood – Northumbria University and IC3. David was a board member at Constructing Excellence North East and has provided consultancy work globally. He is currently director of BIM Academy Ltd, a university spin-out enterprise, specialising in building information modelling. He has also taught Construction Management and Built Environment disciplines

Details for the day will follow.

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