On Thursday 27 April 2023, Invest Northern Ireland will be hosting a free event ‘Construction: Go Digital, Improve Productivity & Strive to Net-Zero’ at Armagh City Hotel from 9:00 to 14:30.
At this event, construction business leaders in digital technologies and productivity share the latest on Innovation in Sustainable Manufacturing in Construction Materials and their journey in Decarbonising the Built Environment.
The challenge faced - The UK has committed through the Climate Change Act to achieve a target of “net zero” carbon by 2050.
A dramatic reduction in carbon emissions linked to the built environment is required, as these account for around 40% of the UK’s total emissions - Construction Leadership Council
Join us to hear more about how your business can improve competitiveness at a time of volatility, escalating energy, material and labour costs. Benefit from sharing expertise and exchanging ideas that will help construction companies to drive improvements in productivity with advanced digital solutions, striving towards a net-zero agenda.
This event will cover:
• Challenges facing construction
• Harness digital technologies
• Increase productivity & sustainability
• Strive to net-zero
• Solutions & support from Invest NI
Participants will also be able to network with other companies and speak directly to industry experts through an exhibitor meet and greet session. At this event you will benefit from expert support & advice, share your experience and exchange ideas that will help your business.
09:00 – 09:30 Registration, Tea/Coffee
09:30 – 09:45 Introduction and Challenges facing the construction sector - Melanie Dawson, Board Member, Invest NI
Digital and Innovation
09:45 – 10:05 Innovate UK KTN – Chris Bagley, Head of Infrastructure
10:05 – 10:30 McAvoy - Lorraine McMorrow, Head of Digital
10:30 – 10:50 Q&A
10:50 – 11:20 Break
Productivity & Net-Zero
11:20 – 11:40 Mannok Build – Kevin Lunney, Operations Director
11:40 – 12:00 Sustain IQ – Liam McEvoy, Co-Founder
12:00 – 12:20 McAvoy - Lorraine McMorrow, Head of Digital
12:20 – 12:40 Q&A
Invest NI Solutions & Support (panel session)
12:40 – 13:00 Daniel Purdy, Energy and Resource Efficiency Manager
John McClune, Operational Excellence Manager
Richard Pelan, R&D - Innovation Manager
13:00 – 13:20 Q&A
13:20 – 13:30 Wrap up / Close – Gina Lyttle, Client Facing Manager, Invest NI
13:30 – 14:30 Networking lunch & exhibitors meet and greet