'Skills Supply'

A Housing Forum Guide: MMC for Affordable Housing Developers

Date: 27/09/2019

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Mythbusting guide to MMC seeks to solve the affordable housing crisis

 

A new guide argues that modern methods of construction (MMC) are key to increasing the supply of affordable homes in the UK.

 

Published by The Housing Forum, MMC for Affordable Housing Developers, aims to help public sector organisations navigate the procurement, planning, design and post-build stages of MMC projects.

 

It includes a detailed section on mythbusting, highlighting common ...

Quality Counts Autumn Conference on 13 November

Date: 16/09/2019

 

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Quality continues to be a major challenge to our industry and levels of performance must be raised for our customers, for safety and for legacy.

 

The Housing Forum is holding a dedicated autumn conference to identify actions to commit to quality throughout the supply chain. The theme of this conference is at the heart of one of the key pledges of The Housing Forum.

 

We will be welcoming 80 delegates who will hear from high profile speakers covering key themes such ...

The Housing Forum's 10-point Manifesto for Housing

Date: 13/09/2019

 

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Chair of The Housing Forum, Stephen Teagle will be visiting the Lib Dem political party conferences this year to present the Housing Forum’s manifesto for housing to policy-makers and politicians.

 

The Housing Forum will be making representations to all parties as we seek to increase both the supply and quality of new homes. We are the only cross-sector, industry-wide organisation that represents the entire housing supply chain as the representative ...

New MMC Guide for Affordable Developers to Launch at Breakfast Event

Date: 09/09/2019

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We are delighted to announce that our new guide 'MMC for affordable housing developers' will be launched at a special Breakfast Briefing on Friday 27 September.

 

Modern methods of construction (MMC), the catch-all phrase for non-traditional means of building, including major housing elements produced off-site in factories, is not a new concept. Some of the key drivers for the adoption of MMC have converged in recent years though and they now make MMC a feasible, attractive and ...

Review: Launch of MMC Guide for Affordable Housing Developers

Date: 11/08/2019

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Launch of The Housing Forum’s MMC Guide for Affordable Housing Developers

 

 

“Modern Methods of Construction – the key to increasing the supply of affordable homes in the UK”

 

 

Last month, we hosted a breakfast briefing in London to launch MMC for Affordable Housing Developers – a guide to overcoming the hurdles associated with modern methods of construction (MMC).

 

It aims to bust the myths associated with ...

The Housing Forum's Hackitt Consultation Response

Date: 31/07/2019

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Thank you to all Housing Forum members and Board members who contributed to The Housing Forum’s response to the Government’s consultation on ‘Building a safer future: proposals for reform of the building safety regulatory system’ and to Trowers and Hamlins for a helpful summary and overview.

 

We have long recognised that this is an important issue for organisations involved in the design, procurement and construction delivery of projects and welcome ...

Brighton: Hackitt Implementation and Diversity

Date: 15/03/2019

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The Housing Forum provided a quality start to the Brighton conference in early March with popular sessions examining topical themes in the sector.


Partnering with Willmott Dixon and Women in Social Housing (WISH), the two events respectively explored organisational response to the outcomes of the Hackitt report, and the benefits of diversifying the workplace across the sector.

 

 

Delivering Better Safer Homes - The implications of Hackitt implementation for ...

Michael Cleaver: Time for quality as well as delivery

Date: 18/10/2018

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It’s just over a year since I joined The Housing Forum and time to reflect on the changes we've seen in housing and construction in that time and the way the Forum has responded to and influenced that change.

 

I joined the week following the disaster at Grenfell. The aftermath dominated my first year at the Forum. We are a cross-sector membership organisation and people from all sections of the supply chain were deeply shocked and saddened, but also understood it was a ...

UK Construction Week 2018: Stopping Building Failures

Date: 25/09/2018

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The Housing Forum is delighted to be presenting the findings of our influential report ‘Stopping Building Failures’ at UK Construction Week 2018 (UKCW).


The co-chairs of the working group responsible for the report, Andy Tookey, Managing Director at Baily Garner and Nigel Ostime, Project Delivery Director at Hawkins Brown, will be joined by Austen Reid, Group Director of Development at Clarion and Katie Saunders, Partner at Trowers & Hamlins to discuss how the ...

Innovation Forum: Delivering Social Value through Partnerships

Date: 27/08/2018

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Since 2013, the Social Value Act has placed an obligation on social landlords to build social impact into procurement of major contracts. But there are challenges to delivering real community benefit and to align the tender process with the community investment goals of the client organisation.

 

This FREE half day seminar will provide an invaluable insight for contractors and suppliers into how best to build Social Value into bids and for HA and LA procurement, ...

Autumn & Winter Events Programme

Date: 06/08/2018

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We are delighted to announce The Housing Forum's updated autumn & winter events programme for 2018. 

 

If you would like further information about any of our events, please do contact us via events@thehousingforum.org.uk.

 

 

September

 

     
         
Wednesday 12       CEO Forum with Engie       Leicester
         
Wednesday 26   ...

Building the Future: Our 2018 National Conference Report

Date: 24/07/2018

 

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Building the Future: National Conference Report 2018

 

Thank you to all of the housing and construction professionals who attended our 2018 Conference: ‘Building The Future’. The Housing Forum have hosted a National Conference every year for the past two decades. It is the major event in our annual programme.

 

We have compiled a report for our 2018 National Conference that you can download below, and we are also grateful for the support of our conference ...

Stopping Building Failures Report Launched

Date: 25/05/2018

 

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“The sector’s inability to deliver consistent quality is at the heart of all building failures”

 

Drawing on expertise from across the sector The Housing Forum is launching a new report and best practice guide – “Stopping Building Failures” aimed at providing a practical response to the “deep flaws in the current system” identified by Dame Judith Hackitt in her report Building a Safer Future.

 

Stopping Building ...

"The Best Ever Housing Forum National Conference"

Date: 24/05/2018

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Over 175 senior executives from across the housing and construction sector attended our sold out National Conference: #BuildingTheFuture on Wednesday 23rd May in London. 

 

Attendees at the conference enjoyed a full programme of expert speakers from across government and industry, followed by a walking tour around schemes surrounding the former Olympic site by Queen Elizabeth Park.

 

Feedback from attendees illustrated the value of the day with a range of ...

National Conference: Building the Future - Programme Announced

Date: 11/04/2018

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The programme for our 2018 National Conference will explore the theme ‘Building the Future’; with a range of expert speakers from across the sector. 

 

We're delighted today to announce the programme for the day, which will also include a walking tour around the fascinating new built environment at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, followed by a networking drinks reception.

 

The four main elements of the national conference will focus on:

  • Housing Supply

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Timberframe: Skills & Competency Conference, April 2015

Date: 26/03/2015

 

On behalf of our member the Structural Timber Association, please see this invite

 

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The number of timber frame houses being built in the UK is on the rise. This comes in recognition of the sustainability and improved productivity timber frame brings, which will help achieve housing requirements both in terms of quality and time.

In association with the CITB, the Structural Timber Association has arranged two conferences to address ...

The Housing Forum's Call for Action "More Homes, Better Homes" - Launched December 2014

Date: 01/12/2014

 

Britain urgently needs a new strategy to build more homes, invest in the existing housing stock and overcome a capacity and skills deficit that is threatening to create a barrier to increasing supply. But we must ensure that increasing output is not at the detriment of quality. If we are to leave a lasting legacy for future generations, we must innovate to drive the highest standard of design and performance in new and existing homes.

 

Though housing is clearly high up the ...