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The Challenge of Change - National Conference 2019 Programme

Date: 02/04/2019

National Conference 2019

 

The Housing Forum's 2019 National Conference will explore how the housing industry has risen to the challenge of increased demand and changing expectations - where quality outcomes and partnership working achieved success.

 

For over 20 years The Housing Forum has been associated with a commitment to quality and innovation in the affordable housing space. Our National Conference is our flagship event, attracted senior leaders from landlords, local authorities, contractors, ...

Get Your Brighton Off to a Quality start with The Housing Forum

Date: 05/02/2019

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Get your Brighton off to a quality start with two events from The Housing Forum on Wednesday 6 March. As well as hearing from leaders across the sector discuss and debate important topics, you'll be able to catch up with members of The Housing Forum and invited guests.

 

 

Delivering Better, Safer Homes: Implications of Hackitt Implementation for Quality

 

Panel Debate: Wednesday 6 March (09:30 - 11:00)
Jurys Inn Brighton Waterfront, Kings Road, ...

Programme Announced for Development Partnership Forum - East of England

Date: 24/01/2019

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Whatever the political uncertainty, one thing is certain we need to build more housing and do so urgently. The first Development Partnership Forum of 2019 will examine how a new town is being developed and explore new house building opportunities available in the East of England.


Achieving sustainable and economically successful communities at scale is a significant challenge. This Forum will focus on the housing ambitions in the East of England and the creation of new ...

The Housing Forum's 2018 Yearbook

Date: 10/12/2018

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We are delighted to announce the launch of The Housing Forum’s annual Yearbook; showcasing the Forum’s achievements in 2018, and previewing our plans for 2019.

 

Launched at The Housing Forum’s Members Morning event on Friday 7 December at The Goldsmiths’ Centre, the Yearbook provides a detailed summary of how the Forum has influenced the housing agenda during a transformative year for the sector.

 

Chairman of The Housing Forum, and Architectural ...

Programme Announced for Members Morning

Date: 30/11/2018

Members Morning

 

This popular annual event for members provides an opportunity to reflect on progress in the sector over the past year and to catch up with colleagues from member organisations.

 


In particular we'll: consider the political landscape as the Brexit horizon moves ever closer, examine the possibilities offered by the Building in Quality collaboration between RIBA, CIOB and RICS and hear from member experts on the latest developments in sustainability and energy efficiency as we ...

Activities at HOMES 2018

Date: 26/11/2018

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The Housing Forum is pleased to announce its involvement at HOMES 2018.

 

HOMES will take place on through the 28-29 November at the Olympia in London. It is a premier event experience for those working at a high level in residential development, strategic asset management and procurement, and a forum for government and the sector to meet and discuss how to build more homes and ensure a high quality standard of housing.

 

The conference welcomes 150+ speakers and ...

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 ...

Energy Summit: Building a Sustainable Future

Date: 19/09/2018

 

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Across the UK there is a growing demand for energy efficient homes and for the housing industry to deliver more sustainable places to live. The affordability of energy, the concept of fuel poverty, and the idea of cleaner economic growth have also emerged as issues of political and social significance.

 

 

With many homes built before the introduction of energy performance regulation, it is not surprising that energy use in our homes is currently responsible for 25% of the ...

Shelagh Grant Addresses National APS Conference 2018

Date: 12/09/2018

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Shelagh Grant, Chief Executive of The Housing Forum will be addressing delegates at the Association for Project Safety’s annual conference in Manchester today; presenting on the subject of ‘Building homes for all: Managing targets and maintaining health and wellbeing’.

 

The conference will discuss the particular health and safety challenges and opportunities arising from large scale infrastructure projects and will bring together leading experts from energy, ...

Estate Regeneration: What Next?

Date: 10/09/2018

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In advance of the Autumn Statement, this symposium hosted by Birmingham City Council and supported by MHCLG, will consider the way forward for the Estate Regeneration programme and will examine the challenges faced by different programmes across England and particularly:

 

  • Resident Engagement
  • Social Impact
  • Delivery Vehicles
  • Finance and Funding

 

As well as speakers from MHCLG and Homes England, there'll be the opportunity to hear from those involved in delivering ...

Innovation Forum: Quality Homes through Off-Site Manufacture

Date: 20/08/2018

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As the housing industry is increasing its output of off-site manufactured homes, this Innovation Forum will hear Homes England’s perspective and through a case study will cover how the Kingspan TEK system quickly brought energy efficient quality homes to a community housing project.

 

Innovation Forum events showcase innovation in the development or application of new products. These events can provide an understanding of product innovation and its potential ...

Development Partnership Forum for the south & west of England: Supply & Regeneration

Date: 14/08/2018

 

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The major focus of this inaugural Development Partnership Forum for the south and west of England will be on new initiatives and latest policy from government, developing quality homes, diversifying housing supply and estate regeneration. This Forum will be relevant to all councils and housing associations together with partnering contractors. Wider diversity of housing supply is critical as housing continues to be a major political and social issue.

 

The Development ...

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 ...

CIH Housing 2018: Visit us in Manchester

Date: 15/06/2018

 

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The Housing Forum will be making the most of CIH Housing 2018 from Tuesday 26-Thursday 28 June. 

 

We are hosting two thought leadership sessions at the conference, supporting the MHCLG Design Quality Seminar and exhibiting at stand B12.

 

We are delighted to provide complimentary exhibition passes to Housing 2018. Please follow the link below to register. This registration will provide access to all sessions listed below.

 

Register for free exhibition ...

Construction Manager Previews ‘Stopping Building Failures’

Date: 27/04/2018

 

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In anticipation of The Housing Forum’s latest report ‘Stopping Building Failures’, Construction Manager Magazine have published a preview of the findings in their latest edition.

 

 

Commissioned following the Grenfell Tower tragedy, the key report will provide a range of recommendations to address the “significant minority” of residential projects which have serious defects.

 

Responding to Housing Forum Members concerns that ...

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

    ...

Regional Forum for Kent and the South East

Date: 23/03/2018
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Ashford welcomes 60 delegates for February’s Regional Forum

 

Tracey Kerly, Chief Executive, Ashford Borough Council opened the February Forum and welcomed over 60 delegates from across the housing and construction sector.

 

Ashford’s housing offer has increased substantially in recent years and the council has played a vital role in the improvement of infrastructure and place which has helped this success.

 

The Forum also heard more from Professor ...

CEO Forum: Shaping the future – The Midlands Housing Offer

Date: 26/10/2016

 

 

 

CEOs of The Housing Forum member organisations met in Birmingham on 21st September 2016 to discuss shaping the future for the Midlands housing offer. Focus was on how to improve quality in construction and ensure that shared ownership and other tenures can be built out commercially – even if the market fluctuates.

 

The conclusions of the Forum are:

 

  • Particularly in times of uncertainty joint ventures offer a good basis for the long-term
  • Shared ...

Health & Wellbeing in Homes event in Manchester

Date: 12/10/2016

 

 

On 10th October PRP, The Housing Forum, and UK-GBC hosted a successful and well-attended event on the topic ‘Health and Wellbeing in Homes’ in Manchester. Following the successful launch of UK-GBC’s “Health and Wellbeing in Homes” report earlier this year, this event provided an overview of the evidence linking design features in the home and neighbourhood to better health and wellbeing outcomes for residents.

 

Our guests were from a wide ...