Exploding the myths: public procurement, structures and MMC – part one
Since the promotion of Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) as a way of meeting housing demand, many myths have arisen. Fears over a lack of quality, difficulty in securing finance, and confusion over contracts, have all been cited as problems.
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 ...
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 ...
Delegates from across the housing supply chain joined Osborne at their offices in Surrey earlier this month to gain an invaluable insight into delivering social value through partnerships.
This Forum explored what ‘social value’ is, why it matters, and how it can be measured, in addition to practical examples of how to achieve social impact through partnerships and early engagement.
Delegates were also equipped with knowledge of how to best build Social ...
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 ...
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, ...
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, ...
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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.
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 ...
With Ian Williams, we co-hosted a special dinner at The Gorton Monastery. Guest speaker was Deborah McLaughlin, Chief Executive, Manchester Place
who spoke on the topic of devolution and housing. The projected growth in population , the appetite for investment in housing and the potential for collaboration and local determination in many areas of public services were at the heart of Deborah’s speech.
The evening began with the telling of the ...