UK Construction Week, one of the UK industry’s largest exhibitions events for the built environment, takes place at the NEC in Birmingham from the 4-6 October 2022, and runs a program of events that aim to open up discussion and present insight around key items facing the construction industry today.
‘As Brexit took hold, a perfect storm of obstacles, insufficient time, resources and infrastructure threatened the building product certification process’, sets the scene for the discussion scheduled for Wednesday 5 October at 14:40 on the Main Stage.
Hitting at the heart of the construction manufacturers in the UK, the UKCA marking deadline, which over recent years has shifted and now lies at January 2023, has placed a number of challenges at the doors of those wanting to continue to trade within the UK and / or the EU. But that is just one part of the knock-on effects that separation from the EU has had on the construction space, and specifically product certification, at large.
About the Participants
Peter Caplehorn is the Chief Executive and of the Construction Products Association. A Chartered Architect with more than 38 years of experience, he is particularly respected for his leadership across the wider construction industry in a number of key national roles, most recently representing the CPA at the Industry Response Group, initiated by the UK Government to advise and organise a response that will help make existing buildings safe in the wake of the Grenfell disaster. (source: CPA)
Iain Fairnington is the Technical Director at A.Proctor Group, having served for over 30 years at the business. At the forefront of leading the range of innovative cutting-edge technology and services provided by the Group, Iain’s remit is to lead the technical team in the field of moisture controlling membranes that are vapour permeable (air open and airtight), vapour control layers, thermal insulation, gas barriers and acoustic flooring.(source: LinkedIn)
Hardy Giesler, CEO of the British Board of Agrément, is an experienced executive with a track record in delivering accelerated growth and performance transformation. Having joined the BBA in January 2020, Hardy’s drive has included positioning the organisation to becoming a client-centric, systems-driven business, introducing some significant changes to build a business that uses data insight to enable all users to make informed product and business decisions that contribute to an industry-wide environment built around quality, safety and compliance.
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