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CIOB events – what’s on in July 2021

Highlights of the CIOB Calendar for the coming month. All events are online webinars unless otherwise stated
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Sustainable Logistics for the Construction Industry

6 July, 4-5.30pm

In this CPD event we will look at cargo bikes and how they can be used successfully within the construction industry.

Michael Barratt, development impact assessment manager with Transport for London (TfL), and Ryan Healey, senior project manager at Structure Tone, will talk about the collaboration involving TfL, Southwark Council, Mace and Sir Robert McAlpine to set up strategies to raise construction standards at the Bankside development cluster area in London.

One initiative investigated alternative deliveries. A two-week trial took place where all three constructors shared a loaned cargo bike for a variety of activities, such as collections from Dulux.

There will also be a Q&A session.

Demolition and Asbestos within the Construction Industry

14 July, 4-5.30pm

The Exeter Hub’s CPD on the demolition sector will deliver an in-depth look into the sector as well as the part it plays within the construction industry. It will also look at asbestos within the sector and how it is managed and the risks involved.

This will include identifying and locating asbestos, the different types, what to do if you find asbestos and the legal requirements around it.

Mental Health & Wellbeing – Mindfulness CPD

20 July, 6-7pm, London

Stress and being unfocused during working hours can affect all areas of our lives.
Our guest speakers will discuss the benefits of mindfulness, its origins from the East through religious and spiritual institutions. They will also provide observations on identifying micro aggression and bullying in the workplace, as well as tips to reduce stress on our bodies and minds.

Lean Construction – Benefits and Challenges of Lean in Design

21 July, 3-4pm

Lean Construction is a team-led effort that, when successfully implemented and sustained, provides the means for workers to become more efficient and improve the quality of their work.

Because a lean programme requires continuous problem-solving and improvement, it can’t be instigated by an outside party and then thrust upon an unknowing group of people. 

Peter Lonergan, technical manager at Ardmac, will present the benefits and challenges of implementing a lean in design approach.

In his presentation he will look at ways in which Ardmac has created added value for customers. He will also discuss how to avoid some of the potential challenges by using the Early Contractor Involvement model.

South Region: Maximising your CIOB Chartered Membership

21 July, 12-1pm

As a Chartered Member of the CIOB please join us to explore:

  • l the benefits of joining and opportunities; and
  • l the further tools and resources available to you.

Julie Putman, CIOB regional manager – south, will be joined by committee members of the CIOB south hubs to answer any questions.You may also wish to join our LinkedIn group.

Belfast Annual Dinner

3 September, 7-11.30pm

CIOB Belfast is delighted to invite you to attend its 2021 Annual Dinner on Friday 3 September 2021 at new venue Crowne Plaza Hotel, Shaw’s Bridge, Belfast.

We are also delighted to welcome back popular UTV Live sports editor and presenter, Adrian Logan (Logie), who will act as compere for the evening and provide some lively entertainment.

This will include a live interview with our after-dinner speakers Wilma Erskine, former secretary manager of Royal Portrush and driving force behind the Irish Open, and Chris Henry, the former Irish rugby union player.

Annual Dinner – Newcastle

24 September, 6.45pm-1am

Join industry colleagues and fellow professionals for a night of fine dining, entertainment and networking in the heart of Newcastle.

This year we are pleased to announce John Barnes as our guest speaker. A table of 10 costs £700 + VAT and individual seats are £75 + VAT. Sponsorship packages are available.

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