Categories: Industry News, Pagabo News
We had an outstanding day at the Construction Framework Conference earlier this month, hosted by Built Environment Networking.
The conference boasted an exceptional list of speakers, an attendance of over 300 industry professionals, and discussion panels covering plenty of topics which ranged from SMEs and social value, to technology and innovation. All of which we believe should be at the forefront of any framework provider’s plans for the future.
We thoroughly enjoyed presenting, chairing and speaking to everyone who came to our stand throughout the day and are already looking forward to what next year’s conference will bring.
Here’s a look at what took place during the day.
Our very own Simon Toplass was a member on the second panel discussion of the day where he was given the chance to present the audience with a glimpse into our latest frameworks which are currently up for renewal, Major Works and Professional Services, the sequels to two of Pagabo’s most successful frameworks.
Simon shared his expectations for the new frameworks and was able to showcase some of the upcoming initiatives Pagabo have planned, including the launch of the Pagabo Foundation, Chitty Chitty Cannes Cannes, the Incubator and the revolutionary MyPagabo app.
The audience were engaged throughout Simon’s time on stage and the new frameworks sparked real excitement throughout the day.
A session on social value and its ever-growing importance within the construction industry also took place later that day.
Chaired by Pagabo’s Gerard Toplass, speakers for this session included Emma Hesbrook of the University of Wolverhampton, Steve Howell who represented Red Kite Learning Trust and Adam Smith of Guys and St Thomas Foundation Trust. All the panel shared their views on social value and discussed what plans they currently have in place to ensure they are able to deliver an increase in social value through the built environment they help to develop.
Social value is at the absolute core of everything we do at Pagabo. We believe framework providers should be doing more than simply providing frameworks and a big part of this is a strong commitment to delivering as much social value as possible.
This session in particular provided us with an excellent insight into what others are doing to deliver social value and how much of an impact the built environment they develop can have on the community in which they work.
Further key topics of discussion throughout the day also included Best Practice in Frameworks, Innovation in Frameworks and what the Future of Frameworks holds. It was great to see others sharing their plans for the future and innovation of their sectors and for us to be able to compare notes on where we see our industry moving to through the next decade.
We see innovation as the future of not just our business, but the entire industry. This is why it was so important to be able to share our strategy for the future and showcase how technology will improve our processes going forward.
The whole conference was a huge success and we would like to thank Built Environment Networking for yet another engaging event, bringing the construction industry together once again.