The Construction Industry Council (CIC) is the representative forum for the professional bodies, research organisations and specialist business associations in the construction industry.

Hi_Rise - Building a Safer Future Through Technology

Following the Grenfell tragedy and subsequent recommendations by Dame Judith Hackitt in her 'Building a Safer Future' report, the construction industry have started to respond, offering potential solutions to improve fire safety design and regulations.

The Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) and Association for Project Safety (APS) are teaming up to run a series of ‘construction technology’ (#contech) workshops to explore the use of new technology integrations to develop much needed market solutions to known fire safety issues.

We are calling for a mix of industry experts, building owners, tech start-ups, coders and developers to register interest for the following programme:

AGENDA

2018

  • Event and registration launch: Digital Construction Week

  • Establish virtual #slack community: end of October

  • Launch outline challenges and working group structure: early November

All successful registrations will be invited to attend Workshop 1

Workshop 1

  • Round table 'Think-Tank' 22nd November @ IET, Savoy Place, London. (formation of working groups, challenges exploration and potential solutions)

  • Virtual working groups and solution development: December/ January

2019

Workshop 2

  • A hackathon based workshop to finalise proposed solutions and presentations. 6-7th March @ IET, Savoy Place, London.

Presentations will be to a panel of industry experts, innovators and funders/ investors with the aim to develop the winning idea into a ‘market-ready’ solution or product

WE NEED BETTER SOLUTIONS, WE NEED THE BEST PLAYERS

YOU ARE THE FUTURE MAKERS, LET'S MAKE A SAFER BUILT ENVIRONMENT

PLEASE REGISTER HERE