The Bartlett School of Sustainable Construction


Declining resiliency: implications for the UK construction industry and policymakers | Mark Farmer

03 October 2018, 6:30 pm–7:30 pm

Constructs: digital innovation in the built environment

This event is free.

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The Bartlett School of Construction and Project Management


22 Gordon Street
United Kingdom

Declining resiliency: implications for the UK construction industry and policymakers

Mark Farmer, CEO and Founding Director of construction consultancy Cast, joins us for the first event in our 2018-19 keynote lecture series Constructs: digital innovation in the built environment.

An unprecedented set of structural resourcing risks now face UK construction, including an ageing workforce, migrant dependency increasingly threatened by Brexit and the ongoing challenge of attracting new talent into the industry.

Against that backdrop, this lecture will look at the growing productivity imperative and whether we are now on a forced journey to adopting new delivery models embracing digital technology, integrated working and greater levels of manufacturing. Mark will also explore the role of government in initiating strategic industry modernisation.

The lecture will begin at 18:30 and will be followed by a networking reception from 19:30. Please note that places for this event are limited and seating will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Watch the lecture live

A live stream of this lecture will be available from 18:30 on Wednesday 3 October.

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About our speaker

Mark Farmer is Founding Director and CEO of real estate and construction consultancy Cast. Mark has nearly 30 years of experience in the construction and real estate sectors and has become a recognised commentator and thought leader on a variety of issues.

Mark has been at the forefront of emerging UK residential market segments such as Build to Rent and Later Living. He is also playing a leading role in modernising the construction industry through the adoption of greater levels of pre-manufacturing using more integrated and digitally enabled delivery models.

Mark is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), Vice Chairman of the Urban Land Institute UK Residential Council, and a member of the British Property Federation Build to Rent sub-committee. He is also a member of the Mayor of London’s Construction Skills Advisory Group and is a board member for the Construction Scotland Innovation Centre.

Mark authored the October 2016 UK Government review of the construction labour market model Modernise or Die.

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