Blockchain is set to be the next big disrupter in most sectors and construction could be one of the major winners. Banks are investing billions of pounds in this technology, find out why and what this means for construction. Most people are aware of Bitcoin, find out about the technology that underlies it; Blockchain.

Find out how blockchain works in simple terms, discover “trustless peer to peer networks”, “smart contracts” and “distributed ledgers” and how they can be used to design, procure, construct and operate building projects. Reduce delays and eliminate retentions with this new approach to construction projects. Find out how the Internet of Things (IoT) is connected to blockchain to enhance efficiency and automate payments.

Very few people understand this emerging technology. Be ahead of the game and find out how your market sector could be impacted in the next few years.

  • Introduction to blockchain technology: how does it work and how does it relate to crypto-currency?
  • What does blockchain technology mean for construction?
  • How does blockchain enable smart contracting based on performance?
  • What does a simple worked example of blockchain in a construction contract look like?



  • How IOT is transforming building management systems
  • Connecting building systems over the internet
  • Benefits & challenges
  • Cyber security issues
  • Successful integration


  • How IOT is transforming building management systems
  • Connecting building systems over the internet
  • Benefits & challenges
  • Cyber security issues
  • Successful integration


Emerging solutions which improve building performance: Digital Thinking

Over the next decade, the ‘fourth industrial revolution’ promises to transform the way we design, make and invest in buildings. This session examines what could this shift mean for the future of Building Services?

  • Thinking out of the box
  • Open digital supply chain technologies for automation and digital fabrication of buildings
  • How can we collaborate now to unlock and lead the next industrial revolution, rather than being lead by it?
  • Smart thinking around HVAC and clever monitoring
  • The potential for AI and VR to inform design, construction and use




This session examines the options around battery storage and interconnectivity. It looks at approaches to integrating battery technology into buildings, and showcases Europe’s biggest community battery.

Integrating battery technology

  • where does battery storage fit in the wider procurement of energy?
  • approaches to integrating battery technology into building design

Community energy case study at Trent Basin

  • Europe’s biggest community battery is being installed at new development in Nottingham

Speaker: Professor Mark Gillott, Professor of Sustainable Building Design, University of Nottingham



  • What to do with your data now you’ve collected it?
  • How to bring about change?
  • Data in action



  • What is LPG
  • Why LPG
  • Environmental benefits of LPG over Oil
  • Sizing tanks
  • LPG + Renewables
  • Legislation
  • Calor LNG and the benefits over other fuels.

Our city skylines are undergoing a dramatic change – the demand for space in central locations has brought about an upward trend around the world. With new buildings becoming ever taller, the challenges of designing smoke control systems for these buildings are increasing complex. This presentation aims to make some of these challenges more easily identifiable and where possible,  enable developers and designers to work together to overcome them or avoid them.

This session investigates the role of buildings in meeting our carbon ambitions. It looks to examine the potential impact of future technologies and infrastructure on a decarbonising grid and how this could aid improvements in building performance.

  • The role of buildings in a decarbonising grid
  • Demand side response in an evolving grid
  • Scenarios and modelling of the future grid
  • Future technologies and their role in the decarbonisation of buildings
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