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EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Future Infrastructure and Built Environment: Resilience in a Changing World (FIBE2)


Lunchtime Seminar 2nd February

Modernise or Die - Reflections on the Resilience of the Construction Industry and the Imperative for Change, presented by Mark Farmer. 

Mark Farmer, CEO of Cast Consultancy, has 28 years of experience in the construction and real estate sectors. He was commissioned by the UK Government in 2016 to conduct a review of the UK Construction Labour Model. Using Mark’s extensive industry experience, the review highlighted the vulnerable position of the construction industry. It became clear that the industry needed to undergo a radical transformation and continuing to do things as they had always been done would not be enough to sustain the sector. The review set out wide-ranging recommendations from greater use of off-site techniques to improved planning and training processes. The report became known as the “Farmer Review” or via its subtitle “Modernise or Die”. Six years later, Mark will discuss the progress that the industry has made, and what now needs to be completed to achieve effective change.

Please see a link to the recording of the talk below (unfortunately due to a technical issue, there is no sound until 8.20 mins). This link will be available until 2nd March 2023.


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