Webinar: Affordable housing – pressures; innovations and impacts: Value-led procurement


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Thursday 08 October 2020

 11-11:45am

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The affordable housing sector has a number of policy demands placed upon it; addressing the housing crisis (delivery of a new-build pipeline) and the climate crisis (adopting net zero carbon measures) as well as maintaining homes to a "decent" standard and undertaking works required by the upcoming Building Safety legislation.

None of these policy demands are cheap or easily delivered: but there are common features to possible effective solutions: solutions that are fit for the 21st century; that improve, upskill and modernise our construction industry; and that avoid the problems created by procurement solutions based on lowest price and "a race to the bottom". In turn, such solutions adopted by the affordable housing sector must be cognisant of the impact they have on the people that live in the homes created, and the wider community.

Our Autumn webinar series will run bi-weekly, exploring different parts of a potential solution to the demands faced in the affordable housing sector, bringing together key sector experts for in-depth conversations.

The second webinar in this series will focus on value-led procurement, and what "value" is and how alternative procurement approaches can avoid the "race to the bottom" and secure safety and quality.

Ann Bentley will outline her work with the Construction Innovation Hub around developing a wider concept of "value" and a toolkit for value-led public sector procurement and Richard Harral will talk about procurement priorities and how value can underpin any procurement process.

Speakers:

  • Ann Bentley, Global Board Director, Rider Levett Bucknall
  • Richard Harral, Technical Director, CABE
  • Rebecca Rees, Partner, Trowers & Hamlins

This webinar series will run bi-weekly, exploring different parts of a potential solution to the demands faced in the affordable housing sector, bringing together key sector experts for in-depth conversations. Details of the other webinars in this series can be viewed below:

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