Adapting to the issue of fluctuating material supply and prices



The continuing issue of material shortages and fluctuating prices poses many challenges for the construction industry. This session with an expert panel of speakers gives a better understanding of the current issues within supply chain management and the various solutions being employed.

  • John Newcomb, CEO BMF and co-chair for the CLC Product Availability Group, will outline the issues and emphasise the importance of collaboration.
  • Steve Burditt MCIOB, Director at Steele and Bray Ltd, represents the perspective of the smaller contractor, looking at what challenges they are facing and how they are mitigating against these.
  • Rory Abel, Partner at Archor LLP, can offer a legal insight into the pressures affecting the price and supply of materials. He will cover some of the practical solutions available and look at how those involved in the construction sector are dealing with the pressures.
  • Tim Young MCIPS, Regional Procurement Manager at Lovells, will be discussing how supplier relationship management techniques can help to manage risk, whilst adding value to your organisation.

Decision Making and Leadership

CIOB Conservation Conference

New ideas for tough times

The theme of this year's annual conference is balancing conservation needs against rising costs. It is ideal for professionals involved in historic or traditional buildings as well as homeowners who are embarking on their own project.

We have drawn together leading experts from the UK and Europe who will give delegates the inside track on how these projects were successfully delivered and how they can apply what was learned to their own decision making.