Darren Richards managing director of Cogent Consulting and member of the LSFA steering group said: "Light steel frame systems are fundamentally important offsite technologies that are used in so many building types and applications. With the recent Building Regulations restriction, I can see steel framing technology becoming even more integral to the future of construction."
The Focus on Framing conference will feature high-profile speakers discussing the significant role that light steel frame plays in the UK's major developments across all sectors – from residential to commercial, education, retail and leisure.
Focus on Framing speakers include:
Darren Richards, managing director – Cogent Consulting (event chairman)
Richard Lankshear, innovation manager – NHBC
Peter Burchill, business development manager – EOS
Robert Clark, head of business development – Fusion Building Systems
Colin Westpfel, head of design – Balfour Beatty
Andrew Waddell – Metframe sales manager – Voestalpine Metsec
Andrew Way, associate director – SCI
The event is described as a 'must attend' for professionals in the construction industry who want to stay abreast of potential technology developments and business opportunities.
Richard Lankshear, innovation manager for NHBC will be presenting on the new technical standards changes to NHBC Chapter 6.10 'Light steel framing' to support advances in the use of this technology and define guidance for structural frames and infill walls.
"For many years NHBC has supported the industry in relation to embracing innovative forms of construction," said Richard Lankshear. "Because our approach to acceptance of MMC/offsite construction is rigorous it provides confidence to all concerned and I look forward to working with housebuilders and light steel frame supplies as the sector continues to evolve."
The Light Steel Frame Association aims to market the light steel industry frame in a way that engages and positively influences stakeholders, government departments, ministers and relevant industry bodies to influence legislation and industry regulations.
Steve Thompson, managing director for EOS, headline sponsor of Focus on Framing, said: "The aim of the Light Steel Frame Association is to raise the profile of the steel framing industry, and what better way to do that than a dedicated steel technology event where manufacturers and supply chain members can network with construction industry professionals and share our specialist expertise?"
You can book your tickets for the Focus on Framing event at www.focusonframing.co.uk
Tickets are £125.00 + VAT and include entry into the conference and exhibition, parking, as well as lunch and refreshments. LSFA members are entitled to a 20% discount.
There are still a small number of exhibition and sponsorship opportunities available at Focus on Framing. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to secure your space.