PfH Live 2021

Speaker Programme

Tuesday 7th September 2021

10:00-10:45 | Procurement and Net Zero – Does the Green Paper help us go green?
Richard Brooks, Partner at Anthony Collins Solicitors

What is your supply chain strategy for net zero?   Can you use the selection process to weed out environmentally irresponsible organisations?   How should you score environmental credentials or proposals?  Will procurement reform make this easier or more difficult?  This session will equip you to deliver on corporate strategies which are at least referencing and at best majoring on ensuring social housing plays its part in tackling the climate emergency.

11:00-11:45 | Retrofitting social housing stock leading the way in the UK’s drive towards net zero 
Selvin Brown MBE, Director – SRO, Net Zero Buildings Delivery

Synopsis: Decarbonising our country’s 30 million buildings is essential if we are to meet our legally binding fuel poverty and net zero carbon emissions targets by 2050. Central to Government’s efforts, is supporting social and low-income households to afford the transition to low carbon energy and heating. Selvin Brown, Director of the Energy Efficiency and Localisation Directorate at the Department of Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy, will talk about the emerging opportunities there are in the sector to deliver real and lasting change that will impact our communities positively across the country for decades to come.

14:00-14:45 | Modern Methods of Construction Panel Discussion
Stephen Lodge, Executive Director of Development & Strategic Asset Management at Abri Group
Glynnis Poole, Planning and Technical Director at LiveWest
Paul Mullane, Director of Development & Growth at Halton Housing
Trina Chakravarti, Project Director at Building Better

Wednesday 8th September 2021

10:00-10:45 | The Importance of building a data-driven organisation
Michael McLaughlin, Digital Lead at HACT

In an environment of increased regulation and need for better data governance across the sector; we will explore the importance of creating a culture and process build on well managed and good quality data.

Using a practical application of the UK Housing Data Standard’s development handover, illumar will unpick the ways in which this can support social housing organisation to become more data-driven.

11:00-11:45 | Golden Threads need golden sources of information – how data management holds the key to assurance
Bringing information together to create a single source of the truth for a housing organisation is imperative to provide assurance to Boards and managers. To deliver this requires a clear data management strategy, timely application of a solution and an approach that is sustainable over time. This session will include three short presentations on each of these aspects followed by Q&A:

  • Principles of defining your data management strategy: Dave Louden Founder DTL-Creative
  • Implementation of a data management platform: Zahir Yasin Director of Data & Analytics For Housing
  • Role of HACT data standards in underpinning the golden thread of information: Michael McLaughlin Digital Lead HACT

14:00-14:45 | Priorities for central and local government in decarbonising housing
Simon Bittestone, Director at National Audit Office

This presentation will draw on the National Audit Office’s recent reports on government’s efforts to achieve its net zero target to set out the key risks and opportunities for central and local government in the challenge to decarbonise the housing sector. This includes ensuring there is clear roles and responsibilities between the different government organisations involved; engaging with members of the public; ensuring local authorities have sufficient skills and resources; and managing links between the housing sector and other aspects of the net zero challenge.

15:30-16:15 | Debunking MMC Myths
Trina Chakravarti, Project Director at Building Better

During a rigorous procurement process, including an intense period of dialogue with manufacturers, Building Better members debunked several previously held assumptions about the MMC industry. Attend this session to hear the myths busted on financial risk, payment profiles, product adaptability and the size of scheme needed to make it viable.

Thursday 9th September 2021

10:00-10:45 | IoT in Social Housing – Considering the Residents