“Constructing with Confidence in Chemicals” The challenges, trends, and innovation opportunities for the Construction sector.

Time & Location

Wednesday: 14.00 to 15.30, Stage 2

Jenny BarnettSHEQ Manager - F Ball and Co. Ltd

About this Session

In the ever-evolving landscape of the construction sector, building safety has taken centre stage, with stringent regulations and heightened awareness driving the need for robust safety measures. The construction industry’s journey towards building with confidence is intrinsically linked to the intelligent and strategic use of chemicals. From enhancing the performance of traditional materials to fostering innovation in sustainable practices, chemicals are instrumental in shaping the future of construction. As sustainability concerns continue to gain momentum, construction professionals in the UK are pressed to adopt eco-friendly practices and materials, aligning with the global shift towards greener and more environmentally conscious construction. As the industry continues to evolve, the collaboration between construction professionals and chemical experts becomes paramount in unlocking new possibilities and ensuring that buildings of the future stand tall with confidence. Join the BASA hosted mini conference where we will talk about the various issues in the field of construction and learn more about the challenges and trends facing the sector.

Sub-themes and confirmed speakers include:

  • Caroline Raine, Caroline Raine Chemical Consultancy Limited & BASA Consultant  – Setting the scene – it’s not all about UKREACH.
  • Jason Brunt, Technical Director, Mapei – Developing Sustainable Products for safer construction with Chemicals.
  • Jenny Barnett, F Ball and Co. Ltd. – The challenges of sustainable construction products packaging and future innovation.
  • Ross Matthews, BSI Identify – Transforming traceability for safer construction with chemicals.
  • Sam Hodgson, Hodgson Sealants Ltd – How to leverage supplier engagement for effective Scope 3 tracking for sustainable construction.

Additional planned sub-themes* include:

  • The challenges of conformity assessment and does it really solve issues with performance defects in safer construction.
  • Constructing insulated buildings with confidence to meet future net zero ambitions.
  • Can retailers have confidence in their product suppliers to develop sustainable construction products.
  • The future of road building without asphalt. A look at the realities of net zero policies without consideration of the loss of refined chemicals in future.
  • Encouraging green innovation in construction without impacting performance and safety.

.*additional speakers to be announced