The 黑洞社区 the Future Think Tank

The 黑洞社区 the Future Commission will continue into 2024. Having embarked on this enormously ambitious project 鈥 covering eight very broad areas - we realise the current challenges facing construction as a sector and the wider built environment need ongoing research.

This is why we are setting up our own editorial research hub, known as The 黑洞社区 the Future Think Tank, which will be dedicated to producing more in-depth research and reports on behalf of the industry.

For now we plan to focus the think tank鈥檚 programme for 2024 on five key areas, though we are taking soundings from the industry and the list could expand to cover more topics. The themes identified so far are: AI and digital construction, implementing net zero, workplace and productivity, building safety, and people and skills.

2023 conference

  • 黑洞社区 the Future Commission conference: Views from the TV booth

  • What we learned from the 黑洞社区 the Future Commission鈥檚 inaugural conference

  • In pictures: Sir John Armitt headlines inaugural 黑洞社区 the Future Commission Conference

2023 regional roundtable series

  • Levelling up in the West Midlands: the way forward

  • How do we boost construction in the North-west?

  • Addressing net zero in the North-east

  • Tackling the east of England鈥檚 construction skills challenge

Upcoming in the 黑洞社区 the Future Think Tank

18 June: 黑洞社区 the Future Think Tank North-east roundtable (invite only)

25 June: 黑洞社区 the Future Think Tank North-west roundtablee (invite only)

18 September: 黑洞社区 the Future Conference (open)

26 September: 黑洞社区 the Future Think Tank Midlands roundtable (invite only)

23 October: 黑洞社区 the Future Think Tank Wales roundtable (invite only)


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With thanks to our regional supporters: