Wednesday 10 April


18:00 refreshments, 18:30 presentations


Worcestershire County Cricket Club - Kenyon Suite, Level 2, The View Building


£10.00 for non-members

Join us to learn more about how considered and properly planned information management is helping Kier to improve construction and also learn the Midlands based Manufacturing Technology Centre’s view of the potential business opportunities a manufacturing approach to construction might offer those who innovate.

Presentation One: Embracing Technology on Construction Sites – Thomas Nhachi, Design Manager, Kier Group

Thomas is a Chartered Architect and Prince2 qualified project manager, with more than 18 years’ experience working on projects in various sectors in the construction industry. He has worked for major construction contractors and multi-disciplinary design practices in the UK. He currently works as a Design Manager at Kier, a multinational main contractor, and his role includes leading BIM implementation in Kier Central – one of the eight Business Units in Kier Group. Thomas is currently leading a strategic approach to realising value to improve site delivery teams’ performance through the introduction and utilisation of cloud based digital workflows to increase efficiency across construction sites in the business unit. Through the BIM process Thomas leads and influences a collaborative environment amongst the project stakeholders (customers and supply chain), based around lean accurate design information managed efficiently throughout the project lifecycle.

Presentation Two: Working Together, Transforming Construction – Trudi Sully, Associate Director for Construction and Infrastructure, Manufacturing Technology Centre

Trudi is the Associate Director for Construction and Infrastructure at the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) in Coventry and the MTC business lead in the Construction Innovation Hub, a UKRI Industrial Strategy funded programme where they are partnering on delivery with BRE and the Centre for Digital Built Britain.

Trudi has over 20 years’ experience of strategic stakeholder engagement from both public and private sector roles across a broad range of industries, influencing decisions and policy making within government departments in the UK and Europe, and from SME’s to multinationals. She draws on that diversity of experience to lead the work being undertaken at the Manufacturing Technology Centre and for the CIH to support transformation in the Construction sector.