Future Skills for Traditional Buildings

5 November 2020 | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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About the event 

We are delighted to move this conference to a virtual platform and continue to deliver on this important topic.
The loss of traditional craft skills has reached critical levels, owing to retirements from an ageing workforce, insufficient Apprenticeships and a ‘framework’ which is not fit for purpose.
This is against the background that for the next ten years an unprecedented number of large projects are planned where these skills will be essential - both within the UK and Europe. Just think of The Palace of Westminster and Notre Dame Cathedral to start with.
This conference will explore how we can balance the shortage of traditional skills with the need to move to modern methods of working. Is there a digital solution?
Through this event we will explore questions such as:   
  • How can we balance the shortage of traditional skills with the need to move to modern methods of working?
  • What is the role of apprenticeships in this?
  • Are apprenticeships fit for purpose to meet today’s requirement in the heritage / conservation sector?
  • Digital solutions for traditional skills
  • What makes the heritage sector an attractive career choice for young people?
  • What are the career options in this sector.  Where are the skills shortages?

In partnership with 



CIOB Member: £25 (Plus VAT)

Non-Member: £35 (Plus VAT)

Student and Apprentices: £15 (Plus VAT)

Thank you to our Platinum Sponsors 


Contact details

CIOB Events Team
The Chartered Institute of Building  
1 Arlington Square 
Downshire Way 
RG12 1WA 
tel: +44 (0) 1344 630700
fax: +44 (0) 1344 306430
Registered Charity No. (England and Wales) 280795 - (Scotland) SC041725 
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We have a Royal Charter to promote the science and practice of building and construction for the benefit of society, and we’ve been doing that since 1834.

Our members work worldwide in the development, conservation and improvement of the built environment.
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