RIDBA Launches its First Industry Day!

Following the success of the RIDBA Building Awards which took place earlier this year, RIDBA is delighted to announce its flagship event for 2018. The RIDBA Industry Day will take place on Thursday 15 March 2018 at the Jaguar Experience in Castle Bromwich, near Birmingham. Members will hear from high-profile experts across the industry, as well as get the opportunity to go behind the scenes on the Jaguar Manufacturing Tour.

RIDBA has listened to its members, arranging an impressive line-up of key industry speakers, covering the following topics that members asked to hear more about.

  • Director of Livestock Management Systems, Jamie Robertson BSc MSc MIAgrE, will discuss building design and animal welfare. Jamie is an expert in research and development projects, examining the link between environment and animal health.
  • Tony Mitchell, HM Principal Inspector of Health and Safety at HSE, will speak about CDM Regulations. Tony has worked in HSE for 24 years and was formerly the HSE representative on the BSI Farm Buildings Committee.
  • Paul Grimshaw, Regional Manager from Kingspan, will present their CPD on: ‘Not all Insulation is the same’.
  • Dr Martin Heywood, RIDBA Technical Consultant, will speak about the latest technical news. Martin is a specialist in the structural engineering of agricultural and industrial steel framed buildings.

The Industry Day will also incorporate the RIDBA AGM, where a new RIDBA Chairman will be announced.

The afternoon experience will give guests a unique opportunity to see the makings of a premium British brand, with a VIP manufacturing tour of their state-of-the-art production facility. Led by expert hosts, guests will experience the pioneering craftsmanship and logistics that go into building Jaguar’s luxury vehicles. Guests will see first-hand how the robot army rivets and bonds in perfect sync, and how each vehicle goes from primer to base colour to lacquer. The tour will round off what should be a fantastic day.

RIDBA Chairman James Anthony said:

“It has been a pleasure to be the chairman of RIDBA over the last few years and to see how much we have grown as an organisation, through our commitment to members and the association. The Industry Day reflects this growth, and will bring industry experts and our members together under the roof of successful brand, Jaguar.”

Thank you to our sponsors: Kingspan, Marley Eternit and Hadley Group for their support of RIDBA’s very first Industry Day.

Joseph Ash Galvanizing