2020 construction conferences you won’t want to miss

MCKENZIE GREGORY | October 24, 2019

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As we approach the end of 2019, it’s officially time to determine what your professional development will look like in 2020. Attending conferences is one of the best ways to stay up to date on the latest tools, tech, and best practices shaping our industry, and thankfully, next year’s calendar is jam-packed with excellent options for construction professionals.

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TwentySeven 3Dprint

TwentySeven was established in 2016 as a spin-off of Thurmer Tools to continue the work started by the company within 3D printing in 2013. From the beginning, it was clear that 3D printing technology and digital manufacturing would play a key role in the future scenario of industrial production worldwide.

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Why women in STEM matter

Article | April 3, 2020

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Nurturing female ambassadors in STEM from a young age

Article | March 9, 2020

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Alexandra Bolton on skills and education in transforming construction

Article | March 5, 2020

Securing the skills, training and education required to transform construction requires industry, government and academia to work together towards a shared goal. We need both capability and capacity in the work force and that in turn needs new skills, education and training to support change. While this brings challenge, it also brings unprecedented opportunity to deliver a modern construction sector that is fit for future purpose and equipped to deliver better services and outcomes to society. It is an opportunity we simply cannot afford to miss.

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TwentySeven 3Dprint

TwentySeven was established in 2016 as a spin-off of Thurmer Tools to continue the work started by the company within 3D printing in 2013. From the beginning, it was clear that 3D printing technology and digital manufacturing would play a key role in the future scenario of industrial production worldwide.

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