Indusrty experts and experienced contractors will host the three key sessions of the day, exploring the innovative practices being used in construction today.

Attendees will learn how projects can be delivered safer and more efficiently through YORhub.

Martin Armitage

Martin Armitage is the Business Development Director for Galliford Try’s North East and Yorkshire regional business unit and is an accomplished and collaborative regional and national Framework Manager.

Martin began his career 41 years ago as a site engineer progressing through site management into senior estimating and pre-construction roles. Through his highly successful career Martin has developed an in-depth knowledge of the regions construction and property market. He has nurtured strong relationships with his extensive client base, design consultants and supply chain

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Professor Rudi Klein LLB, FCIDB, FRSA, Barrister, CertEd

Rudi Klein is a highly regarded figure in the construction industry. With a background as a construction law barrister, Klein's impressive career has seen him make an award winning contribution to his field, and he is today CEO of the Specialist Engineering Contractors (SEC) Group.

Klein frequently appears at national and international conferences and is a go-to source for industry analysis in the media.

Josie Rothera

Josie is Chartered Civil Engineer and Course Director for the MSc Civil Engineering programme at Leeds Beckett University, teaching on undergraduate and postgraduate modules, previously with over ten years’ experience in site management. She is an advocate for key transferrable skills sets amongst built environment professionals, especially in digital literacy.
Not only keeping the students up to speed with innovation, research and industry best practice, she herself strives to use the best available learning technologies in order to teach and support the students.

School of Built Environment & Engineering