This is Change


This is Change is a first-of-its-kind event that is bringing together leaders from across the construction industry to share best practice, innovation and thought leadership.



We host a number of great events throughout the year and cover a range of topics celebrating the construction industry whilst shining a spotlight on where we need to change. Head to our events page to find out more and get a ticket.


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The message that This is Change is transcending across the industry is very much needed in this time of change. The UK BIM Alliance are incredibly proud to be a main sponsor and close partner and we can’t wait to see This is Change grow.

This Is Change’s vision, celebrating the people working in the construction industry first, and digital transformation second, is brilliant. The atmosphere at the ‘How to Win Innovation’ event encapsulated that – a group of people eager to hear each other out and excited to collaborate, in order to move the industry forward.


The event brought together a superb mix of innovators from across the construction sector to highlight some of the art of the possible for a rapidly evolving industry.

Innovate UK

My first ‘This is Change’ event was a welcoming injection of inspiration and forward thinking.  The speakers were from varying backgrounds and discussed topics around innovation from a number of different perspectives and approaches.  Some great thought leadership and stimulating content followed by lively networking, I would highly recommend attending future events.

Kier Group


This Is Change


08:00 PM - 22-04-2020 - WeWork, Manchester, M2 6DS, UK

This is Change takes a more detailed look into the challenges the industry faces with this new event… A Brief History of Design. Design is the most important thing to get right on a construction project yet it’s so often not correct or inadequate for the task at hand. With this event, we will deep dive into different areas of design… the past present and future…. to understand better what can be done to stop our projects from always being late, shit and over budget.


Date And Time:-
22-04-2020 @ 05:30 PM
22-04-2020 @ 08:00 PM
- WeWork, Manchester, M2 6DS, UK
Selection of talks from industry leading speakers


There are many events that focus on innovation in the construction industry but none focus on how to make a success of innovation. We have seen events in the past focus on technology, focus on how broken the industry is…
Our Past Event


Opinion pieces and blogs on the construction industry

Key skills for innovation
Stephen Twist from Met Consultancy Group talks about five key skills that he associates with innovation.
March 4, 2020
Markie Reeds
Who Dares. Wins
Natalie Wadley is Co-founder of ChangeMaker 3D, a ground-breaking innovation start-up bringing 3D construction to the UK. Starting with 3D printed concrete housing to build faster, affordable and more sustainable homes. Natalie will talk about what it means to be a ‘ChangeMaker’ and provide candid insights into their journey of creating system change through disruptive innovation. How they have engaged the sector, and the resilience it takes to bounce back time and again knock backs.
March 4, 2020
Markie Reeds
Building better businesses with employee ideas
4 out of 5 employees have ideas to improve the business they work for. Matt Calver from Sideways 6 will be talking about the power of employee ideas, how some of the best companies in the world are leveraging their employees to innovate and grow and what to think about when launching your own employee ideas campaign.
March 4, 2020
Markie Reeds
this is change time
Time for Change
Why we started This is Change and why now, above all other points in history, is the time to rethink the way we do things
November 20, 2019
Rob Toon
Transformation – Learning from my football frustrations
What has supporting my football team taught me about Digital Transformation
November 20, 2019
Rob Toon