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Remastering the future

In a unique communications partnership, the Chartered Institute of Building and ITN Productions are producing a news and current affairs-style programme which explores the opportunities, challenges and future of the UK construction industry.

Remastering the Future’ will bring to life the UK’s capabilities in preserving old buildings and adapting them for future use. At a time when land is scarce and there are demands for building stock to be retained, the construction industry has to respond with quality and ethical standards, encourage skills through training and apprenticeships and embrace new innovations. The world is turning to the UK following a number of successes with restoring iconic buildings and this programme will showcase the opportunities and specialist capabilities that has driven this.

Drawing upon ITN’s 60 year heritage and expertise in storytelling, we will look at the exciting future of the industry and celebrate the UK’s expertise in construction as well as looking at what else is needed to continue this success. The programme will identify how efficient management, ethics, continual professional development, sustainability and the localism agenda all contribute to the future of this vital sector.

‘Remastering the Future’ will premiere on the Development & Regeneration Stage at UK Construction Week in Birmingham on 10th October. The programme will form part of an extensive communications campaign featuring CIOB members, industry partners, government decision makers, as well as relevant journalists, writers and bloggers.

Chris Blythe, CEO, Chartered Institute of Building, said: “Over the last three years our partnership with ITN Productions has helped us unlock some amazing stories in construction. Through these programmes we have showcased some of the extraordinary talent in the industry as well as some bold innovations to celebrate the achievements of an industry that shapes all our lives. With 25% of the UK’s building stock pre-1919 our new programme will explain the importance of maintaining our heritage, and showcase the 21st century technology being used for adapting and conserving the buildings around us.”

Simon Shelley, Head of Industry News, ITN Productions, said: “ITN Productions is delighted to be partnering with the Chartered Institute of Building and supporting the Construction Manager of the Year Awards. We’re excited to embark on a programme that explores the knowledge, advanced technologies, and skills that go into creating the buildings of the future – often achieved by re-purposing and conserving heritage buildings from our past. We’re excited to embark on this project and engage with key organisations and people dedicated to shaping construction at a such a poignant time for the industry.”

If your company has a specialism in renovating existing or historic buildings, we would be delighted to include you in the programme. Please contact Simon Shelley, Head of Industry News at ITN Productions, on 0207 430 4810 or simon.shelley@itn.co.uk to discuss your involvement

About ITN Productions

ITN Productions is ITN’s bespoke production hub producing creative and commercially valuable content for the business, commercial, broadcast and digital sectors. Industry News forms part of this offering and is a communications tool for leading industry bodies and national associations produced in a broadcast news programme format, including interviews, news items and sponsored editorial profiles.

For more information visit: www.itnproductions.co.uk