25 April 2023
Corporate News

Latest podcast comes from Construction Summit


The latest episode of Tata Steel's "SteelCast" podcast series has just been released, featuring interviews with movers and shakers from the construction industry talking about issues such as net zero and decarbonisation that are front and centre of the agenda in the sector.

Tata Steel UK’s podcast is about all things steel, but in this series, especially focusing on all things to do with climate change, net zero and decarbonisation.

Host Tim Rutter talks to a whole host of experts from within Tata Steel, as well as those representing communities, customers, topic specialists and industry peers.

Recently, Tata Steel hosted a summit, gathering together many of the great and the good from the UK construction industry, at the Building Research Establishment in Watford.

The Tata Steel podcast team went along to listen in, and to talk to some of the speakers and panellists about the challenges of net zero in the construction industry and the role of steel as not only an industry solution provider, but also as a potential decarbonisation provider.

With the SEISMIC demonstrator building on the BRE site Modern Methods of Construction were understandably on everyone’s lips. 
But it was more than that – talk of truly sustainable solutions for the built environment that encompass the re-use and re-purposing of buildings as well as topics such as biodiversity and broader societal concerns. 

In this podcast, Tim talks to some of the speakers and picks up on a few of the main themes of the conference: Decarbonisation and Net Zero - of course, but also how the industry is collaborating through supply chains, the importance of culture, skills and people, and what the challenges are for construction up to 2030 and beyond.

It was the first face-to-face conference many people had attended for nearly three years, and the energy and enthusiasm was contagious. Not everyone agreed about everything, but then that’s half the fun of conferences.

What people did agree on was that these sorts of events are invaluable for a sector that has some significant challenges and opportunities in front of it, and that future will be brighter if people from across the industry can build new partnerships and collaborate to build a better, more sustainable built environment for us all.

WATCH  The latest SteelCast episode on Tata Steel UK’s YouTube channel.

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