11 November 2020 @ 10am - 1pm
Online event, live from Edinburgh

Edinburgh Construction & Property Webinar


About The Webinar

This webinar is dedicated to Construction and Property companies in Scotland.

Construction & Property Connections powered by Edinburgh Connections attracts anyone interested in this sector – architects and engineers, those working in the property market, developers, general contractors, subcontractors, manufacturers and importers of building materials, property investors and more.

We aim to help YOU meet new connections from your industry, build new relationships, possibly new customers, peer support, potential suppliers, collaborations, partnerships and we will have a bit of fun too.

Colin & Bart
Edinburgh Connections










Event Agenda

Independent research shows that the construction sector has been one of the hardest hit by a coronavirus, with an average loss of 40% of income since the first restrictions. There is no guarantee that we will ever get back to ‘normal’, so those construction companies that adapt and innovate will be the ones to survive the pandemic.

Will that favour bigger companies with access to more resources or smaller businesses, more nimble and adaptable to change?

Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) has been around as a concept since the 2005 National Audit Office report “about how modern methods of construction can be used to build good quality homes more quickly and efficiently.” This crisis has been the concept’s opportunity to flourish. Automation can mean fewer people on site, improving physical distancing while reducing costs and helping to alleviate skills shortage brought on by Brexit.

What are the strategies we need to adopt to adapt for the present and plan for the future in construction?

10:00 am

Colin McKeand & Bart Kowalczyk, Edinburgh Connections

10.15 am 

1st Discussion Panel for CONSTRUCTION
How to run construction projects in challenging times.

  • Gordon Nelson, Director, Scotland at Federation of Master Builders
  • Andrew Morrison, Founder & BD Director at AM Bid
  • Steven McKenzie, Operations Director & Director at JAD Joinery Ltd

11:00 am

2nd Discussion Panel for PROPERTY

Reinventing the Workplaces.

  • John Toms, Client Relationships at Ensafe
  • Dr Hatice Ozhisar, Director at HaticeXInterior Design and Architecture
  • Grant Lonsdale, Senior Market Analyst at CoStar Group

11:45 am

Closing Remarks

12:00 pm 

Business Networking Session

13:00 pm 



Guest Speakers

Gordon Nelson
Director, Scotland

Federation of Master Builders

Andrew Morrison
Founder & BD Director

AM Bid

Steven McKenzie
Operations Director

JAD Joinery Ltd

John Toms
Client Relationships


Dr Hatice Ozhisar

HaticeXInterior Design and Architecture

Grant Lonsdale
Grant Lonsdale
Senior Market Analyst

CoStar Group


  • Great event, positive atmosphere and a good mix of professionals. Highly recommended
    Constructions & Property Connections Attendee
  • Great event, lovely friendly people, superb venue, and well organised. Well worth coming even if I don’t meet customers I can directly work with. People know people who might need me.

    Coffee Connections Attendee
  • Really enjoyable, round table discussions work well and very interesting to hear different ideas from other groups on the same topic. It was a very good host for this and kept things on schedule and in control easily.

    Business Roundtable Delegate

How to Participate

Due to social distancing rules, this event will take place using the Online Webinar tool Zoom. The event will last for 2.5 hours and include 2 important parts: Panel Discussions and Networking.

The Panel Discussions will give opportunities for everyone to take part and contribute to the conversation via the Q&A box. In addition, we will organise a networking session to help you to build meaningful business relationships.

Participation in the Panel Discussion is free of charge. We charge for the facilitation of the networking part with a limited number of tickets available. In addition, paid-ticket holders will have access to all webinar recordings and will have more insights into delegate lists. Cost: £10 + Eventbrite fees. Free for Edinburgh Connections Members.

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