SFS, a manufacturer of specialists fastening solution in the building envelop, will open the doors to its new construction innovation hub alongside a panel of speakers in May.

The Academy is SFS’s new learning space at its UK headquarters in Leeds. The hub is designed to connect professionals and the future generation of construction to trade knowledge, network, learn and share ideas.

As part of the launch, SFS is hosting an evening on Thursday 2ndMay to provide key insight from leading players across a spectrum of specialities within the construction industry. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about topics such as the future of architecture, developing new talent, construction 4.0, diversification in the workforce, and women in engineering and construction.

The event brings together a range of speakers and the panel includes well-known architectural historian, broadcaster and writer Tom Dyckhoff and David Wigglesworth, Managing Director of SFS UK.

“The way buildings are designed and constructed is changing and evolving at a faster rate than ever before,” says Wigglesworth. “Everybody from all corners of construction is facing new challenges, from 5D BIM, to solving the skills shortage problem, to working collaboratively, and bringing in much needed efficiencies.

“The Academy is one of SFS’s core pillars to help the industry to focus on these challenges. The space is designed to share thought leadership initiatives and allow different professions of construction to come together.”

To book tickets and for more about the event and SFS, please visit http://bit.ly/SFSAcademy.