APS is looking to surpass 2023 with more and better exclusive association events in 2024.
This year was a very busy one for APS members. In 2023 you booked almost 8,000 times for the association’s programme of inclusive events – a testament to how much you get for your money with APS.
Most of what we produce is part of what you get as a member – and it’s open, for a small charge, to non-members too. All the more reason to think about joining!
There is only something extra to pay for our two special conferences. Both were online this year but that’s something that is changing next year. Look out for more details soon.
The Spring Conference – Progress and Prevention, delved into what happens when things go wrong in the construction industry. It provided insights into preventing future accidents and featured expert voices addressing injury prevention.
The autumn Annual Conference – Challenges and Opportunities, explored the myriad challenges faced in the built environment. We had sessions directly addressing your concerns, ranging from recruitment and mental health to competence, navigating legislation and regulations.
There will be more In 2024, tackling these issues head-on, so you can make the most of the opportunities out there.
Our two seasons of webinars covered a diverse range of topics. The Essential Knowledge series featured subjects like working from height, demolition, mould and condensation and design risk management. In the autumn season, attention turned to Safely Does It, addressing topics such as zoonosis, slips and trips, radon risks and employee retention. There’s lots more and it’s all yours on www.aps.org.uk.
Week-long APS events
APS also tried something new this year and piloted two dedicated week-long events. The first considered the challenges of tackling the energy crisis and highlighted sustainability in the construction industry. The second centred on helping you grow your business skills. A focus on professional development, emphasising the need to evolve constantly and improve in our ever-changing industry, was aimed at helping people get more out of their careers.
And APS was there to help you maintain your technical skills too. CPD focused on crucial topics like demolition and noise and vibration in construction, ensuring members stay up to date with industry knowledge.
Our unique Building Safety Act updates and seminars proved extremely popular throughout the year, keeping members – and our partners at CIAT – ahead of the curve with updates as the regulations started taking shape.
APS events coming to you in 2024
Looking ahead, APS is excited about what the new year holds. You will still receive your CPD and webinars online. But the exciting news is that face-to-face events are making a return – and they will be closer to you than ever before, with sessions around the country.
APS is coming to you. The association is thrilled to announce a rolling conference programme reaching out across the year to members in all six APS regions. These events will let you get together as well as offering an excellent opportunity to share insights and collaborate one-to-one.
We’re keeping the details under wraps for now but stay tuned. Keep an eye on the APS website and follow us on our social media channels to be the first to sign up to hear where we’ll be, what we’ll be doing and to get ahead of an exciting year filled with knowledge-sharing, networking and opportunities designed just for you.