CitA Tech Live 2022 Speaker – Deborah Smyth


CitA’s 3rd TECH LIVE conference will be a three-day event (June 15th-17th) focusing on the key challenges in construction and how the construction industry must change by embracing new ways of working. Attendees of this conference will gain insight from home and abroad to become a better, faster, more attractive and greener industry.

The event will be an open invitation for industry, academia, government, and IT vendors to submit presentation proposals on addressing one or more of the top 10 challenges facing the construction industry in 2022

This exciting conference will take place online on June 15, 16 and in-person on June 17 at the Gibson Hotel, Dublin.

Modular housing experts Tempo Housing Modular UK Ltd are celebrating not only being a partner in the Innovate UK funded Modular Build consortium but their founder Deborah Smyth being recognised as a Gold Stevie® Winner as Most Innovative Woman of the Year – Manufacturing at the international Stevie®  Awards for Women in Business.

Deborah founded Tempo Housing Modular UK and leads with social purpose – enabling housing innovation for inclusive growth. She believes modular construction provides purpose-built housing matched to community need – high quality, rapidly built, economic and environmentally friendly.

Deborah is recognised as pioneering woman from the Modular Housing industry.  After leaving school at 14, she trained as a florist, then an Estate Agent, where she gained 15+ years real estate experience, selling £49Million of property.

In 2020 Innovate UK awarded £3 million to a partnership including her modular company for a project to trial innovative methods of housebuilding in Bristol. The project is a partnership led by YTKO between Bristol City Council, the Bristol Housing Festival, the Building Research Establishment (BRE) , and nine leading modular housing companies, of which Tempohousing is one.

By trialling new house building methods, the project aims to improve the speed, cost and social value of nearly £78m of housing set to be built in the city over the next five years. It will enable Bristol City Council and its partners to examine how using MMC can help to cut the costs of housing production and increase the speed of delivery. Using Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) can help to cut the costs of housing production and increase the speed of delivery.

Deborah commented on her Stevie Award recognition – “It is so amazing to receive this accolade, I look forward to celebrating at the virtual award ceremony on December 9th with participants from around the world. I hope that reading my story encourages more women to see construction and manufacturing as an interesting career. Tempohousing are looking forward to new opportunities for change and growth by bringing our latest modular unit into the construction arena with BIM; tag&track, Digital Collaboration & Advanced Analytics; and  Future-proof Design & Construction.  

Deborah has continuously innovated, through new flooring materials, Lumi-Plugin lighting and enhanced cladding, to increase the efficiency of her modular housing designs. This enables her desire of supporting families and the homeless through understanding their needs; the costs required to heat and eat and ensuring the houses are comfortable, safe, and economic.

Her award recognises Deborah is a visionary woman, a modular maven and a beacon of hope for housing!

Visit the CitA Tech Live site for more info and secure your place.

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