Specification Afternoon & Beer Festival

07 February 2020
Specification Afternoon & Beer Festival


Quantum Profile Systems will be hosting an unique FREE afternoon of focused RIBA CPD, an optional RIBA accredited Lean factory tour, building product exhibition along with an evening beer and gin festival, on Thursday 16th July 2020, from 3pm. We are holding the event at QPSL’s headquarters in Oldham (OL2 6JG), in partnership with the Manchester Society of Architects. Those in attendance will have the opportunity to:

  • ·         Meet 10 leading building product manufacturers & suppliers
  • ·         Gain valuable RIBA CPD points
  • ·         See ‘Lean’ manufacturing in action via a RIBA CPD factory tour
  • ·         Watch live music, with a beer and gin bar, hog roast, and veggie buffet
  • ·         Catch a free bus from Manchester city centre: pick-up and drop-off

The event will give Specifiers and Architects the chance to learn about the very latest product developments in the construction industry. Ten leading building product suppliers will be offering 20-minute-long, focused CPDs which will earn CPD points for our guests. Attendees will also be offered a RIBA assessed tour of QPSL’s factory. This will allow them to observe our Lean manufacturing techniques in practice.

As part of the event we will have a selection of beers and ciders on draft at a free bar. A range of Manchester gins will also be available, along with red and white wine. Our guests will be served a buffet, the centrepiece of which will be a whole hog roast with all the trimmings. Three types of freshly made salads (including two vegan opitions) and delicious vegetarian Spanish quiche will also be on offer, alongside various sides.

Entertainment will be provided by 52 Skidoo, a Harlem Swing band playing vintage American music. For those who would like to take advantage of the refreshments, free transport is available on the day. There will be a bus to pick people up from the Northern Quarter in Manchester at 2.30 pm and drop people back through the evening.


  • - 2.30pm: Bus leaves from the Northern Quarter to QPSL (Pick location TBC)* 
  • - 3.00–6.00pm: Supplier exhibition, presentations  & factory tours
  • - 6.00–10.30pm: Beer Festival, live music & hog roast  (inc. veggie option)
  • - 10.30pm: Bus leaves from QPSL to the Northern Quarter (drop off location TBC) 

*You're welcome to make your own way to QPSL, postcode OL2 6JG.


Building product manufacturers you'll meet: 


Attendance at QPSL’s Specification Afternoon & Beer Festival is completely free. To book a place simply go to the Eventbrite website by clicking here (or copy and paste this url in to your search bar tinyurl.com/QPSL2020 ). All of us at Quantum look forward to seeing you there!