Building Live programme highlights 

 

What is the impact on construction post Grenfell?

This session explores the impact of the regulatory and industry fall out resulting from the Grenfell tower disaster and its impact on specification, procurement and regulation of the sector.

Speakers:
Ann Bentley, global board director, Rider Levett Bucknall, lead on supply chain and business models, Construction Leadership Council
Other speakers tbc

Artificial intelligence: pain or gain?

This session explores the impact of artificial intelligence, automation and digital change across four key part of the supply chain including cost consultants, contractors, architects and engineers

Speakers:
Will Squires, digital lead for cities and development and aviation, Atkins
David Lewis, partner, NBBJ
Paul Cook, head of technology, ISG
Other speakers tbc

Will we ever solve the housing crisis?

This session explores the current political and economic solutions to the housing crisis and presents alternative fixes to keep the industry pipeline strong and in good health.

Speakers:
Selina Mason, director of masterplanning, Lendlease
Other speakers tbc

Building Performance: How to future proof your building

The wellbeing of building occupants has potentially huge benefits for employers, healthcare and education providers to name a few. Yet only a tiny handful of buildings have WELL certification, the standard for features that promote occupier wellbeing which means buildings without risk being shunned by productivity conscious firms. Obtaining WELL certification is expensive and challenging, this session asks is it worth doing and how to achieve it.

Speakers:
Despina Katsikakis, head of occupier business performance, Cushman Wakefield
Other speakers tbc

My Greatest Project:

Two sessions where an industry professional give a brief talk on their most admired project and the qualities which made is such a success.

Further sessions tbc