Published on 3 - September - 2012
Cross-industry cooperation will be a key theme at the CIBSE (The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers) annual conference, which takes place on 10-11 October at London's Olympia, as part of Building Services - The CIBSE Conference & Exhibition.
CIBSE to call for greater collaboration at annual conference
The two-day event will attract a high-level delegation from across the building services supply chain to debate the challenges facing the industry, identify the most successful business strategies, forge and renew relationships for the future and help to ensure the success of projects, businesses and careers.
David Fisk, CIBSE president, said: "We are delighted to have more than 40 internationally recognised experts taking part in the conference. Our speakers come from diverse sectors including government, building services and architecture practices as well as client organisations and academia. Throughout the two days they will share with each other, and our attendees, the latest thinking and best practice whilst offering expert opinions and showcasing successful case studies. At CIBSE we recognise that this is a challenging time for the whole industry. This year we created a programme that seeks to address the current challenges faced by building services and what needs to be done to secure its future."
Paul Morrell OBE, Chief Construction Advisor to the Government since 2009, will give the keynote address on the first day, giving an in depth insight into the construction industry as a whole, looking at the challenges and opportunities around financing in the future and the drive for sustainability.
Other confirmed participants include: David Mathieson, director at Turner & Townsend; Neil Billett, partner and London office managing director for Buro Happold; Myles McCarthy, managing director of the Carbon Trust Implementation Services; David Fink, architect and BIM manager for schmidt hammer lassen architects and Sarah-Jane Stewart, the sustainability group leader for Building Services Engineer at Arup.
Over the two days, the conference will split into two streams after lunch to enable delegates to tailor their own agenda and attend sessions that are relevant to them. Sessions within these streams include sustainability, regulatory and legislative changes, business opportunities abroad and how the process of Soft Landings will help new and refurbished buildings bridge the gap between design intent and actual performance. Additional sessions will take a more detailed look at The Green Deal, BIM and BREEAM.
Panel sessions, external industry insights and round table discussions will explore topical issues within the industry offering lively debate on what can be done to move the industry forward. Sessions include a panel discussion featuring Robin Nicholson CBE, a senior partner at Edward Cullinan Architects; Akhtar Hussain, director, Building Engineer at AECOM; and Sarah Cary, sustainability executive for British Land, on how different sectors can work together to optimise a project's success and ensure effective lifecycle management.
The closing session of the conference will offer insight into how an integrated approach for this summer's London games was delivered.
Building Services - The CIBSE Conference & Exhibition will be co-located with the UK's leading energy management event, Energy Solutions, which this year will host Lord Sebastian Coe KBE as its keynote speaker.
The FM Event and the Global Security Summit London will also run alongside both events, providing a unique opportunity for visitors to interact with a host of suppliers from across all industries.
For more information visit http://www.buildingservicesevent.com/
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