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BSRIA announces conference keynote speaker

World-renowned architect, Peter Clegg, MA (Cantab) MEnvD, RIBA, chair of the RIBA Awards Panel (pictured), will be the keynote speaker at BSRIA’s flagship 2017 Soft Landings Conference: ‘Delivering Value through Soft Landings’.

The event takes place on Friday 16th June at RIBA’s headquarters at 66 Portland Place, London, W1B 1AD.

Soft Landings is an enhanced building delivery process that runs through the project from inception to completion and beyond, to help to close the performance gap between design intentions and operational outcomes. It provides a step-by-step process for clients and their project teams to follow in order to avoid pitfalls and deliver a better performing product.

Peter Clegg is co-founder at Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, established in 1978. Regarded as a key pioneer in environmental design, he has more than 30 years' experience in designing low energy architecture and high performance buildings and is actively involved in research, design and education.

Peter works primarily in the education and cultural sectors. He has led projects at Yorkshire Sculpture Park, London’s Southbank Centre, Brighton Dome and the new Leventis gallery in Cyprus. His active involvement in schools and higher education projects includes a new School of Engineering in Toronto and an academy in Bangladesh. He is chair of the RIBA Awards Panel, the SWDRP, holds a professorship at Bath University and in 2010 was made an RDI (Royal Designer for Industry).

The conference will help clients, architects and construction professionals to better understand the benefits of Soft Landings and how they could adopt it in their projects and includes:

• Case studies of successful Soft Landings projects.

• Soft Landings from the investors’ point of view.

• The Integrated Project Insurance (IPI) and Soft Landings.

• A special section about BSRIA’s plans for the future of Soft Landings.

Dr Michelle Agha-Hossein, Soft Landings operational lead at BSRIA, said: “We are delighted that Peter has agreed to be the keynote speaker at this prestigious and flagship event. We know that he is an excellent speaker with a wealth of experience and much to offer on Soft Landings.

There will be plenty of networking opportunities and ‘Q&A’. BSRIA is urging architects, clients, designers, engineers, facilities managers or project managers to book a place at the conference.

Morning session

 09:30 Registration

10:00 Welcome: Julia Evans, ceo, BSRIA

10:05 Introduction: Lynne Ceeney, technical director, BSRIA

10:15 Keynote speaker: Peter Clegg MA (Cantab) MEnvD, RIBA

10.30 Soft Landings from the investor’s perspective: Jane Wakiwaka, sustainability manager, The Crown Estate

10:55 Panel Q&A

11:10 Coffee / tea break

11:25 Soft Landings – contractual matters: David Rintoul, head of construction & environmental law, ClarksLegal

11:35 Soft Landings & alternative procurement methods (Integrated Project Insurance (IPI)): Kevin Thomas, managing director, Integrated Project Initiatives Ltd

12:00 Case study 1: Dr Stephen Holmes, head of capital development projects at MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology (LMB)

12:25 Panel Q&A

12:40 Lunch & networking

Afternoon session

13:40 Case study 2: Daniel Davies, commissioning manager, Cardiff Commissioning Ltd

14:05 Case study 3: Kevin Couling, regional director at AECOM

14:30 Panel Q&A

14:45 Coffee / tea break

15:00 Soft Landings going forward: Lynne Ceeney

15:20 Summary

15:30 Close

Member rate is £150.00 for first delegate and £125.00 for subsequent delegates. More detailed information on the event is available at or email: or call 01344 465 512.

1 June 2017


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