03-05 March 2020 / ExCeL, London
Tue & Wed 10:00 – 18:00, Thu 10:00 – 16:00



  • Rescuing a palimpsest is never straightforward, says Martyn Evans. But it will be fascinating

  • Open spaces are something to be cherished

    15 Apr 2019 Richard Kauntze, chief executive, British Council for Offices
    Can it really be wise to sacrifice so much potentially lettable space? Research suggests an unequivocal “yes”
  • Will we burn fossil fuels to power wind turbines in the future?

    15 Apr 2019 Vasilije Manovic Professor of Carbon Systems Engineering, Cranfield University

    Vasilije Manovic, Professor of Carbon Systems Engineering, Cranfield University, discusses how the push for clean energy may be prompting some unexpected solutions to Goal 7 of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

  • 2018 was the year of plastics - could 2019 turn out to be the year of climate change? Perhaps, says Bioregional CEO Sue Riddlestone, but policy change will only be successful if it truly listens to people.
  • Taking BIM to a whole new level

    05 Apr 2019 Simon Lewis, Partner in the construction and engineering team, Womble Bond Dickinson (UK)

    BIM is going global, with the launch of a new international standard – this is the future of construction.

  • "It's time for architects to choose ethics over aesthetics"

    29 Mar 2019 Christine Murray, editor-in-chief and founding director, The Developer,
    Architects can limit the environmental impact building has on our changing climate using their power as specifiers, they just need to take responsibility and do it, says Christine Murray.
  • Brexit: a classic case of poor project management

    29 Mar 2019 Ann Bentley, global board director, Rider Levett Bucknall

    The prime minister’s handling of Brexit bears uncanny parallels to poor management of construction projects – so what can we all learn from this?

  • How to be good

    25 Mar 2019 Iain Parker, Partner, Alinea
    Forget about market dynamics outside our control – here’s a plan for making sure what we can affect is done right from the start, and it’s all about good behaviours. 
  • The government finally seems to be taking notice of the profession’s outcry about permitted development, says Julia Park

  • We need to do development differently – and that means putting people first

    12 Mar 2019 Anthony Probert, Programme Manager, Bioregional
    The standard approach to designing new homes and communities isn’t working. But there’s a better way says Anthony Probert
  • Switchee is a socially conscious technology innovator with a focus on delivering improved comfort, affordability, security and safety. The company has developed a portfolio of smart heating and energy solutions that help to empower landlords to provide exceptional homes for residents.

  • Innovation Stories: Chimney Sheep

    19 Feb 2019 Sally Phillips, business’ founder and owner

    Cumbria-based Chimney Sheep has developed a chimney draught excluder that is breathable and sustainable, while also blocking 93% of airflow up a chimney – keeping warm air in, cold air out, reducing CO2 emissions and cutting energy bills.

    Here, we speak to the business’ founder and owner, Sally Phillips, to learn more about the invention, how BEIS funding has supported the development of the product and the business’ growth, and what’s next for Chimney Sheep.

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