01 - 03 March 2022 | ExCeL, London

01 - 03 March 2022 | ExCeL, London

Futurebuild Conference

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FUTUREBUILD'S CONFERENCE IS BACK!

FUTUREBUILD'S CONFERENCE IS BACK!

The Futurebuild Conference with Headline Sponsor Construction Innovation Hub will take place in the Main Arena from 01-03 March 2022 at London’s ExCeL. Join your industry in contributing inspiring ideas and action plans needed to achieve a net-zero future.

Now that COP26 has taken place and our thoughts turn to COP27, the ‘what we have to do’ is clearly established and we are now focusing on the ‘how to do it’ and ‘how to do it at scale’. We have no excuses – the opportunities to change are here, do we have the courage to act on them?

Visit the Conference to explore some of the key issues around closing the gap between ambition and delivery; ensuring resource efficiency; investing in people; ensuring a resilient zero carbon financial future; improving the quality of our buildings to create infection resilient environments; examining what levelling up really means; resolving energy supply and demand and successfully retrofitting our building stock; living in a sustainable relationship with nature and exploring the future of building design to respond to the climate and ecological emergency.

Below is the sneak peek and the full programme can be found by clicking here.

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DAY ONE: Ambition beyond COP26

10:30 - 11:30

Beyond COP 26: our action programme

This session is chaired by Shaun Spiers, Executive Director, Green Alliance and will focus on the actions that the UK construction industry will be taking – starting now.

12:00 - 13:00

In a world where embodied carbon is regulated, what has changed?

Chaired by Rt. Hon. Philip Dunne, MP, Chair of the Environmental Audit Committee, this session will look into the future where embodied carbon has already been effectively regulated and the outcomes are being put into practice.

13:30 - 14:30

Resource efficiency in a circular, post-Brexit economy. What is the plan?

Do we have the skills and knowledge needed and sufficient understanding about partnership working to deliver a circular economy? This session, chaired by Professor David Greenfield, Managing Director, Soenecs and RAEng Visiting Professor of Circular Economy, University of Brighton, will explore the issues.

15:00 - 16:00

Investing in people – education, skills and diversity

Chaired by Robin Nicholson, CBE, Fellow Cullinan Studio and Convenor of the Edge.

16:30 - 17:30

When ‘What if’ becomes ‘What next’

Welcome and Introduction: Keith Waller, Programme Director, Construction Innovation Hub.

DAY two: Leading transformative change

10:30 - 11:30

Making the shift to a resilient, zero carbon financial future

This session explores the risks and solutions around key questions such as 'How do we address these critical issues and what does it mean for built and natural environment professionals in their work?'.

12:00 - 13:00

Creating infection resilient environments

At the request of Sir Patrick Vallance, the Government’s Chief Scientific Adviser, the Royal Academy of Engineering and the National Engineering Policy Centre set up a Commission to review the actions needed to make infrastructure more resilient to infection. Chaired by Professor Peter Guthrie OBE FREng, Commission Chair.

13:30 - 14:30

What should 'levelling up' really mean?

This session, chaired by Miatta Fahnbulleh, Chief Executive, new economics foundation, will explore what making levelling up should and could be in practice and what role those in the built environment should contribute.

15:0 - 16:00

Raising aspirations – leading by example

This session will be chaired by Bea Natzler, Senior Analyst Business and Buildings, Climate Change Committee and include 7 speakers with 'Pecha Kucha style’ ideas.

16:30 - 17:30

Big Innovation Pitch

This session will see six shortlisted innovators battle it out in a ‘Dragon’s Den’ style pitch, to become winner of the Big Innovation Pitch 2022. Chaired by Dr Oliver Jones, Research Director, Ryder Architecture.

DAY THREE: Towards a healthier, happier place for all in a zero-carbon world

10:15 - 11:15

Supply, demand and retrofit– how we overcame all three.

This session, chaired by Gillian Charlesworth, Chief Executive, Building Research Establishment (BRE) will explore the journey.

11:45 - 12:45

What if we got people protection right?

Join us as we explore how changing working practices to ones which promote health and wellbeing can deliver long term value. Chaired by Nathan Baker, Chief Executive, IOM.

13:15 - 14:15

Living in a sustainable relationship with nature

This session is chaired by Richard Benwell, Chief Executive Wildlife and Countryside Link.

14:45 - 15:45

The future of building design

An exploratory discussion between an award-winning architect; Peter Clegg, Senior Partner, Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios and engineer; Hanif Kara, Co-founder and Design Director, AKT II and Professor in Practice of Architectural Technology - Harvard GSD on how building design can and must respond to the climate and ecological emergency.

SPEAKERS CONFIRMED - MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON

Rt. Hon. Philip Dunne, MP

Chair of the Environmental Audit Committee

Professor Peter Guthrie OBE FREng

Commission Chair

Professor Catherine Noakes OBE

University of Leeds

Gillian Cooper

Head of Energy Policy, Citizens Advice

Sarah Mukherjee MBE

Chief Executive, IEMA

Miatta Fahnbulleh

Chief Executive, New Economics Foundation

Peter Clegg

Senior Partner
Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios

Richard Benwell

Chief Executive Wildlife and Countryside Link

Sandi Rhys Jones, OBE

Vice President, CIOB

Bea Natzler

Senior Analyst Business and Buildings, Climate Change Committee

Dr Oliver Jones

Research Director, ,
Ryder Architecture

Hattie Hartman

Sustainability Editor, Architects Journal

Andrew Simms

Coordinator of the Rapid Transition Alliance, an author, co-director of the New Weather Institute and Assistant Director of Scientists for Global Responsibility, a Research Associate at the University of Sussex

Amos Simbo

Managing Director, Black Professionals in Construction Network (BPICN) and member, CIC 2050 Group

Nathan Baker

Chief Executive, IOM

Hanif Kara

Co-founder and Design Director, AKT II

Exhibitor list

Exhibitor list

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Show sections

Futurebuild 2022 will be curated into six sections, providing innovative solutions to address the biggest challenges facing the built environment.
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From ambition to zero

The UK Government has enshrined achieving 100% net zero carbon emissions by 2050 in law. In October 2021 it published its ‘Net Zero Strategy’ ahead of COP 26. We have also experienced a pandemic and learnt that we are all able to change many of our established behaviours. The German sociologist, Ulrich Beck, has expressed the view that climate change has the power to change us as well as the planet and looming disasters offer the opportunity and freedom to do things differently – describing it as ‘emancipatory catastrophism’. We know that we have to do many things differently and that beyond greenhouse gas emissions we have to take a ‘towards zero’ approach to waste, the performance gap for buildings and places, the skills gap, natural resource and biodiversity loss, negative health impacts and discrimination.

Now that COP 26 has taken place and the ‘what we have to do’ is clearly established, we must focus on the ‘how to do it’ and how to do it at scale. We have no excuses – the opportunities to change are here, do we have the courage to act on them?

These Futurebuild Conference sessions will explore some of the key questions and issues around closing the gap between ambition and delivery. The full programme will be announced soon, in the meantime check out our sneak peek below…

Beyond COP 26: our action programme

01 March 2022 / 10.30 - 11.30

COP 26 has been the key focus for 2021, a year when the world would come together to agree and affirm its collective actions to limit the impact of climate change. In 2022 the many pressures on us to act now are still with us. The physical impacts of climate change that we are already experiencing highlight the need for developing long-term resilience at the same time as reducing emissions, restoring natural resources and biodiversity, ensuring a sustainable food supply and recognising the impacts of climate change on human health and wellbeing. While the COP has agreed global targets and actions, we also need to act locally and put our own house in order.

This session will focus on the actions that the UK construction industry will be taking – starting now.

Chair:
Shaun Spiers

Chief Executive
Green Alliance

Panellist:
Hannah Vickers

Co2nstructZero, Construction Leadership Council (CLC) and Chief of Staff, Mace Group

Panellist:
Rachel Skinner

Past-President, Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) and Executive Director, WSP

Panellist:
Simon Foxell

Construction Industry Council (CIC) Climate Change Panel, The Architects Practice and the Edge

Panellist:
Sunand Prasad

Chair, UKGBC, Co-founder Penoyre Prasad Architects and Past-President, RIBA

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Net zero pioneer Futurebuild, brings together the brightest minds, the disruptive thinkers and most exciting innovators to transform the industry. The curated exhibition showcases manufacturers and suppliers of the most innovative technology, products and services from the built environment and our industry renowned knowledge programme sees the most influential thought leaders and pioneering thinkers take the stage to address the industry’s most pressing issues.

Net zero pioneer Futurebuild, brings together the brightest minds, the disruptive thinkers and most exciting innovators to transform the industry. The curated exhibition showcases manufacturers and suppliers of the most innovative technology, products and services from the built environment and our industry renowned knowledge programme sees the most influential thought leaders and pioneering thinkers take the stage to address the industry’s most pressing issues.

Lucy Shea

Group CEO
Futerra

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Time slot Here

Net zero pioneer Futurebuild, brings together the brightest minds, the disruptive thinkers and most exciting innovators to transform the industry. The curated exhibition showcases manufacturers and suppliers of the most innovative technology, products and services from the built environment and our industry renowned knowledge programme sees the most influential thought leaders and pioneering thinkers take the stage to address the industry’s most pressing issues.

Net zero pioneer Futurebuild, brings together the brightest minds, the disruptive thinkers and most exciting innovators to transform the industry. The curated exhibition showcases manufacturers and suppliers of the most innovative technology, products and services from the built environment and our industry renowned knowledge programme sees the most influential thought leaders and pioneering thinkers take the stage to address the industry’s most pressing issues.

Lucy Shea

Group CEO
Futerra

Lucy Shea

Group CEO
Futerra

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Time slot Here

Net zero pioneer Futurebuild, brings together the brightest minds, the disruptive thinkers and most exciting innovators to transform the industry. The curated exhibition showcases manufacturers and suppliers of the most innovative technology, products and services from the built environment and our industry renowned knowledge programme sees the most influential thought leaders and pioneering thinkers take the stage to address the industry’s most pressing issues.

Net zero pioneer Futurebuild, brings together the brightest minds, the disruptive thinkers and most exciting innovators to transform the industry. The curated exhibition showcases manufacturers and suppliers of the most innovative technology, products and services from the built environment and our industry renowned knowledge programme sees the most influential thought leaders and pioneering thinkers take the stage to address the industry’s most pressing issues.

Lucy Shea

Group CEO
Futerra

Lucy Shea

Group CEO
Futerra