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  • Driving growth with university-business collaborations

    18 Feb 2019 Dr David Hutchinson, Impact and Innovation Development Manager at Portsmouth University and Director of the GTS cluster

    Each day at Futurebuild 2019, the Clean Growth Cafe (organised by Clean Growth UK) will host 16 small businesses who will showcase their clean growth innovations – you don’t want to miss out. Read more about Clean Growth UK and how you can get involved at the event here.

  • The Office of the Future: What can we expect to see in 2030

    14 Feb 2019 Russell Owens, Marketing Director ZIP Water UK
    We are entering a period of big change for commercial interior design, with flexible working, health and wellbeing, and sustainability increasingly becoming the top priorities for countless businesses. As we step into the future, we can only expect to see more and more innovative building and design solutions that address these developing trends
  • UN Sustainable Development Goal 13: Lucky for Investors

    08 Feb 2019 Emma Howard Boyd, Chair of the Environment Agency and UK Commissioner to the Global Commission on Adaptation
    The UN’s Sustainable Development Goal 13 focuses on Climate Action. In our latest Time for Action blog, Emma Howard Boyd, Chair of the Environment Agency considers the Commitment Challenge ahead of her keynote speech on the final day of the ecobuild conference.
  • Rebel Leadership: The Challenge to Achieve Real Change

    08 Feb 2019 Kirsten Henson, Director KLH Sustainability
    The challenge to achieve real change will be the focus of our rebel leadership session at the ecobuild conference next month. In our latest Time for Action blog Kirsten Henson of KLH Sustainability considers the role of rebels in creating a paradigm shift.
  • In our latest Time for Action blog Cristina Gamboa, CEO of the World Green Building Council, considers how industry can help achieve a built environment fit for the future. 

     

  • The Future Practice Challenge: Connecting Education, Research, Practice & Professionalism

    04 Feb 2019 Flora Samuel, Professor of Architecture in the Built Environment at Reading University

    There’s no question that universities are going through a difficult time at the moment, with reductions in recruitment and long-term under investment in both research and teaching. This means that many are failing to deliver an education that is fit for purpose. This blog ahead of The Future Practice Challenge session at the ecobuild conference will examine how we have arrived at this point and suggest a way forward.

  • Construction Leadership Challenge: Delivering on the ambitions of the Construction Sector Deal

    28 Jan 2019 Andy Mitchell, Co-chair Construction Leadership Council and CEO, Tideway

    With the launch of the Transforming Construction Alliance (and the confirmation of bids for the first round of R&D funding), the intent of the Sector Deal is increasingly clear. At Futurebuild, I will be hosting a session, focusing on the opportunities that are available to our industry if we are successful in delivering on the ambitions of our Sector Deal. 

  • The Urban Challenge: Cities for the Future

    28 Jan 2019 Professor Peter Madden OBE, Cardiff University
    Most of us either live in, work in, or visit cities regularly. They are engines of growth, and by 2050 more and more people will be living in cities - particularly in Asia. Cities in the UK and right across the world are facing increasing challenges that need to be addressed: from how people move around, to where they are going to live, to whether they can breathe clean air.
  • Thinking the unthinkable to deliver SDGs challenge

    24 Jan 2019 Davide Stronati, Global Sustainability Leader at Mott MacDonald
    Creating an action plan to help deliver the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) was a critical focus for the 2018 ecobuild conference. Davide Stronati, Global Sustainability Leader at Mott MacDonald has been talking to Futurebuild strategic partner Bioregional about the role of the built environment in implementing the SDGs and shares their thoughts with us.
  • The Retrofit Challenge for Housing

    22 Jan 2019 Chris Jofeh, Global Retrofit Leader, Arup

    Chris Jofeh, Arup’s Global Retrofit Leader, takes a look at our Retrofit Challenge for Housing in the latest of our blog series exploring the biggest issues being addressed by our Time For Action conference.

  • Vaillant Future of Specification

    21 Jan 2019 Steve Cipriano, Commercial Director, Vaillant

    What does the future relationship between manufacturers and specifiers look like? In our latest Q&A, we speak with Steve Cipriano, Commercial Director for Vaillant, one of Europe's largest heating technology manufacturers, on how that working relationship is evolving.

  • The Future of Sustainable Manufacturing

    15 Jan 2019 John Pearce, Chief Executive, Made in Britain
    Made in Britain’s Chief Executive, John Pearce, is calling for more British manufacturers to join the MiB pavilion at Futurebuild 2019 to showcase innovations and best practice to decision-makers from across the globe. Read more of John’s thoughts on the future of sustainable manufacturing and find out more about the member exhibition discounts in the latest blog in our Future Of… series.

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