About this event
Positioning ourselves for COP26 and beyond – a plan for the built and natural environment, in partnership with the EDGE
Although the next Futurebuild event won’t take place until 2022, Futurebuild and the Edge has joined forces to explore the actions that we need to take to move from a condition of fragility to one that is more robust for people and the natural world.
The government’s declared aim is to ‘build back better’ and to reduce our emissions by 68% by 2030. We can do better - the industry’s plan for the built and natural environment.
4th March 2021 12 pm - 1.15pm (GMT) - Construction led action for net zero
It is time to embrace the challenge and put our plans into action. The construction industry is well-placed to deliver on both new build and retrofit so that our built environment is fit for purpose and achieves the 100% net zero targets that we have set ourselves. We are able to put aside poor infrastructure, low productivity, poor health and well-being and a degraded natural environment in favour of an inhabitable world with a healthy, life enhancing natural environment with effectively reused and retrofitted buildings and a well-maintained low carbon infrastructure. This session will show how the construction industry is responding the challenge and ready to deliver.
Chair: Keith Clarke, CBE, Chair of Constructionarium and the Active Building Centre
Questions managed by Jane Wernick, CBE, Consultant engineersHRW and member of the Edge.
With more than forty years’ experience, Keith has worked in all sectors of the UK and international construction industry and retired from WS Atkins in 2011 after leading the business to considerable growth. He is Chair of both the Active Building Centre and Constructionarium.
Nitesh has 20+ years’ experience working across design, construction, and property development, acting as an Architect and sustainability expert. As consultant to UKGBC, he leads a steering group on defining Natural Capital to feed into the Construction Innovation Hub’s ‘Value Toolkit’ methodology
Mark was appointed Mace’s Chief Executive in January 2013 and has overseen the company’s revenue growth from £1bn to £2bn in 2018. He is a member of the Construction Leadership Council, a Board Director for London First, the Northern Powerhouse Partnership and is a trustee of LandAid
Jane is an engineer who likes to work on projects that give delight. At Arup since 1973, she ran their Los Angeles office from 1986-88. Her most notable Arup project was the Millennium Wheel. In 1998 she founded Jane Wernick Associates (JWA), now part of engineersHRW, where she is now a consultant
Stephen has been in practice since 1983 and in 1996 received the most important award in British architecture for a single building, the inaugural RIBA Stirling Prize for Architecture for the Centenary Building, University of Salford where he is now visiting professor. Hodder and Partners has since won over forty major awards.
Bridget is an experienced director, policy maker and economist with a track record in advising public and private sector clients on key strategic issues. She has worked extensively on cities, infrastructure and finance advising on projects in road, rail and on property developments and regeneration.
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