Conference Programme

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The theme for this year is ‘Achieving Professional Excellence’ and our speakers will epitomise this across many facets of our industry and beyond.
Covering a wide range of industry relevant topics from regulatory reform to mental health in construction, along with a detailed technical programme which aims to promote debate and challenge convention. In this spirit, the conference will feature more live discussions than ever before, ensuring a wide range of voices will be heard.

03 October 2019 - Day 1

08:30 Registration and Exhibition

09:30 Housekeeping and President's Introduction

09:35 Formal Opening of Conference
The Earl of Lytton BSc FRICS ACIArb Hon FCABE Hon IRRV, Patron – CABE

Session One: Regulatory Reform to Improve Building Safety

09:55 Morning Keynote Address
Regulatory Reform to Improve Building Safety
Neil O'Connor CBE, Director of Building Safety – Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG)

10:40 Professionalism in an Industry that Needs to Change
Robin Nicholson CBE RIBA HonFIStructE HonFCIBSE, Partner –  Cullinan Studio

11:25 Refreshments and Exhibition

11:40 Arbitration and Litigation for the Built Environment
Adrian Hughes QC – 39 Essex Chambers

12:25 Session One Discussion with Q & A

12:55 Lunch and Exhibition

Session Two: How Knowledge Base Applies in Practice

14:00 Afternoon Keynote Address
Professional Practice in a Necessarily Changing World

Peter Caplehorn, CEO – Construction Products Association

14:45 Part B and the Building Regulations Work Plan
Brian Martin C.Build E FCABE FIFireE, Senior Principal Construction Professional – Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG)

15:30 Refreshments and Exhibition

15:45 Changing the Learning Landscape for the Built Environment Professional
Ashley Wheaton BA (Hons), Principal – University College of Estate Management (UCEM)

16:30 Session Two Discussion with Q & A

17:00 Close of Day 1

19:00 Drinks Reception and Awards Dinner


04 October 2019 - Day 2

09:00 Registration and Exhibition

Session Three: Cultural Reform

09:30 Keynote Address
An Introduction to Building Mental Health
Reverend Eur Ing Kevin Fear BSc (Hons) CEng MICE CMIHT CMISOH Hon FaPS, Health & Safety Strategy Lead – CITB

10:15 Development of the Ethical Practice in the Construction Profession
Keith Lawrey JP LLB MA MSc (Econ) Barrister FCIS, Learned Societies Liaison Officer – The Foundation for Science and Technology

11:00 Refreshments and Exhibition

11:15 From Access to Inclusion – Making the Shift
Rachel Smalley, Principal Advisor, Access and Inclusion – Greater London Authority

12:00 Session Three Discussion with Q & A

12:30 CEO Address and CABE Update
Dr Gavin Dunn BSc (Hons) MSc PhD FCABE Chartered Building Engineer, Chief Executive Officer – CABE

12:50 In Summary – The President’s Thoughts
Ant Burd PCABE FCABE MIFireE FRICS, President – CABE

13.00 Lunch

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