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FT Future of Construction Summit

Building a Successful Digital Transformation Roadmap

London |
Speakers include:
David  Barwell

David Barwell

AECOM

Kai-Uwe  Bergmann

Kai-Uwe Bergmann

BIG

Elizabeth Heider

Elizabeth Heider

Skanska US

Overview

Digital transformation within the construction industry is imperative and no longer an option. However, many in the sector still find themselves stuck in the slow lane, as a consequence of internal resistance to change, an unyielding leadership mindset, budget constraints, skills shortages and a very fragmented environment.

These barriers to digital transformation must be overcome to ensure the construction industry can effectively catch up with technological innovation and digitalisation, thus creating new business models that embrace productive, collaborative and profitable strategies. With the utilisation of Building Information Modelling (BIM) technology fast becoming the industry standard, what’s next in the digital roadmap? What impact will additive manufacturing, robotics, automation, drones, artificial intelligence or the IoT have on the way in which building projects are planned, funded, designed and delivered? How will digital transformation help accelerate collaboration in the construction supply chain? Which cultural environment will enable real change? 

The FT Future of Construction Summit will bring together developers, planners, architects, engineers, contractors, material and solution providers, and other key stakeholders pivotal in the global construction supply chain to explore best strategies and solutions to embrace digital transformation for a more productive and profitable future.

All registered conference delegates are welcome to join the FT for an informal pre-conference drinks reception on May 15th.

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Date: Tuesday 15 May 2018

Timing: 6pm - 8pm

Venue: One Great George Street, The Council Room

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Agenda - 16th May

  • 8:00am
    Registration and Networking
  • 8:50am
    Chair’s opening remarks

    by Daniel Thomas, Deputy Companies Editor, Financial Times 

    Section One - Unleashing the true potential of digitisation to boost productivity

  • 9:00am
    Opening keynote address: Developing a digital future: building the road to Construction 4.0.

    According to the McKinsey digitisation index, the construction industry ranks 21st  out of 22 industries in terms of innovation. What is keeping the sector from moving ahead and embracing digital transformation to accelerate growth? This insightful keynote presentation will explore the power of digitisation to give players in the construction industry ways to boost their productivity, reduce risk and get better margins. How fast will the sector organise itself to leverage new and disruptive technologies considering its specific fragmented nature as a key barrier?

    David Barwell, Chief Executive - UK and Ireland, AECOM

  • 9:25am
    Panel discussion: From design to demolition: driving digital transformation through disruptive innovation

    From Building Information Modelling (BIM) to 3D printing, robotics, drones, cloud computing, AR, Internet of Things (IoT) or Big Data, breakthrough technologies are at the core of the most radical change the industry has been experiencing in decades, affecting the way all stakeholders operate and perform, thus increasing productivity.

    • What are the main concerns and barriers to Level 3 BIM? Is it the holy grail of effective collaboration?
    • How can construction companies harness the power of cloud based collaborative working?
    • In which ways is IoT transforming the way buildings are shaped, managed and experienced? 
    • Is Big Data really the new currency for the industry?

    Matthew Gough, Director of Innovation and Winning Work, Mace

    Will Cavendish, Global Digital Services Leader, Arup

    Teodoro Álvarez, Global Head of Innovation, Ferrovial Agroman

    Dominic Thasarathar, Strategist - Construction, Energy and Natural Resources, Autodesk

    Moderator: Elaine Moore, Lex Deputy Editor, Financial Times

  • 10:05am
    In conversation with the FT: Exploring key design trends in the age of digitisation and connectivity

    Disruptive technologies and innovative processes have an increasingly strong impact on the way architects devise and design buildings. In which ways can these innovations be implemented on actual architectural projects? This session will explore key issues and trends shaping the future of architecture in the context of digitisation and technological innovation.

    • How can architects assess emerging technologies to decide whether they are a threat or an unmissable opportunity to their firms’ strategic infrastructure?
    • Why is it important to create new synergies in order to bridge the gap between architecture and the construction industry?
    • What opportunities are there for cross-sector collaborative working?
    • How are design and technical innovations being used to improve building performance?
    • What effects will smart materials have in the evolution of architectural design?
    • Behind the ‘well-ready’ building trend – how effective can design help to foster health and wellbeing?

    Kai-Uwe Bergmann, Partner, BIG 

    In conversation with Edwin Heathcote, Architecture and Design Critic, Financial Times

  • 10:25am
    Keynote session: How digital technology is transforming building design and management

    Digitalisation has affected almost every part of our day to day lives. It started with the rise of the internet and smartphones and now with the likes of Uber and Airbnb we are seeing a seismic shift in how consumers and businesses expect things to work. Everything needs to be faster, easier and better.

    So how does this affect building design and management? Digitalisation gives building developers and managers the tools they need to stay ahead of the curve in the industry, boost productivity and revolutionise the industry as we know it. This session will explore how new technologies such as thyssenkrupp’s MULTI and MAX are doing just that, improving design and making our buildings much more reliable and efficient as a result.

    Andreas Schierenbeck, CEO & Executive Chairman, thyssenkrupp Elevator AG

  • 10:45am
    Networking break

    Section Two - Achieving constructive supply chain collaboration

  • 11:15am
    Panel discussion: Embracing new forms of procurement to gain real collaboration and increase profitability
    • Exploring the readiness of construction procurement teams to embrace digitised procurement-management systems
    • How can governments contribute to creating a corruption-resilient procurement environment in the construction industry? Are current transparency and anti-corruption standards efficient enough?
    • How can the construction contracts structure be adjusted to best support collaboration?
    • Beyond design-bid- build contracts: Analysing the pros and cons of integrated project delivery (IPD) approach
    • Analysing the rapid shift to lump-sum turnkey (LSTK) contracts. How are top-performing construction firms adapting to this trend?
    • Exploring the power of Blockchain and smart contracts in construction. How would smart contracts work with building information modelling (BIM) software?
    • How can 5D BIM technology help optimise bidding and achieve highest accuracy in prediction of construction costs?

    Richard Baldwin, Head of Development, Derwent London

    David Savage, Partner and Head of Construction & Infrastructure, Charles Russell Speechlys

    David King, Former Senior Vice President | Director, HOK

    Alain Waha, Global Head of BIM | Digital Transformation, BuroHappold Engineering

    Moderator: Claer Barrett, Editor, FT Money

  • 11:55am
    Special Presentation: Preparing for the Possible (and the Probable) ...

    Predicting the future is never an easy business; and aligning the fast-paced world of technological change with the sometimes conservatively natured $10Tn global construction industry can be especially tricky. Yet, mastering such foresight, beyond the horizon of the next project, or the next process-improvement cycle, is something all construction leaders must now do.

    New technology, by its nature is disruptive. It breaks and remakes business models, reshapes definitions of value in markets, and creates not only new forms of competition, but new competitors too. Leaping forwards, what might construction look like after today’s emerging technology trends are tomorrow’s norm?

    Dominic Thasarathar, Strategist - Construction, Energy, Natural Resources, Autodesk

  • 12:15pm
    In-depth debate: Harnessing the new dynamics of the construction supply chain to boost productivity

    Collaboration is key to digital transformation. From building design to working onsite, collaborative working throughout the supply chain has become an imperative rather than a choice for this to become a more profitable, resilient and agile industry. What remain the main challenges and barriers to effective and transparent supply chain collaboration in construction?

    • Exploring how supply chain management can align its strategy with the project programme from the design stage in order to gain cost benefits and value
    • Analysing the impact of BIM and new data management capabilities on supply chain management in construction
    • In which ways is Big Data transforming Supply Chain Management by enabling more complex supplier networks that focus on knowledge sharing and collaboration?
    • How could such a fragmented industry work in order to agree on relevant standards to facilitate the digitalisation of the industry as a whole?
    • Which actions can governments and regulators take in order to improve competitiveness and collaboration in the construction supply chain?
    • What are the main implications of manufacturing to construction? What are the opportunities and challenges for process efficiencies through offsite modular prefabrication?

    Stephen Fox, Chief Executive, BAM Nuttall

    Mike Grice, Chief Construction Officer, Battersea Power Station Development Company

    John Pelton, Programme Director, Jacobs

    Alexander Hewitson, Programme Executive – Strategy and Operations, AstraZeneca

    Moderator: Michael Skapinker, Associate Editor, Financial Times

  • 12:50pm
    Lunch break
  • 2:00pm
    Charting construction’s digital course: What we’ve learned and what lies ahead

    A year ago, a McKinsey analysis found that construction productivity has stagnated for decades—and that digital technology is one of our most powerful levers for reversing that trend. Today, a wealth of new tools and technologies have hit the construction market, but tools alone are not enough. To compete, companies must identify the solutions that truly address major pain points; build capabilities that enable and sustain their momentum; and drive enterprise-wide transformation. Advanced analytics in particular is poised to provide unprecedented insight into performance drivers or obstacles to success, yet many stakeholders struggle to maximise its potential. This session will share new learnings about the construction technology landscape, explore how organisations can derive greatest value from the technologies now at their disposal, and provide best practices for long-term, agile transformations.

    Maria João Ribeirinho, Partner, McKinsey & Company

    Moderator: Daniel Thomas, Deputy Companies Editor, Financial Times 

  • 2:25pm
    Keynote presentation: The World needs better buildings: how technology will change today’s real estate

    Coen van Oostrom, Chief Executive Officer and Founder, OVG Real Estate and EDGE Technologies

    Section three - Changing the mindset to achieve real transformation

  • 2:45pm
    No pain, no gain: why cultural transformation is key to achieve real change

    For most leaders in the construction sector, the entire industry supply chain must embrace a radical cultural shift in order to fully achieve the much-needed digital and technological transformation. Technology is getting far ahead with advanced systems such as level 3 BIM and other applications whose potential cannot be fully met without real collaboration along the value chain. For an industry often described as old-fashioned and afraid of change, this transformation represents a steep challenge. How can construction companies build leadership capability to successfully bring about and command this change?

    Shaun Kenny, General Manager, Europe, Africa & Middle East, Bechtel

    Jussi Aho, CEO, Fira Group Oy

    John Higgins, Chairman, Global Digital Foundation

    Magdalena Pyszkowska, Head of BIM Deployment, Bouygues Construction

    Steve Radley, Policy Director, CITB

    Moderator: Elaine Moore, Lex Deputy Editor, Financial Times

  • 3:30pm
    Afternoon networking break

    Section Four - Creating lasting value through breakthrough innovation and sustainability 

  • 4:00pm
    Expert commentary: Is the grass always greener? Tackling the net-zero energy building challenge
    • What lessons can be learned from early adopters that could help to inform the next generation of best practices?
    • Exploring how net-zero buildings will deliver economic growth, job creation and improved energy security
    • Learning how communicating a compelling vision around net-zero buildings is key to engage all stakeholders, including the building’s actual occupants/users
    • Analysing ways that Governments and regulators can commit to reducing the emissions of public and private sector buildings

    Elizabeth Heider, Chief Sustainability Officer, Skanska US

  • 4:20pm
    Panel Discussion: Robots vs. humans – What does the future hold for the construction workforce?

    An increasing number of builders are starting to move into prefabrication, where homes and buildings are constructed on factory floors by robots, while drones are used to survey stockpiles and conduct site inspections. Will robots replace humans in construction? In which specific tasks will machines outperform humans and how? How can construction companies build a successful skill development road map for digital transformation? This debate will tackle the infamous talent gap challenge in the construction sector, including the main trends to consider around the impact of digitisation in the construction workforce.

    Hubert Rhomberg, Managing Director, Rhomberg Group

    Nick Bertram, Associate Partner, McKinsey & Company

    Andrew Barraclough, Group Design Director, Wates Group

    Mike Pitts, Interim challenge director - Transforming Construction, Innovate UK

    Carl Benedikt Frey, Co-Director, Programme on Technology and Employment, Oxford Martin School, Oxford University

    Moderator: Elaine Moore, Lex Deputy Editor, Financial Times

  • 5:00pm
    Closing leadership debate: The project owner session: Building for the future - how can risk be managed in a changing industry?

    Building developers are facing an infinite number of technology innovations for which execution and performance they carry the ultimate responsibility and financial risk. This session will offer the point of view of leading project owners about the future of the industry with a focus on creating value through innovation and sustainability.

    Beth West, Head Of Development, London Portfolio, Landsec

    Justin Davies, Head of Development Operations - Europe, Lend Lease

    Lourdes Gavilanes, Executive Vice President, Design & Architecture, Salusbury & Co - New York

    Moderator: Daniel Thomas, Deputy Companies Editor, Financial Times 

  • 5:30pm
    Chair's closing remarks

    Daniel Thomas, Deputy Companies Editor, Financial Times 

  • 5:40pm
    Drinks Reception

Speakers (31)

David  Barwell

David Barwell

Chief Executive, UK and Ireland
AECOM

David Barwell is Chief Executive of UK and Ireland at AECOM, a premier, fully integrated infrastructure firm that designs, builds, finances and operates assets for governments, businesses and organisations in more than 150 countries.

In this role, David leads a team of over 7,000 professionals supporting public and private clients across key infrastructure and property sectors including defence, transportation, water, energy as well as all facets of city planning, design and construction. David is also a member of AECOM’s Global Executive Committee.

David has held numerous other senior leadership roles at AECOM including Chief Executive of AECOM’s Middle East business of 4,500 staff, Chief Executive of AECOM’s India business of 2,000 staff and Chief Operating Office of AECOM’s Australia and New Zealand business. He has also held senior position in AECOM’s Global Cities program, connecting major growth cities around the world.

Over a career spanning more than 30 years, David’s vocational background has been in the planning, design and delivery of major infrastructure programs. He has a keen interest in how projects are contracted having worked under many contractual conditions from the very adversarial to highly collaborative. His experience covers, the UK, Australia, Asia and the Middle East.

Kai-Uwe  Bergmann

Kai-Uwe Bergmann

Partner
BIG

Kai-Uwe Bergmann is a Partner at BIG who brings his expertise to proposals around the globe, including work in North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Kai-Uwe heads up BIG’s business development which currently has the office working in over 20 different countries as well as overseeing BIG’s Communications. Registered as an architect in the USA (eight states) and Canada (one province), Kai-Uwe most recently contributed to the resiliency plan The Dryline to protect 10 miles of Manhattan’s coastline. He compliments his professional work through previous teaching assignments at the University of Florida, the New School of Architecture in San Diego and his alma mater the University of Virginia. Kai-Uwe also sits on the Board of the Van Alen Institute, participates on numerous international juries and lectures globally on the works of BIG.

Elizabeth Heider

Elizabeth Heider

Chief Sustainability Officer
Skanska US

As Chief Sustainability Officer, Elizabeth (Beth) Heider, FAIA, LEED Fellow, translates Skanska’s commitment to sustainability into action while serving on Skanska USA’s Management Team. She supports Skanska's four US business units: Building and Civil (construction), and Commercial and Infrastructure Development with combined annual revenues of approximately $8 Billion. Her career encompasses all phases of design and construction as architect, construction manager and sustainability leader. An intrepid researcher and tireless advocate, she emboldens the design, construction and business communities to create a more sustainable future. Known for her work making the business case for green and net zero energy buildings, including the Living Building Financial Study, she has been invited to present at over 200 international conferences focusing on the nexus of design, sustainability and good business. Heider served for six years on USGBC’s national Board of Directors which she chaired in 2012. She is widely recognised for her leadership in building more sustainably, most recently by the International Living Future Institute as a “Living Building Hero”. She serves on the Envision Review Board supporting the development of this powerful rating system for sustainable infrastructure. 

Stephen Fox

Stephen Fox

Chief Executive
BAM Nuttall

Steve obtained an Honours Degree in Civil Engineering at the University of Leeds in 1983 and is a Fellow of the ICE and served as a Vice President of Finance between 2013 and 2016. Steve and his wife live in Buckinghamshire and have two grown up sons. He joined BAM Nuttall in 1989 and has worked on a wide variety of major projects around the UK, in 2001 he took over as Area Manager for Central and West London. In 2007, Steve was appointed a member of the Executive board of BAM Nuttall and in April 2010 was appointed Chief Executive. He is a strong supporter of both trade and technician apprenticeships as routes into the industry and is a member of the Apprentice Ambassador Network. In 2011 Steve established and has been actively working with BAM Nuttall’s Women@BAM group to promote career opportunities for women. Steve has also lead BAM Nuttall’s signature on the Time to Change pledge and has established a mental health wellbeing programme independent of safety, occupational health and personal health, which have their own specific identities. He strongly believes that digitisation will revolutionise the construction industry and challenges innovation to strive for real industry changing outcomes. Steve was awarded a CBE for services to Civil Engineering & Construction in the 2015 New Year’s Honours list. 

Dominic Thasarathar

Dominic Thasarathar

Strategist - Construction, Energy and Natural Resources
Autodesk

Dominic Thasarathar is Autodesk’s primary thought-leader and evangelist for Construction, Energy and Natural Resources. Working globally, his focus is the role emerging technology trends can play in transforming these industries. A Chartered Electrical Engineer and Technology Executive, Dominic joined Autodesk in 2011 from a career spanning two decades in international construction operations – including roles with CH2M Hill (Chief Information Officer, CLM Delivery Partner), Bechtel (Asia-Pacific Manager of Project Systems) and Laing O’Rourke (Project Lifecycle Systems Manager). He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Imperial College and professional membership of The Institution of Engineering and Technology, The British Computer Society and The Energy Institute. His experience encompasses projects in the Oil & Gas, Mining & Metals, Power, Civil Infrastructure and Building sectors.

Coen van Oostrom

Coen van Oostrom

CEO and Founder
OVG Real Estate and EDGE Technologies

Leading integrator of sustainability and smart technology in real estate; pioneer in implementing the Internet of Things into the commercial real estate sector. Chief Executive Officer and Founder; since founding OVG Real Estate 20 years ago, Coen has built a team in order to push positive social and environmental change by marshalling innovation, technology and sustainable building practices with constant care for the environment. Today OVG is changed into EDGE Technologies and one of the world’s largest real estate technology companies, with teams in the Netherlands, US and Germany. EDGE Technologies is the creator of one of the smartest and most sustainable office buildings in the world, The Edge in Amsterdam.

Andreas  Schierenbeck

Andreas Schierenbeck

CEO & Executive Chairman
thyssenkrupp Elevator AG

Andreas Schierenbeck has been the Chairman of thyssenkrupp Elevator AG’s Executive Board since January 2013. With customers in 150 countries and sales of 7.5 billion euros (fiscal 2015/2016), thyssenkrupp Elevator is one of the world’s leading elevator companies. From 2010 to 2012 Schierenbeck served as the President and CEO of Siemens Corporation’s Building Technologies in the USA. His career includes several years in the building sector, prior to which he spent 13 years in the electrical utility sector at Siemens Corporation. Andreas Schierenbeck holds a degree in electrical engineering and has a strong software background. He has worked in numerous countries across the world, including Austria, Colombia, Germany, Switzerland, USA, and Venezuela.

David King

David King

Former Senior Vice President | Director
HOK

David King is the former Technical Principal for HOK London, responsible for project delivery office-wide, and a member of the firm-wide Project Delivery Board. With experience throughout the design process from briefing and feasibility, concept design, design development, change management, coordination, code compliance and construction documentation, to procurement strategy and construction. He has led and managed projects in a wide range of sectors and building types, delivering large-scale and complex undertakings on programme and within budget.

As Technical Principal, responsible for maintaining high quality technical production standards on all projects, he has overall responsibility for office strategy in digital information management (BIM), the Integrated Management Systems (ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001), and BREEAM/LEED, EA/DDA, CDM compliance.

Maria  João Ribeirinho

Maria João Ribeirinho

Partner
McKinsey & Company

Maria João Ribeirinho is a partner in McKinsey’s Lisbon office. She joined McKinsey in 2004 and has served clients in Europe, Latin America, and Africa focusing on the capital projects & infrastructure and electric power & natural gas sectors. She is the global leader of McKinsey’s work with the engineering and construction industry.A key area of focus for Ms Ribeirinho is the infrastructure sector, where she has helped turnaround the performance-management system for a leading construction company, supported the operational transformation of the construction business, and helped define an international growth strategy in new business. In addition, she spearheaded the optimisation of large projects, including design-to-value, sourcing, risk management, and lean construction, in several asset classes and geographies.

Jussi Aho

Jussi Aho

CEO
Fira Group Oy

Jussi Aho is passionate about developing new ways of doing business together. He has more than 15 years of experience as a CEO in fast growing companies. Jussi is one who builds better cities and societies, who cares about his customers and employees, and who leads his business with high morals and strong values. Jussi is a Civil Engineer (MSc) from the University of Oulu, and later on he did a visiting research scholar at the University of Central Florida in the U.S. during 2008. Jussi’s story with Fira began in 2002 when he co-founded the company after which he acted as a Member of the Board in 2002-2008 until he took over as the CEO in 2009. Fira is combining traditional construction business with new business models, technology, service concepts and start-ups, and growing rapidly. Jussi has several Board responsibilities and is a sought-after speaker.

Will  Cavendish

Will Cavendish

Global Digital Services Leader
Arup

Will Cavendish is the Global Digital Services Leader at Arup, the employee-owned company whose mission is to shape a better world by improving the built environment.

Previously he was Strategy Lead, Applied at DeepMind, responsible for understanding the ground-breaking developments taking place in Artificial Intelligence, and working with key partners to apply them for public good in areas such as health and energy. Prior to this he was a senior civil servant in roles including Director General for Innovation, Growth and Technology at the Department of Health; Director General, International Energy and Climate Change at DECC, and Head of the Prime Minister’s Implementation Unit, working directly with David Cameron and Nick Clegg.

Will has wide-ranging experience achieving change in areas such as digital, health, education, international energy and climate change, cybersecurity, growth and innovation. When in government, he also led the creation of the world's first network of What Works Centres, set up to provide proper evidence on effective uses of public money, and pioneered the use of transparency and crowdsourcing in policy making.

Will has also served as a World Bank Economist; lectured at Oxford University and Imperial College; has a Doctorate in Economics; and was made a Companion of the Order of the Bath by the Queen in 2015.

John  Pelton

John Pelton

Programme Director
Jacobs

John is Mott MacDonald’s Global Practice Lead for Project, Programme and Commercial Management.  During the last 12 months he has been the Director of the Programme Delivery Partner Joint Venture (CH2M, Mace and PwC) supporting the Highways England Major Projects transformation programme.  Until October 2016 he was the Strategic Projects Director for Crossrail and Managing Director of the Programme Partner Transcend, a Joint Venture between CH2M, AECOM and Nichols.  He led Crossrail’s innovation programme and its migration into i3P, which is now established as a key industry platform for innovation.  Previously he led the High Speed 2 Efficiency Challenge Programme team which identified over £1b of potential savings from HS2 Phase 1, through collaborative working, BIM, off-site manufacture, innovation and optimised design standards.

He spent the first 29 years of his career serving as a Royal Engineer officer.  He was involved in military operations in the Gulf, the Balkans and Afghanistan.  He has also conducted strategic planning, has led an equipment procurement team and played a key role in the development of the Defence Infrastructure Organisation.

John read civil engineering at Imperial College, London, before taking masters in Defence studies at King’s College, London, and an MBA with the Open University and latterly participating in the Oxford University Business Economics Programme.  He is a Fellow of the ICE and the Institute of RoyalEngineers and Chairs the ICE’s Municipal Expert Panel.  He is a member of the Oxford University Business Economics Programme committee.  

Alexander Hewitson

Alexander Hewitson

Programme Executive – Strategy and Operations
AstraZeneca
Shaun Kenny

Shaun Kenny

General Manager, Europe, Africa & Middle East
Bechtel

Shaun Kenny is a senior vice president of Bechtel Group and leads Bechtel’s Infrastructure business in Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

Shaun began his Bechtel career in 1997 as a construction engineer on the Channel Tunnel Rail Link. Since then he has served in construction and project management roles in the United Kingdom, Chile and Australia in Bechtel’s water, infrastructure and mining businesses.

Shaun served as president of Mining & Metals, a position he held from 2013 to 2016. He led the team to improve safety performance, deliver a series of milestone projects and restructure its operations to win new work in particularly tough market conditions. After this role, he served as Bechtel’s regional president in Asia Pacific and led the Infrastructure team to securing new work in the region.

Before joining Bechtel, Shaun was an engineer at Balfour Beatty plc. in the U.K. Among his projects was the Heathrow Express Rail Link in the late 1990s.

Shaun is a chartered civil engineer in the U.K., a fellow of Engineers Australia, and a registered engineer in Australia. He holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Liverpool Polytechnic.

Lourdes Gavilanes

Lourdes Gavilanes

Executive Vice President, Design & Architecture
Salusbury & Co - New York

Lourdes Gavilanes is the Executive Vice President at Salusbury & Co., where she leads the firm's design work. She provides the vision and design direction to guide developments from concept to construction. Prior to Salusbury & Co., Ms. Gavilanes served as a Vice President at the Related Companies where she led the design efforts on millions of square feet of high-end residential and commercial real estate. At Related, she worked on some of the company's most ambitious projects to date, the latest of which is the iconic 520 West 28th Street designed by the late Dame Zaha Hadid. Ms. Gavilanes' career began over 20 years ago in New York City at Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, LLP after which she joined Kohn Pederson Fox Associates, P.C. At both firms, she worked on large-scale and international projects such as JFK Terminal 4 and N1 Tokyo— experiences that she has translated into her work on the developer side. Ms. Gavilanes is a graduate of the renowned Bachelor of Architecture program at Cornell University. Ms. Gavilanes is fully bicultural and speaks 4 languages fluently.

Beth West

Beth West

Head Of Development, London Portfolio
Landsec

Beth joined Landsec in October 2017 as Head of Development for the London portfolio, covering all aspects of development from feasibility through to construction.  Beth’s team of 30 – working with partner architects and construction firms – is responsible for delivering commercial properties in London that are both iconic buildings and desirable locations for companies and communities.

Prior to joining Landsec, Beth was Commercial Director at HS2, where she was responsible for commercial strategy, procurement, supplier management, land and property acquisitions and management, regeneration and economic analysis.  Previously, Beth spent nine years at Transport for London (TfL). Beth joined TfL in 2003 and held a number of roles:  firstly as a Principal in the Corporate Finance team, secondly as the Head of Commercial Advisory and Risk at London Underground, providing commercial advice and strategy. Beth then became Head of Commercial Procurement at London Underground and was responsible for delivering improved commercial capability for the business, and later was Commercial Director at Tube Lines where she was responsible for procurement, risk management, assurance and business planning and controls. 

Beth started her career working on Capitol Hill in Washington for the Committee on Foreign Affairs in the House of Representatives, before moving on to 8 years in project finance banking with Credit Suisse and Société Générale.

Beth is a fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers and the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply, and an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors.

Teodoro Alvarez

Teodoro Alvarez

Global Head of Innovation
Ferrovial Agroman

After eight years working in UK as Design and Innovation Director, Teodoro was appointed as Global Head of Innovation for Ferrovial Agroman, the construction division of Ferrovial, the world’s largest investor in transport infrastructure. He is currently responsible for developing the innovation strategy for the company in order to add value for clients and create a wider legacy for society. This role draws on a more than 20-year career in which he has experienced the design management process from many different perspectives, in roles with consultants, designers, project management specialists and construction companies. He have a strong track record in delivering projects, such as Barcelona Airport, New Terminal, Airbus Final Assembly line for A400 and most recently, as Design Director, Heathrow Terminal 2A (T2A) project.

He has led international design teams of architects and multidisciplinary engineers on major projects in the UK and Spain. Much of his project delivery experience has been in the airport and aerospace industries, and by contributing to provide expertise to airport projects around the world, he continue to work closely with designers and engineers on a variety of stimulating projects from initial proposals through to handover.

As part of the target established to create the collaborative culture and systematic approach necessary to embed innovation within the construction environment, his current role includes strategic responsibility for developing the strategy to implement implementing Building Information Modelling (BIM) worldwide within the company. As civil engineering projects continue to become more complex and challenging, this approach will help the company to sustain continuous improvement across the entire asset lifecycle. For that reason, he has designed and defined FILM (Ferrovial Agroman Infrastructure Lifecycle Management) as the specific and particular Ferrovial Agroman approach to BIM implementation.

Hubert Rhomberg

Hubert Rhomberg

Managing Director
Rhomberg Holding

Master Builder & Civil Engineer DI Hubert Rhomberg is Managing Director of Rhomberg Holding GmbH and - now in the fourth generation - in charge of the internationally active Rhomberg Group, which has its headquarters in Bregenz, Austria. The name Rhomberg stands for sustainable building as much as for sustainable mobility and resource productivity. After graduating in engineering at Vienna Technical University Hubert Rhomberg worked for the construction company Strabag in Linz and Vienna for three years before, in 1998, joining his family's company in his role as Manager of the Civil Engineering department and in charge of developing the Railway Technology division. In addition, he supplemented his practical entrepreneurial knowledge by taking a postgraduate course in Company Management at the well-known University of St. Gallen. Following his holistic approach, the three divisions Construction, Railway Technology and Resources have not only established sustainability as a principle but continue to set standards. 
Hubert Rhomberg extends his range of activities by actively promoting research projects (BRIX, House of the Future, LifeCycleTower) and giving public lectures on the subjects Resource Productivity, Mobility and Sustainable Company Management. He is also the CEO of Cree GmbH which is revolutionising the construction industry with its unique timber-hybrid modular construction system (Cree Platform) that has already been used in a number of flagship building projects.

Justin  Davies

Justin Davies

Head of Development Operations, Europe
Lend Lease

Justin Davies is Head of Operations for Lendlease’s European Development business. He is responsible for overseeing the successful delivery of Lendlease’s substantial urban regeneration pipeline both in the UK and continental Europe. Justin has worked across the breadth of the property value chain in his 17 year career at Lendlease including Construction, Development and Social Infrastructure. His international experience allows him to provide global expertise to local challenges and new opportunities having worked in Australia, the United States and Europe. Justin holds a Bachelor of Civil Engineering degree from the University of Queensland and a Masters in Applied Finance from Macquarie University.

Magdalena  Pyszkowska

Magdalena Pyszkowska

Head of BIM Deployment
Bouygues Construction

Magdalena Pyszkowska is a civil engineer with 18 years of experience in construction industry: first working for scientific edition, then for construction companies.

All her career is been driven by technical innovations in order to keep a step forward. Magdalena is interested in the intersection of digital technologies and the disciplines of the humanities.

Since 2006 she has been working for Bouygues Construction, worldwide operating company, with HQ in France. As a Head of R&D she led the conception and management of R&D portfolio in close collaboration with international universities and startups.

Magdalena introduced and coordinated the set-up of high-tech products (VR, drones) to a large international audience and contribute to activity of 8 global and transversal R&D clusters.

In her current position she leads the Global Deployment of BIM by working with cross-functional teams both in France and in International. The technology know-how transfer and digitalisation of internal processes is one of main goals to be delivered to increase the business performance.

Mike Grice

Mike Grice

Chief Construction Officer
Battersea Power Station Development Company

Mike is Chief Construction Officer for Battersea Power Station, responsible for the delivery of the current phases and site infrastructure. Prior to BPSDC Mike was Construction Director on the £1.2bn Earls Court Redevelopment Project establishing the strategy for the project and the complex demolition of Earls Court 1 and 2. Mike was Project Director for the successful delivery of the £1.4bn Athletes Village for London 2012 Olympics whilst Head of Delivery for Lend Lease Development. Over four years the Athletes Village delivered 2400 apartments, an academy, polyclinic, carpark and major infrastructure and landscaping; including bridges, roads, strategic network services, with 240 staff, 6500 operatives and a spend of £42m per month at peak. This involved Olympic Overlay whereby 18000 bed spaces were delivered for Olympic Family use.

Mike has held senior board positions at Balfour Beatty and Trafalgar House.

He has a proven track record of delivering major projects and major programs of work to demanding cost targets and programmes.

Mike’s key interests are in project efficiency through detailed planning and organisation and optimising the construction process via the creation and management of detailed project controls via the PMO.

Nick  Bertram

Nick Bertram

Associate Partner
McKinsey

Nick brings deep experience in supporting public-sector and infrastructure clients across the UK, on topics spanning strategy, organisation design, performance transformation, and productivity improvement. He co-authored the McKinsey report Reinventing construction: a route to higher productivity report which identified the productivity challenge which the construction industry faces and levers which could close the productivity gap with the rest of the economy. He has particular expertise on how this applies to the UK and the best practice examples in UK industry.

Examples of Nick’s work include supporting UK construction research and advisory body in developing the sector deal for the construction industry, supporting a government infrastructure project reassess its operating model and the make vs buy decisions that it made across industry, and conducting a diagnostic on an arms-lengths body to understand how to improve performance.

Prior to McKinsey, Nick worked as a structural engineer for Arup based in London, Montpellier and Singapore.

Matthew  Gough

Matthew Gough

Director of Innovation and Winning Work
Mace

Having joined Mace in 2011 to lead the company’s work winning activity, Matthew was recently promoted to the Director of Innovation in February 2017. His role, owning the company innovation strategy, and helping to embed a culture of innovation throughout the company, is supporting Mace to realise its ambition to be the catalyst for the next evolution of the construction industry. Matthew supported the top line growth of Mace’s construction business from £600m to £2bn in 2017, and he played an important role in some of the business' biggest wins during that time. His career started in digital, having studied computing as part of his BA degree, and he is now aligning Mace’s interests with the innovation and technology being driven by the digital sector, as part of the transition to Industry 4.0.

Steve Radley

Steve Radley

Director of Policy
CITB

Steve is responsible for working with the industry and with government to create the right environment and support for employers to invest in the skills that they need. His responsibilities include overseeing CITB’s
research work to create the evidence base that underpins the organisation’s funding approach, working closely with training providers and with National governments across Britain and at a local level. His team also works closely with employers and Federations to ensure that funding support meets their needs and is
simple to access. He is also responsible for CITB’s relations with the media.

     
Steve joined CITB from his role as Director of Policy and External Affairs at the Manufacturers organisation, EEF.  Previously he was Chief Economist at the Henley Centre and the Policy Adviser – Education and Training at the Confederation of British Industry.

Richard Baldwin

Richard Baldwin

Head of Development
Derwent London

Richard is a chartered quantity surveyor by background and has over 40 years’ experience in the UK and Global construction market where he was responsible for the successful delivery of numerous high profile projects.
Richard is now Head of Development at Derwent London. Derwent London is one of London’s most innovative office specialist property regenerators and investors and has a strong record of quality architecture with a distinctive design led ethos. They now have an actively managed portfolio of 5.6 million sq. ft. valued at £4.8bn as at 30 June 2017.
Richard is a fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and the Royal Society of Arts. He is currently engaged by the Royal Academy of Arts and the Geffrye Museum as a special advisor on their new building programmes. Richard was appointed by the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport as a Trustee of the Theatres Trust on 1 January 2016.

Mike Pitts

Mike Pitts

Interim Challenge Director - Transforming Construction
Innovate UK

Dr Mike Pitts is Interim Challenge Director for the Transforming Construction programme in the industrial strategy. He was previously Head of Urban Systems covering the priority areas of Urban Living and Smart Infrastructure. These future markets are driven by the addition of  data layers to infrastructure and enable new and different services to be delivered to citizens. Mike previously led on embedding sustainability across Innovate UK’s strategy and programmes since November 2012. He led Clean and Cool entrepreneur Missions in 2013 to Brazil and 2015 to San Francisco and also ran the Resource Efficiency programme during 2013/14.

Andrew Barraclough

Andrew Barraclough

Group Design Director
Wates Group

Andrew joined Wates in 2014 and is responsible for Design, Design Management, Design Supply Chain and BIM implementation across all Wates Group companies. He is a Chartered Architect with over 25 years’ experience in the construction industry and has a Masters degree in Construction Project Management from Reading University. He has extensive experience in delivering major complex projects including MOD Main Building, Whitehall, London and Barts and the Royal London Hospitals, London.

Andrew is passionate in his belief that good design means good business, and is committed to value-driven design informed by the business needs of the user and the through-life cost of the design in use.

David  Savage

David Savage

Partner and Head of Construction & Infrastructure
Charles Russell Speechlys

David Savage is a partner and head of the Construction & Infrastructure sector at Charles Russell Speechlys. He advises employers, contractors, and consultants on a wide range of building and civil engineering matters, both domestically and internationally.

Mr Savage has a particular interest in the legal issues arising from digital disruption in the construction and real estate sectors. He is a co-author of the firm’s recent report entitled “The New Real: Unlocking new gains through smart buildings” which explores the gains of offer via smart buildings and legal challenges to realise those gains. Mr Savage is ranked as a Band 1 partner in Chambers Guide to the Legal Profession 2017 for Construction.

John Higgins

John Higgins

Chairman
Global Digital Foundation

John Higgins CBE has been the public face of the digital sector in Europe since November 2011 and speaks regularly on platforms and at conferences throughout Europe and beyond. He was Director General of DIGITALEUROPE, the association for the digital technology industry in Europe, until Spring 2017, following nine years leading its UK member association, TechUK. In Spring of 2017 he became Chair of the Global Digital Foundation. In 1995 he was appointed CEO of the Rocket Networks, a California based dot.com that provided the world’s first online recording studios. He returned to the UK in 1998 and became Director General of the Computing Services and Software Association, one of Tech UK’s predecessors.

He holds a degree in Mathematics from the University of East Anglia and then a post graduate Diploma in Accounting and Finance. Early in his career he trained as a systems analyst, held senior positions with Ernst & Young and worked in Chicago with leading software company SSA. John was President of the European Commission’s Strategic Policy Forum on Digital Entrepreneurship and a Board member of the European Internet Foundation. John’s other committee chair roles have included the cross industry association council of the CBI, the UK business association, a government/industry space committee and the global policy action committee of the World IT Services Association, WITSA. He was board member of e-skills, the UK’s digital sector skills council and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

He was presented with two personal awards for outstanding contributions; first to the association sector in 2004 and then to the IT industry in 2008. The Queen appointed him a Commander of the British Empire (CBE) in 2005 for his services to the UK IT industry.

Alain  Waha

Alain Waha

Global Head of BIM | Digital Transformation
BuroHappold Engineering

Alain Waha leads BIM and Digital Transformation at BuroHappold Engineering. Alain combine this role with digital incubation activities in #proptech and Automotive. He is the co-founder of Cogital, a digital transformation agency, the co-founder of SaturnF1, an automotive startup working on Connected trucks; and a advisor at Borealis Ventures, Sanveo inc and Kinship inc. Alain joined the construction industry in 2008 after a career in Aerospace and Automotive. In the AEC sector, he held roles as CEO of VC backed BIM services firms Atlas Industries and Satellier Inc. His experience spans the AEC supply chain, geography and size of projects. This includes VDC in the Middle-East, Design projects in Europe, and Supply Chain enablement in the United States.  

Carl Benedikt Frey

Carl Benedikt Frey

Co-Director, Programme on Technology and Employment, Oxford Martin School
Oxford University

Carl Benedikt is Oxford Martin Citi Fellow at Oxford University where he directs the programme on Technology and Employment at the Oxford Martin School – regarded the world's leading programme on the future of work. He is one of the most widely cited scholars in the field of workforce automation and the future of work. His prime research interest is the transition of industrial nations to digital economies.

Over the course of his career, he has served as an advisor and consultant to international organisations, think tanks, government and business, including the OECD, the European Commission, the United Nations, and several Fortune 500 companies. In partnership with Citigroup, he also works to help global leaders navigate the rapidly changing world economy.

His work has been widely covered by the BBC, CNN, The Economist, Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, Foreign Affairs, New York Times, Washington Post, Frankfurter Allgemeine, Scientific American, TIME Magazine, Forbes, and many others.

In 2016 he was named the 2nd most influential young opinion leader by the Swedish business magazine Veckans Affärer.

Carl Benedikt is also Economics Associate of Nuffield College, and Senior Fellow of the Programme on Employment, Equity and Growth at the Institute for New Economic Thinking, both University of Oxford. He remains a Senior Fellow of the Department of Economic History at Lund University, and a board member of Futurion AB.

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Daniel Thomas

Daniel Thomas

Deputy Companies Editor
Financial Times

Dan Thomas has been the Financial Times’ deputy companies editor since March 2016. Mr Thomas was previously the FT’s telecoms editor, having worked as a telecoms correspondent since 2011.

Prior to that, he worked as the FT’s property correspondent. He has also reported for FT Money and FT Weekend’s personal finance supplement. Prior to joining the FT in March 2007, he was an assistant editor for Property Week.

Mr Thomas holds a postgraduate degree in journalism from City University and a BA in English and Philosophy from Manchester University. He was named Business Journalist of the Year at the LSL Property Awards and awarded IBP News Reporter of the Year – both in 2010.

Moderators (4)

Claer Barrett

Claer Barrett

Personal Finance Editor, Financial Times
Editor, FT Money

Claer Barrett is the Financial Times' Personal Finance Editor as well as the editor of FT Money. She has worked for the FT group for over a decade, joining the Investors Chronicle magazine as the financial crisis took hold, specialising in property and buy-to-let investment. She became the FT's retail correspondent in 2011, then served as deputy UK news editor before being appointed to her current role. Her weekly Serious Money column won the Headline Money commentator of the year award in 2016 and 2017. A frequent contributor to TV and radio debates on personal finance and investing, she is an expert on the BBC1 series Right on the Money.

Edwin Heathcote

Edwin Heathcote

Architecture and Design Critic
Financial Times

Edwin Heathcote is the FT's Architecture and Design Critic.  He is an architect and designer and the author of around a dozen books including, most recently, The Meaning of Home.  He writes a monthly column for GQ Magazine and is a regular contributor for magazines including Icon, Apollo and l'Architecture d'Aujord Hui.  He is currently establishing an online archive of design writing.  

Elaine  Moore

Elaine Moore

Lex Deputy Editor
Financial Times

Elaine Moore is a writer for the Financial Times Lex column, the oldest and arguably the most influential business and finance column of its kind. Prior to this, she was the FT’s Capital Markets Correspondent, where she covered the Greek debt crisis, Saudi Arabia’s entrance to global markets, Argentina’s debt restructuring and the bond dispute between Russia and Ukraine. Previous roles at the FT include Deputy Editor of the FT’s personal finance section and reporter. Before joining the Financial Times, she worked for the Turkish Ambassador in London and as a freelance journalist in Cambodia. She graduated from Cambridge University.

Michael Skapinker

Michael Skapinker

Contributing Editor and Columnist
Financial Times

Michael Skapinker is an FT contributing editor and columnist on business and society. He is also executive editor of the FT-IE Corporate Learning Alliance, the FT’s executive education arm. Born in South Africa, he began his journalistic career in Greece. He joined the FT in London in 1986 and has held many positions, including FT Weekend editor, FT Special Reports editor and management editor.

He received the Work Foundation Members’ Award for his contribution to the understanding of working life in 2003 and was named WorkWorld Media Awards Columnist of the Year in 2008. At the Editorial Intelligence Comment Awards he was named Business Commentator of the Year (2012) and Business Ethics Commentator of the Year (2015).

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Advisory Board (10)

Dominic Thasarathar

Dominic Thasarathar

Strategist - Construction, Energy and Natural Resources
Autodesk

Dominic Thasarathar is Autodesk’s primary thought-leader and evangelist for Construction, Energy and Natural Resources. Working globally, his focus is the role emerging technology trends can play in transforming these industries. A Chartered Electrical Engineer and Technology Executive, Dominic joined Autodesk in 2011 from a career spanning two decades in international construction operations – including roles with CH2M Hill (Chief Information Officer, CLM Delivery Partner), Bechtel (Asia-Pacific Manager of Project Systems) and Laing O’Rourke (Project Lifecycle Systems Manager). He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Imperial College and professional membership of The Institution of Engineering and Technology, The British Computer Society and The Energy Institute. His experience encompasses projects in the Oil & Gas, Mining & Metals, Power, Civil Infrastructure and Building sectors.

Terri Wills

Terri Wills

CEO
World Green Building Council

Terri Wills is the CEO of the World Green Building Council, an organisation uniting 75 Green Building Councils enabling green building and sustainable communities through leadership and market transformation. Previously, she was with the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group where she spearheaded C40’s networks that have had a direct impact on policy in over half of C40 cities. She also served as the London City Director for the Clinton Climate Initiative, worked with the Government of  Ontario on clean technology and creative industry development, and worked for the British Broadcasting Corporation as a Head of Strategy.

Teodoro Alvarez

Teodoro Alvarez

Global Head of Innovation
Ferrovial Agroman

After eight years working in UK as Design and Innovation Director, Teodoro was appointed as Global Head of Innovation for Ferrovial Agroman, the construction division of Ferrovial, the world’s largest investor in transport infrastructure. He is currently responsible for developing the innovation strategy for the company in order to add value for clients and create a wider legacy for society. This role draws on a more than 20-year career in which he has experienced the design management process from many different perspectives, in roles with consultants, designers, project management specialists and construction companies. He have a strong track record in delivering projects, such as Barcelona Airport, New Terminal, Airbus Final Assembly line for A400 and most recently, as Design Director, Heathrow Terminal 2A (T2A) project.

He has led international design teams of architects and multidisciplinary engineers on major projects in the UK and Spain. Much of his project delivery experience has been in the airport and aerospace industries, and by contributing to provide expertise to airport projects around the world, he continue to work closely with designers and engineers on a variety of stimulating projects from initial proposals through to handover.

As part of the target established to create the collaborative culture and systematic approach necessary to embed innovation within the construction environment, his current role includes strategic responsibility for developing the strategy to implement implementing Building Information Modelling (BIM) worldwide within the company. As civil engineering projects continue to become more complex and challenging, this approach will help the company to sustain continuous improvement across the entire asset lifecycle. For that reason, he has designed and defined FILM (Ferrovial Agroman Infrastructure Lifecycle Management) as the specific and particular Ferrovial Agroman approach to BIM implementation.

 Ibrahim S.  Odeh, PhD., MBA

Ibrahim S. Odeh, PhD., MBA

Founding Director
Global Leaders in Construction Management, Columbia University

Dr. Ibrahim Odeh is currently a faculty at the school of engineering and the founding director of the Global Leaders in Construction Management (GLCM) initiative at Columbia University. The main contribution of Odeh's work is focused on assisting top leading construction firms with strategic management tasks in areas related to: strategy and business development; infrastructure and construction market analysis; and market entry strategy. He worked on several consulting projects and market studies with leading firms such as Skanska, AECOM, Turner, Dentons, and STV. He is also an advisory committee member and a working group lead at the World Economic Forum (WEF) on a multi-year project that is focused on studying The Future of Construction.

Moreover, Dr. Odeh also teaches several courses in the area of construction engineering and management (CEM) where he also one of the faculties at the department who direct and run the CEM program at the department of Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics for both the on-campus and on-line tracks. Classes he teaches are focused on: Entrepreneurship for Civil Engineering & Construction; Managing Engineering and Construction Processes; and Principles of Construction Techniques.

Dr. Odeh also led along with world-renowned guest presenters a specialization in Construction Management hosted on Coursera. In addition, he advises on academic programs and course curriculum development. He received several recognition and awards including the last nomination he got on the 2016 Presidential Award for Outstanding Teaching; a finalist 11 from among 700 nominations and 5,000 faculty members.

Dale Sinclair

Dale Sinclair

Director of Technical Practice
AECOM
Michael Deane

Michael Deane

Vice President, Chief Sustainability Officer
Turner Construction Company

Michael Deane is Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer at Turner Construction Company and a LEED Fellow. His responsibilities include developing and implementing sustainable policies and procedures for Turner’s national and international operations, green building training, operational oversight and sales.

Mr Deane has an MS in Historic Preservation from Columbia University and 25 years of construction management experience including K-12 schools, libraries, cultural institutions and hospitality. He is a founding board member and past chair of the USGBC New York Chapter and served on the USGBC National Board of Directors from 2005 through 2008. He was a member of the Federal GSA Green Building Advisory Committee from 2011 to 2016. He is on the Board of Governors of the Design Futures Council and the Board of Directors of the Recycling Certification Institute. In 2012 he was named Recycler of the Year by the Construction & Demolition Recycling Association.

He writes and speaks frequently about sustainability and in particular the builder’s role in delivering green buildings. In 2013 he was named a LEED Fellow, the most prestigious designation of LEED Professionals.

David  Savage

David Savage

Partner and Head of Construction & Infrastructure
Charles Russell Speechlys

David Savage is a partner and head of the Construction & Infrastructure sector at Charles Russell Speechlys. He advises employers, contractors, and consultants on a wide range of building and civil engineering matters, both domestically and internationally.

Mr Savage has a particular interest in the legal issues arising from digital disruption in the construction and real estate sectors. He is a co-author of the firm’s recent report entitled “The New Real: Unlocking new gains through smart buildings” which explores the gains of offer via smart buildings and legal challenges to realise those gains. Mr Savage is ranked as a Band 1 partner in Chambers Guide to the Legal Profession 2017 for Construction.

Martin Pauli

Martin Pauli

Senior Architect | Foresight + Research + Innovation
Arup

Martin Pauli is Senior Foresight + Research + Innovation manager at Arup Germany. Martin graduated with a Master of Science in Architecture at the Technical University in Berlin. He has strong expertise in the management of Innovation and Strategic Industry Foresight projects, particularly in the field of product and business model innovation in the Circular Economy. With his background in Architecture he is very passionate about how new technologies enable our current building and construction ecosystem to develop towards more resource effectiveness. Martin also published widely about the positive ecosystem contributions, buildings could have in order to mitigate the effects of increasing urbanisation such as Urban Heat, Air Pollution and Acoustic Noise.  He has a track record of successful technical and business consulting projects with large international corporate clients and is a frequent speaker on national and international conferences.

Nick  Bertram

Nick Bertram

Associate Partner
McKinsey

Nick brings deep experience in supporting public-sector and infrastructure clients across the UK, on topics spanning strategy, organisation design, performance transformation, and productivity improvement. He co-authored the McKinsey report Reinventing construction: a route to higher productivity report which identified the productivity challenge which the construction industry faces and levers which could close the productivity gap with the rest of the economy. He has particular expertise on how this applies to the UK and the best practice examples in UK industry.

Examples of Nick’s work include supporting UK construction research and advisory body in developing the sector deal for the construction industry, supporting a government infrastructure project reassess its operating model and the make vs buy decisions that it made across industry, and conducting a diagnostic on an arms-lengths body to understand how to improve performance.

Prior to McKinsey, Nick worked as a structural engineer for Arup based in London, Montpellier and Singapore.

Shaun Tate

Shaun Tate

Director, Construction
Mace

Shaun is currently leading Mace’s work on integrated structural solutions; working with new digital technology to change the way the construction industry builds in the future. With over 24 years of experience in the industry, Shaun’s diverse career has seen him manage some of London’s most high profile and technically challenging projects.

After graduating with a degree in construction management, Shaun began his career with a restoration project at the Royal Opera House. Under the constraints of very traditional construction techniques, Shaun developed an interest in new and innovative methods; delivering pre-fabricated facades and introducing a more collaborative approach to working with the client and subcontractors.

In 2006 Shaun joined Mace – the international construction and consultancy company – as a senior construction manager and, over the last ten years, has gone on to manage and lead major award winning projects in London, including Ropemaker Place (a 850,000 sq ft commercial development) and Park House (a nine-storey mixed-use development), via both design and build and construction management contracts.

In January 2017, Shaun completed South Bank Tower for our client CIT, a 42 storey residential building on the Thames. The complexity of the original core challenged Shaun and the team to push the boundaries of conventional construction once again. By introducing a factory approach to elements of the project, Shaun delivered innovative prefabrication methods, raising the bar in terms of quality, cost, time and safety.

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Why Attend

  • Learn from industry leaders about the game-changing trends and technologies impacting construction
  • Discover how the technological and digital transformation of the industry can boost efficiency and profitability 
  • Explore how net-zero buildings will deliver economic growth, job creation and improved energy security
  • Identify how construction companies could build a successful skill development road map for digital transformation
  • Understand why achieving cultural change across the industry as well as building and retaining a talented workforce is key for a successful digital and technological transformations
  • Find out how project owners are managing risk in an rapidly evolving industry
  • Participate in the debate led by global top-notch industry leaders through keynote presentations, foresight panels and insightful interviews
  • Network with your industry peers in an unsurpassed environment for exchange and collaboration
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Who Attends

FT Live has a reputation for delivering senior level audiences to attend a wide range of world class thought-leadership events across the globe for nearly 40 years.

The FT Future of Construction Summit will be attended by (but not limited to):

  • Heads/Directors of Development
  • Heads/Directors of Planning, Cost Planning and Project Management
  • Partners/Associates/Directors at Architecture firms
  • Heads/Directors of BIM
  • Heads/Directors of Design
  • CEOs/CSOs/COOs/MDs/Directors/Heads at Global Engineering, Construction and Building companies
  • Directors/Heads of Sustainability at Construction/Engineering/Material companies
  • Management Consultants, Technology suppliers, Insurers, Accountants
  • Partners/CIOs/CEOs/Directors/Heads at banks, private equity firms, funds
  • Government representatives and regulators
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Lead Sponsors (2)

Construction professionals around the world use Autodesk Software to evaluate and improve the constructability of designs and the project delivery process. With Autodesk field management and virtual construction software, users are able to deliver more effective planning, coordination, and control through greater design insight and project predictability from preconstruction through execution. Autodesk Construction Solutions help contractors and subcontractors leverage the cloud to reduce waste, increase profit margins, produce results faster, and finish projects on budget.

thyssenkrupp Elevator brings together the Group’s global activities in passenger transportation systems. With sales of 7.7 billion euros in fiscal 2016/2017 and customers in 150 countries, thyssenkrupp Elevator built its position as one of the world’s leading elevator companies from scratch in a mere 40 years’ time applying thyssenkrupp unique engineering capabilities. With more than 50,000 highly skilled employees, the company offers smart and innovative products and services designed to meet customers’ individual requirements. The portfolio includes passenger and freight elevators, escalators and moving walks, passenger boarding bridges, stair and platform lifts as well as tailored service solutions for all products. Over 1,000 locations around the world provide an extensive sales and service network to guarantee closeness to customers.

Knowledge Partner (1)

McKinsey & Company is a global management consulting firm, deeply committed to helping institutions in the private, public, and social sectors achieve lasting success. For over 90 years, our primary objective has been to serve as our clients' most trusted external advisor. With consultants in over 120 cities in more than 60 countries, across industries and functions, we bring unparalleled expertise to clients anywhere in the world. We work closely with teams at all levels of an organisation to shape winning strategies, mobilise for change, build capabilities and drive successful execution.

The McKinsey Center for Future Mobility was created to help business leaders and policy makers come to terms with a future that is increasingly autonomous, connected, electrified, and shared. Based in four global hubs (Beijing, Detroit, Munich, and Silicon Valley), our forward-thinking and integrated perspective, industry expertise, proprietary research, and global convening power give us a unique combination of assets to help clients navigate the mobility revolution.

Legal Partner (1)

Charles Russell Speechlys is a law firm headquartered in London with offices in the UK, Europe and the Middle East. We have an extensive construction practice which provides the full range of contentious and non-contentious services for large scale construction and engineering projects, in the UK and internationally. Our large team includes 10 partners and over 30 specialist construction and engineering lawyers in total, including dual qualified barristers and solicitors, engineers, accredited mediators and adjudicators.

We mainly act for commercial clients across a wide range of business sectors, but with a particular emphasis on real estate developers, property investment companies, contractors, and major engineering consultancies. We also advise high net worth individuals when undertaking high value residential construction projects.

More broadly, our firm’s corporate and commercial lawyers also work widely across the construction industry on the full range of legal issues encountered across the sector – from employment and tax to intellectual property, procurement and health and safety regulation. We pride ourselves on our deep understanding of the sector, and we are passionate about helping our clients run successful projects that achieve their commercial goals.

Associate Sponsor (1)

CITB is the Industrial Training Board (ITB) for the construction industry in Great Britain (Scotland, England and Wales). CITB uses its research and labour market intelligence to understand the sector’s skills needs, and works with industry and government to make sure construction has the right skills, now and for the future.

CITB is modernising its funding approach to invest in areas that will deliver the best returns for industry, and enable the sector to attract and train talented people to build a better Britain.

innovation partner (1)

Innovate UK is the UK’s innovation agency. Innovate UK works with people, companies and partner organisations to find and drive the science and technology innovations that will grow the UK economy - delivering productivity, new jobs and exports. Our aim at Innovate UK is to keep the UK globally competitive in the race for future prosperity. For further information and to stay updated on our latest news visit www.gov.uk/innovateuk, follow us on Twitter at @innovateuk or subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/InnovateUK.

Supporting Partners (3)

Founded in Fort Worth, Texas, in 1955, the National Association of Women in Construction is one of the world's longest running organisations for women working in construction. Run entirely by volunteers, NAWIC UK and Ireland is a diverse Not-For-Profit Association with a presence in seven separate regions.

We are committed to encouraging individuals to pursue, establish and sustain successful careers in the Construction Industry through encouraging opportunities to access inside knowledge, share best practice, develop personal and professional skills and to grow professional networks.

We aim to promote the positives in the Construction Industry as a whole and to highlight the fantastic work carried out by professionals working within. Our members which, include both those working directly in the industry and those providing services to it share the team spirit which is characteristic of our industry.

Our key targets are : A shift of focus from gender to ability. Levelling the playing field across the industry. Ending of stereotypes.

To achieve this, our work focuses on: Supporting the development of members. Inspiring the young to look at the industry as a valid source for a future career. Reaching out to the entirety of our peers in order to deliver a real difference.

The Construction Industry Council (CIC) is the representative forum for the professional bodies, research organisations and specialist business associations in the construction industry. CIC’s mission is to improve the UK construction industry by collectively representing and supporting the built environment professions.

Specialist Engineering Contractors (SEC) Group

SEC Group provides high-level, coordinated representation for engineering specialists working in the construction industry in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland - the largest sector of UK construction by value.  It is an umbrella representative body comprising the sector’s premier trade associations:  the British Constructional Steelwork Association, Electrical Contractors’ Association, Building Engineering Services Association, Lift and Escalator Industry Association, SELECT (Electrical Contractors’ Association for Scotland) and the Scottish & Northern Ireland Plumbing Employers’​ Federation (SNIPEF).

Overall, the specialist engineering sector includes 60,000 firms – largely SMEs – employing 832,000 people. Firms represented by SEC Group account for 35% of construction output in the UK.

Exhibtor (1)

Salusbury & Co. is a premiere real estate development advisory firm based in New York. Founded by Daria P. Salusbury, the firm provides branding, marketing, and design services to transform properties into buildings that shape the world’s skylines. The Salusbury & Co. team works with its partners during all phases of development to efficiently and effectively bring real estate to market in the world’s most challenging platforms. 

With a more than 30-year track record of success, they have brought $15 billion in luxury developments to market, including residential, commercial, and mixed-use real estate. The Salusbury & Co. team has worked with leading developers in major global sectors, including New York, Boston, Los Angeles, Paris, London, and Tokyo. 

Fees

Ticket type                                                        Fee

Earlybird Ticket (ends 16 March)              £799 +VAT

Standard Ticket                                          £899 +VAT

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Venue

One Great George Street
Westminster
London SW1P 3AA

United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)20 7665 2323

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Contact Us

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Media Partner and Press Enquiries
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Sponsorship Opportunities
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Speaking Opportunities
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