The Building Services Summit 2016 announces new speakers


New speakers have been announced for the Building Services Summit 2016 which has been launched by the Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA), Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) and Electrical Contractors Association (ECA). The event, which takes place on 23rd November 2016, at the British Library, London, will give attendees an opportunity to share ideas by taking part in lively and informative discussions.

Speakers include Roy Evans, of the Cabinet Office, who leads on Government Soft Landings (GSL) which is an objective of the Government’s 2016-2020 Construction Strategy. Mr Evans will be joined by Dr Karon Buck, founding principal of Medway UTC, a new school for 14-19-year-old students from Medway and the surrounding regions. Dr Susan Scurlock will also be speaking. Ms Scurlock founded the Primary Engineer initiative in 2005, in response to the Government’s call for more young people to be attracted into the engineering profession.

Other participants include Bill Wright of the ECA who is an independent consultant on energy, control and sustainability matters along with Graham Wright, legislation specialist at Daikin and President of FETA.

Graham Wright is a mechanical engineer who has worked in the air conditioning industry for more than 30 years.

David Frise, Head of Sustainability for BESA, and Stephen Hill, an associate and building performance engineer for Arup, will also be on the discussion panel.

Topics under discussion will be:

  • Is the process of construction broken?
  • Do building regulations stifle innovation?
  • Why aren’t clients using the technological tools that are available?
  • What are the alternatives to the current process of construction?

Malcolm Anson, President of the BCIA, comments: “We have assembled some of the world’s most qualified experts to speak about how building engineering services can operate as efficiently and effectively to reshape the future of our buildings.

“The leading industry experts will discuss the most topical questions in the construction sector and will address the challenges of a long-term building efficiency. The discussion will help the building owners and facilities managers to understand where efficiencies can be made in both new and existing buildings.”

For more information, visit the dedicated website.

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