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Programme: QS & Construction Conference

Morning sessions

08:30: Registration and refreshments

09:20: Chair’s opening comments

Justin Sullivan, Founder and Managing Director, Adair Associates; Global & UK Chair, RICS QS and Construction Global Professional Group Boards

09:30: Construction market overview

  • What is the outlook and potential growth for the construction industry?
  • Market forecast – how is the industry performing in 2018?
  • Sectors that are performing the best? Infrastructure? Housing? Commercial?

Simon Rubinsohn, Chief Economist, RICS

10:15: In conversation with a construction client

  • Hear from TfL on their aims, views and future projects
  • How clients view the industry

Peter Elliott, Head of Property Development, TfL Property Development
Laura Collins, Associate Quantity Surveyor, Rider Levett Bucknall

10:45: Networking refreshment break

11:10: Ethics in practice

  • Interactive session reviewing case studies and scenarios for solving ethical dilemmas
  • Latest RICS Guidance

Mark Boyle, Regulatory Policy Manager- UK & Ireland, RICS

11:40: Building Contracts

  • A year on review of JCT and NEC4
  • The principles you need to be aware of
  • Future changes?

Victoria Peckett, Partner, CMS

12:10: ICMS Update

  • Developing the standard
  • ICMS in practice
  • NRM 1 and 3
  • Next steps

Steven Thompson, Associate Director Built Environment, RICS

12:40: Networking lunch

Afternoon sessions

13:40: Legal round up

  • Case law update
  • What impact do these cases have on the profession?

Anneliese Day, QC, Fountain Chambers

14:25: Future of data in construction

  • What systems and ways should we take in the future to deal with these huge volumes?
  • How to use data effectively, legally and purposefully
  • General Data Protection Act – the implications

15:05: Networking refreshment break

15:20: Whole life costing

Kathryn Bourke, Managing Director, Whole Life Ltd

16:00: Off-site construction case study

  • Case studies and examples of off-site modular housing
  • Concept to completion

David Speight, Head of Construction, EDF-Energy NNB Hinkley Point Construction Team

16:45: Panel debate - Future of QS and Construction

  • Brexit – what impact will this have on the construction industry?
  • Potential opportunities and risks for the sector
  • Government industrial building strategy
  • Property Investment

Chair - Justin Sullivan, Founder and Managing Director, Adair Associates; Global & UK Chair, RICS QS and Construction Global Professional Group Boards
Paul Hamer, CEO, Sir Robert McAlpine Ltd
Beth West, Head of Development, London Portfolio, Landsec
Peter Flint, Chief Executive for Buildings & Places, AECOM
Sue Kershaw, Managing Director, Major Projects Advisory, KPMG

17:20: Conference close

17:30: Networking drinks

18:15: David Bucknall award