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July 2019 - Following wide consutation the Edge has published three new documents intended as a resource for the construction and property industries:

  • a model Joint Code of Professional Conduct
  • an Institutional Good Practice Reporting Standard and;
  • the 2019 Review of Institutional Reporting<
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    On 18th May 2015 the Edge published the report Collaboration for Change, resulting from its year long Commission of Inquiry on the Future of Professionalism in the UK's design and construction industries. For more details see here

    Edge Annual Report 2018

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    Edge Debate 95: Trans or Trad? - 16th October 2019

    Friday, October 4th, 2019

    tort-imageWhat is the value of a T-shaped Education?

    A debate hosted jointly with The Engineering Club looking at whether we need to reassess our approach to professional education to address the climate crisis.
    Are we preparing the right sort of graduates for the modern construction industry? A T-shaped education has a broad grasp across all the disciplines and an in-depth knowledge of one. With the climate crisis influencing the education of future professionals, should this now become the norm? › Continue reading

    Edge Expert briefing seminar: Net Zero Carbon Built Environment

    Thursday, September 19th, 2019

    net-zero-cover-adviceFollowing the Edge Climate Action Round Table and agreement in June 2019 the role of leadership in meeting the challenge of the 2050 Net Zero carbon obligation has become a critical issue. › Continue reading

    Edge Debate 93: Housing Fit for Purpose? - 17th September 2019

    Monday, August 5th, 2019

    housing-fit-for-purposePutting POE into practice

    The UK Committee for Climate Change report UK Housing Fit for the Future? (2019) highlights the need for greater levels of inspection and stricter enforcement of building standards, alongside demands that ‘as-built’ performance of UK homes must be better monitored. Without these measures (and stricter penalties for non-compliance), the 1.5 new homes planned for the next few years and the 29 million homes to be retrofitted will not perform as intended. › Continue reading

    the Edge Climate Action Round Table - 20th June 2019

    Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019

    net-zero-cover-adviceOn the 20th June 2019 representatives from 25 built and natural environment and other stakeholder organisations met with the Chair of the Committee on Climate Change (CCC), Lord Deben, to discuss the need for action in the face of climate breakdown. The meeting accepted in full the CCC’s recommendations in their May 2019 report that the UK must and would be able to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050 and welcomed the Government’s announcement that this was shortly to be enshrined in legislation. › Continue reading

    Reflecting on Futurebuild - What next?

    Sunday, March 24th, 2019

    Futurebuild 2019 took place between March 5-7, with the Edge sponsoring six conference sessions across the days. Our members asked pertinent questions, challenged industry leaders, and hoped to have inspired those of you who attended to put thoughts into actions. Now, two weeks later, we review what was said and what we thought were highlights of the conference. › Continue reading

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