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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 2015 (pdf)

Upcoming & Recent Debates/Events

Edge Debate 77: Not invented here! R&D in Construction - Wednesday 9th November 2016, Kings Cross

Friday, October 21st, 2016

ste-heroWhat is the future of R&D in Construction?

Can we even define what it is and where it is happening? Major issues around economic performance and productivity, housing, climate change, population growth and scarcity of resources are throwing up challenges and opportunities both at home and abroad. › Continue reading

Debate 76: Co-producing Neighbourhood Resilience - Thursday 24 November 2016, Sheffield

Thursday, October 13th, 2016

bri-neighbourhood-resilienceHow can cities become more resilient?

A key challenge is creating resilience at the neighbourhood level - an often overlooked scale. Resilience strategies can enable local communities to thrive in response to rapid climate change and deal with uncertainty and disruption. However, the current emphasis of resilience planning remains relatively top down, with local authorities still producing strategies for local neighbourhoods rather than with them. › Continue reading

Debate 75: ‘Generalist’ versus ‘Specialist’ - Learning for a Sustainable Built Environment - November 15th 2016, LSBU

Thursday, October 13th, 2016

libraryWhat sort of education can best tackle the challenges of sustainability in the built environment?

Learning in all forms, from the education of students to the continuing development of professionals, is key to a sustainable built environment. The issues explored in this debate are around general cross-disciplinary learning versus focusing on the specialisation of disciplines. › Continue reading

Collaboration for Change: Manchester

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

ce-manchester-logoCollaboration for Change – rising to the challenge

“In May 2015 the multi-disciplinary Edge ginger group launched ‘Collaboration for Change’, the report from the Edge Commission on the Future of Professionalism, chaired by Paul Morrell, the first Chief Construction Adviser to Government. › Continue reading

Collaboration for Change - Reading

Thursday, September 15th, 2016

berkshire-club-logoClosing the Performance Gap


On 28.04.16 Paul Morrell made a presentation to Constructing Excellence Oxford, concerning the Inquiry into the future of professionalism in the built environment/construction industry. › Continue reading

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