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Edge at Futurebuild #2 - The Environment Challenge: How can we enhance the environment in a post-Brexit world? – 12.00, 6th March 2019

Thursday, February 21st, 2019 | Debates | No Comments

futurebuild_logoHow environmental protections can and should be strengthened and enhanced in post-Brexit Britain. › Continue reading

Edge at Futurebuild #1 - The Construction Leadership Challenge – Delivering on the ambitions of the £420m Sector Deal -12.00, 5th March 2019

Thursday, February 21st, 2019 | Debates | No Comments

futurebuild_logo Applying innovative technology and techniques to deliver homes, major buildings and infrastructure and transform our industry under the Construction Sector Deal. › Continue reading

Edge Debate 87: The Oxford – Milton Keynes – Cambridge Growth Corridor

Wednesday, November 21st, 2018 | Debates | No Comments

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Can we plan for sustainable growth and make places that work for people?

In autumn 2017, the National Infrastructure Commission published its report on the potential of the Oxford – Cambridge Growth Corridor › Continue reading

Edge Debate 86: Urban Form, Density & Microclimate – 13th November 2018

Tuesday, November 13th, 2018 | Debates | No Comments

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How must planning & design change?

September 2018 the refereed journal Building Research and Information (BRI) published a Special Issue, Urban Form, Density and Microclimate, guest edited by Rohinton Emmanuel and Koen Steemers. https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/rbri20/46/8. This Edge event used the BRI Special Issue as the basis for an in-depth examination of the relationship between urban built form and the microclimates of our streets and cities. › Continue reading

Edge Debate 85: Procuring for Whole Life Value

Tuesday, October 16th, 2018 | Debates | No Comments

procuring-for-value-coverHow do we effect real change?

Despite numerous reports and considerable effort since 1945 and, more recently, after the excellent reports from Latham (1994), Egan (1998), Wolstenholme (2009) and Farmer (2017) effecting change in the construction industry has proved problematic as a result of a culture of (reckless) lowest first-cost procurement and serial risk-dumping, on the advice of the legal profession, among others. Yet doing it differently is seen by most public (and many private) procurement officers as the biggest risk of all.

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