Debate 60: Edge Commission of Inquiry on Future Professionalism Session 1: The Environment

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014 | Debates

Following our the previous events on ‘New Professionalism‘, in early 2014 the Edge will be holding holding a Commission of Inquiry to examine how the professional institutions and other representative bodies should address pressing issues facing the design and construction sector. The Commission will be chaired by Paul Morrell OBE, the former Chief Construction Advisor to the UK Government.

The Inquiry will examine the way forward for the professional organisations in the construction industry, taking evidence from a range of bodies and individuals. Evidence gathering sessions will be held in public as a series of Edge Debates in the early part of 2014 each looking at a separate theme and with input and evidence from appropriate professional bodies and other witnesses. Written submissions to the commission will also be welcomed.

The first debate was on the theme of the Environment: “Should it be a professional requirement to address environmental issues, including responsibility for long-term performance and reporting? “
Chair: Paul Morrell

Keith Clarke, Director of Sustainability, Atkins
Stephen Matthews, Chief Executive CIBSE
Chris Blythe, Chief Executive Officer CIOB
Scott Steedman, Director BSI & Editor in Chief Ingenia - RAE

Venue: The Building Centre, 26 Store St, London WC1E 7BT

If you would like to attend future sessions of the Commission of Inquiry on Future professionalism please email the Edge at Please note that spaces are very limited.

Debate sponsored by Rehau
Commission sponsored by The Ove Arup Foundation


- Commission Summary (Note no. 7)
- Edge Commission - Session 1: Speakers’ notes
- Edge CoI on Future Professionalism - timetable (Note no.8)
- The Commission - Objective & remit (Note no. 9)
- Session 1 Report (Edge Debate 60) Future professionalism: The Environment
- Tweet reach #edgedebate - 5th March 2014
- Tweet reach #futureprofessionalism - 5th March 2014
- Further reading

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