Debate 61: Edge Commission of Inquiry on Future Professionalism Session 2: The Economy.

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014 | Debates

The second session in the Inquiry looked at the impact of economic drivers on professional values.

The Inquiry overall is examining the way forward for the professional organisations in the construction industry, taking evidence from a range of bodies and individuals. Evidence gathering sessions are being held in public as a series of Edge Debates in the Spring 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 are also welcomed.

The second debate addressed the Economy: and “How can professionals continue to do what they regard as the right thing, when this is not a priority for their client?”




Chair: Paul Morrell

Ian Brinkley, Chief Economist, The Work Foundation
Stephen Hodder, President RIBA
Sean Tompkins, Chief Executive Officer RICS
Nick Russell President – IStructE

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

If you would like to attend the series of debates comprising 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 CoI on Future Professionalism - timetable (Note no.8)
- The Commission - Objective & remit (Note no. 9)
- Session 2 Report (Edge Debate 61) Future professionalism: The Economy
- Edge Commission - Session 2: Speakers’ notes
- Further reading

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