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CIOB events – what’s on in April 2021

Highlights of the CIOB Calendar for the coming month. All events are online webinars unless otherwise stated
Calendar. Image: Dreamstime
Calendar. Image: Dreamstime
Bristol Mayoral Debate 2021

8 April, 4-5pm

On 6 May, Bristol holds its third mayoral election (postponed from 2020). A collaborative partnership of the CIOB, Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) and Constructing Excellence South West are hosting a debate for candidates to outline and be quizzed on their aspirations, ideas and plans around placemaking, infrastructure and the climate.

CIOB Student Festival

7-8 April, 10am-3.15pm

The CIOB Student Festival brings together our global student community in a two-day festival that will provide an insight from industry and academic leaders across the spectrum.

Student members will hear of personal reflection, industry best practice and future career guidance and can expect to build upon their competence, confidence and knowledge of the built environment sector – developing skills, sector know-hows and will take away top tips to excel in their future career.

This is a free-of-charge student-only event and you must be a CIOB student member to register.

CIOB student membership is free of charge for full-time students. For more information on becoming a student member, please check out the membership route.

How Local Authorities Achieve Net Zero Carbon

20 April, 1-2pm

Join Arnab Mukherjee, head of capital projects at Wokingham Borough Council, and the project team for a live webinar on how local authorities achieve net zero carbon.

The session will focus on a case study of a recent project and Mukherjee will be joined by: Tim Searle, senior construction project manager at Wokingham Borough Council; Vince Ruane, director and founder of RCDC, a building services and sustainability consultancy; Alex Pullin, project architect with HLM Architects; and Paul Ruddick, the CEO of REDS10, a main contractor with established modern methods of construction
and zero-carbon credentials.

CIOB Annual Conservation Conference: Balancing Heritage and Sustainability

21 April, 9am-5.30pm

The 2021 annual CIOB Conservation Conference focuses on sustainability in relation to heritage and traditional (pre-1919) buildings and dealing with climate change. This year’s conference will be virtual, using Hopin as the event platform provider. Tickets cost: CIOB members, £25+VAT; non-members, £35+VAT; students and apprentices, £15+VAT.

Project Controls

21 April, 12-1pm

In this webinar project controls professional Dale Healey will be joined by 4/5D & BIM expert Jimmy Bettega to discuss how robust project controls increase certainty on project outcomes. Both offer project controls services through LogiKal, which specialises in providing the industry with award-winning project controls and performance management services.

Meditation for Real Life

21 April, 6.30-7.30pm

With everything the world is throwing at us right now, it is more important than ever to look after ourselves both mentally and physically. As part of the CIOB London Hub Wellbeing series, this webinar will give an insight into meditation and to use and apply it to your life. The speaker will cover what meditation is, as well as techniques and applications.

Construction and Covid: What Now?

22 April, 6-7pm

Join the CIOB London Hub for a panel discussion, looking at different perspectives on the immediate and long-term future for construction. Learn from peers and experts how challenges have been tackled and what the long-term outcomes might be for the industry. You’ll hear four perspectives, ranging from risk and project management, through contracting, to the legal and commercial challenges we face as we head into the rest of 2021.

The Need to be Inclusive in Construction – EDI

29 April, 5.45-7pm

Sarah Sorrell, surveyor and access Consultant for Oakley Estates, will present a webinar looking at the need to be inclusive, how to be an accessible business and designing with access in mind. She will cover the legislation and obligations driving this. Key documents are the Equality Act 2010, BS8300.2.2018 and Part M of the Building Regulations.

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