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CIOB events – what’s on in June 2021

Highlights of the CIOB Calendar for the coming month. All events are online webinars unless otherwise stated
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Promoting Mental Health and Wellbeing on Site, Sussex

8 June, 6-7pm

Join a live webinar to learn about the Sussex Wellness Action Group (SWAG) and what you can do to support the mental health and wellbeing of the workers on your sites.

Supported by many main contractors, subcontractors and consultants, SWAG is a charity in the community set up in order to support a consistent approach to mental health and wellbeing on local construction sites.

Although SWAG was originally set up for companies in the Sussex area, it has generated interest from other areas and any construction company
is welcome to get involved.

During the webinar, founders Jason Wickenden, operations director for Chartered Building Company Cheesmur, and Ian Pickard, managing director of IDP Safety Services, will cover the importance of mental health, spotting the early warning signs and the role of mental health first aiders – as well as how to get involved.

Modern Approach to Construction Design

15 June, 12.30-1.30pm

We are now familiar with the knowledge that the built environment is a 40% contributor to the climate and ecological crisis we witness unfolding around us.

Against this backdrop, Martin Brown, founder of sustainability consultancy Fairsnape, will explore how design and construction can contribute in the climate and ecological emergency and become 40% of the solution rather than remaining 40% of the problem.

This session will explore the shift in approach that will be necessary as well as the frameworks that allow us to move to a built environment that is not only sustainable but socially just, ecologically robust and culturally rich.

South Region: Welcome Introduction to the CIOB

21 June, 6-7pm

Are you a new member of the CIOB? Come along and join our welcome to the South Region and find out about the benefits of joining as well as the routes to Chartered Membership and the support available to help you get there, plus the further tools and resources available to you.

South regional manager Julie Putman will be joined by committee members of the CIOB South hubs to answer any questions.

Routes to Chartered Membership, Leeds

22 June, 1-2pm

Have you recently graduated or are you graduating soon? Are you a young professional or an experienced professional looking to become chartered with a professional body?

Join us for a one-hour webinar where we discuss the benefits of becoming a Chartered Member of the CIOB and the pathways available to help you achieve this. Through this webinar you will gain an understanding of the Professional Review process and the Professional Development Programme and will be able to decide which pathway is most suited to your needs.

The Nightingale Hospital Exeter – Design and Build, Exeter

23 June, 4-5.30pm

This CPD looks into the recent build of the Nightingale Hospital, Exeter. The event will be hosted by Exeter Hub chair Adam Crichton, who will be joined by speakers James Laughlin, regional director at SDS; Katherine Archer, business support manager, SDS; Rob Faro, director, TClarke; and James Hannaford, commercial manager, Ward Williams Associates.

The speakers will take you on a journey through how this amazing project was completed and there will also be a Q&A session.    

Specifying Sustainable Concrete, Leeds

29 June, 1-2pm

Join us for a one-hour webinar with Elaine Toogood, the head of architecture at the Concrete Centre. 

This seminar will provide guidance for specifying sustainable concrete including design and construction considerations for buildings with low whole-life carbon.

This will include responsible sourcing, use of low-carbon cements, recycled aggregates, and tips for achieving material efficiency.

The webinar will also include a summary of how these strategies, combined with use of thermal mass, can assist with scoring credits in BREEAM New Construction.

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