24 March 2022 | County Hall, Belvedere Road London

Author Archive

David O’Brien

Posted by Jake Noakes
David has 25 years construction experience delivering new homes and mixed tenure development across the UK. Currently, he is construction director at Lampton360. Before this, David was Construction Director at Sisk Living and Persimmon homes. David is passionate about build quality and construction safety.

barbour abi

Posted by Jake Noakes

Barbour ABI

Posted by Jake Noakes

Barbour ABI is the UK market leader in construction intelligence solutions, delivering industry trends, analysis and insight across the entire built environment. 

Barbour ABI is the exclusive provider of Construction New Orders to the ONS, helping businesses to understand future construction activity. Barbour ABI partner with government authorities including HM Government, Scottish Government, Welsh Government and Infrastructure and Projects Authority.

“We are committed to supporting evolution and revolution within the industry through the most accurate insight available.”

Visit our website – https://barbour-abi.com

Alex Coward

Posted by Jake Noakes

Alex has 16 years’ experience in the construction industry through the perspective of a market leading global manufacturer. Starting his career in Research and Development and involved in bringing innovative new solutions to the market (both domestically and overseas), Alex now heads up Sika’s Technical functions for Roofing in the UK. Alex is a member of the Institute of Roofing as well as a representative (either directly or via. members of his team) on several of the Roofing industry body Technical Committees.

Paul Bussey

Posted by Jake Noakes

Paul Bussey RIBA; A chartered architect with some 45 years’ experience in architectural practices in UK and abroad, with wide ranging project type experience and currently leading the AHMM CDM & Fire Technical support across all projects in a 450 person company . Represent the RIBA on various committees and working groups to assist the integration of Principal Designers under CDM and the Building Safety Bill into day to day architectural projects. Author of “CDM 2015- A Practical Guide for Architects and Designers”.

BSI Identity

Posted by Jake Noakes

BSI Identify is a digital identification service that uses DOI (digital object identifier) technology to provide manufacturers with a single place to add and maintain their product information in real time.

BSI Identify is designed to help solve the product traceability challenge in the supply chain. For product manufacturers it is a clear signal of their commitment to product and customer safety. For supply operators, it is a one-stop resource to find relevant and always up-to-date information on a product.

For more information on how BSI Identify can support your business, visit our website.  https://identify.bsigroup.com/

Tim Galloway

Posted by Jake Noakes

Tim joined the HSE in 1991 as a trainee inspector. After completing a 3 year training programme, Tim went on to deal with a variety of industries, including broadcasting, health services, renewable energy, transport, domestic gas, fairgrounds and product safety. After a spell managing operational teams covering major accident hazard industries, he spent five and a half years leading HSE’s operational work in the southern third of Great Britain. He joined the HSE Building Safety Programme in February 2020.

David Frise

Posted by Jake Noakes

David Frise – BESA, Chief Executive Officer

A former nuclear submariner, David left the Royal Navy to move into building engineering services contracting working as an M&E contractor for 25 years, before branching out into renewable energy systems. He has served as a non-executive board member of Summitskills, the Construction Products Association and as chair of the BIM group at the Specialist Engineering Contractors.

He was the chief executive of the Finishes and Interiors Sector FIS representing the fit out industry for seven years. David has had a long association with BESA as an active member and in 2018 was appointed Chief Executive. He is a frequent speaker on competence and compliance, energy efficiency, system integration, low carbon initiatives, the future of the sector and the gap between design and performance in buildings.

Lucy Rowsell

Posted by Jake Noakes

Lucy has worked within the construction sector for 19 years, having commenced her career in Architectural practice before joining main contractor Wates, where she specialised in Design Management, delivering a wide range of commercial refurbishment projects from the initial design concept phase through to construction and delivery stage. In 2012, Lucy transitioned into Building Information Management (BIM) leading the development and implementation of a digital change management programme, to build the standards, procedures and organisational capability across the Wates business and the wider supply chain. Over an 8-year period in her role as Group BIM Director, Lucy was responsible for the leadership and implementation of BIM across the organisation, driving the delivery of digital construction methods across residential, education, custodial, retail and commercial office sectors. In her current role as Head of Information Management, Lucy leads a multidisciplinary team specialising in Geographic Information System (GIS,) Digital Engineering and Information Control for the joint venture partnership EKFB, who are appointed to the High-Speed Rail 2 (HS2) project. Lucy is a passionate advocate of digital transformation within the built environment, and understands the importance of evolving the culture and capability of the construction industry, in order that robust information management and digital construction processes are universally adopted to deliver transparent, robust information; which will serve to mitigate risks in the design, construction and management of assets.

Lord Stephen Greenhalgh

Posted by Jake Noakes