Divisional Specification Manager, Access 360
With 15 years’ experience in the construction industry Christian has worked with the majority of major architectural practices and contractors over the years. His experience and technical expertise has enabled him to support specifiers in their design aspirations. Some of the projects he has been involved with include the Shard, Abu Dhabi’s Zayed Ports City Stadium and Bloomberg’s London HQ.
Member of the Construction Leadership Council / Global Board Director, Rider Levett Bucknall
Ann has almost 40 years’ experience as an Engineer, Project Manager and Strategic Advisor in the property, infrastructure and construction sectors. She has supported many cross-industry initiatives and is a member of the Government’s Construction Leadership Council (CLC), and authored the CLC’s Procuring for Value Report. Ann has worked closely with the Construction Innovation Hub on developing the Value Toolkit, sitting on the Value Toolkit Board and leading the value definition workstream.
Policy Advisor, Sustainable Energy Association
Scott works as a Policy Advisor for the SEA undertaking research and contributing to work on the energy efficiency and decarbonisation of heat agendas. He develops member briefings and policy papers specialising in these areas. He regularly attends events and engages with policy makers on behalf of members across the country, and has a particular interest in advocating the SEA’s policy work with the devolved administrations.
Chair of the Sustainable Futures Group / Principal, HOK
With a 30 year career behind him, Gary currently oversees several high profile research buildings and sustainability projects for the HOK London Studio. He’s a visiting professor of sustainable architecture at Queens University Belfast and frequently advises the UK Government on sustainable policy. He is Chair of the RIBA Sustainable Futures Group and helped shape the organisation’s Declaration of Environment and Climate Emergency, the RIBA 2030 Climate Challenge and new sustainability guidance to support the RIBA Plan of Work.
Marketing Manager, Catnic / Committee Member, Chartered Institute of Marketing Construction Industry Group.
Charmaine is responsible for the strategic development and implementation of Catnic's marketing initiatives across several product categories. She has spent the last 14 years working for product manufacturers within the construction industry and sits on the Chartered Institute of Marketing’s Construction Industry Group Committee (CIMCIG).
CIMCIG assists marketers within the construction industry, working on behalf of members to raise the status of the marketing profession within the construction industry.
BIM strategy Lead, L&Q
Johnny was one of the early pioneers of BIM in the UK and Ireland with 16 years of previous experience implementing BIM and digital strategies at organisational level and delivering BIM on large scale projects. Johnny is also vice-chair of the Golden Thread Initiative (GTI), which sponsored by the MHCLG is collaboration with over 50 organisations in reviewing the information requirements, process and technology required for a standardised digital Golden Thread of building safety information.
Divisional Marketing Director, Polypipe / Deputy Chair - The Construction Products Association's Marketing Integrity Group
Catherine is a Divisional Marketing Director at Polypipe and Deputy Chair of CPA’s Marketing Integrity Group (MIG). She has over 10 years of experience leading both product management and marketing communications teams in product manufacturing within the construction industry.
Head of Strategy, TopHat
Matt Hallissey is the head of strategy at TopHat, a Goldman Sachs-backed modular housebuilder who is delivering high-quality sustainable homes across the UK. TopHat are playing a crucial part in delivering large volumes of high quality, sustainable homes in response to the UK’s housing crisis.
Dr Stephen Hamil
Innovation Director, NBS
Stephen has worked on NBS products since 1999 and has played a big part in the developments of products such as NBS Building, NBS Chorus and National BIM Library. He was the project lead for the development of the BIM Toolkit on behalf of the UK Government’s BIM Task Group. His first degree was in Structural Engineering followed by a PhD in the digital modelling of building structures.
Board Director and Head of Global Systems, Bryden Wood
Jaimie is a Board Director and Head of Global Systems at Bryden Wood and Design Lead for the UK Construction Innovation Hub. Jaimie has spent over 20 years working across the built environment to maximise value for major clients in government, the private sector and the public sector, in the UK and around the world.
Head of Manufacturer Solutions, NBS
Lee has over 20 years’ experience in the manufacturing sector. Before NBS, Lee was the Digital Construction Manager at ‘Ideal Standard’, responsible for the digitalisation of the groups products, seeing them become leaders in the field of BIM and structured product data. Lee is also a qualified Mechanical Engineer and Architectural Technologist, holding a Masters’ Degree in Sustainable Architecture and Healthy Buildings.
Thrive Project Manager, Chetwoods
Taleen is an American-registered architect and Passive House Consultant who applies a holistic approach to tackling the complex environmental and social issues relating the built environment.She works as a Thrive Project Manager at Chetwoods, advising on sustainable and circular practice and implementation both within the firm and for external clients. She is also an active member of the ACAN Circular Economy group
Principal and Chief Information Officer, BDP
Alistair champions the application of IT within the design and construction process to support increased efficiency across all areas of BDP, with the aim to provide the best possible products for BDP clients. He’s also BDP’s practice wide BIM champion, regularly speaking at events, with a particular interest in Information Management and BIM. His skills lie in understanding the design process and the most appropriate use of new technologies that benefits all parties.
Dr Judit Kimpian
Chair - Sustainability Group, Architects' Council of Europe (ACE-CAE)
Dr Judit Kimpian was Director of Sustainable Architecture & Research at AHR. With a background in design and virtual information modelling, she lead collaborative research projects including the RIBA|CIBSE platform CarbonBuzz as well as building performance evaluations revealing the scale and causes of the gap between the expected and achieved energy performance of buildings. Judit chairs the Architects Council of Europe's Sustainability Work Group and is a regular speaker at national and international conferences.
Associate Director, Architecture and Workplace, Atkins
As an Associate Director and member of the Senior Leadership Team in Atkins, Carlos leads the Design Culture Network responsible for ensuring high design standards across projects in all sectors. Carlos’ diverse project portfolio spans from commercial, workplace, residential, cultural, bridge design, themed parks and education projects; with one common thread: A strong design narrative and innovative thinking.
Director of Product and Market Development at SFS Group Fastening Technology Ltd
Andy Stolworthy is Director of Product and Market Development for SFS in the UK, a manufacturer of fasteners, hinges, rainscreen support and fall protection systems primarily for the building envelope. Andy has been with SFS for 4 years and his responsibilities include understanding market changes and delivering SFS's approach to meet these emerging needs. In this and previous roles Andy has been heavily involved in defining product solutions and services that align themselves with the market needs providing tangible value right through the construction process.
Head of Technical Solutions, NBS
A chartered Architect by background, Paul combines his technical knowledge with the ability to communicate complex subjects in familiar ways. Understanding future industry trends and the needs of global companies, Paul is a trusted speaker and has provided over a decade of consultancy on digital construction and specification. He is the co-author of “BIM for Dummies.
Chair, Construction Products Association's Marketing Integrity Group
Adam has over 25 years’ marketing and sales experience in construction products. Adam was previously chairman of the CPA’s export group. He is also CEO at Siderise Group, acoustic, fire and thermal insulation solutions.
BIM Workstream Lead, L&Q
Kirsty is a BIM Workstream Lead at L&Q, working on L&Qs BIM Strategy and programme managing the industry’s Golden Thread Initiative. She has a decade of experience in the sector, with a background in quality assurance and Information management. She has been responsible for driving BIM implementation and quality assurance processes across organisations, delivering BIM on large scale projects and providing BIM consultancy services. She is also an active member of industry groups such as BIM4Housing, Women in BIM etc.
Economics Director, Glenigan
Allan has thirty years experience analysing and forecasting the UK construction industry and heads Glenigan’s market intelligence service. The market intelligence service provides clients with regular on-line comment and analysis on the construction industry, including sector and regional forecasts. In addition Allan undertakes custom research and analysis for customers, including leading contractors, product manufacturers and government.