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The quality of our buildings and how we build is something we are all too aware needs to be addressed. Few can dispute the quality of housing needs to improve, and the same can be said for educational buildings, new hospitals, civic buildings and even the leisure sector. This summit addresses the topic head on.
The Quality in Construction Summit provides a platform for professionals with a remit for quality in the construction sector to learn, share and develop ideas to improve quality levels. The programme focuses on both strategic and operational issues and the core subjects to be tackled include; digitalising quality, legislative updates, modern methods of construction, fire prevention in the quality process and more. Join top industry experts for this thought-provoking one-day event and learn key takeaway points to develop your quality process and business strategy.
2019 Speaker Line-Up
Frances Maria Peacock
Chartered Architectural Technologist & Fire Engineer
Director and Head of Global Systems
Having joined Bryden Wood, a tech-led team of designers, shortly after the practice’s formation in 1995, Jaimie leads the application of systems to the delivery and operation of high performing assets. This includes both physical (DfMA) and digital (data analysis and digital engineering) systems for projects in the UK, Europe and Asia with clients including GlaxoSmithKline, Heathrow Airport and several government departments.
He was the co-author of the 'Design for Manufacture + Assembly' overlay to the RIBA Plan of Works. He also wrote the strategy documents ‘Delivery Platforms for Government Assets: Creating a Marketplace for Manufactured Spaces’, 'Platforms: Bridging the gap between construction + manufacturing' and 'Data Driven Infrastructure: From digital tools to manufactured components'.
Jaimie is the Design Lead for the Construction Innovation Hub, which in late 2018 was awarded £72 million to drive innovation and technological advances in the UK construction and infrastructure sectors.
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Jean Duprez MBE FCIOB
Construction Client's Leadership Group
Jean has a vast experience across many sectors, cultures and industries and has a proven track record in delivering transformation programmes and a range of business operation strategies.
As a London Ambassador for the National Apprenticeship Service, Jean promotes apprenticeships across various professional sectors. She is also a Director of Women into Construction and is passionate about her work in raising awareness to recruit females into the industry.
Amongst other influential positions held on various boards, Jean holds the position of Vice Chair on the Business Development Board at the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) London and also sits on both their Policy Board and the 14-19 Education Committee.
Jean is also an Executive of the Construction Client Leadership Group (CCLG) and sits on the on the Mayors Construction Skills Advisory Group and a council Member for the London Chamber of Commerce.
Working on two exciting projects in London which include being a Senior Construction Skills advisor for TfL helping them to establish an employer-focused employment and skills programme to support the delivery of their property development pipeline, which will enable thousands of new homes across the Capital. The construction skills programme will help to develop a pathway to exciting industry careers for individuals with the right skills and training to help to deliver their ambitious programme, with a focus on encouraging people from groups that are typically underrepresented or face barriers to employment within the construction industry.
Working at the Thames Skills Academy (TSA) a Group Training Organisation that was set up to support the Tideway Project in order to raise standards and core competences of skills required on and alongside Inland Waterways and to bring a wide diversity of new talent into the industry.
In addition Jean is championing raising Mental Health awareness across all Industries by supporting many initiatives.
Building Safety Reform, at MCLG
Chandru Dissanayeke is the Director, Building Safety Reform, in the Ministry for Housing, Communities, and Local Government. He is responsible for implementing the reforms to the building system following Dame Judith Hackitt’s review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety. During his career in the Civil Service he has enjoyed a variety of policy roles across five government departments. Prior to joining the civil service he had an eclectic career delivering projects and programmes within the financial, technology, manufacturing, and entertainment industries.
UK Territory Manager
Congrid Ltd is a company founded in 2013. Their mission is to improve quality and safety management in construction production. Their product offers a modern and easy-to-use way to combine all the construction site operations into a consistent whole. The power of their company is formed from their professionals in software and construction fields as well as project management. They develop their software together with their customers. They code the software package themselves, which enables flexible development work to meet the needs of their clients.
Digitalisation Development Manager
SRV is a bold developer and innovator in the construction industry. We want to offer the best customer experience as a constructor of urban city centres, while also being the most attractive employer in the industry. Our genuine cooperation and enthusiasm for our work comes across in every encounter. Sustainability is reflected in all our activities.
Established in 1987, we are a publicly listed company since 2007 in Helsinki Nasdaq stock exchange that operates in growth centres in Finland and Russia. Our revenue in 2018 was EUR 960 million. Over 1,000 people work for us and we employ a network of almost 4,000 subcontractors in our projects.
Founding Director & CEO
Mark is CEO and co-founder of Cast Consultancy. He is a Chartered Surveyor with 30 years’ experience in construction and real estate and has become a recognised international commentator on a variety of industry and policy related issues. Mark is a member of the Mayor of London’s Construction Skills Advisory Group, a board member for the Construction Scotland Innovation Centre, a co-chair of Constructing Excellence, a trustee of the MOBIE educational charity and is an honorary professor at The University of Salford’s School of Built Environment.
Mark authored the influential 2016 independent government review of the UK’s construction labour model entitled ‘Modernise or Die’. He is a member of the newly formed Construction Innovation Hub Industry Board and chairs the MHCLG joint industry working group tasked with enabling more use of Modern Methods of Construction through better access to technical assurance, mortgage finance and insurance.
Wilkinson Construction Consultants Ltd
Geoff is qualified as a Chartered Surveyor and as a Fire Engineer and runs a firm of Approved Inspector’s. He is highly respected and experienced within the construction industry with over 30 years’ experience in both public and private sector roles. He has appeared frequently in the national and international press, TV and radio and has a regular column on Building Regulations in Architects Journal.
Geoff has specialist knowledge in High Rise Buildings, especially in those constructed in the 1960’s and 1970’s under the London Building Acts and CP3.
Winner of multiple awards including AI Legal Awards – Fire Safety Specialist of the Year 2013 & 2014, and Best Approved Inspector 2016 and 2017.
Has appeared on multiple TV & Radio programs around the world including Angela Rippons 'Holiday Hit Squad, , NBC Australia, ITV’s Tonight Programme, Persian TV and C4 Dispatches.
Multiple Expert Witness Appointments and Advisor to World Bank – Doing Business in the UK (Construction Permits). Geoff is also a past vice chair of CIOB Building Standards Faculty, past Spokesman for ACAI, and sat on various groups including the Tall Buildings Working Group, and Fire Safety on Construction Sites Group. Geoff has a regular monthly column in Architects Journal, and numerous articles in other publications,
Director of Fire Safety Engineering
International Fire Consultants
Jon Pagan has been responsible for the fire safety design of a large number of complex buildings over the last 25 years and is also regularly called in to help investigate and resolve fire safety problems that have occurred either during construction or after completion. He will describe his experience on these issues and how the post-Hackitt industry can address them.
Gill designs and delivers bespoke change programs for large complex organisations and works as a strategic partner with C-suite clients. She is passionate about developing leadership capabilities and culture and believes that the voice and tacit knowledge of the front line are strategic cornerstones for the prevention of accidents.
A champion of diversity, Gill believes that, beyond a moral argument, it is critical to an organisation’s success in increasingly complex environments. Her work in high hazard industries focuses on enabling safety as a driver of broader organisational change and has a focus on the prevention of major accidents. Working across sectors including Oil and Gas, Construction, Project Management, Mining and Pharmaceuticals the scope of her work ranges from executive coaching, strategy and values roll outs to large scale strategic safety leadership and culture programmes.
Fascinated by different cultures Gill has worked across the globe including Algeria, Azerbaijan, Siberia, Qatar and Mozambique. Gill lived in on the 21st Floor of Grenfell Tower from 2011 to 2014 and on the 14th June 2017, watched it burn. Seven of her former neighbours died. Promising to make their lives count, she is working to ensure the learnings from high hazard industries are applied to Grenfell. A sought-after speaker, she has been a guest on BBC’s Today Programme and the Beyond Today Podcast, she frequently publishes papers and recently hosted a multi-disciplinary workshop with Cambridge University’s Bennett Institute on Policy Lessons from Catastrophic Events.
She edits a blog ‘The Grenfell Enquirer’ to enable and encourage authentic debate and learning and has been commissioned to write a book on systemic change. Her views are sought by senior civil servants, academics, regulators and policy think-tanks. Gill lives with her husband in North Kensington, West London.
Frances Maria Peacock
Chartered Architectural Technologist & Fire Engineer
Frances Maria Peacock is a Chartered Architectural Technologist and a Fire Engineer. Since the Grenfell Tower Fire of June 2017, she has been involved in research to examine the relationship between building design and fire spread, and has written several technical papers and reports which have been submitted to the Grenfell Tower Inquiry.
Frances is a member of the Institution of Fire Engineers, the Society of Fire Protection Engineers, the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists and the Institute of Historic Building Conservation. She also has membership of the Royal Institute of British Architects.
Frances is a member of several fire safety task forces and committees, including the Standards Setting Committee of the International Fire Safety Standards Coalition.