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.
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.
Dame Judith Hackitt DBE FREng
Dame Judith was appointed as Chair of EEF in April 2016.
Dame Judith was Chair of HSE from October 2007 to March 2016. She previously served as a Commissioner between 2002 and 2005. She was made a Dame in the 2015/6 New Year Honours for services to health and safety and engineering in particular for being a role model for young women. She was awarded a CBE in 2006.
Dame Judith is a chemical engineer and graduated from Imperial College in 1975. She worked in the chemicals manufacturing industry for 23 years before joining the Chemical Industries Association (CIA) in 1998. She became Director General of CIA (from 2002-2005) and then worked in Brussels for the European Chemical Industry Association (CEFIC).
She was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering in July 2010 and is currently a member of the Board of Trustees. Dame Judith is a Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers and was President of IChemE from May 2013 to May 2014.
Dame Judith is also Chair of SEMTA and senior non-Exec director of the High Value Manufacturing Catapult.
In August 2017 Dame Judith was asked by DCLG to Chair an Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety and her final report was published in May 2018.
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,
Head of Advocacy & Standardisation
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.
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.