Drivers for Change in the Built Environment
Room: Sustainability Hall 1
The construction sector supports a turnover of over £100billion in the UK by providing the environment in which we all live, work and play. The demand on performance by occupiers, now and in the future, has changed and there is a need to also future-proof against significant and anticipated impacts of the limitations in resource, climate change and population shifts.
This workshop will provide an insight to scenarios planning, using a number of case studies worked up and subsequently applied in real developments by ARUP’s Futures Group. It will then demonstrate how this may influence decision-making in tackling short term challenges such as communities planning, refurbishment and improved building operation. Acting now for requirements of the future is an increasing driver for success in business.
Key benefits of attending?
- Hear about the influencing factors most likely to have a major impact on the built environment and on society more broadly
- Understand how scenario planning can help understand the many possible “futures” that lie ahead
- Gain an insight into the implications of plausible future scenarios for businesses working in the built environment
Hosted by the Modern Built Environment Knowledge Transfer Network, this session will be joined by Chris Jofeh, Director, Arup and is aimed at all parts of the ‘Built environment’ supply chain: designers, product developers, contractors, facility managers, investors and clients, and researchers developing new technologies and services.
Speakers to include:
Nigel Mills - Technical Director, QinetiQ
Marcus Morrell - Senior Analyst, Arup
Hannu Rajaniemi - Technical Director for Think Tank Maths