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Event Organiser: ICE

Quality Across the Board, Cardiff

  • Lecture
  • Cardiff
  • 12 October 2021
  • 18:00 - 20:00
Quality Across the Board, Cardiff

About this event

Please join us for our first face to face event since 2019.  For this keynote talk on quality in construction, we bring together three eminent experts in the field each coming from a different standpoint.

Paul Nash FCIOB, Past President and Chair of the Construction Quality commission will talk about the work of the Commission and the steps that CIOB is taking to promote best practice and provide better education on quality management, both for our members, the wider construction community and for the benefit of society.  He will be followed by Prof John Edwards who will make the case why, particularly in Wales, retrofit should be an important part of the quality debate going forward. The session will be rounded off by Francois Samuel who will give the Welsh Government's perspective and outline what work is ongoing in this field. There will then be ample opportunity for a healthy debate on the issues raised.

This is a joint event organised by CIOB and supported by ICE Cymru Wales.

Tea/coffee will be available from 6pm with the main talk starting at 6.30pm prompt.

For more information, please contact Vicky Coxon: [email protected] 


Paul Nash

Paul Nash

Construction Consultant, Jansens Property

In a career spanning over 35 years, Paul has worked for some of the construction industry’s leading contractors and consultants and has advised property owners, developers and funders in the UK and internationally. As a Past-President and Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), Paul is actively engaged in raising awareness of the key issues affecting the construction sector and regularly speaks at industry events. He is Chair of the CIOB’s Construction Quality Commission that is investigating the issue of quality in the construction sector and what needs to be done to improve it, and is a Member of the Industry Safety Steering Group that is providing strategic level oversight of the Government’s Building Safety Programme following the Grenfell Tower fire. He was also a Contributor to the CIOB’s ‘Code of Practice for Project Management for Construction and Development’ and ‘Code of Practice for Programme Management in the Built Environment’. Paul has an MSc in Project Management from the University of Reading and is an Alumni of Henley Management College.

John Edwards

John Edwards

Director, Edwards Hart Consultants

Director of Edwards Hart Consultants, a Chartered Construction Manager, Chartered Building Surveyor, Chartered Environmentalist and part time educator which includes his role at the University of Wales Trinity St David as professor of practice. Although well known for his expertise in older buildings, John has experience and expertise across all construction types and ages which includes assessing buildings for condition, providing advice, and developing projects to existing buildings. A board member of a property management company with responsibility for directing remedial measures to high rise residential property suffering from fire safety failure. Co-authored the CIOB’s first retrofit guidance in 2011, continues to contribute to the development of standards and guidance which includes BSI’s PAS 2030, PAS2035 and PAS 2038 for retrofitting buildings, BS7913: 2013 for older buildings as lead author, working with CITB on the development of Construction Site Management Retrofit National Occupational Standards and RICS iSURV online information portal lead on ‘managing risks in construction projects’ subject area. Developed with CITB's National Construction College the only short course on retrofit that carries a qualification (Level 3 Award). Developed the CIOB’s yet to be launched ‘Construction Compliance and Quality Management Certification Scheme’ and a member of the CIOB Quality Implementation Group.

Francois Samuel

Francois Samuel

Head of Building Regulations Policy, Welsh Government

A charted surveyor with a career spanning 40+ years Francois’s experience takes in earlier periods in private practice, the middle east and previous responsibility for housing association technical standards in Wales. Since 2012 Francois has been responsible for building regulations in Wales. Previous reviews have included Part L and residential fire suppression systems. The current review of Part L proposes a step change in carbon reduction and energy performance leading to the wider adoption of low carbon heating systems in 2025. Francois currently leads on the building control elements of Welsh Government’s response to the Hackitt Independent Review of Building Safety including the application in Wales of the UK Government Building Safety Bill.

Event venue

Novotel Cardiff Centre
Schooner Way
Cardiff CF10 4RT
United Kingdom

For more information please contact:

Felicity White

e: [email protected]