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Whole life carbon emissions measurement and costing in a sustainable built environment

Event organised by ICE

Date
05 October 2023
Time
18:00 - 20:30 BST (GMT+1)
Location
Institution of Civil Engineers
One Great George Street
Westminster
London, SW1P 3AA
United Kingdom

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Overview

Join us as we put challenging questions to our distinguished, engaged professionals and researchers/educationists. Audience contributions are highly encouraged.

Tackling the challenges in carbon dioxide emission for a sustainable built environment requires multi-disciplinary considerations from across industries. These are some of the questions which will be raised:

  • How can tax credits in recycled materials, carbon incentives and carbon credits be implemented?
  • What target that we can set and achieve for a whole life carbon emission measurement and costing to be effective?
  • What partnerships (including social values and skills) will deliver tangible change?
  • What's next in aligning the measured carbon dioxide emission in built environment with cost?

The debate will follow the familiar Question Time format on television with high-profile and distinguished panels from three professional bodies:

  • Institution of Civil Engineers - London Region
  • Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
  • Chartered Institute of Building 

Including industry leaders, researchers/educationists:

  • Justin Sullivan (senior vice president of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors)
  • Michael Kagioglou, global president elect of the Chartered Institute of Building and pro-vice chancellor for research and business innovation at De Montfort University
  • Chris Gorse, professor of construction engineering and management at the University of Loughborough and chair of the CIOB Sustainability Panel and Policy Forum
  • Nicholas Braithwaite, professor of engineering physics and dean of the STEM faculty at The Open University
  • Lewis Barlow, decarbonisation technical director at WSP and Vice-Chair of the ICE’s Decarbonisation Advisory Board

This event is open to all. Hosted by ICE London Region.

Programme

18:00 - 18:30

Registration, networking and refreshments (for those joining us in person)

18:30 - 18:40

Introduction from the Chair of the London region, Dr. Phebe Mann

18:40 - 19:05

Introduction by each panel member

19:05 - 19:55

Start of the Question Time discussion with active participation from the audience, hosted by Chris Gorse

19:55 - 20:08

Conclusions and messages from the panel

20:08

Closing by ICE London Chair, Dr. Phebe Mann

20:10

Event close

Speakers

Lewis Barlow

Lewis Barlow

WSP

Decarbonisation Technical Director

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Lewis Barlow

Lewis is co-chair of the ICE Decarbonisation Advisory Board, a member of both the PAS2080:2023 Steering Group and its Technical Advisory Panel, and was recently selected as the ICE Trustee for Carbon and Climate. He led the development of the ICE’s decarbonisation strategy, helping to ensure that its 95,000 members worldwide are suitably equipped to decarbonise the built environment. He provides decarbonisation expertise to the Scottish, Welsh and UK Governments through the Freeports and Regional Growth Deals programmes. This involves expert training and advice on the practical application of UK Treasury Green Book whole life carbon criteria, including strategies for high-level carbon estimation in economic appraisals.

Chris Gorse

Chris Gorse

University of Loughborough

Professor of Construction Engineering and Management

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Chris Gorse

Chris is professor of construction engineering and management at Loughborough University with experience in building and civil engineering. Over the years, Chris has been recognised for his expertise in manging problems that are technically complex and require practical solutions. He has undertaken research and written extensively in the areas of infrastructure, technology and sustainability. The nature of projects that Chris has been involved with is broad but maintains a focus on system performance. To provide some context to this, recent projects cut across topics such as modelling and predicting the performance of renewable energy systems; improving response time of safety systems in nuclear reactors; evaluating building energy performance to the testing and assessing of buildings made from RAAC concrete.

The recent concern over buildings constructed with Reinforced Autoclaved Aerated Concrete has taken much of the Loughborough RAAC team’s time. Since 2019 the team have been engaging in research – which has fed into most of the national guidance on RAAC. RAAC research at Loughborough is continuing, further exploring models, configurations and monitoring solutions as part of the ‘living with RAAC’ agenda. Chris is also working with Construction Leadership Council’s RAAC Cross-Industry Expert Panel which is both staying abreast of developments and responding to sector concerns. Chris’s multidisciplinary background has established him as an authority on building systems, quality and standardisation and how this impacts on performance and sustainability.

Chris also holds visiting professor positions at the University of Suffolk and Central University of Technology in South Africa. Chris is the founding chair of the International Conference for Sustainable Ecological Engineering Design for Society (SEEDS) and past chair of the Association of Researchers in Construction Management (ARCOM). He recently served on the 2021-2022 (UKRI) Research Excellence Framework 2021 exercise for Sub-Panel 13 Architecture, Built Environment and Planning. He has contributed and led a number of projects for the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, Department for Energy Security and Net Zero, Office for Product Safety and Standards and other UK Government offices. Such experience providing a good oversight of the sector ongoing research and challenges.

Nicholas Braithwaite

Nicholas Braithwaite

The Open University

Professor of Engineering Physics and Dean of the STEM Faculty

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Nicholas Braithwaite

Nicholas Braithwaite is a professor of Engineering Physics and Dean of the STEM Faculty at The Open University. He is also the executive sponsor of the Open University Sustainability Office which is committed to driving the Open University’s business to Net Zero. His aim is to use the Open University’s research, teaching and public engagement for creating and sharing knowledge to realise social and environmental justice.

Michael Kagioglou

Michael Kagioglou

Chartered Institute of Building

Global President Elect

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Michael Kagioglou

Mike is global president elect from 2024 and current senior vice-president of the Chartered Institute of Building. Mike is currently the pro-vice chancellor for Research and Business Innovation at De Montfort University. 

A passionate advocate of the importance of strong links between industry and academia, Mike has operated at the pinnacle of the higher education sector in the UK and abroad for almost 30 years. His career has seen him hold the positions of pro-vice chancellor for Global Development (UK and Europe) and Dean of Engineering, Design and Built Environment at Western Sydney University in Australia, dean of art, design and architecture at the University of Huddersfield and head of school of the built environment at the University of Salford, the latter two in the UK.

He has been involved in multi-million pound of research activity across most research councils in the UK, undertaken innovation and commercial/consultancy work working with industry and being involved in international review panels for the Netherlands, Greece, Denmark and other countries, as well as a reviewer and peer review panel member for research councils in the UK.  

Justin Sullivan

Justin Sullivan

Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors

Senior Vice President

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Justin Sullivan

Senior vice president of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). Justin is a chartered quantity surveyor with more than 30 years of experience and standing in the construction industry since founding Adair in 1994. He is the immediate past Chair of the Construction Industry Council (CIC), a Fellow of RICS and Chair of the International Cost Management Standards Coalition (ICMS). Justin is also an Independent Member of Council for Buckinghamshire New University and a member on the board of directors for the Considerate Constructors Scheme.

Dr. Phebe Mann

Dr. Phebe Mann

Institution of Civil Engineers, London

chair

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Dr. Phebe Mann

Dr Phebe Mann, is the first woman engineer of minority ethnic origin appointed by the Lord Chancellor to the Agricultural Land Tribunal for Wales, Upper Tribunal Administrative Appeals Chamber (Transport Jurisdiction), and General Regulatory Chambers (Transport, Information Rights & Estate Agent Jurisdictions). Phebe is also the first and only woman to hold eight professional qualifications concurrently in the UK. Phebe has assisted Paul Reed KC in the 2nd Edition of “Construction Professional Indemnity Insurance” covering The Fire Safety Act 2021 and the Building Safety Act 2022 which were introduced following Grenfell. Phebe is the first woman Chair of the Institution of Civil Engineers, London.