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Building Services Summit 2016- Speakers Announced

The Building Services Summit 2016 has announced new speakers after it was launched by three industry leading services trade associations – the Electrical Contractors Association (ECA), the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) and the Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA).

The Building Service Summit will take place on November 23 this year at London’s British Library and has been organized by BCIA, BESA and ECA members, giving everyone the chance to share their ideas by taking part in the informative and lively discussions that are set to take place.

Among the speakers is Roy Evans of the Cabinet Office, who leads on Government Soft Landings (GSL), an objective of the governments 2016-2020 Construction Strategy.

Evans will be joined by Dr Karon Buck, who is the founding principal of Medway UTC, which is a new school for students aged between 14 and 19 from Medway and the surrounding areas.

The speakers’ panel will also feature Dr Susan Scurlock who founded primary engineer in response to the government calling for more young people to be attracted into the engineering profession just over a decade ago.

Among the other industry experts who will join the debate will be Stephen Hill an associate and building performance engineer for Arup, David Frise, Head of Sustainability for BESA, Graham Wright, legislation specialist of Daikin and president of FETA and Bill Wright of ECA, an independent consultant on energy, control and sustainability matters.

The event will be discussing topical questions including:

Is the process of construction broken?

Do building regulations stifle innovation?

Why aren’t clients using the technological tools that are available?

What are the alternatives to the current process of construction?

BCIA President, Malcolm Anson, commented: “We have assembled some of the world’s most qualified experts to speak about how building engineering services can operate as efficiently and effectively to reshape the future of our buildings.”

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