Designing for construction productivity conference
Date & Time

18 June 2024
09:30 - 17:30 BST

Location

Online and at 47-58 Bastwick St, London, EC1V 3PS

Price

Member: From £175 + VAT
Non-member: From £255 + VAT
Student: From £35 + VAT

Designing for construction productivity conference

Designing for construction productivity conference

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Date & Time

18 June 2024
09:30 - 17:30 BST

Location

Online and at 47-58 Bastwick St, London, EC1V 3PS

Price

Member: From £175 + VAT
Non-member: From £255 + VAT
Student: From £35 + VAT

Early booking discount

Available until one month prior

Understanding the construction process helps improve safety, reduce errors, and improve efficiency. Join industry leaders and find out how to achieve construction productivity.

Good structural design considers constructability. The CDM regulations and Building Safety Act require designs that can be built safely and meet regulations. Structural engineers must be aware of how their designs will be constructed both off-site and on site.  A good understanding of the construction process helps improve safety, reduce errors, and improve efficiency in construction.  All of which will save money, labour and minimise waste.  

Through case studies, panel discussions and technical presentations this conference discusses the knowledge and practical skills structural engineers need to ensure that their designs can be built safely and efficiently.

Conference themes 

Conference highlights will include:
  • A keynote presentation by celebrated engineer Bill Baker, SOM on ‘Why designers need to understand how things are built’

  • Presentations on making the business case and starting the productivity conversation 

  • Best practice advice for getting the design right from the beginning, including tools us as 4D modelling

  • Case studies exploring concrete constructability and mass timber design

  • A panel discussion on effective communication and collaboration between contractors and designers 

Intended for

  • Anyone who cares to ensure their structures can be built efficiently and safely.
  • Chartered and graduate structural engineers. 
  • Other built environment professionals.

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Conference speakers

Bill Baker
Bill Baker
Keynote speaker & Consulting Partner, SOM
Bill is a structural engineering Consulting Partner at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, where he led the structural engineering practice for over 20 years. He joined the firm in 1981 and transitioned to a Consulting Partner in 2019.  In addition to his professional practice, he lectures at several institutions of higher learning including MIT, the University of Illinois and the University of Cambridge where he is the Emeritus Honorary Professor of Structural Engineering Design.
 
Bill designs structures of all scales including the tallest building in the world. His expertise also extends to long-span roof structures, such as the Broadgate Exchange House and Broadgate Tower in London. 
 
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Jaylina Rana
Jaylina Rana
Conference chair & Associate Structural Engineer, Buro Happold
Jaylina is an Associate Structural Engineer in the London Structures Team at Buro Happold Engineering and has over 15 years of experience with in designing a variety of building and infrastructure projects, both the UK and abroad. She has a specialised doctoral degree in the structural behaviour of twinwalls and her expertise lies in the development in precast/DfMA concrete knowledge and approaches. Jaylina is also a chartered engineer and Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers.
 
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Thomas Churchill
Thomas Churchill
Senior Quality Manager, BAM Nuttall
Thomas is Senior Quality Manager for BAM Nuttall on the Transpennine Route Upgrade (West Alliance). His role focuses on the challenges of embedding engineering excellence in the built environment and developing useful approaches to construction quality and safety. Throughout his career, he has worked to embed engineering excellence and promote proactive approaches to reducing rework. Thomas is committed to creating new models to proactively design for quality, sustainability and constructability, and enhance the role of assurance within the construction industry. Thomas sits as the Secretary on the Construction Special Interest Group (ConSIG) at the Chartered Quality Institute. He holds a BEng (Hons) in Engineering and a Postgraduate Diploma in Development Management.
 
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Mo El-Ali
Mo El-Ali
Associate Director, Turner & Townsend
Mo is a Chartered Civil Engineer with over 14 years’ experience. He started his career with Skanska as engineering student placement on the Heron Tower in 2008, joining them in 2011 as graduate and transitioning to a Senior Engineer and working on the iconic Battersea Power Station Phase 2.
 
In 2020 Mo joined the MACE and McApline JV delivery team on The Forge, a flagship DfMA project for Landsec before moving into project management consultancy with Turner & Townsend, where Mo is an Associate Director developing the construction advisory service to assist clients with buildability and logistics challenges.
 
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Simon Houska
Simon Houska
Pre-Construction Solutions Director, Robert Bird Group
Simon has 23 years’ experience in the construction industry, working primarily for specialist concrete frame contractors and main contractors. He has worked in South Africa, The Netherlands, Australia and the UK (mostly London). Starting from a junior engineer role he worked his way up to project manager and then moved to head office to work on tenders and work winning. Simon has worked on iconic projects such as Fulham Broadway shopping centre, the Emirates Stadium, 2012 Olympics venues, Crossrail Paddington Station, the Jenga Tower and many others. He now brings all his construction knowledge and experience to Robert Bird to lead a new discipline that compliments an already strong construction engineering team. Robert Bird Group provides Clients and Developers with experienced, honest and unbiased construction advice to help them unlock the project potential and protect the architects aspiration.
 
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Suria Jones
Suria Jones
Technical Director for Structures, Laing O’Rourke
Suria is the Technical Director for Structures at Laing O’Rourke, where she has full organisational accountability for the structural technical outcomes within the company, encompassing pre-construction, delivery and development of MMC products. She has over 20 years’ experience in the construction industry, previously working as a Structures Design Manager at Lendlease, where she held technical oversight across Lendlease’s European portfolio for both development and construction projects, drawing on her experiences as a structural engineering consultant. She was previously a Director at Ramboll, and worked for 7 years at Arup prior to that. She has experience in structural engineering on a wide range of projects: large scale transport projects such as Crossrail and Abu Dhabi International Airport; high rise buildings, including the 300m tall Gazprom headquarters in Minsk; and residential buildings such as The Robinson at Wembley Park.
 
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Sara Nain Hallett
Sara Nain Hallett
Technical Director, AKS Award
Sara has worked on numerous education projects with the Department for Education and within the private sector.  Whilst working as a technical director at AKS Ward she has worked with Wates to review and implement the use of standardised components and framing systems to develop faster and more efficient design and construction systems.
 
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Phil Obayda
Phil Obayda
Principal, SOM
Phil leads SOM's Technical Design Group in London, overseeing the design and delivery of landmark projects globally. For two decades, he has promoted sustainable urban living innovations in projects like Manhattan Loft Gardens and Nine Elms Square. He heads the firm's London research group, advancing net zero carbon goals and regularly speaks on composite timber, modular fabrication, and fire safety. Phil actively contributes to the industry, serving on the RIBA Practice and Policy Board and the Housing Expert Advisory Group, influencing housing policy. He co-authored the LETI guide for decarbonising construction and is a key figure in the UK's Construction Productivity Task Force Group, aiming to boost construction productivity through better design.
 
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Steve Peet
Steve Peet
Associate Structural Engineer, Engenuiti
Steve is a Structural Engineer who enjoys pushing the boundaries and creating efficient design solutions. He has a passion for mass timber engineering and is central to the development of timber engineering at Engenuiti. He has worked on a wide range of projects across all materials, sectors and has gained extensive experience with mass timber, having worked on and led over 40 mass timber projects over the past 10+ years from SEND schools, academies, commercial, residential, sport & leisure facilities.
 
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Praveena Pius
Praveena Pius
Engineer, BAM UK&I
Praveen is an Engineer working for BAM UK&I, currently overseeing project execution, safety compliance, subcontractor management, and cost optimization of the project Transpennine Route Upgrade, UK. She has also served as a Quality Engineer on the same project, focusing on ensuring the effectiveness of project quality systems, conducting root cause analysis & lessons learned for non-conformances, and implementing digital solutions to enhance quality assurance processes for the project. Her prior experience includes the role as Junior Structural Engineer at Leo Associates, India. She is passionate about enhancing project outcomes through innovative and efficient design solutions. She holds degrees in MSc. BIM and Digital Built Environment, M. Tech in Structural Engineering & Construction management, and B. Tech in Civil Engineering. 
 
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Malachy Ryan
Malachy Ryan
Managing Director, Alan White Design
Malachy is a Chartered Civil Engineer and serves as the Managing Director at Alan White Design. With a wealth of experience, Malachy has held the esteemed role of ICE supervising Civil Engineer and previously served as Director of The Temporary Works Forum. Malachy's expertise extends to his past involvement as a committee member of BSi B525/9, focusing on the structural use of aluminium. He holds a masters in concrete technology from the university of Dundee, further enhancing his knowledge in the field. Over the span of 15 years, Malachy has made significant contributions to the temporary works industry.
 
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Full Price list 

Online
Member: £195 + VAT
(Member early bird: £175 + VAT)
Non-Member: £285 + VAT
(Non-member early bird: £255 + VAT)
Student: £35 + VAT

In-person
Member: £235 + VAT
(Member early bird: £215 + VAT)
Non-member: £325 + VAT
(Non-member early bird: £295 + VAT)
Student: £55 + VAT

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