Tuesday 12 November 2019
5.30pm - 7.15pm
MacRoberts LLP, Capella, 60 York Street, Glasgow, G2 8JX (10th floor)
Standards in design and construction are very important whether it's the standard generally - how well we design and construct our buildings - or the technical standards buildings must meet to reflect legal requirements, such as the Building Regulations.
Come and join us at our Construction seminar where our guest speaker Professor John Cole will offer a valuable insight into the work being undertaken to improve both of these aspects of construction in Scotland, particularly in light of recent high profile matters such as Edinburgh Schools and the Grenfell disaster.
An architect by profession, John Cole retired in 2013 from full-time employment in his role as Deputy Secretary and Chief Estates Officer in DHSSPS (Northern Ireland) having previously acted as Chief Executive Health Estates Agency, where he oversaw the procurement and implementation of over £3billion of capital expenditure on buildings and facilities.
He was made an Honorary Professor in the School of Planning, Architecture and Civil Engineering at Queen's Belfast in 2014. He has conducted a number of inquiries into defects in buildings in Scotland such as Edinburgh Schools and D.G.One (Dumfries) and has recently acted as an advisor to the Scottish Government in relation to construction and possible changes to the Scottish Building Regulations. He was the Jury Chair in the RIAS Architectural Awards in 2019.
5.30pm: Registration & networking
6.00pm: Welcome: Neil Kelly, Partner, MacRoberts LLP
6.15pm: Guest speaker session: Professor John Cole
7.00pm: Question & Answer Session
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