Construction Scotland Innovation Centre launches recovery initiative
CSIC has launched a webinar events series as part of its i-Con COVID-19 support initiative for the built environment. The event, which will take place on May 19 from 12 to 12:45pm, is the first of a series of collaborative online events and will explore ‘What change is needed for reset and recovery in the Built Environment’. AECOM’s global BIM/IM consultancy director David Philp will host a Q&A session with a panel of industry experts, including Mark Farmer, chief executive of Cast and author of ‘Modernise or die’, Dr Marie Macklin, founder and executive chair of The Halo Project, Alexander Holt, CivTech’s head of strategic partnerships, Lynne Sullivan of LSA Studio, CSIC’s director of operations and future skills Douglas Morrison and Anne Johnstone, head of environment, energy and sustainability at Hollis. Stephen Good, CSIC chief executive, said: “These are challenging times indeed for the built environment sector, and a crisis it could have well done without. But businesses are tackling the situation head on with innovation playing a key role in turning things around. “The need to think and do things differently at this time goes deeper than quick-fix solutions. More than ever it is essential that industry partners collaborate, innovate and co-create solutions that will help the entire sector adapt and find new ways of working to ensure a full recovery. “We created the i-Con initiative to provide support to those facing challenges, and this series of webinars will offer knowledge, expertise and advice to help accelerate essential and much needed change. This will help reset and restart the industry, sharing best practice that will ensure the health of our workforces, and also support the delivery of future growth in the built environment sector.” Future events in the series will focus on a wide range of topics including Digital Transformation, Building Sustainably, Culture and Future Skills, and Advancing Industrialisation. The outcomes from the webinar series will be made available in the i-Con knowledge exchange platform. To secure your place on the webinar being held on May 19, register online here.