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UKBCSD Annual Westminster Dinner, 19 November 2018

Quality, honesty and trust – this is what future growth must be based on Forty invited guests joined UKBCSD for our annual Westminster dinner, kindly hosted by Melanie Onn MP, Shadow Housing Minister, at the House of Commons. UKBCSD Chief Executive Charles Roach chaired the evening, thanking sponsors, Baytree LLP and CBC Building Control for […]

Garden Communities report

Following a Roundtable event hosted by Burges Salmon, Place, Pace and Productivity was the theme for the launch of the garden communities report by UKBCSD and our partners, LDA-Design. The Roundtable panel had agreed three strategic directions for further research by UKBCSD, which were detailed in the report which focused on delivering differently. The resulting […]

Autumn Budget response

Post Budget comment – Climate change challenge Mitigation should be about pledging real investment commitments, today 5th November 2018 It is disappointing that, despite last month’s publication of the IPCC Report on Global Warming, the Chancellor chose not to drive through proposals to help mitigate against Climate Change, in the Autumn Budget. This, after some […]

Why is to so hard to commit to Smart Construction?

Why is to so hard to commit to Smart Construction? Jason Longhurst, Chairman UK Business Council for Sustainable Development I find the constant debate to justify smart/modular/off site construction mind numbing. There is a lot of talk but very little action but, in my view, there are three fundamental requirements for sustainable development growth in […]

Global Engineering Congress

With over 3,500 delegates from 82 countries alongside 18 government delegations listening to 200 speakers, the President of Institution of Civil Engineers, Professor Lord Robert Mair declared this as the start of a movement, not the end. From the UN Secretary General’s opening statements to the very last panel debate, this 200th Anniversary of the […]

GEC Panel Conference debate Sustainability is bad for good development (for all)

GEC Panel Conference debate Sustainability is bad for good development (for all) 26th October 2018: Presented and designed by UKBCSD Panel members from left: Tassos Kougionis (BSRIA); Jacke Sadek (UK Regeneration); Martin Cooper (Prologis) and Allan Simpson (Anglian Water) In attendance, a global representation of the civil engineering profession. Chaired by Jackie Sadek, the panel […]

UKBCSD is a partner for the Growth Corridor Central Area at MIPIM UK 2018

‘Joining the dots’ between regional actions and national priorities Charles Roach, Chief Executive, UK Business Council for Sustainable Development With the national programmes for infrastructure and growth making more accountable the role of regional government in increasing the pace of delivery, together with devolved capital programmes and the freeing up of the regulatory framework, the […]

UKBCSD Welcomes – New Members

Joining UKBCSD this quarter are: ProLogis UK – is the leading developer and owner of logistics property in the UK and worldwide .In the UK, Prologis is pioneering an approach to sustainable distribution centres that they have developed working within established environmental standards and their own stringent methodology. Its portfolio has 304 sustainable building certifications in 17 […]

Debating Garden Villages – UKBCSD Roundtable event hosted by Burges Salmon, London

UKBCSD Roundtable event hosted by Burges Salmon, London 17th September This, the first in our ‘Challenger’ series of Roundtable discussions, the Garden Villages debate set out to explore the Government’s latest housing initiative designed to spark new demand in the housing market.  The event attracted colleagues from private sector, national and local Government to discuss […]

Announcement from the Global Engineering Congress

Are you seeking better ways of measuring your impact on sustainable development? By attending the Global Engineering Congress, you will become an intrinsic part of planning the routemap guiding the community of civil engineers and designers towards delivering United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Throughout the week, you can meet our line-up of influential and high-profile […]