Built Environment Wales

These events are in-person only

Constructive Collaboration

The Built Environment Wales technical conference will showcase national and regional expertise, with specialists from across the sector, including Welsh Government representation, coming together to join our speaker line-up, equipped to enlighten construction professionals to the changes and opportunities available in our Built Environment.

Exploring wide-reaching subjects including Regulatory Updates and Changes, the Social Economic and Environmental Impact of Failure, and Changing Construction Business Models.

An opportunity to ask questions directly to our expert speakers will conclude each session.

As well as the speaker programme, you get access to our trade exhibition and dedicated exhibitor speaker sessions. This conference provides you with an opportunity to discover, learn and develop.

Testimonial

“CABE's Built Environment England Conference in June 2023 was a dynamic gathering that fostered a vibrant community spirit among industry peers. Informative sessions ignited fresh perspectives, and the collaborative atmosphere encouraged meaningful exchanges. A truly enriching experience that left me inspired and connected. Highly recommended for professionals seeking insight and camaraderie.”

Joshua Katihrob BSc(Hons)

MCABE

Location

Address

O Block, School of Management Building
Llandaff Campus
Cardiff Metropolitan University
Western Ave
Cardiff
CF5 2YB

Website

https://www.cardiffmet.ac.uk

CPD

8 hours CPD
* Book 3 places and save 10%

Please contact the Built Environment Team on [email protected] to retrieve the discount code for this offer.

* Book 5  places for the price of 4

Maximum of 5 registrations per booking, automatic discount on 5th place.

Terms of these promotions

Event Prices

* Book 3
places and
save 10%

* Book 5
places for
the price
of 4

£ 35 + VAT
CABE Student Member
£ 85 + VAT
CABE Member
£ 85 + VAT
CABE Company Partner
£ 125 + VAT
Non-Member
* Book 3 places and save 10%

Please contact the Built Environment Team on [email protected] to retrieve the discount code for this offer.

* Book 5 places for the price of 4

Maximum of 5 registrations per booking, automatic discount on 5th place.

Terms of these promotions

Programme

Registration and Exhibition

20 June at 08:45 00:40 mins 08:45
Refreshments and networking

Welcome from CABE President

20 June at 09:15 00:05 mins 09:15

Richard Flynn

President

Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE)

Headline Sponsor Address

20 June at 09:20 00:10 mins 09:20

Jason Rowbotham

UK Commercial Sales Manager

Coopers Fire

Building Regulations, Compliance and Regulatory Changes – Government Reform

20 June at 09:30 01:00 hr 09:30
Chaired by CABE Interim Chief Executive, Richard Harral, this session will look at the changing face of regulation in Wales with a particular focus on building control and compliance with building regulations. It will also look at progress with remediation of safety in the existing housing stock in Wales and consider challenges of maintaining safety in occupation.
Chair

Richard Harral

Interim Chief Executive Officer

Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE)

Mark Tambini

Head of Building Regulations Policy

Welsh Government

Joanne Larner

Head of Building Safety Programme

Welsh Government

Coopers Fire – BS 8524 – The Fire Curtain Standard

20 June at 10:30 00:30 mins 10:30
Giving an overview of Passive Fire Protection including regulations, using fire curtains as a solution, the various types of fire curtains, performance classifications and standards and compliance. Discussing BS 8524 as the British Standard for fire curtains, what this standard achieves and why it should be used. This session will also cover inspection, testing and maintenance for fire curtains and their applications in commercial and residential settings.
Chair

Richard Harral

Interim Chief Executive Officer

Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE)

Jason Rowbotham

UK Commercial Sales Manager

Coopers Fire

Morning Break and Exhibition

20 June at 11:00 00:30 mins 11:00
Refreshments and networking

Delivering for Society – Social, Economic and Environmental Impact of Failure

20 June at 11:30 01:00 hr 11:30
Chaired by CABE Wales Regional Chair, Professor John Littlewood, this session aims to explore the optimisation of choices to balance safety and sustainability across the building lifecycle, taking into account the need for effective risk management, ensuring fire and structural safety, whilst delivering higher energy efficiency, and lower embodied carbon.
Chair

Professor John Littlewood

Professor of Sustainable & Resilient Buildings

Cardiff Metropolitan University

Chris O'Regan

Associate Director

Mason Navarro Pledge (MNP)

Iain Cox

Chairman

Business Sprinkler Alliance

Lunch and Exhibition

20 June at 12:30 01:00 hr 12:30
Refreshments and networking

Changing Construction Industry Business Models – Industry Reform

20 June at 13:30 01:00 hr 13:30
Chaired by CABE Vice President, Paul Grinyer, this session will look at the principles of collaborative contracting, why this is needed, how this can be integrated into the supply chain and what genuine collaboration can deliver in practice. The session will then consider experience of current procurement patterns from the contracting perspective with a focus on highlighting poor industry practice and ways in which adversarial contractual models damage value for the construction sector.
Chair

Paul Grinyer CEng FCABE CBuildE MIStructE

Vice President

Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE)

Iain Mcilwee

Chief Executive Officer

Finishes and Interiors Sector (FIS)

Darya Bahram

Research Associate

Centre of Construction Law, King's College London

Unilin Insulation – The Climate Challenge and Accounting for Embodied Carbon

20 June at 14:30 00:30 mins 14:30
Introduction to embodied carbon, the metrics that we have in place to account for the embodied carbon in buildings, the importance of environmental product declarations when calculating embodied carbon, desktop studies on 4 dwelling types to meet the standards and the insulation specifications to help meet these targets.
Chair

Richard Harral

Interim Chief Executive Officer

Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE)

Martyn Randall MCIOB

Specification Manager

Unilin Insulation

Afternoon Break and Exhibition

20 June at 15:00 00:30 mins 15:00
Refreshments and networking

Technology – Riding the Crest of the Wave

20 June at 15:30 01:00 hr 15:30
This session will focus on adapting to the changing opportunities and demands within construction and existing buildings through utilisation of emerging, established, and re-deployed technologies. This will include consideration of the role of AI technologies and their applications, the Golden Thread of Information and BIM within construction.
Chair

Lindsay Richards

Managing Director, Chartered Quanitity Surveyor and Chartered Building Engineer

Richards Partnership

David Churcher MBE

Director

Hitherwood Consulting

Closing Remarks

20 June at 16:30 00:15 mins 16:30

End of Day

20 June at 16:45 00:00 mins 16:45

Headline Sponsor

Coopers Fire is a global leader in fire and smoke curtain systems, ensuring enhanced fire safety in buildings worldwide. With over 30 years of experience, the company designs, manufactures, and installs innovative solutions that contain fire and smoke, protecting occupants and property. Their product range includes fire curtains, smoke curtains, fire and smoke curtains, and egress curtains, all tailored to meet specific requirements.

Exhibitors

Chris O’Regan

Associate Director
Mason Navarro Pledge (MNP)
Chris is an Associate Director at Mason Navarro Pledge and has been actively involved with advising construction professionals on how the Building Safety Act will affect the method of design of buildings. Chris has been working in the field of structural engineering for over 30 years and draws from his experience from developing structures for a large variety of buildings ranging from music halls through to stadia and almost everything in between.
Chris encourages an integrated design approach by engaging with other members of the design team for building projects by presenting outline concepts that are worked through with other disciplines. This reduces the common issues raised during design development and leads to a more cohesive building project. This also results in safer buildings to use.

Darya Bahram

Research Associate
Centre of Construction Law, King’s College London
Darya Bahram RIBA, MAPM, MCIArb is a Research Associate at the King’s College London Centre of Construction Law and Dispute Resolution, Vice chair at Radcliffe Housing Society and.
She has held senior role at the Association of Consultant Architects as Secretary General, Head of Professional Appointments at Assael Architecture and is currently the committee member of the Construction Blockchain Consortium. Darya is a published author and speaker on a range of topics including ‘Procuring Net zero carbon construction’ , ‘Procurement strategies for incentivizing collaborative delivery to optimize whole-life outcomes’, ‘Blockchain and smart contracts’, ‘Disruptive technology and collaborative contracts’, ‘Modern methods of construction: contractual mechanisms supporting long term relationships’ and ‘Guidance on Collaborative Procurement for Design and Construction to Support Building Safety’.

David Churcher MBE

Director
Hitherwood Consulting
David Churcher is a civil engineer and built environment professional who has specialised in BIM and information management since 2011. He has helped develop UK and international standards for BIM and information management processes, to support the UK BIM Framework. He sits on several technical committees at BSI, CEN and ISO. He was the author of ISO 19650-1:2018, the key principles of information management, and ISO 19650-3:2020, the detailed process for operational buildings and assets. He is an ambassador for Nima (formerly UK BIM Alliance) helping reinforce the benefits of taking information management seriously. He has also co-led the development of UK Guidance to support implementation of BIM by clients, asset owners, and all those in the supply chain. He was awarded MBE in 2021 for his services to construction.

Iain Cox

Chairman
Business Sprinkler Alliance
Iain Cox is Chair of the Business Sprinkler Alliance (BSA), the National Fire Sprinkler Network (NSFN) and the Fire Risk Assessment Competency Council. Iain retired from the Fire Service in June 2013 after 34 years, the last ten of which he served as Chief Fire Officer of Royal Berkshire Fire & Rescue Service. From 2009 to 2011 he was a Board member of the Chief Fire Officers Association (CFOA) with responsibilities for Prevention and Protection. He was awarded the Queen’s Fire Service medal in 2009. Iain has a BSc in Physical Geography from the University of Reading and an MA in Management from Coventry University. “As a serving fire officer, and as the national lead for the Chief Fire Officers Association on Fire Safety, I have seen the benefits that sprinkler protection can bring to business, communities and individuals. Unfortunately I have also witnessed the devastation that is wrought by fire in unprotected premises. I sincerely believe that if more businesses understood the real benefits – and the true costs – of fire sprinklers, then more companies would install them.”

Iain Mcilwee

Chief Executive Officer
Finishes and Interiors Sector (FIS)
Iain McIlwee is a Materials Engineer whose journey in construction started in a scaffolding yard in Hanwell in 1995. He has worked in around construction since in a number of roles including CEO of the British Woodworking Federation, Director of the Fire Door Inspection Scheme and serving as a non-Exec Director of FENSA and Vice Chair of the Construction Products Association. Iain is currently CEO of Finishes and Interiors Sector, the trade body for the £10 billion fit-out, interiors and finishing sector where he recently authored the FIS WHITE PAPER INTRODUCTION TO THE GOLDEN THREAD AND DIGITAL INFORMATION PLANS.
In addition to his role at FIS, Iain sits on various Construction Leadership Council Working Groups, the Steering Board of the City of London Corporation’s Skills for a Sustainable Skyline Taskforce and is a Director of SKArating, the environmental assessment method, benchmark and standard for non-domestic fit-outs. Iain has been a Construction Fairness, Inclusivity and Respect Ambassador since 2021.

Jason Rowbotham

UK Commercial Sales Manager
Coopers Fire
Jason Rowbotham is a UK Commercial Sales Manager at Coopers Fire and has 21 years of experience in commercial construction. Within the Fire Safety sector Jason has spent time in various roles from Estimating, Site and Contract Management to Technical Sales. Jason has become a strong figure and voice in the education of key stakeholders in smoke and fire curtain products, markets and specifications, and with knowledge of building contracts, he works with these stakeholders to ensure smooth project delivery from concept design through to project management. Jason delivers learning to a number of UK organisations such as the ASFP, CABE, LABC, RIBA and Fire and Rescue Services through CPD presentations and product roadshows.

Joanne Larner

Head of Building Safety Programme
Welsh Government

Lindsay Richards

Managing Director, Chartered Quanitity Surveyor and Chartered Building Engineer
Richards Partnership

Mark Tambini

Head of Building Regulations Policy
Welsh Government
Mark Tambini joined Welsh Government in 2024 as the Head of Building Regulations Policy. He has over 20 years’ experience within the construction industry, which includes working in both the building control and civil / structural engineering design fields. Prior to working for the government, he was a Regional Director for SOCOTEC Building Control, responsible for the Wales and Southwest England region. Mark currently oversees the development and introduction of key legislation relating to the Building Safety Act, is actively involved in ongoing technical reviews of the Approved Documents in Wales and sits on the Building Safety Operational Leadership Board at Welsh Government.

Martyn Randall MCIOB

Specification Manager
Unilin Insulation
Martyn Randall is the Specification Manager for the South of England. He is a qualified Chartered Construction Manager, Energy Assessor (SAP, SBEM & Part O), Retrofit Co-ordinator and he works closely with architects, contractors and specifiers to help them achieve their project goals.
In his spare time, Martyn works with Ubuntu Wildlife Trust – a charitable organisation which he helped to set up, dedicated to the conservation and preservation of habitats of biodiverse value and associated species in Southern Africa.

Paul Grinyer CEng FCABE CBuildE MIStructE

Vice President
Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE)
Paul is an independent Chartered Structural & Chartered Building Engineer, with 30+ years’ experience in the building & engineering industry and runs his own Consulting Engineering Practice covering a wide variety of construction and building sectors.
Paul was elected as a Board Director of CABE commencing in June 2021 and has been elected as Vice President from June 2024. Paul has been a member of the Membership & Professional Standards Committee since its inception in 2019, becoming Vice-Chair in 2022 and taking the role of MPSC Chair in May 2024. Paul has also served as a Trustee of the CABE Benevolent Fund.

Professor John Littlewood

Professor of Sustainable & Resilient Buildings
Cardiff Metropolitan University
Since 2020 I have been Chair for CABE’s Wales Region Committee as a Chartered Building Engineer and CABE Fellow. I am a multi-disciplinary Engineering practioner specialising in delivering R&D and innovation projects across many facets of the built environment, for partners in Wales, the UK and internationally. I have developed multiple interventions to assess the fire and thermal performance of new or existing dwellings during design, offsite manufacturing, adaptation and retrofit, construction, commissioning and also operation. Most of my projects strive to maximise user comfort, indoor air and reduce embodied and operational carbon emissions; thereby leading to societal wellbeing.

Richard Flynn

President
Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE)
Richard is an independent private practitioner trading as Flynn & Shaw, Chartered Building Engineers. As well as being a Chartered Building Engineer, he is a Chartered Engineer, Chartered Environmentalist, Chartered Water and Environment Manager, Registered Building Surveyor and Certified Site Assessor.
Richard is a recognised expert in the area of onsite wastewater treatment and provides a complete site suitability assessment, treatment system design, and certification of installation for onsite wastewater treatment systems throughout Ireland. Richard has been Chair of the CABE Membership and Professional Standards Committee (MPSC) since its inception in 2019 as well as member of the Southern Ireland Region committee of CABE.

Richard Harral

Interim Chief Executive Officer
Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE)
Richard Harral is the Interim Chief Executive at CABE after having been Technical Director from 2018 – 2024. He has previously worked as an architect in both public and private sector practice, and as a policy official in the Building Regulations Division of MHCLG between 2007 and 2014 where he oversaw introduction of policies on accessible housing, security standards, broadband and the national space standard for new homes. Richard was subsequently Head of Technical Policy in the period 2014-2017. He currently sits on the CIC Competence Steering Group, and chairs a number of competence working groups including on Designer and Architect Competence. He was Technical author for Flex 8670, the recently published British Standard on Competence for building safety in Built environment industries.

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