The company behind Ecobuild, UBM Live Built Environment, has released a new whitepaper on ‘The Future of the Built Environment’. This comprises a number of ‘think pieces’ by industry leaders discussing the economy, the possible impact of the upcoming election in Great Britain, contracting, construction activity forecasts and the role of architecture and design in the creation of sustainable cities. Experts from the World Green Building Council, UK Green Building Council Barbour ABI and the Construction Products Association (CPA), are among those who have contributed to the paper.
“It is appropriate that this paper comes to you as we launch Ecobuild 2015, an event that is synonymous with innovation, thought leadership, design and architects, cutting-edge products and the considerations that impact on the future of our built fabric. Once again, Ecobuild will focus on macro issues and hot political and industry debates. It will feature industry leaders, regulators, government ministers, politicians, global academics and the very best hosts,” commented Alison Jackson, Ecobuild’s Group Director of Sustainability and Construction.
The whitepaper was unveiled at the official launch of Ecobuild 2015, held in London on 9 October. Speaking at the event, Jackson added: “We hope that this collection of articles helps to set the scene and provide you with an insight into our thinking as we strive to ensure that Ecobuild is once again timely, relevant and informed.”
Peter Caplehorn, Policy Director and Deputy CEO of the CPA, also addressed attendees in London, stressing the importance of innovation in providing buildings that are practical, sustainable and aesthetically pleasing.
Ecobuild 2015 will take place on 3 – 5 March in London. More than 44 500 visited Ecobuild 2014, which featured 787 exhibitors and over 100 conference and seminar sessions.
‘The Future of the Built Environment’ can be downloaded here.
Adapted from press release by Louise Fordham
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