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Beyond the Built Environment: the Constructing Excellence Annual Conference 2015

11 November, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm UTC+0

The 2015 Constructing Excellence Annual Conference is taking place on 11 November at Lords Cricket ground, and will consider a wide range of issues facing construction while looking ‘beyond the built environment’.

Constructing ExcellenceWaterloo Air Products plc are the lead sponsors of “Beyond the Built Environment”. You can read about Waterloo here.

This year’s conference aims to show how other industries are tackling a number of the key issues that are facing our industry, and that are set out in the Construction 2025 strategy.

The days speakers will demonstrate how their organisations deal with the same issues that we are faced with, issues such as:

  • Supply chain integration and collaborative working
  • Embracing, and the use of technology and data management
  • Importance of social value
  • Attracting young people into their industries

Our final speaker will be Andrew Wolstenholme OBE, CEO of Crossrail, who will show how everything we have heard during the day can and is being used within certain parts of the industry. The challenge we face is to make it the norm not the exception.

Confirmed speakers so far include:

  • Alex Dulewicz, Head of Marketing for Services – Rolls Royce
  • Kay Allen OBE, Founding Director – Trading for Good
  • Simon Troup, Head of Data Services – Open Sensors
  • Dr. Julia Glidden, President and Founder – 21c Consultancy
  • Tim McLoughlin, Head of Social Media – Saatchi & Saatchi

Speaker Biographies can be found below.

So please join us at what is sure to be an excellent event where we hope you will take away key messages and innovations that show how it can be applied within your organisation, and how we can take one step closer to excellence within the built environment and one step closer to our industry being the industry of choice for the next generation.


This year we will also be offering an opportunity to position your brand alongside that of CEs in striving for excellence within our industry through sponsoring the annual conference.

There are a variety of sponsorship packages available and for further detail, on these sponsorship opportunities please contact Ben Pritchard ([email protected]) or Deborah Hynes ([email protected]).

Those already booked in include attendees from:

BAE Systems, BPE Solicitors LLP, BRE, Cardiff University, CH2M, CL:AIRE, Clarkslegal LLP, Clarkson Alliance, Collaborative Working Group, Construction Industry Council, Crofton Design, Crossrail, Cutland Consulting Ltd, FaulknerBrowns, Galliford Try, Glenigan Ltd, Greenwood Consultants Limited, ICW, Imperial College London, Interserve Construction, Invennt, Kent County Council, Kier, Knauf, London Underground, Magnox, Marcel Mauer, Nationwide Building Society, nvirohaus, NWG, Pinsent Masons LLP, Polypipe Terrain, Property Pathfinder Ltd, pwcom.co.uk Ltd, Reuby Stagg, RIBA Enterprises/NBS, Rider Levett Bucknall, Royal Mail, Safehinge, SLR Consulting Ltd, Structural Timber Association, Suiko Ltd, Synaps Partners LLP, Textura, Trowers & Hamlins LLP, Turner & Townsend, UEA, UKSE Group, University of Edinburgh, University of Reading, University of Westminster, Visionality, Willmott Dixon, Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co LLP, WSP

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To engage with the event on social media in the run up and on the day itself please us the hashtag #BeyondBE

Speaker biographies

Constructing Excellence

Andrew Wolstenholme OBE, CEO – Crossrail

Constructing ExcellenceAndrew has been a long term champion of the Constructing Excellence agenda, authoring the seminal 2009 review of the industry “Never Waste a Good Crisis”

Following 10 years at Arup, Andrew joined BAA in 1997. He went on to lead the delivery of the £4.3bn Terminal 5 programme and became BAA’s Director of Capital projects running the £10bn development programme across seven UK airports.

Andrew joined the Balfour Beatty Group in 2009 as Director of Innovation and Strategic Capability. He was awarded an OBE for services to the construction industry in the same year. Andrew joined Crossrail as CEO in 2011. He is also a member of Construction Leadership Council and is a Non-executive Director of the MoD’s Defence Equipment and Services Board.

Constructing Excellence

Alex Dulewicz, Head of Marketing for Services – Rolls Royce

Constructing ExcellencePresentation theme:

‘Furthering collaborative working and supply chain integration to deliver greater value’

In his role, Alex is responsible for the generation of marketing strategies, promotion of Rolls-Royce service messages and creation and delivery of services presentations that maximise the perceived value and competitiveness of the Rolls-Royce services portfolio. He works closely with the Service Development team to bring new service offerings to market that provide differentiation for Rolls-Royce and to provide analysis and feedback on Services competitiveness and perception in the market.

Constructing Excellence

Kay Allen OBE, Founding Director – Trading for Good

Constructing ExcellencePresentation / theme:

  •  What’s your reputation worth?
  • Do you promote all the good that you do to your customers as part of your strategic business plan? If not why not?
  • Learn how you can capitalise on the Social Value you generate

Kay is the Founding Director of 3 companies; Trading for Good, Really Useful Stuff and Diverse Advice – a CSR consulting firm. Previously a Non-Executive Director DWP Pension Disability and Carers Service, Kay is a well networked, high profile ambassador for equality and social action with a proven track record as an outstanding innovator in the private and public sector.

Constructing Excellence

Simon Troup, Head of Data Services – Open Sensors

Presentation theme: Improving productivity through open data

Constructing Excellence

Dr. Julia Glidden, President and Founder – 21c Consultancy

Constructing Excellence Presentation theme: Innovation through open data

President & Founder of 21c Consultancy, Julia completed her D.Phil. in International Relations at Oxford University and is an internationally recognised expert on Digital Government. Dr Glidden is currently serving as an expert advisor to the United Nations on the 2016 eGoverment Readiness Survey and its working group on ‘Ageing and the Data Revolution.’ Dr Glidden is actively involved the European Commission’s Smart City initiative, and is the founder of the pioneering EU project Citadel-on-the-Move which has helped over 140 cities across all six continents to open and use data. Julia is currently working with the British Standards Institute Smart Cities Working Group, BIM – which is developing Building Information Modelling standards for the global construction industry, W3C, the Open Data Institute and the Open Knowledge Foundation to help advance and promote practical bottom up open data standards. She is also a member of the European Commission’s expert working group on the new 2018/19 Horizon 2020 Programme.

An accomplished TedX speaker, Dr Glidden is regularly asked to speak on global ICT and innovation trends at forums around the world. Prior to launching 21c Consultancy, Julia served as Managing Director for Accenture eDemocracy Services where she wrote and delivered majored IT proposals for countries ranging from the United Kingdom to the Philippines and as a Senior Vice President at the international communications firm Fleishman Hillard where she oversaw multi-million public affairs campaigns for clients including United Airlines and GE Capital.

Constructing Excellence

Tim McLoughlin, Head of Social Media – Saatchi & Saatchi

Constructing Excellence Presentation theme: Making an industry attractive: how you could do it

Tim McLoughlin is the head of social media for creative agency Saatchi & Saatchi. He leads social strategy for brands such as Toyota and Visa matching creative ideas to effective execution. He is passionate about how technology changes human behaviour and consumer engagement with brands, politics and sport. As a political blogger he was once named “one of the ten cleverest men in Britain” and comments regularly about politics on TV and radio.


11 November, 2015
10:00 am - 4:00 pm UTC+0


Lord’s Cricket Ground
Lord's Cricket Ground Saint John's Wood Road
London, NW8 8QN United Kingdom
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