Collaboration for Change: The future of professionalism

Queen’s University Belfast, in partnership with RSUA and QUB Architecture Society, has organised a talk and discussion about how to get the different parts of the construction sector working together better.

The talk will be led by Robin Nicholson, an architect and senior partner at Cullinan Studio in London. Robin is also convener of The Edge, a UK wide built-environment think tank which encourages debate and discussion across the construction disciplines. The Edge commissioned the 2015 report by Paul Morrell, the first Chief Construction Adviser to the UK Government, on the future of professionalism in construction which highlighted the need for change.

Local perspectives and insights into collaboration will be provided by:

– Contractor – Mark Nutt, Commercial Director at Gilbert Ash
– Civil Engineer & Projector Manager – Chris Birkett, Associate at Arup
– Structural Engineer – Stephen Smalley, Director at Design ID
– Architect – Joan McCoy, Co-founder of White Ink Architects

There will also be an opportunity for a discussion between the audience and the panel.

When: 6pm to 7.30pm on Thursday 30th November 2017

Where: David Keir Building, Room OG.12, Queen’s University Belfast, Stranmillis

Who should attend: This event is relevant to everyone working in the construction sector and students studying subjects relating to the built environment

Cost: This is a free event.

Booking: There is no need to book – just turn up.

If you have any queries please contact Alan Jones on