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BSRIA Briefing & Luncheon 2017 - Tomorrow's Challenges in Today's Buildings


Main sponsor: Trend Control Systems Ltd

It is well known that 80% of the buildings needed for 2050 already exist. But what will be the requirements within these buildings to accommodate the changing and varied expectations of the occupants whilst not forgetting our energy/carbon targets?

Julia Evans, Chief Executive of BSRIA, invites you to the BSRIA Briefing 2017

The trends emerging are focused on health, wellness, independence, mobility and leisure. Building services are at the heart of realising these opportunities and delivering the built environment of the future.

The coming demographic shifts are foreseeable. Identifying the challenges now will afford Governments the opportunity to adopt a proactive approach in aligning their policies to the evolving needs. This will not only provide challenges for the workplace but also for communities as a whole.   

How will building services need to adapt to meet the needs of future generations and industries?

Our Briefing this year explores the options of how technology and research can enable us to prepare and accommodate future needs both in the residential and commercial buildings.


Sir Ranulph Fiennes Bt OBE ‘The world’s greatest living explorer’
09.30  Welcome - Julia Evans, CEO BSRIA
09.31  Chairman’s Introduction - Anthony Wilson MBE - AECOM
09.35  Presentations: 
Chris Twinn - Principal, TwinnSustainabilityInnovation
Jayne Vass OBE - Director of Policy & Research, Age UK
10.35  Questions
10.45  Coffee/Comfort break
11.00  Presentations: 
Alan Kell OBE - Managing Director, I&G Systems Ltd
Tassos Kougionis – Principal Consultant, BSRIA
Kath Fontana – Technical MD, ISS
11.40  Questions
11.50  Summary and Briefing close - Julia Evans
12.00  Aperitifs
13.00  Briefing luncheon
14.30  Guest Speaker - Sir Ranulph Fiennes Bt OBE
15.30  Closing remarks - Julia Evans

Speaker Profiles

Ranulph Fiennes is the first person to reach both North and South Poles by foot. He also made it into the record books by completing seven marathons on seven continents (including Antarctica) in seven days – soon after receiving emergency heart surgery. Only then did he take up climbing, starting with the North Face of the Eiger. At the age of 65, at his third attempt, Ran became the oldest Briton to Conquer Everest.

Amongst an incredible catalogue of adventures and extreme tests, Ran has recently undertaken
The Coldest Journey, an attempt to cross Antarctica on foot during the southern winter where the temperature falls to minus 90°C. He was forced to withdraw when he suffered severe frostbite, but still claims that “if you are lucky enough to be able to walk around without a crutch, you might as well go for it". It didn’t stop him from undertaking the hottest journey, the Marathon des Sables, and a 159 mile run over six days in temperatures over 50°C through the Sahara. 

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