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Soft Landings Conference 2019

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New for 2019 - Soft Landings Awards. Enter now via the details below.

BSRIA is delighted to be staging its fourth flagship Soft Landings conference:  Quality and performance – two sides of the same coin. The conference will take place on Friday 14th June, kindly hosted by Arup.
Dr Michelle Agha-Hossein, Sustainable Building Consultant, BSRIA

Soft Landings is an outcome-based building delivery approach which runs through the project, from inception to completion and beyond, to ensure the client’s expectations and the end users’ needs are met when the building is in operation. It is all about narrowing the performance gap between design intent and operational outcomes.

BSRIA is excited to have Iain Trent, Engineering Director at Landsec, as its keynote speaker.

Dr Michelle Agha-Hossein, Soft Landings Operational Lead at BSRIA, said: “The term ‘Soft Landings’ has been used in the construction industry for nearly 10 years now. We have seen in recent years that the number of clients requiring Soft Landings for their projects is growing. However, it is important to recognise and raise awareness about the benefits that Soft Landings can deliver to both clients and project delivery teams. This year, the conference provides a perfect opportunity for clients and construction professionals to hear case studies of different buildings that have benefited from Soft Landings, and discuss its value.” 

If you are a building owner, investor, architect, designer, contractor, project manager or facilities manager and would like to know how your project can benefit from Soft Landings, this conference is for you. Book on!"

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Morning session
09.30 Registration
09.50 Welcome: Julia Evans, BSRIA  & Nigel Tonks, Arup
10.00 Introduction (Chair): Stuart Thompson, RG Carter
10.10 Keynote speaker: Iain Trent, Landsec
10.45 Parallel sessions
How to procure Soft Landings- Stephen Ward, AECOM
How to facilitate reality checking workshops - Mike Chater, Hampshire County Council
How to set, protect and evaluate project success criteria - Ashley Bateson, Hoare Lea
11.25 Coffee/tea break
11.40 Parallel sessions
How to procure Soft Landings - Stephen Ward, AECOM
How to facilitate reality checking workshops - Mike Chater, Hampshire County Council
How to set, protect and evaluate project success criteria - Ashley Bateson, Hoare Lea
12.20 Soft Landings, ‘Theory into Practice’ – Ian Orme, Mace Group
12.40 Panel Q&A chaired by Stuart Thompson
13.00 Lunch and Networking

Afternoon session
13.50 Case Study: Soft Landings approach for the Newcastle Urban Sciences Building - Mark Dowson, BuroHappold
14.15 Soft Landings and Wellbeing - Henry Pelly, Max Fordham
14.40 Case Study: Gosha Jacewicz, Regent Street Management Direct
15.05 Panel Q&A chaired by Stuart Thompson
15.15 Soft Landings - going forward: Michelle Agha-Hossein, BSRIA
15.25 Summary: Colin Goodwin, BSRIA
15.30 Close

Soft Landings Awards

Soft Landings Awards program is to recognise and promote clients and construction professionals who are committed to delivering better buildings and creating a more collaborative culture in the construction industry through the Soft Landings approach.

There are three categories for entry:

  • Soft Landings project of the year (Total value: up to £20M)
  • Soft Landings project of the year (Total value: more than £20M)
  • Soft Landings practitioner of the year

There will be five judges on the panel this year. The winners will be announced at the Soft Landings Conference on June 14th 2019. If you are the owner of a Soft Landings building project, or if you are a Soft Landings practitioner, we urge you to enter.

Please email your completed entry to michelle.agha-hossein@bsria.co.uk.

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