SPACES e-news: June 2018 – Study Day and Young Visionary Award

Study Day 2018 – Collaboration, Manchester
Study Day 2018 – Friday 15th June 2018 (Pre Study Day dinner and networking – Thursday 14th June 2018)

Early Bird deadline has been extended until Thursday 7th June 2018.

The SPACES Study Day 2018 will be hosted by Mike Shaw, President of SPACES and Professor Tom Jefferies, Head of Manchester School of Architecture on Friday 15th June.

After last year’s extremely successful sell out event, this year’s study day theme is ‘Collaboration in the Public Sector’. Throughout the day we will explore the relevance and importance of ‘Collaborative Working’ and how it enables all parties involved on a project to efficiently and effectively deliver client outcomes, including value for money. Supported by key speakers/organisations and case studies, the day will explore the theme from different perspectives.

The Keynote presentation will be given by Robin Tuddenham, Chief Executive Calderdale Council on behalf of SOLACE Society of Local Authority Chief Executives.

Followed by

Cabinet Office Alex Lubbock, Head of Digital Construction, Infrastructure and Projects Authority (IPA) on Collaboration and Infrastructure.
Ministry of Justice Anna Evans, PETP Construction Programme Director, Ministry of Justice UK, and Bryden Wood Jaimie Johnston, Director and Head of Global Systems on How R&D impacts through platforms across building types

A debate on How School Buildings Perform, will be led by Ann Bodkin, Head of Design and Specification, Education and Skills Funding Agency and Vice-Chair of the CIBSE School Design Group, with a panel including Sarah Morris, Interim Director, Property, Commissioning, Communities and Policy, Derbyshire County Council and former President of SCALA and SPACES, Joe Jack Williams, Researcher, Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios.

The day will be interspersed with workshops from:

  • Microsoft Teamwork with Microsoft 365, Levente Nagy, Product Marketing Manager for Microsoft 365 Customer Success,
  • Haverstock Designing for the Police: collaborative working and PFI, Claire Barton, Partner and Kate McGechan, Senior Architect
  • BSI BS11000 – The Collaboration British Standard, Kieran Parkinson
  • Faithful+Gould Collaboration of Conservation Buildings, Richard Stocking
  • Faulkner Brown The Word, a case study in collaborative design (winner of last year’s Civic Building of the Year), Steve McIntyre
  • MACE The Grenfell replacement school replaced in nine weeks, James Mangat
  • IES Updates on policy and building performance codes; Part L, BB101, BREEAM and more, Dr. Naghman Khan, Business Development Manager
  • Atkins member of the SNC-Lavalin Group Discussion around modular construction, James Bourne, Operations Director
  • Rock Townsend Holy Trinity School and Residential project – innovative learning and living solution for the 21st Century city, Mark Gabbey, Partner
  • Pick Everard Objective Collaboration – Alliancing Gary Buick, Director and Andrew Almond, Partner,
  • Willmott Dixon Manchester University Collaboration Project – A dissection of the approach and relationships between the Client, Design Team and Contractor, Simon Atkinson and Phil Young.

Summing up for the Day will be from Andrew Rowe, Vice-President of SPACES.

As well as opportunities to network and discuss with colleagues from both public and private sector and across the UK.

The day before there will be a visit to the Manchester Engineering Campus Development (MECD) – limited places available followed by networking and dinner at the Whitworth Gallery. NB This must be booked in advance.

There is also the opportunity to visit the Degree Show, that is running at the Manchester School of Architecture from the 9th to the 20th June at the Manchester School of Architecture (very near MECD).

Specific details for the day are available here, including more details on the presentations, book your workshops, visits, maps.

Further information is available here.

Public Sector (Local Authority/Government) £75.00+VAT

Members (non public sector) £100.00+VAT

Non members (non public sector) £150.00+VAT

Pre Study Day meal (public sector) £25.00+VAT

Pre Study Day meal (non public sector) £33.33+VAT

Tour Free

Tickets from retired members are available on request from the SPACES Manager.

Tickets can be booked here.

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Young Visionary Award – open for nominations
Nominations can now be made for the Young Visionary Award 2018.

This is your chance to celebrate the good work being carried out by younger construction professionals (aged 18-30) within the public sector built environment for both those working in or for the public sector.

For more information and to enter see our website.

The Award will be presented at our Annual President’s Dinner and Awards Ceremony being held in Cambridge on the 11th October.

Social Media
You can find up to date news on SPACES and its events at the following locations:

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Yearbook and Civic Building of the Year Awards 2018
The shortlist for the Civic Building of the Year Awards 2018 has been announced. For a complete list including those that have been shortlisted for the yearbook, please our see website.

Upcoming SPACES Meetings
AGM and Technical Meeting – Friday 14th September, London

President’s Dinner and Awards
The SPACES President’s Dinner and Annual Awards will be held on Thursday 11th October 2018 at the Hilton Cambridge City Centre, 20 Downing Street, Cambridge, CB2 3DT.

The evening commences at 6.45pm with a pre-dinner drinks reception, and the dinner is at 7.30pm. The dress code is formal (optional).

During the evening there will be a raffle in support of the President’s Charity.

Ticket prices

Members £75+VAT

Non Members £100+VAT

Table (8) £750+VAT

To book your tickets please see the event page on our website (tickets will be available from the 16th April 2018).

Hotel accommodation is flexible. A special rate of 10% off the published price at the Hilton Cambridge City Centre, and rooms can be booked here.

Technical Information
Good estate management for schools

The policies, processes and documents that schools, academies and multi-academy trusts should consider when managing their estates.

Managing your school estate well helps you to make the most of your resources.

Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety: final report

The review’s final report which was commissioned by government following the Grenfell Tower fire to make recommendations on the future regulatory system.

Other Meetings/Seminars

Office Availability
Typically someone will be available in the office Monday and Friday mornings and Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons. There will not be anyone available Wednesday 13th to Tuesday 19th June due to the study day, or Wednesday 11th to Tuesday 24th July.

ACA Meetings and news

Information on ACA events can be found on the website or email , please email Shona Broughton.