Last edited 26 Jul 2019

2019 Soft Landings Conference

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Dr Michelle Agha-Hossein, Soft Landings Operational Lead at BSRIA.

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[edit] Introduction

BSRIA is staging its fourth flagship Soft Landings Conference 2019 on ‘Quality and Performance – Two Sides of the Same Coin’. It will take place on Friday 14th June at ARUP, 8 Fitzroy Street, Bloomsbury, London, W1T 4BQ.

[edit] Soft landings

The soft landings delivery approach is about making buildings that meet clients’ expectations and end users’ needs. It provides a step-by-step process for clients and their project teams to follow in order to deliver a better performing product and avoid pitfalls. Soft Landings can be adopted and implemented in different projects irrespective of their type and size.

Dr Michelle Agha-Hossein, Soft Landings Operational Lead at BSRIA, said: "The conference aims to recognise and increase awareness over the benefits that soft landings can serve to both clients and project delivery teams.”

[edit] Agenda

Morning session

09:30 Registration

09:50 Welcome: Julia Evans, CEO, BSRIA

10:00 Introduction (Chair): Stuart Thompson, RG Carter

10:10 Keynote speaker: Iain Trent, Engineering Director, 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

[edit] Afternoon session

13:50 Case Study: TBC

14:15 Soft landings and Wellbeing: Max Fordham (speaker TBC)

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: Dr Michelle Agha-Hossein, BSRIA

15:25 Summary: Colin Goodwin, Technical Director, BSRIA

15:30 Close

[edit] Cost and venue details

The member rate is £150.00 for the first delegate and £125.00 for subsequent delegates.

The venue is at Arup, 8 Fitzroy Street, Bloomsbury, London, W1T 4BQ.

BSRIA is a non-profit distributing, member-based association, providing specialist services in construction and building services. More information at www.bsria.co.uk.

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