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Diary dates –  what’s on in February 2024

Calendar February 2024
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Net Zero: Low Carbon Design and Circular Economy

7 February, 5.30-8pm, London

Three speakers will discuss sustainability strategy and design.

John O’Dwyer, head of sustainability at Telford Homes, takes a holistic view of a scheme and is engaged from planning to post-occupancy. His role at Telford Homes involves delivering on its 2030 roadmap and implementing its sustainability strategy.

Linda Thiel is a partner and founder at architect White Arkitekter. With her Swedish background, her work embodies a Scandinavian approach to designing homes and neighbourhoods to meet the challenge of urbanisation. The practice has an extensive portfolio of retrofit, conservation and low-carbon transformation projects.

Gareth Atkinson, director at Civic Engineers, leads civil and structural engineering for projects ranging from the sustainable retrofit and extension of existing buildings to large-scale regeneration and public realm improvement schemes. He is a strong advocate of sustainable design and sits on the New London Architecture (NLA) Net Zero Expert panel.


The New Company Membership Standards

8 February, 1-2pm, online

The new standards of CIOB Company Membership will demonstrate to clients and suppliers that your business is committed to the principles and values of best practice, ethical standards and professionalism.

Join this webinar to find out about the standards, how CIOB identified what they should be and why, the process for renewals and demonstrating eligibility, as well as a demonstration of the online Moodle system that you will use as part of your renewal.

This session will provide you with practical tips and actionable advice as well as the opportunity to ask questions.

Please note it is a two-step registration process. Please reserve your place on Eventbrite and then click the Teams link to join the session on the day.

Register at CIOB Events online.


Site visit: Zeal Hotel Exeter

20 February, 3-4pm, Exeter

Join CIOB for this site visit to Zeal Hotel Exeter, the first net zero operational carbon hotel.

Red Construction is delivering this project for a four-star hotel with 142 bedrooms, bar and restaurant space, a gym/fitness centre, parking with EV charging points and an improved ecological habitat. See the lead story on p51 for more details.


CIOB and Adecco – Meet the Professionals

21 February, 5.30-8pm, London

Join CIOB London Tomorrow’s Leaders and Adecco to connect with industry professionals and enhance your interview skills.

This in-person event is the perfect opportunity to gain new skills in a relaxed atmosphere, with CV tip workshops, interview support and career advice.


Site visit: Northampton Market Square

22 February, 4-5.30pm, Northampton

Join us to take a look at the plans for the new market square in Northampton. These involve regeneration of the square with new paving, public seating, lighting, market stalls and a water feature. The square dates back to 1235 and a number of archaeological finds have been uncovered.

The team at Stepnell will provide a tour of the works and explain some of the challenges encountered, including the logistics of working in the town centre and with local stakeholders.


Historic Environment Co-professional CPD Wales 2024

27 February, 9.30am-4pm, Caernarfon

Cadw – the Welsh Government’s historic environment service – is supporting this event.

Members of the Cadw team will run through important Welsh Government historic environment updates on Historic Impact Assessment in Wales and The Setting of Historic Assets in Wales, followed by a co-professional panel discussion with Q&A.

The day includes a walking tour of recent developments in Caernarfon, including the King’s Gate at Caernarfon Castle, the Slate Quay and the new station for the Welsh Highland Railway. 

Register at CIOB Events online.

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