Study Day 2017 – Delivering Educational SPACES

The annual Study Day was held on Friday 23rd June at the Manchester School of Architecture on Delivering Educational SPACES.

The day was opened by the SPACES President, Martin Kent, and our host for the day, Professor Tom Jefferies, Head of Manchester School of Architecture. This was followed by the Keynote Presentation on the Northern Powerhouse and the influence on the Education Sector by Philip Dyer, Director, Northern Powerhouse.  As well as a presentation on Digital Tools for Well Being by Dr Caroline Paradise Head of Design Research, Atkins and the Progression Board look at New Technologies. There was a  debate on BIM, exploring level 2 BIM’s progress so far (in the real world), how it affects different stakeholders and what, if anything, is needed next, chaired by Les Copeland, Chairman of the CIBSE BIM Group and Director, WSP with the panel consisting of members of the Building Sector including Terry Stocks, Head of Public Sector and Education, Faithful+Gould, Andrew Almond, Partner, Pick Everard, Naghman Khan, Business Development Manager, Integrated Environmental Solutions, Garry Fannon, Head of BIM, Willmott Dixon and Mike Shaw, Head of Design, MACE Group. A summary of the main stage can be downloaded.

The day was interspersed with workshops:

Additional information on the speakers can be downloaded here.

The day before there was a tour of the Brook’s Building and the ever popular informal dinner held at the Whitworth Art Gallery.Dinner at the Whitworth Gallery

(Many thanks to Prof Tom Jefferies for the photo).

Thank  you to the Study Day Sponsors Atkins, IES, Mace, Pick Everard and Willmott Dixon, and our hosts the Manchester School of Architecture.