Study Day 2018 – Collaboration

The SPACES Study Day was held at the Manchester School of Architecture on Friday 15th June 2018. 

It was hosted by Mike Shaw, President of SPACES and Professor Tom Jefferies, Head of MSA.

The Theme was ‘Collaboration in the Public Sector’. Throughout the day we explored 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.

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

With other main stage presentations from:

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

A debate on Learning from Schools – Why building performance matters, was hosted by the CIBSE School Design Group, led by Ann Bodkin, Head of Design Intelligence, Education and Skills Funding Agency, with a panel including Helen Taylor Director of Practice Scott Brownrigg and RIBA Council, Joe Jack Williams, Researcher, Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios and CIBSE School Design Group, Sarah Morris, Interim Director, Property, Commissioning, Communities and Policy, Derbyshire County Council and former President of SCALA and SPACES.

The day was interspersed by workshops:

The day was summed up by Andrew Rowe, Vice-President of SPACES.

The Sponsors for the day were: Atkins member of the SNC-Lavalin Group, Bryden Wood, Faithful+Gould, IES, Mace, Pick Everard and Willmott Dixon. 

The day before there was a visit to the Manchester Engineering Campus Development (MECD) followed by a networking and dinner at the Whitworth Gallery.