CSIC to launch webinar series as part of its Covid-19 support initiative

CONSTRUCTION Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC) has launched a webinar event series as part of its i-Con Covid-19 support initiative for the built environment.

The first event will be held on Tuesday May 19 from 12 to 12:45pm. It will explore what change is needed for the reset and recovery in the built environment.

AECOM’s Global BIM/IM consultancy director David Philip will host a Q&A session with a panel of industry experts, including Mark Farmer, chief executive of Cast and author of ‘Modernise or die’; Dr Marie Macklin, founder and executive chair of The Halo Project; Alexander Holt, CivTech’s head of strategic partnerships; Lynne Sullivan of LSA Studio, CSIC’s director of operations and future skills Douglas Morrison and Anne Johnstone, head of environment, energy and sustainability at Hollis.

Stephen Good, CSIC chief executive said, “These are challenging times indeed for the built environment sector, and a crisis it could have well done without. But businesses are tackling the situation head on with innovation playing a key role in turning things around.

“The need to think and do things differently at this time goes deeper than quick-fix solutions. More than ever it is essential that industry partners collaborate, innovate and co-create solutions that will help the entire sector adapt and find new ways of working to ensure a full recovery.

“We created the i-Con initiative to provide support to those facing challenges, and this series of webinars will offer knowledge, expertise and advice to help accelerate essential and much needed change. This will help reset and restart the industry, sharing best practice that will ensure the health of our workforces, and also support the delivery of future growth in the built environment sector.”

Future events in the series will focus on a wide range of topics including digital transformation, building sustainably, culture and future skills, and advancing industrialisation.  The outcomes from the webinar series will be made available in the i-Con knowledge exchange platform.

To book a place on the webinar being held on May 19, click here.