In 2014 the Edge invited Paul Morrell to chair a Commission of Inquiry into the future of professionalism in the built environment/construction industry. Paul was assisted by a multi-disciplinary Commission Panel of five professionals who debated the issues with ten leading industry institutions. The report explores the key issues facing professionals and their institutions at this ‘moment for change’, a moment arising from globalisation, agglomeration, the ageing industry and a degree of disaffection from the newly qualified. In the report Paul Morrell proposes a series of recommendations, including a small number of key projects for groups of institutions to develop collaboratively in the public interest.
The Oxford Club of Constructing Excellence is delighted to welcome Paul Morrell to explain and discuss the report, its conclusions and recommendations.
Programme for the evening.
Room 208 Chakrabarti Room, of the John Henry Brookes Building.
6.00 - 6.30: Arrival with light refreshments.
6.30: Introductions from Clare Deakin, Chair Constructing Excellence, Oxford and Business Development Manager with Kier.
6.35 - 7.05: Paul Morrell
7.05 - 7.20: Questions
7.20 - 8.00: Response and action plan. Open discussion facilitated by Graham Clarkson, former CE Oxford Chair and Managing Director of The Clarkson Alliance.
8.00: Closing remarks from Clare Deakin.
This event is FREE to members and non members and we look forward to meeting with you!
Parking is free and available from 18.00hrs.
Membership info, http://www.constructingexcellenceoxford.org/memberships/
Collaboration for Change: The Edge Commission Report on the Future of Professionalism: http://www.edgedebate.com/?page_id=2829
Paul Morrell: OBE is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor and former senior partner of Davis Langdon, and from November 2009 to November 2012 the UK Government's first Chief Construction Adviser. Paul was a founder member of the British Council for Offices (president in 2004–2005), and a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and Honorary Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects, and has served as a commissioner on the UK's Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (2000–2008; also serving as deputy chairman).In the 2007 Building Awards, he received the Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Construction Industry. He was appointed OBE for services to architecture and the built environment in the 2009 New Year Honours list.
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Oxford Club of Constructing Excellence
The Oxford Club of Constructing Excellence was established in 2000 and our members include clients in the local area, together with designers, consultants, contractors, academics, specialists and suppliers. Our aim is to enable joined up thinking between members of the construction industry and to establish Oxford as a centre of excellence in construction. We will be running events throughout the year to share industry knowledge and best practice and provide networking opportunities. We welcome local companies involvement, and support from local authorities, business and academia.