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THE CIRIA NETWORK creating the thought leaders of tomorrow Ben Kidd, CIRIA Network Manager The construction industry faces many 2012 has been a particularly exciting year challenges today including climate change for the CIRIA Network, with over 30 mitigation and adaptation, increasing events held before September’s end and productivity, maintaining an ageing with over 1500 delegates already having infrastructure, and unlocking the power passed through the doors. A real buzz of collaboration. Collaborative working is was generated from a series of events at the heart of CIRIA's work and we're on Building Information Modelling (BIM), helping industry to address these challenges which highlighted how BIM can improve by helping join up a fragmented industry business performance through improved and bringing disparate stakeholders productivity and profitability, whilst also together to work towards common goals. helping to embed sustainability. The CIRIA Network is a member-based Another successful event series was timed community where professionals meet, to coincide with preparations for the develop and share knowledge about third international summit on sustainable specific topics relevant to construction and development, Rio+20, covering the five the built environment. Network events are themes set out in the UK Government’s delivered in a variety of formats including Strategy for Sustainable Construction: debates, seminars, conferences, workshops, climate change mitigation and adaptation, site visits, webinars and networking forums. water, biodiversity, waste and materials. COMMUNITY • SHARING • LEARNING • CONNECTING 12


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