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The Network regularly attracts high- in establishing the CIRIA Network. profile speakers and thought leaders from With ever increasing economic, societal, government and industry, and in the last 12 environmental and regulatory challenges months has welcomed: facing the construction industry I look forward to developing an exciting and Professor Brian Collins, (now former) informative programme of events for the Chief Scientific Advisor to Department CIRIA Network in 2013". for Transport, Daniel Jones of the Lean Enterprise The CIRIA Network will continue to cover Academy, the five core CIRIA themes of technology, water, productivity, infrastructure and Nick Pollard, Chair of the Cabinet Office sustainability, but in 2013 there will also Efficiency and Reform Task Group, be a particular focus on: Terry Stocks, Head of Construction BIM and construction productivity, Delivery at Ministry of Justice, continuing CIRIA’s important role in David Philp, Head of BIM implementation supporting industry to embed BIM while at the Cabinet Office, highlighting the beneficial links with Lean Dr Jean Venables, Chief Executive of the principles and sustainability. Association of Drainage Authorities, Green infrastructure, building on well- Derek Osborn, Chair of the Stakeholder established guidance on sustainable There has never been a better time to Forum, Rio+20 drainage, and encompassing climate consider joining the CIRIA Network. In a Alastair McCapra, Chief Executive, change adaptation and enhancing crowded and time pressured marketplace, Landscape Institute, and biodiversity in the built environment. gaining access to experts, clients, decision Sally Hayns, Chief Executive Officer Infrastructure asset management, makers and influencers across the supply at the Institute of Ecology and showcasing emerging “smart chain is more vital than ever before. The Environmental Management infrastructure” technologies, promoting increasingly interconnected and multi- “systems-thinking”, and highlighting the disciplinary nature of the construction to name but a few… importance of robust engineering asset industry, combined with regulatory and management to create the business case business pressures, are driving a need for September heralded the return to for infrastructure investment. new innovative approaches. The CIRIA CIRIA of Ben Kidd following a year with the Infrastructure Transitions Research May 2013 will also mark five years since Network is harnessing a new generation Consortium, based at Oxford University. the publication of the joint industry and of thought leaders to help bring about this Ben has taken over the management of Government Strategy for Sustainable important step-change. the CIRIA Network and has immediately Construction. CIRIA’s next annual Member set about planning an exciting programme Day will coincide with this milestone so Through membership you will enjoy an of activities for 2013. keep your diary free for a lively debate engaging platform for sharing experiences about the progress we’ve made and what as well as the opportunity to make new In accepting his new role Ben commented the next steps need to be. connections and secure valuable business. "I am delighted to accept the role of For more information about the CIRIA Network Manager and would like to network visit www.ciria.org/network thank Philip Charles for his hard work or email ben.kidd@ciria.org 13


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