Sir Robert McAlpine
David has almost 25 years experience in the construction industry having fulfilled the role of Project, Construction and Site Manager on a number of high value prestigious contracts. His early involvement in 2 stage Design & Build projects has enabled David to fully understand the pre-construction design and procurement phases and how this intergrates with the construction process.
In 2008, David led the McAlpine team through the 38 week preconstruction period of Manchester Metropolitan University's New Business School & Student Hub. The project, worth £50 million, saw David successfully assisting the consultants in completing their design and concluding the second stage procurement of the various trade packages. He initiated with the Client an early enabling works contract to de-risk the site and continues to lead the team through the high quality build process on site.
Floors & Precast Division, Hanson Building Products.
Gerry started his working life in construction as a building surveyor, he then went on to run his own business. Over the past 23 years he has worked for several major precast concrete manufacturers in a technical and commercial capacity and for the last 17 years has worked as Commercial Director then Managing Director of the present division concentrating on precast concrete products and building systems.
He has been involved in a broad range of product development during that time establishing them with successful market positions. He is an active member of several product associations and is Chairman of the Structural Precast Association.
Gerry led the product development team that constructed two unique houses on the BRE Innovation Park at Watford the latest of which was the first masonry house to be constructed to the requirements of the Code for Sustainable Homes achieving Level 4 of the code.
Manager - Engineering and Special Projects
Holmer joined the company more than 11 years ago leading Uponor to its state of the art knowledge in TABS.
He holds a master degree in mechanical engineering with an ecological award for his master thesis in solar-heating supply.
During his career as Product Manager for Heating and Cooling, Holmer gained valuable experience managing many significant projects one of them being the largest project with radiant cooling - the SBIA (Airport) project in Bangkok - in which the Uponor Velta floor cooling system covers an area of 150,000 square metres.
In 2008 Holmer was then appointed Manager for Engineering and Special Projects within the Uponor European Indoor Climate Business Group.
One of the main responsibilities of his team is to provide Uponor's European sales and marketing units with a consultancy on implementing challenging projects and developing the competencies in this field. His passion and excellent knowledge facilitates to maintain and expand a network for technical experts.
VINCI Construction UK Ltd Technology Division
With qualifications including BEng Civil Engineering, PhD in Concrete Technology, CEng and MICE, Rennie has over 20 years experience in construction and is currently Managing Director of the VINCI Construction UK Ltd Technology division. He is also a Board Director with responsibility for Quality, Environment, Sustainability and Innovation across the whole business and serves on a number of national and international research committees.
VINCI Construction UK Ltd's Technology Centre comprises a team of engineers, consultants and scientists dedicated to providing innovative solutions for the construction industry. VINCI Construction UK Ltd forms part of VINCI, the world leader in concessions and construction. VINCI has a turnover of €31.9 billion and employs 190,000 people in 100 countries around the world.
Throughout his career, Rennie has been responsible for the strategic management of value adding solutions to the benefit of the business, the client and the end user.
Fielden Clegg Bradley Architects
Simon joined the Bath office in 2003 from Bennetts Associates. Since joining Fielden Clegg Bradley Studios, Simon has developed an expertise in the education sector, first working on a DFES commissioned exemplar design for an All Age Community School, or 'Through School'. He then led the design for a new City Academy in Paddington and most recently has been overseeing the design of a new Business School and Student Hub for Manchester Metropolitan University. Simon was made Partner in 2007 and was appointed to the practice's Partnership Board in 2008.
Creagh Concrete Products
Neil Ward graduated from Queens University, Belfast in 1993 with a BSc in Accounting. He commenced his financial career in the field of electronics; and has worked in various industries including; meat processing, aerospace and construction for a number of the largest companies in Northern Ireland.
Neil spent five years with the Lagan Group, Belfast as accountant and then Finance Director of the Materials Supply and Contracting Divisions. In 2006 Neil joined Creagh Concrete as Company Finance Director; his extensive financial experience has moved Creagh to a position of financial stability providing security for long term sustainability and growth. Neil is currently responsible for a number of key innovation projects including; set up of Creagh Energy; a specialised division of the company focused on offering renewable energy technologies UK wide and launch of ClimaSPAN an energy efficient precast flooring system with heating and cooling properties. Neil is married to Shona and has 3 children, he lives in County Antrim.
Stuarts Industrial Flooring Limited
Chris has over 20 years of experience in the Industrial Concrete Flooring Industry joining Stuarts in 1990 and is currently a Board director with responsibility for the company's Tamworth office, a regional office with an operational area that extends from the Midlands to the South Coast in the UK.
Responsible for the team that delivered projects such as the Chatterley Valley warehouse floor and working closely as a partner with Lafarge in the market development of their specialist concrete "Extensia", Chris has been closely involved with Stuarts development of sustainable and innovative floorings solutions for many years.
Stuarts Industrial Flooring Ltd is the UK's largest industrial insitu concrete flooring company, established in 1840 it operates from 4 regional UK offices. To complement its core concrete flooring business Stuarts also operate a separate Screeding and Floor Finishes Company and has recently developed an international division which operates in the Scandinavian market.
Kelly Taylor Associates
Having spent over 26 years in the Construction Sector as both an M&E Contractor and Consultant, Trevor is now the Principal Engineer at Kelly Taylor Associates and key account holder for major developer, Gazeley, the global provider of sustainable industrial and logistics infrastructure solutions.
Major projects recently undertaken by Trevor include John Lewis, Charles Wells, Butchers Pet Care and Chatterley Valley - the World's first BREEAM Outstanding logistics building.
Trevor has a keen interest in Sustainable Construction and Operation of buildings and is an Accredited LCC and EPC and former BREEAM Assessor.