The 6th World Construction Symposium
30 June – 2 July 2017
What’s New and What’s Next in the Built- Environment Sustainability Agenda?
- Affordable Sustainability
- Building Information Modelling and Information Management
- Cost Management
- Disaster Management
- Education of Sustainable Construction
- Energy Management
- Environmental Economics and Management
- Green Buildings
- Green Rating and Certification
- Innovative Green Technologies
- Legal Aspects Relating Sustainable Construction
- Linking Design & Construction to Operation & Maintenance
- PPPs for a Sustainable Built Environment
- Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) and Green Innovation
- Process Improvement
- Procuring Sustainable Built Infrastructure
- Resilience Buildings
- Risk Management in Construction
- Socio-Economic Sustainability
- Sustainable Construction Practices
- Sustainable Facilities
- Sustainable Materials/Green Building Materials
- Sustainable Procurement Strategies
- Sustainable Urbanisation
- Waste Management
Key Note Speakers
Keynote 01: Public Private Partnership for Health & Long-Term Care of Older People: Ageing-in-Place
Professor Akintola Akintoye
BSc (Hons) MSc PhD FRICS FCIOB FInstCM
Professor Akintoye is Dean of School of Built Environment and Engineering at Leeds Beckett University, United Kingdom. He was previously Director of Research and Innovation of Faculty of Science and Technology and Dean of Grenfell-Baines School of Architecture, Construction and Environment at the University of Central Lancashire, United Kingdom. He holds the Chair of Construction Economics and Management. He was Visiting Professor to the Department of Civil Engineering, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand and the Department of Building and Real Estate, Hong Kong Polytechnic University and a Distinguished Scholar of the University of Cape Town, South Africa. He is Fellow of both the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and Chartered Institute of Building and Past Chair of the Association of Researchers in Construction Management. In addition, he is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Financial Management of Property and Construction. Professor Akintoye is Co-Coordinator of the World CIB Working Commission (W122) into Public Private Partnership.
He has gained international recognition for his scholarly work in the area of construction risk management and procurement, construction estimating and modelling, construction economics, and construction inventory management. He has over 150 academic publications and outputs and has been invited as keynote speaker to conferences in USA, Europe, Asia, Australia and Africa.
Professor Akintoye has continued to work very closely with industry in the UK and have established a robust international network of experts in many countries. He has served in various consultancy teams which have advised government institutions and private organisations on PPPs and PFIs across Europe and Asia. He has edited four published books in Construction Innovation and Process Improvement and Public Private Partnerships.
Keynote 02: The Carbon Imperative in the Built Environment Sustainability Agenda
Professor Srinath Perera
PhD MSc IT BSc (Hons) QS FAIB MRICS AAIQS ICECA FRSN
Professor Srinath Perera holds a personal chair in Built Environment and Construction Management at the School of Computing Engineering and Mathematics, Western Sydney University, Australia. He is a coordinator of the CIB TG83 Task Group, e-Business in Construction. He has been admitted as a Fellow of the prestigious Royal Society of New South Wales and is a fellow of the Australian Institute of Building (AIB). He is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor and a Project Manager with membership of both the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), and Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (AIQS). He has worked as a consultant quantity surveyor, project manager and as an academic in Sri Lanka, Ireland, UK and Australia.
He has extensive experience in doctoral student supervisions and examinations. He has over 150 peer reviewed publications and is co-author of the popular textbook Cost Studies of Buildings 6th edition, published by Routledge.
He has successfully supervised and examined several doctoral and higher degree candidates around the globe. He has extensive experience as external examiner for several undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes in many universities. He has also served in several course accreditation and validation panels for various universities and professional bodies both within UK and internationally.