Tuesday 7th February
Tackling challenges: How product innovations can support the architecture sector in 2023
Whether it’s the drive for net zero, building safety or materials shortages, there are growing external considerations when it comes to designing for the built environment.
In this session, we will explore some of the best innovations from around the world that are helping the international architecture and design sectors to tackle the issues facing the industry. They will explore how innovative approaches to meet specification requirements can support the design process and discuss what the next big things on a product front will be.
Head of sustainability
Zaha Hadid Architects
Zaha Hadid Architects
Construction Products Association
Architectural innovation: The technology helping architects to design for the future
The built environment sector is facing a time of unprecedented challenge. With inflationary pressures rising, political and economic uncertainty and the climate crisis all taking centre stage the obstacles facing architecture and design practices are undeniable.
In this session we will take a look at the technological levers and solutions practices are using to design for the future. Our panel of experts will discuss how these different solutions help tackle challenges facing the sector, as well as the barriers to their implementation and how to overcome them.
Head of content
Assemble Media Group
Chief information officer
Head of Applied R+D
Foster + Partners
Developing across borders: Delivering the built environment in a globalised world
With countries across the world becoming increasingly interconnected, a rising number of businesses are operating in multiple jurisdictions. And firms within the built environment sectors are no exception to this, meaning the question of how best to design, manage and deliver commercial projects across borders has never been more important.
In this session our panel of experts will unpack the realities of operating internationally. They will discuss both the challenges and opportunities in operating a multinational firm, designing international projects, and collaborating with transnational teams. The team will also discuss how to navigate global geopolitical events and varying regulatory markets.
Partner, marketing and business development
Head of strategy and investment – Middle East, Africa and South Asia
WA100 2023 is coming soon!
The ultimate guide to the who’s who of international architecture is back! The WA100 2023 ranks the top 100 architectural practices in the world, using data compiled by Camargue on behalf of Building Design.
It’s the only list available comparing practices around the globe making it an established reference point for international research – and you can order your copy today!