Constructive Voices

Peter Finn, Henry McDonald, Steve Randall, Jackie De Burca

The Constructive Voices Podcast is all about inspiring change within the construction industry. Television builder, Peter Finn, is our man on the ground who injects his decades of construction experience with his unique sense of humour into the topics he covers. Then we have the gritty, investigative journalist, Henry McDonald, who spent over 25 years writing for The Guardian Newspaper in the UK. These days he does podcasts for us and the Sunday Times and is a freelance journalist for a number of top publications. Behind the scenes, we have Jackie De Burca, who is a creative director, author, media consultant, podcast creator and presenter. We focus on finding great stories within the construction industry about organisations and people who are doing something constructive. Topics include but are not limited to inclusivity, mental and physical health, investigating organisations that are ahead of the pack when it comes to sustainability, collaboration and team building, and initiatives that do social good. We also have our eyes and ears alert for cutting edge technologies and new updates on the industry’s economy and outlook.

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Rats and Other Disasters in the Palace of Westminster
Yesterday
Rats and Other Disasters in the Palace of Westminster
“If we’re not careful, the United Kingdom is going to have its Notre Dame moment…. that Parliament is going to burn to the ground.”Ian Paisley, Jnr. Member of Parliament, United Kingdom“It’s very politically sensitive because no politician wants to be the one who tells the public that a very large amount of taxpayers’ money has to be spent on MPs’ place of work.”Rowan Moore, Architect Critic for The GuardianIn this episode, Rats and Other Disasters in the Palace of Westminster these two experts delve into the danger of this historic place.Urgent intervention is needed to save the Palace of Westminster which is not only on its last legs but is potentially hazardous in various ways. This is not fresh news sadly but our two distinguished experts will certainly offer you some fresh perspective.Rowan Moore, Architecture Critic, The Guardian & ObserverRowan Moore is architecture critic of the Observer and was named Critic of the Year at the UK press awards 2014. He is the author of Slow Burn City and Why We Build. Follow him on twitter: @rowanmoore“Obviously, the longer it takes to do the work, the greater the risk, you simply multiply the risk per year by the number of years it takes. And also all the work done on a project so far says the more slowly you do it, the more it costs.”Ian Paisley, Jnr. MP, Westminster Spokesperson for Digital, Culture, Media and SportsMember of the Joint Parliamentary Committee of Refurbishment and RestorationIan has represented North Antrim since 1996 when he was elected to the Northern Ireland Forum for Political Dialogue. In 1998 he was then elected to the Northern Ireland Assembly for North Antrim.As a member of the Assembly Ian served as Chairman of the Agriculture Committee and also as a Junior Minister in the Office of First Minister and Deputy First Minister from 2007 until 2008. He was also a member of the Northern Ireland Policing Board from 2001 until 2007.“You have to have a crew of four man walk that building constantly 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year, and they spot fires, fire hazards and put them out and we’re working in that building.”After Dr Paisley stepped down as the Member of Parliament for North Antrim Ian contested the General Election of 2010 and comfortably retained the seat for the Democratic Unionist Party. He was again re-elected at the General Election in 2015, 2017 and 2019.Ian is currently the DUP spokesperson for Communities, Local Government and Culture, Media and Sports. He is also a member on the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee.Read the full page here on Constructive Voices.Constructive Voices: Inspiring change within the construction industry and related sectorsFollow Constructive Voices on:LinkedInTwitterFacebookRequest a media pack: jackie@constructive-voices.com
Rats and Other Disasters in the Palace of Westminster
Yesterday
Rats and Other Disasters in the Palace of Westminster
“If we’re not careful, the United Kingdom is going to have its Notre Dame moment…. that Parliament is going to burn to the ground.”Ian Paisley, Jnr. Member of Parliament, United Kingdom“It’s very politically sensitive because no politician wants to be the one who tells the public that a very large amount of taxpayers’ money has to be spent on MPs’ place of work.”Rowan Moore, Architect Critic for The GuardianIn this episode, Rats and Other Disasters in the Palace of Westminster these two experts delve into the danger of this historic place.Urgent intervention is needed to save the Palace of Westminster which is not only on its last legs but is potentially hazardous in various ways. This is not fresh news sadly but our two distinguished experts will certainly offer you some fresh perspective.Rowan Moore, Architecture Critic, The Guardian & ObserverRowan Moore is architecture critic of the Observer and was named Critic of the Year at the UK press awards 2014. He is the author of Slow Burn City and Why We Build. Follow him on twitter: @rowanmoore“Obviously, the longer it takes to do the work, the greater the risk, you simply multiply the risk per year by the number of years it takes. And also all the work done on a project so far says the more slowly you do it, the more it costs.”Ian Paisley, Jnr. MP, Westminster Spokesperson for Digital, Culture, Media and SportsMember of the Joint Parliamentary Committee of Refurbishment and RestorationIan has represented North Antrim since 1996 when he was elected to the Northern Ireland Forum for Political Dialogue. In 1998 he was then elected to the Northern Ireland Assembly for North Antrim.As a member of the Assembly Ian served as Chairman of the Agriculture Committee and also as a Junior Minister in the Office of First Minister and Deputy First Minister from 2007 until 2008. He was also a member of the Northern Ireland Policing Board from 2001 until 2007.“You have to have a crew of four man walk that building constantly 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year, and they spot fires, fire hazards and put them out and we’re working in that building.”After Dr Paisley stepped down as the Member of Parliament for North Antrim Ian contested the General Election of 2010 and comfortably retained the seat for the Democratic Unionist Party. He was again re-elected at the General Election in 2015, 2017 and 2019.Ian is currently the DUP spokesperson for Communities, Local Government and Culture, Media and Sports. He is also a member on the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee.Read the full page here on Constructive Voices.Constructive Voices: Inspiring change within the construction industry and related sectorsFollow Constructive Voices on:LinkedInTwitterFacebookRequest a media pack: jackie@constructive-voices.com
What is the Post COP27 Roadmap for the Built Environment? With a Panel of Top Experts
Nov 22 2022
What is the Post COP27 Roadmap for the Built Environment? With a Panel of Top Experts
COP26 saw the first-ever Built Environment DayCOP26 in Glasgow saw the first-ever Built Environment Day. Considering that one of the most shared statistics states that approximately 40% of global greenhouse gas emissions can be traced to constructing and maintaining buildings, some of you might be wondering if this is too little, too late. Roland Hunziker, director of sustainable buildings and cities at the WBSCD, described built-environment emissions as “the sleeping giant.”Our panel of experts in this podcast episode will look honestly at the outcome of COP27 in terms of the built environment and also look back at what has happened in the year since COP26.Below you can meet our guests and further down you can check the latest building initiatives announced at COP27 according to the BuildingtoCOP website.Matthew Black, World Green Building CouncilMatthew is Programme Coordinator for World Green Building Council’s (WorldGBC) global Advancing Net Zero programme. Emma Nicholson, B.A, MSc, FCIOB, FIEMA, FWES, CEnv, FAPM, the Founding Director of Women in Sustainable Construction and PropertyEmma is an accomplished and skilled Chartered Construction Manager and Chartered Environmentalist with Board level experience. She is currently the Principal Sustainability Project Manager, at Pick Everard, Sumele Adelana, Senior Strategic Marketing Manager for SketchUp at TrimbleSumele Adelana (RIBA Associate) uses her training and experience in architecture, interior architecture, and building performance design to create content that enables professionals in the AEC industry to leverage innovative technologies for better design and a more sustainable built environment. Phanos Hadjikyriakou, 2050 MaterialsPhanos Hadjikyriakou is an engineer and sustainability expert focusing on democratizing sustainable construction practices in the built environment. Amrita Dasgupta Shekhar, Associate at GreengageAmrita is an Associate at Greengage and leads their Energy and Carbon services. She has over 15 years of experience working within the public, private and not-for-profit sector providing strategic leadership and management of carbon reduction programmes. Amrita is a part of a cross industry initiative to develop UK’s first Net Zero Carbon Building Standards. For fuller information and biographies of our guests, go to Constructive Voices Episode 46: What is the Post COP27 Roadmap for the Built Environment?Constructive Voices: Inspiring change within the construction industry and related sectorsFollow Constructive Voices on:LinkedInTwitterFacebookRequest a media pack: jackie@constructive-voices.com
An Addiction Special You Won't Want To Miss
Nov 8 2022
An Addiction Special You Won't Want To Miss
Richard is a recovering alcoholic who has worked in the construction industry for fourteen years. His bravery and honesty will touch you whether you are dealing with an addiction yourself or know of someone who is. The addiction doesn’t need to be alcohol for this episode to be relevant for you.Two top addiction healthcare specialists from the UK and USA are part of the conversation. Both of whom have a lot of respect for Richard’s courage for not only speaking out on Constructive Voices, but also for accepting his addiction and finding the tools available to him to deal with it.This episode will give you a deeper understanding of the issue of addiction in the construction industry. Richard’s lived experience will resonate with some of you and the honest, in-depth discussion with him and the healthcare experts is enlightening.It is clear that no one should feel ashamed of an addiction according to all of our expertsIt is clear that no one should feel ashamed of an addiction according to all of our experts. The shame is not to feel okay to seek support.Richard also highlights the fact that in his case, as in many others, his addiction can be linked to various mental imbalances."I drank every day for about five, six years, I think and I thought I was doing it successfully working in the construction industry, I was working in the offices as a technician, I didn’t really think I had a problem, which is the case with many addicts, they often are quite deluded and think that there’s no issue."Some construction industry addiction statisticsEmployees of the construction industry, mostly blue-collar workers, have nearly twice the rate of substance abuse as the national average. Around 15% of all construction workers in the United States have a substance abuse disorder compared to 8.6% of the general population of adults, according to data from the National Survey on Drug Use conducted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration. Other statistics from this study pertaining to construction workers include:1-2These statistics are reflected in other countries as well. Richard has also experienced the ongoing feeling of:"Keeping it secret, not opening up about it- it’s all been about fear of losing your job, essentially, that’s what it’s been for me. Just creating an environment where people don’t feel that fear, they feel safe, that if they’re serious about doing something about it, that they’re gonna get the support they need, and they’re not going to be thrown away in some way because that’s what I was scared off and that’s what I’m still scared of, you know."There isn’t an investment in making sure that there’s a healthy workforceDr. Lucas Trautman, MPH, the Medical Director, Oxford Treatment Center recognises that,"More and more of our construction workers have gone from full employees to quote contracted labor. And so what happens in those cases are that the employer really even stops doing any kind of drug testing. And there isn’t an investment in making sure that there’s a healthy workforce."Constructive Voices: Inspiring change within the construction industry and related sectorsFollow Constructive Voices on:LinkedInTwitterFacebookRequest a media pack: jackie@constructive-voices.com
How to minimise risk in turbulent times with US expert, Aaron Henderson
Oct 24 2022
How to minimise risk in turbulent times with US expert, Aaron Henderson
The 44th episode of Constructive Voices looks Stateside to construction technology expert, Aaron Henderson. Talking to Steve Randall, Aaron navigates the stormy waters of an industry that has been shaken by a range of phenomena.He discusses how to minimise risk during these turbulent times, while giving listeners an interesting insight into the AEC sectors in America.As Product Marketing Manager for STACK Construction Technologies, Aaron Henderson is on a mission scale contracting organizations leveraging technology to increase efficiency and minimize risk.Over his career, Aaron has worked with top AEC industry leaders to streamline systems and processes and develop strategies for more effective growth.Aaron on construction waste:"When you look at the overall numbers of construction waste – material from a construction project, or wasted man-hours of not having the right labour on-site, when it needs to be there.It’s an area that we can easily fix or not easily, but we can at least make really good headway with some of the technologies."Aaron is in charge of helping contractors work 10X faster, eliminate costly errors, and earn more using STACK, the leading software for construction take-off and estimation.On material shortages in America, Aaron observes that,"The lumber shortage was one that just had a massive impact…We saw lumber prices absolutely skyrocket and an inability to get the lumber when we needed to get it."About STACKSTACK has been recognized as one of the Inc. 5000 fastest-growing private companies in the US six times and has raised $26.3M to date.They also have 65,000+ active users who have performed 3.7M+ construction take-offs in the last 12 months, and their annual revenues are $6.5M+.Aaron has 15+ years of construction technology experience leading top AEC firms like PASKR and PioneerIQ through strategic digital transformation for more effective growth.Constructive Voices: Inspiring change within the construction industry and related sectorsFollow Constructive Voices on:LinkedInTwitterFacebookRequest a media pack: jackie@constructive-voices.com
Industry Spotlight On CIS Ireland: Ireland’s leading provider of business intelligence to the Construction and Allied Industries
Oct 10 2022
Industry Spotlight On CIS Ireland: Ireland’s leading provider of business intelligence to the Construction and Allied Industries
Ireland’s favourite TV Builder, Peter Finn, talks to Scott Delaney of CIS Ireland about the state of the construction industry in Ireland plus he shines a spotlight on the work of CIS Ireland.They discuss how COVID-19 has changed the landscape of the construction industry. Scott also hones in on the huge challenge of material costs. Learn his insights from his industry researcher’s perspective.Construction Information Services (CIS) is Ireland’s leading provider of business intelligence to the Construction and Allied Industries. Founded in 1972, CIS provides comprehensive, researched, verified and real-time information on all building projects throughout Ireland – North and South.CIS Ireland essentially tracks and monitors all major, minor and self-build projects in Ireland from early planning right up to completion. Their customers are able to search, and track when opportunities are on these projects.It is possible to search using very specific search filters to ensure pinpoint results are brought back to you.About Scott DelaneyScott joined CIS in August 2006 after studying Business and Entrepreneurship at the Institute of Art, Design, and Technology (IADT). Scott has worked as a junior researcher, senior researcher, assistant editor, and was appointed Research Manager in 2017.Scott has extensive knowledge of the planning, procurement, and construction cycles. Scott has worked on many bespoke sector reports as CIS and has developed strong business relationships with many key industrial professionals in the construction sector.About Construction Information Services (CIS) IrelandCelebrating 50 Years as Leaders in Irish ConstructionConstruction Information Services (CIS) is commemorating its 50th year since its establishment in 1972. Since then, it has cemented itself as a cornerstone of the construction and related industries, delivering comprehensive, well-researched, timely, and verified business opportunities and intelligence. CIS hopes to initiate a new era of growth throughout the year to honour its past achievements and to share with its members the milestones and challenges of the last 50 years while looking forward to future opportunities for many years to come.Read the full Constructive Voices Episode 43 information here.Constructive Voices: Inspiring change within the construction industry and related sectorsFollow Constructive Voices on:LinkedInTwitterFacebookRequest a media pack: jackie@constructive-voices.com
Can Net Zero and The Cost of Living Crisis Co Exist? With John Smith MCIAT
Sep 26 2022
Can Net Zero and The Cost of Living Crisis Co Exist? With John Smith MCIAT
Does this episode title annoy you in the current circumstances that so many of us find ourselves in? It can be hard to stomach concepts like this when our worlds have been turned upside down in so many ways over the last few years.However, architect and company director of Cityzen, John Smith MCIAT’s interview with Henry McDonald will certainly make you think!Plus Peter Finn gives his very honest input about the current state of affairs on this topic as a builder in Ireland.John Smith MCIAT: If the energy companies dropped all their prices tomorrow, everyone would have just turned things back on. And that’s no good for the environment and the planet. If we talk about it now at least they’re thinking about it when the energy prices come back down, and they go, oh, yeah, but if I do start turning things on, you know, what’s my carbon emissions?About John SmithJohn Smith is the Director of Cityzen Limited, a professional services firm that offers professional clients architectural design and planning bids, building regulations packages, and M&E advice for building development. Its team can assist in creating and developing the buildings you require by utilising their skills, experience, and technical knowledge. Building services engineering, thermal performance, feasibility, sustainability, and conservation are some of their specialities.In this interview, John talks about his work at Cityzen Design and explain what Cityzen does in a nutshell by highlighting two or three projects that he is particularly proud of, as well as aspects of these projects that are good examples of working towards Net Zero. On example is in the photo above. John, like many others, feels that there is not enough energy and action at the local and central government levelThere is a disconnect between the pace of change that is needed to address the climate crisis and the speed at which governments are currently moving.This was a recurring theme at the recent FOOTPRINT+ event, where experts from around the world gathered to discuss the latest developments in sustainability.While there was a general sense of optimism about the progress that is being made, there was also a growing sense of frustration at the lack of energy and action at a local and central government levels. This disconnect is likely to continue unless there is a radical shift in the way that governments operate. Only by working together can we hope to address the climate crisis in a meaningful way.John will discuss his thoughts on the issue, the solutions he believes should be implemented to expedite the situation, and the statement he made in an article:We have had successive governments not investing in retrofits (or saying they are, then pulling the funding!). The UK’s Housing stock is old, poorly insulated and draughty, at Cityzen we have been designing retrofits for houses and working with others on retrofit schemes (which were government backed) and reporting on how buildings can be retrofitted for over 10 years, we also have done 100s of surveys showing what buildings are insulated with or typically not and how they can be improved.Discover more on the full Constructive Voices EpisoConstructive Voices: Inspiring change within the construction industry and related sectorsFollow Constructive Voices on:LinkedInTwitterFacebookRequest a media pack: jackie@constructive-voices.com
My Labour of Love for The Book of Kells
Sep 6 2022
My Labour of Love for The Book of Kells
Imagine your mission is to protect one of the most famous books in the whole world. A beautiful and intricate illuminated manuscript that contains the four Gospels of the New Testament that was created by Celtic monks around the year 800. This was the challenge that Peter Finn, Ireland’s Favourite TV Builder and one of the Constructive Voices presenters, faced a while ago.Ireland’s Favourite TV Builder’s Labour of Love for the Book of KellsYes, we are talking about The Book of Kells with its elaborate spiral and interlace patterns, images of animals and birds, which is housed in Trinity College Library in Dublin, Ireland.The Book of Kells was probably created by monks at the monastery of Iona, off the coast of Scotland. It is unclear how the book made its way to Ireland, where it was eventually donated to the University of Dublin in 1661.Today, the Book of Kells is on display at Trinity College Library, where visitors can see its ornate pages up close. Despite its age, the Book of Kells remains an awe-inspiring work of art that continues to fascination scholars and laypeople alike.Hear this unique interview on Episode 41.Peter Finn, Ireland’s Favourite TV Builder:“I’m sure everybody’s heard of the Book of Kells. It’s the oldest Christian scripture in existence in the world. We were given the project of creating a protection mobile around the Book of Kells, which was a labour of love.”The Book of Kells receives over a million visitors each year. In fact, in 2021, after it reopened after COVID restrictions, 78,000 people visited the Book of Kells between May and October.Peter Finn…blend the old with the new:“You have to have an eye to be able to blend the old with the new in as seamless away as you possibly can. And it takes skill and it takes the right people to do it. It’s not the type of construction where you can get a load of lads in on price, and push them and force them to get a job done in a set period of time.”So it seems that you know what you are doing, what could possibly go wrong?Peter Finn…a skeleton in the closet:“The worst thing that can happen is you actually find a literal skeleton in the closet because it means everything has to stop and you have to rethink what you’re doing….”Listen to this fascinating interview with Pete The Builder.Constructive Voices: Inspiring change within the construction industry and related sectorsFollow Constructive Voices on:LinkedInTwitterFacebookRequest a media pack: jackie@constructive-voices.com
An Expert Snapshot of the Construction Industry in Australia
Aug 22 2022
An Expert Snapshot of the Construction Industry in Australia
Wondering how your counterparts are doing Down Under? Curious about the current state of the construction industry in Australia? Then tune in to Episode 40, with our Australian expert guest, Alex Fernandez-Soncini.Alex will give you a snapshot of the Australian construction industry, where the attitudes are, where the industry is right now based on a survey of several countries across Asia Pacific, that Procore did recently.Our very own, Steve Randall, talks to Alex Fernandez-Soncini, a Strategic Construction Technologist for Procore Technologies, not only about the state of the construction industry in Australia but also about how technology is now playing a major role in the industry.It is no secret that Australia is lagging when it comes to the construction industryIt is no secret that Australia is lagging when it comes to the construction industry. Alex claims this is due to the lack of mobile technology utilised compared to Asian parts of the industry that have utilised mobile technologies from the start. However, Alex believes that the introduction of new technologies to the industry has allowed them to gain some ground on Asian countries.“If you look where Australia is starting out, it is a lot more of a mature market to be honest, we have not had a lot of that mobile technology…”How is climate change affecting the industry in Australia?Climate change is affecting all industries and the Australian construction one is no different. Alex explains how increased rain and inclement weather are making the job of construction workers much more challenging than before.“Yeah definitely, the rain activity has not helped construction. We have already got all of these other issues and then you go and add a whole bunch of inclement weather and then all of a sudden that is putting a lot of pressure on builders…”About Alex Fernandez-SonciniAlex Fernandez-Soncini is the Team Lead for Strategic Product Consultants at Procore Technologies.As Team Lead, Alex utilises his extensive construction knowledge and experience to direct a team and offer guidance on the role of cloud-based technology and best practices to key customers and internal stakeholders. In addition, the team collaborates with industry stakeholders to communicate enhancements for the industry.Using his in-depth understanding of what makes Australian construction professionals tick, Alex is an innovator who contributes to improving and developing construction technology for the industry. In addition, he possesses the skill to communicate solutions in a way everyone can understand.With over 10 years of experience in the construction industry, before joining Procore in 2017, Alex’s resume consists of most recently working as a Contracts Administrator at Renascent Australia. He was also with Philip Chin Group working as a Building Code Consultant before joining Parkview Group to take on the role of BCA/Design Coordinator.Read more about Episode 40 Constructive Voices hereConstructive Voices: Inspiring change within the construction industry and related sectorsFollow Constructive Voices on:LinkedInTwitterFacebookRequest a media pack: jackie@constructive-voices.com
FOOTPRINT+ Bonus 2 With Interviews From The Event
Aug 8 2022
FOOTPRINT+ Bonus 2 With Interviews From The Event
The inaugural FOOTPRINT+ was a huge success and we were delighted to be there as a media partner. This bonus episode wraps up the series of super interviews that we recorded at the event.If you missed any interviews from the event you can catch up on previous specials one, two, three and four. Plus the first bonus special is available here.Check out the great selection of guests on this bonus episode.Jason Horner - Head of Infrastructure Services and Director of Environment & Infrastructure at Hilson Moran: Jason is an Infrastructure Planner and Environmental Engineer with a good few years of experience.We also spoke to Marie-Louise Schembri, Design Director at Hilson MoranJohn Macdonald-Brown, Founder, SyzygyFounded in 2010, Syzygy has grown to become one of the leading specialist low carbon technology consultancies in the UK and Europe.Kelly Harrison, Associate Director, Whitby WoodKelly is an active proponent of sustainable construction, and is particularly experienced in the structural design of engineered timber, hybrid structures, and retro-fitting.Ken Hunnisett, Head of Public Sector, Triple Point Investment ManagementKen Hunnisett has spent the last 25 years in asset and infrastructure finance. He was one of the speakers at The regulation of heat: A new era for heat networksLee Golby, SHEQ Manager & Sustainability Lead at Paula Rosa | ManhattanLee is the SHEQ Manager & Sustainability Lead at Paula Rosa | Manhattan.Mike Reynolds, VattenfallMike is Managing Director of  Vattenfall Heat UK, and lead Vattenfall’s successful UK Market entry in 2018 – taking the business from paper to pipes installed in under three years.Mitakshi Sirsi, Director at WILL+Partners | Chair, Sustainability Community at CoreNet, UK ChapterMitakshi specialises in Sustained the Workplace; particularly in directing management policy through research frameworks; and using training as a tool to integrate high-level strategies and certifications through the life cycle of buildings.Sam Jarrett U+I - Sam is the Head of Marketing and Communications at U+I PLC who create thriving mixed-use places in the London City Region, Manchester and Dublin, where people can live, work and socialise.Tom LarssonTom is the Design Director at Stanhope, a developer specialising in complex urban regeneration.Vikki Slade, Cratus CommunicationsVikki is a Director at Cratus Communications leading on the work of helping clients rConstructive Voices: Inspiring change within the construction industry and related sectorsFollow Constructive Voices on:LinkedInTwitterFacebookRequest a media pack: jackie@constructive-voices.com
The Power of Modular Construction During a Crisis
Aug 2 2022
The Power of Modular Construction During a Crisis
In this episode, Steve Randall speaks to Sam Whitworth and Maddie Podstada of Stelling Properties Limited. Steve was also given a tour around the Stelling Properties factory and himself and Pete the Builder discuss modular construction.If you have an interest in modular construction or you want to hear how it is being used to aid civilians fleeing the conflict in Ukraine then this episode is for you!Sam Whitworth is the Engineering Director for Stelling Properties. Sam’s portfolio consists of working in the Marina, Aerospace and Civil Sectors. Sam is committed to the development and delivery of new technology and products. He also enjoys being challenged and works well under pressure.“We exist to take on the challenge of bringing modular to the mainstream and giving people the choice that they deserve as a customer.”“Interface is key in the modular industry.”Stelling Properties are one of the UK’s leading modular development and construction companies. They traditionally focus on student accommodation, residential developments, and hotels.Today however they are using their expertise to help civilians fleeing the conflict in Ukraine.Stelling Properties are now designing and building transportable accommodation inside shipping containers to aid in housing civilians living in dangerous and freezing conditions in refugee camps in Europe.The carefully designed and insulated units can provide shelter for up to two adults and two children or three adults at a time. They provide them with space to sleep and eat.Known as Project Re: Haus, this venture is staff-led and is a separate charitable initiative started by the team just days after the news of the war broke around the world.Maddie Podstada is the Project Coordinator for Project Re: Haus. A future charitable organisation that is designed to be a solution for those displaced by conflict, war, and natural emergencies.Maddie believes that the speed of modular is what makes it suitable for a crisis. A modular can be built, transported and then be ready for use within two hours.Visibly emotional when the first containers were transported, Maddie and her team are very proud of the hard work and long hours that they put in to help families fleeing from their countries.If you wish to help Maddie and her team with their admirable project you can make a donation at www.rehaus.org.“The modules are produced and then transported to Poland and can be ready to be used in about two hours, so they call it plug and play.”“Modular construction is a fantastic solution to be relocated from one location to another.”Constructive Voices: Inspiring change within the construction industry and related sectorsFollow Constructive Voices on:LinkedInTwitterFacebookRequest a media pack: jackie@constructive-voices.com
FOOTPRINT+ Bonus 1 With Interviews From The Event
Jul 25 2022
FOOTPRINT+ Bonus 1 With Interviews From The Event
To kick off this bonus FOOTPRINT+ episode, Pete the Builder spoke to Andrew Waugh about using timber in constructionAndrew Waugh, Waugh Thistleton ArchitectsAndrew is a founding director of Waugh Thistleton Architects, an architecture practice dedicated to designing buildings and places of the highest architectural quality that acknowledge their impact on the environment. “…for the last 20 years, we’ve become increasingly fascinated, even slightly obsessed with the opportunities for building in timber for designing beautiful buildings in timber.” Next up, Steve Randall spoke to Angela Crowther about repurposing existing buildingsAngela Crowther is an Associate Director at Arup. She was a keynote speaker at the event. Her talk was entitled Repurposing existing buildings to save the embodied carbon. Modernising assets to make them more energy-efficient can be done in various ways. For example, one could choose the retrofitting option to make a building fit for purpose for the future. “The opportunity to immediately save 50% of our carbon budget by protecting and celebrating and reusing what we have already built in the past into the future, rather than starting again.” Peter the Builder spoke to Ann-Marie Fallon of Architype about PassivhausAnn-Marie Fallon is an Associate Director and CEPH Designer at Architype. She was a keynote speaker at the event. Her talk was entitled Is Passivhaus the answer?  “My context from working with Passivhaus buildings for the last 13 years is that it’s become a bit of a dirty word. You know, clients are afraid of it, design teams don’t want to touch it, contractors are nervous of building.” Pete the Builder spoke to Councillor Samer Bagaeen about the government’s role in achieving Net-ZeroSamer Bagaeen is a member of the Brighton & Hove City Council. With a background in the built environment, Samer is a chartered town planner and a chartered surveyor.Samer believes that achieving Net-Zero ultimately comes down to what local governments and councils in the cities do. He does however acknowledge that there are constraints, the biggest one being money. Despite these constraints, he believes that governments need to be more ambitious in their policies and the delivery of these policies.“You need the bankers to step out, you need central government to kind of be more ambitious in their policies and the delivery, so it’s a collective effort”Pete the Builder spoke to Courtney MacDougall of Vattenfall about educating people on low carbon solutions.Courtney MacDougall is a project engineer for Vattenfall. Working with the wider project team, she provides technical advice and steers the project through the development and delivery stages. “So it’s really that education piece that you don’t need to have a boiler within your house or in your flat, you can have a heat pump” Next up, Pete the Builder spoke to Dan Epstein about uConstructive Voices: Inspiring change within the construction industry and related sectorsFollow Constructive Voices on:LinkedInTwitterFacebookRequest a media pack: jackie@constructive-voices.com
Harvard Professor & Author, Julia Watson, Explains The Importance Of Indigenous Architecture
Jul 19 2022
Harvard Professor & Author, Julia Watson, Explains The Importance Of Indigenous Architecture
Julia Watson is a leading light at this crucial moment in humanity's history. We were honoured and delighted to be able to interview her recently about indigenous architecture.From 5 May - 29 August 2022, the Barbican Centre is featuring Julia's  collaborative exhibition, Our Time on Earth,  which is a major exhibition celebrating the power of global creativity to transform the conversation around the climate emergency. Through art, design, science, music and philosophy, the exhibition presents a range of radical visions for the future of all species.A journey through immersive, interactive installations and digital works, the exhibition invites visitors to experience a range of perspectives of our shared planet, exploring Earth as a community to which we all belong – humans as just one species among millions.Aiming to reignite respect for our essential and complex biosphere and inspire awe and wonder for our beautiful planet, the exhibition explores different ways of existing on Earth and finding ways to reconnect with them, while also looking at the role technology has to play in deepening our understanding and connection to the natural world. Our Time on Earth encourages visitors to take an active role and leave feeling empowered to make positive change.About Julia WatsonJulia is a leading expert of Lo—TEK nature-based technologies for climate-resilience. Her eponymously named studio brings creative and conceptual, interdisciplinary thinking to design projects and corporations interested in systemic and sustainable change.She is the author of Lo—TEK Design by Radical IndigenismJulia Watson is a renowned architectural historian but is especially known for her work around Indigenous ArchitectureJulia Watson is a renowned architectural historian and the author of several books on the history of architecture. She is a professor at the University of Texas at Austin and has taught at Harvard University, Yale University, and Columbia University. Julia Watson is one of the world’s leading experts on the history of architecture and has published numerous articles and books on the subject.She is a highly respected authority on the subject and her work is widely respected by her peers. Julia Watson is an important voice in the field of architectural history and her work is essential reading for anyone interested in the subject.More about Julia Watson on our website.Constructive Voices: Inspiring change within the construction industry and related sectorsFollow Constructive Voices on:LinkedInTwitterFacebookRequest a media pack: jackie@constructive-voices.com
FOOTPRINT+ Special 4 With Interviews From The Event
Jul 4 2022
FOOTPRINT+ Special 4 With Interviews From The Event
We really enjoyed being at the Footprint+ event earlier this month. Speaking to so many different people with the same goal was really refreshing. We still have one more episode to bring you, plus a couple of bonus episodes!If you missed any interviews from the event, you can catch them on the previous specials one, two and three. To begin the final episode of this four-part series, Pete the Builder spoke to Adrienne Bloch about women and their role in the construction industry. Adrienne Bloch is the ESG, Managing Director for Bloch Solutions.She was a chairperson at the event. Her talk was entitled MMC delivers massive carbon savings.Adrienne believes that modular construction will make it easier for women to play a more critical role in the industry.Adrienne leads Bloch Solutions with a specific focus on maximising environmental, social and economic outcomes, and ESG investment.“The environment is much easier for women to participate in. I think it is going to be a real game-changer in terms of getting women into construction”Next up, Steve Randall spoke to David Lewis about life sciencesDavid Lewis is the Operations & Finance Director for Ironstone Asset Management Limited.Life Sciences is a topic that is growing at an increasing rate and one in which David takes a particular interest.He believes that there is a lack of suitable office and lab space in the UK. Together with his team, they try to create space for science. They focus on what they call the golden triangle, the space between London, Cambridge, and Oxford.“We only have eight people on our team but one of the first people we actually hired was a sustainability director, so that is how important we treat it”Pete the Builder spoke to Rory Bergin about the hot topic of modular constructionWith a personal interest in all things sustainable, Rory Bergin is the Head of Sustainability for HTA Design. He was a keynote speaker at the event. His talk was entitled MMC delivers massive carbon savings.Rory’s ambition is to deliver some ground-breaking innovative sustainable designs that set the standard for the new generation of environmentally, socially and economically sustainable places.“Volumetric construction is about 40-45, 50% less energy-intensive than traditional construction”Justin Guest is a partner at Archipelago Eco Investors. He was a keynote speaker at the event. His talk was entitled Carbon Offsetting – Where is your carbon pot best spent?“Offsetting is absolutely a legitimate strategy when it is done right”Pete the Builder spoke to Romy Rawlings for the penultimate interview in this special.Romy Rawlings is the Commercial Director at Vestre. She is a Chartered Landscape Architect with lots of experience as a consultantConstructive Voices: Inspiring change within the construction industry and related sectorsFollow Constructive Voices on:LinkedInTwitterFacebookRequest a media pack: jackie@constructive-voices.com
FOOTPRINT+ Special 3 With Interviews From The Event
Jun 27 2022
FOOTPRINT+ Special 3 With Interviews From The Event
To kick off this third special episode, Steve Randall spoke to Josie Cadwallader-Hughes about Zero-Carbon homesAs Sustainability Director at Thakeham Group, Josie Cadwallader-Hughes is responsible for keeping Thakeham at the leading edge, building partnerships with distinguished organisations with a long history of championing change, and advising on a number of cross-industry programmes enabling zero carbon placemaking.“The homes that we deliver by 2025 will be zero carbon, none of this tricky transition period”Next up, Steve Randall spoke to Martin Hale about EV charging.Martin Hale is the Sales Director for RAW Charging. Electric charging is a trending topic as we move from fuel sources such as diesel and petrol to more environmentally friendly sources such as electricity. More people are demanding these EV chargers on company sites. As with most new inventions challenges exist such as location and sources of power.“The big case is the power because that is the showstopper, where is the power coming from?”Pete the Builder spoke to Mike Harrison about concrete and their new innovative product ConcreteneMike Harrison is the Delivery Director at U+I. He was a chairperson at the event. His talk was entitled Concretene: Graphene-enriched concrete lowering cement and carbon emissions.Developed by the University of Manchester’s Graphene Engineering Innovation Centre, Concretene is a type of concrete that is significantly stronger. This allows designers to propose concrete mixes with lower cement content driving down the embodied carbon of one of construction’s most relied upon materials.Encouraging people to adopt something new always has its challenges, how can we overcome these challenges?“What it does is it gives you a lot greater strength in the concrete for the same cementitious content.”Next up, Pete the Builder spoke to Nick Hillard about modular constructionNick Hillard is the ESG lead at Tide Construction. He was a keynote speaker at the event. His talk was entitled MMC delivers massive carbon savings.“45% saving against the traditional reinforced concrete method of construction”Our next guest is Paul Sullivan. Pete the Builder spoke to him about the challenges of labour shortages in the construction industry“The work needs to be done out there by 2030, we are just concerned whether there is the trades to do it. We have estimated that there is probably a shortfall of about 130,000 tradesmen.Pete the Builder spoke to one of the event’s speakers, Stuart McLaren about low-carbon estates. Stuart McLaren is the Net Zero Director for Infrastructure at Atkins. He was a chairperson at the event. His talk was entitled Decarbonising your estate. All the challenges to achieving a Net-Zero carbon future are present in a mixed-asset estate.“The more we come together and see what good looks like or what bad looks like the more chance we have at succeeding at this monumental challenge.”The fConstructive Voices: Inspiring change within the construction industry and related sectorsFollow Constructive Voices on:LinkedInTwitterFacebookRequest a media pack: jackie@constructive-voices.com
FOOTPRINT+ Special 2 With Interviews From The Event
Jun 21 2022
FOOTPRINT+ Special 2 With Interviews From The Event
Pete the Builder and Steve Randall along with this special’s guests are transporting you back to Footprint+! And if you weren’t there, this is a great way to be in the know!Pete the Builder spoke to Wendy Bishop of Architype about retrofitting and the Entopia BuildingWendy Bishop is an associate of Architype and Passivhaus designer. She was a keynote speaker at the event. Her talk was entitled Retrofitting a historic building: CISL’s Entopia Building." What might work for a 1930’s building like the Entopia Building in Cambridge won’t work for a 1980s built school up in Scotland." Read more on our episode page here.Next up Steve Randall spoke to Catherine Dewar and David Tomback from Historic England about the importance of reusing old buildings.".. the three days have really brought into focus the importance of reusing buildings and the carbon that’s embodied in those buildings. Of course, we represent Historic England, so we would say that’s important.But it’s been a joy to hear everybody else saying it. We’ve been talking about this, haven’t we for years? And it’s just a joy to hear everybody else, recognising the importance of doing that, for really important reasons."Our next guests are two young people in the Construction industry, Shane Orme and Serena Gugliotta of WSP. Pete the Builder spoke to both about the goal of net zero and the importance of collaboration in order to achieve it."But I think that the biggest point here is that we as consultants, can do more than just advising. We can really push for a circular economy and all these concepts that we’re discussing today. Because it’s a really collaborative approach, the one we have to push forward. And so we’re doing our best to work together."Steve Randall spoke to Sophie Cole of Mikhail Riches next about retrofitting and achieving zero carbon housing at a scale.Sophie Cole is a senior architect at Mikhail Riches. She specialises in housing design and her priority lies in sustainability. She believes that now clients are demanding a green agenda, and everyone is on the same page to achieve it." Now our clients are asking us to do it, whereas before I think we felt that sometimes you had to push a green agenda."Next Pete the Builder talks to Steve Hearn, the Chief Executive Officer at Mid Group about using timber wood in constructionMid Group is a dynamic Construction, Investment and Development company, focused on providing enhanced value to its clients and partners. "I think the answer is probably not doing enough. There’s more we can do but we are constrained by legislation and the market conditions."Read more on our episode page here.The penultimate interview on this second special episode is Steve Randall speaking to Paul Lincoln, Editor from LandscapeThe Landscape Institute is the body that represents landscape architects in the UK. With over 6000 members consisting of landscape designers, landscape managers and landscape planners or students. "Landscape archiConstructive Voices: Inspiring change within the construction industry and related sectorsFollow Constructive Voices on:LinkedInTwitterFacebookRequest a media pack: jackie@constructive-voices.com
FOOTPRINT+ Special 1 With Interviews From The Event
Jun 14 2022
FOOTPRINT+ Special 1 With Interviews From The Event
Pete the Builder and Steve Randall make you feel like you are at FOOTPRINT+ yourself!This first FOOTPRINT+ Special kicks off with an insightful catch-up interview with Emily Day, the Co-Founder of Footprint+. Speaking to Pete, Emily, who believes that through connections people can learn from each other and come up with new ideas, talks about how she feels about the first ever FOOTPRINT+Emily Day is co-founder and director at Footprint+, she is an award-winning architect and urban designer with a particular focus on global development and social responsibility. As founder of Footprint+, she has taken the opportunity to redeploy her knowledge to make a positive social contribution, helping all parties make progress towards a Carbon Zero future.Qualified as a chartered architect , Emily has over 20 years of experience working on large-scale projects. She has worked with many key players within the industry; local authorities, developers, and financial institutions which have given her a unique insight into the needs of the different partiesHere are some of the questions we Pete asked Emily:Do you think the Footprint Plus+ event went well? Do you wonder what the founders of the event think about the state of the industry and prospects for future? If so, you will enjoy this interview with one of the founders of Footprint+.“The event itself is intended to bring people together, to share knowledge and through this knowledge sharing able to approach projects with new initiatives...“It’s a slow changing industry, it’s not going to change overnight but I can really see the opportunities are there” Read more at Constructive Voices Radio special episode page.Steve Randall spoke to Prof. Greg Clark about the role of cities in our quest towards NetZero.Prof. Greg Clark is Chair of the Connected Places Catapult and UK Cities Climate Investment CommissionGreg is a world expert on cities, urban investment, and sustainable urban transition. Over a career of 35 years he has advised more than 300 cities, 40 national governments, 20 multilateral institutions, and multiple global corporates and investors.Next up Pete the Builder talks to top engineer, Tom Holbrow, who specialises in public sector projects.Tom Holbrow is the Business Development Director at Mace Group. He is a senior Board level professional with expertise in Engineering and Construction Business Development. He leads the Business Development function for the Public Estates, Research, Education, Arts and Culture and Healthcare Construction team at MACE.Our next guest touches on one of the most important things right now when it comes to achieving our goals around NetZero…collaborationKatie Clemence-Jackson, MENG CENG MCIBSE, Senior Engineer & Partner, Max FordhamKatie is a senior project engineer and sustainability consultant, experienced in delivering varied and unique projects at all construction stages. She is chartered with CIBSE and actively involved in the Institution, including chairing the CIBSE Technology Committee.Katie coordinates the activities of Max Fordham’s Net Zero Carbon (NZC) working group, and was key to establishing the Practice’s NZC design service. She is also co-chair of the Practice’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusion group. Plus she was an NLA Expert Panellist for Net Zero AlumConstructive Voices: Inspiring change within the construction industry and related sectorsFollow Constructive Voices on:LinkedInTwitterFacebookRequest a media pack: jackie@constructive-voices.com
How Schools & Sustainability Can Be Linked With Dr. Joe Jack Williams
May 30 2022
How Schools & Sustainability Can Be Linked With Dr. Joe Jack Williams
Don’t miss this fascinating interview with Henry Mc Donald talking to top architect, Dr Joe Jack Williams, whose specialism is understanding the impact of the built environment on schools.Ever think about your school days and wonder how you managed to learn anything in a cold, depressing classroom? Or maybe you were more privileged and sat in an inspiring space surrounded by nature?Either way there’s a good chance you will enjoy this great interview with one of the speakers at FOOTPRINT+If a school feels important, feels loved, the students respect it that little bit more… kids are very impressionable. So even if it’s painted, if it’s kept clean, it will just perpetuate that idea.The problem with a lot of this is how do you measure attainment and academic performance? And that’s the real complexity.About Dr. Joe Jack WilliamsDr Joe Jack Williams is an Associate and researcher at FCBStudios and, alongside Ian Taylor, leads environmental research at the practice, identifying, developing and enabling research across sectors and projects.His specialism is the influence of the school building on the students studying within, measuring perceptions, environmental performance and building forms as well as predicting, measuring and mitigating carbon impacts of architecture.He has taught at a number of universities in the UK and is part of core research groups within Architects Declare, CIBSE and LETI.Constructive Voices: Inspiring change within the construction industry and related sectorsFollow Constructive Voices on:LinkedInTwitterFacebookRequest a media pack: jackie@constructive-voices.com
Bryan Oknyansky On What Shoes, Western and Oriental Architecture Have in Common
May 16 2022
Bryan Oknyansky On What Shoes, Western and Oriental Architecture Have in Common
We are delighted to reach another milestone on the 17th May 2022 – when we publish our 30th episode. It’s been a wonderful journey so far and we are very happy to have a great guest to mark this special occasion.“..When I give lectures, I ask the question, what’s the relationship between architecture and shoes, and I show a picture of the Burj Khalifa in Dubai…”Bryan Oknyansky is an international award-winning product architect known for inventing pioneering products that have taken him around the world as a lecturer and speaker. With 15 years of experience in the architecture, product and footwear design industries, Bryan has worked for leading architecture and design firms in the US, UK and China and has been invited as Guest Lecturer at design schools in the US, UK, Russia and China.Bryan talks to Henry McDonald about what shoes, western and oriental architecture have in common as well as many other important topics!A lot of what I work on architecturally doesn’t land from outer space. It exists within a community that’s already there where people already live and work. The context is important. The townscape is important to forms. The kind of architectural decisions you make on what you believe would not only fit the client brief, but make something interesting and elevate the quality of the neighbourhood.Bryan is able to bridge the gap between technology and design because of his unique specialty in using the latest robotic manufacturing technologies like 3D printing to reinvent the world around us one product at a time. Setting his sights on reinventing the footwear industry, Bryan founded Shoes By Bryan in 2012 – a London-based fashion and technology start-up pioneering mass-market 3D printed footwear unique to every single foot in the world while also looking, and feeling, great.Being committed to visionary and technologically forward design, Bryan has picked up numerous awards including an American Institute of Architects Design Excellence Award, a Bernardo Footwear Sole Perspective Designer Award, and an Honorable Mention in the highly coveted Red Dot Product Design awards. As an internationally recognized thought leader in his field, Bryan’s award-winning works are regularly exhibited around the world in galleries and museums.In addition to directing a ground-breaking footwear brand, Bryan is a visiting lecturer at Regent’s University London School of Fashion and Design and consults to individuals, businesses and communities to foster new generations of designers and manufacturers. Constructive Voices: Inspiring change within the construction industry and related sectorsFollow Constructive Voices on:LinkedInTwitterFacebookRequest a media pack: jackie@constructive-voices.com
A Look at the Energy Superhub Oxford with Tim Rose
May 3 2022
A Look at the Energy Superhub Oxford with Tim Rose
Henry McDonald speaks to Tim Rose, the Program Lead for the Energy Super Hub Oxford Project.Tim Rose is one of the speakers at FOOTPRINT+. He is a low-carbon consultant with 25 years in the renewable energy and aerospace sectors. And now through his role at Pivot Power, Tim is the program lead for the Energy Super Hub Oxford Project, a joint venture, combining the technologies for charging electric vehicles, large scale energy storage, and electrification of heat, which together form a core element of the city of Oxford’s ambitious decarbonisation plansWhat is Energy Superhub Oxford?About Energy Superhub OxfordOur Electric Vehicle (EV) charging network – connected to the National Grid’s high voltage electricity transmission network – will bring an unprecedented amount of power to Oxford for rapid vehicle charging, the charging of big vehicle fleets, and the addition of new chargers as demand grows.Our hybrid battery is the first of its type in the world to explore the synergies of lithium-ion and vanadium flow technology from flow specialists Invinity Energy Systems, who will incorporate a new Overdrive (extra power) mode into the battery.Innovative, small ‘shoebox’ ground source heat pumps will show one way in which we can help to eliminate the carbon associated with heating our homes and businesses.Our Optimisation and Trading Engine underpins the whole project. This will control the activity of the battery and the EV chargers so that they automatically use cheaper, cleaner electricity when available. The heat pumps will also use newly developed smart controls to optimise comfort and cost for residents.The Energy Superhub Oxford (ESO) is one of three demonstrator projects part-funded by the UK government’s Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund under its “Prospering from the Energy Revolution” (PFER) programme. The PFER programme is about delivering innovation in smart local energy systems.Constructive Voices: Inspiring change within the construction industry and related sectorsFollow Constructive Voices on:LinkedInTwitterFacebookRequest a media pack: jackie@constructive-voices.com
What is Footprint + and why you might want to be there
Apr 19 2022
What is Footprint + and why you might want to be there
We are delighted to announce that we will be going to FOOTPRINT+ as a media partner for this exciting event which takes place in Brighton on 7-9 June 2022. Our three guests will leave you in no doubt about the value of attending FOOTPRINT+.  In our opinion, this event is a much-needed model that should ideally be replicated around the world.What is FOOTPRINT+ FOOTPRINT+ will gather representatives from every sector of the UK construction and property market to discuss and discover how to action state of the art methods to achieve Net Zero in construction and real estate.The exhibition space enables stakeholders and experts to meet face-to-face, learn from each other and build the relationships required for putting sustainable solutions into practice.Emily Day, an award-winning architect and one of the founders of FOOTPRINT+Emily speaks about how the event came about, what you can expect of it, and who will be there.“Footprint Plus is a place where everybody from the whole broad spectrum of different disciplines within construction, architecture, property, and engineering can get together and learn from one another about all of the different initiatives that we’re all introducing.No one initiative is going to solve all of the problems. But together, we can share knowledge on all the good things that we’re doing and accelerate the progress that the industry needs to make to reduce the carbon emissions that we’re responsible for.”About EmilyEmily Day is a chartered architect with over 20 years of experience working on large-scale projects. Emily has worked with many key players within the industry; local authorities, developers, and financial institutions which have given her a unique insight into the needs of the different partiesLocal authority clients have included:City of NottinghamLondon Borough of HackneyRoyal Borough of Kensington and ChelseaRutland CouncilNorth Devon District CouncilCornwall CouncilProjects completed include major residential developments and urban planning, mixed-use developments, speculative office, hospitality, educational estates, and community developments up to £6bn in value.Tim Rose, Program Lead for the Energy Super Hub Oxford ProjectTim Rose is one of the speakers at FOOTPRINT+. He is a low-carbon consultant with 25 years in the renewable energy and aerospace sectors. And now through his role at Pivot Power, Tim is the program lead for the Energy Super Hub Oxford Project, a joint venture, combining the technologies for charging electric vehicles, large scale energy storage, and electrification of heat, which together form a core element of the city of Oxford’s ambitious decarbonisation plansDr. Joe Jack Williams, associate, and researcher at FCB StudiosDr. Joe Jack Williams is an associate researcher and Passive House consultant at British architectural design firm FCPS, established in 1978, and known for its pioneering work in sustainable design and the social design agenda, Joe led the development of FCB’s carbon tool that estimates the whole life carbon of a building to inform design decisions prior to detailed design.Constructive Voices: Inspiring change within the construction industry and related sectorsFollow Constructive Voices on:LinkedInTwitterFacebookRequest a media pack: jackie@constructive-voices.com