Sponsors, Supporters & Partners of 2015

Programme Sponsors


BuroHappold Engineering

BuroHappold Engineering is an independent, international engineering practice that over the last 40 years has become synonymous with the delivery of creative, value led building and city solutions for an ever changing world. Having worked on every continent, our clients include more than 90% of the world’s leading architectural practices and we have collaborated with global organisations such as the United Nations, The World Bank and UNESCO.

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David Ball Group

David Ball Group PLC is a research-led company specialising in developing and manufacturing specialist cementitious products for the construction and building industry. The company was established in 1970 by David Ball, a former Chairman of the Concrete Bridge Development Group and past President of the Concrete Society.

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Interface is a worldwide leader in the manufacture of environmentally-responsible modular flooring, offering beautiful colours, textures and innovative designs.  Widely recognised as a pioneer in sustainable manufacturing and business practices, Interface’s Mission Zero promise to eliminate any negative impact on the environment by 2020 is central to our ethos.

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Mace is an international consultancy and construction company, offering integrated services across the full property and infrastructure life cycle. Our experts in programme and project management, construction delivery, cost consultancy, and facilities management thrive within our collaborative and entrepreneurial culture, constantly striving to find better solutions to complex infrastructure and property challenges.

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Mayor of London - Greater London Authority

The Greater London Authority, led by the directly elected Mayor, is London’s strategic regional authority with responsibility over transport, policing, economic development, and fire and emergency planning. The Mayor sets a number of statutory strategies, such as Planning, Housing, Transport and Environment, which London’s boroughs adhere to.



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Media Partner

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The Architects' Journal

The Architects’ Journal is the voice of architecture in Britain. We sit at the heart of the debate about British architecture and British cities, and form opinions across the whole construction industry on design-related matters.



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RIBA Bookshops

RIBA Publishing is the leading provider of high quality written content for built environment professionals and students. With over 35 years' experience, we publish authoritative and cutting-edge information, from management best practice to highly illustrated design guidance, in the areas of sustainability, building physics, urban design, BIM, and conservation architecture.

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Institution Supporters

British Council for Offices

The British Council for Offices' (BCO) mission is to research, develop and communicate best practice in all aspects of the office sector. It delivers this by providing a forum for the discussion and debate of relevant issues.


BREEAM is the world's foremost environmental assessment method and rating system for buildings, with 250,000 buildings with certified BREEAM assessment ratings and over a million registered for assessment since it was first launched in 1990.


The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) is a registered charity that strives to promote and progress civil engineering. In short, we help civil engineers to shape the world by; Being a qualifying body - providing an internationally recognised civil engineering qualification;
Being a centre of excellence for civil engineering knowledge;
Promoting the civil engineering profession by ensuring that everyone understands the positive impact that civil engineers have on society.


The Landscape Institute is the Royal Chartered institute for landscape architects. As a professional body and educational charity, LI work to protect, conserve and enhance the natural and built environment for the public benefit.


The UK Green Building Council is campaigning for a sustainable built environment. As a charity and membership organisation, we facilitate dialogue between industry and Government to promote greener approaches in the construction sector.


The British Property Federation sustains and promotes the interests of all those who own and invest in property in the UK.  Its members include property owners and developers, institutions, fund managers, investment banks and organisations that support the industry.  Its main activities are lobbying, raising the profile of the industry and encouraging sustainability and best practice.


The Construction Industry Council (CIC) is the representative forum for the professional bodies, research organisations and specialist business associations in the construction industry.


ULI is one of the world’s most respected and diverse organisations in the field of development, land use, and urban planning. The Urban Land Institute is a not for profit education and research body with over 30,000 members across the globe–over 700 here in the UK.


CIRIA is the Construction Industry Research and Information Association. An independent, not-for-profit, member-based research organisation that champion’s performance improvement in construction. CIRIA works with members from all parts of the supply chain to co-ordinate collaborative projects, industry networks, training and events.



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