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The Build It Sustainable Construction and Property Conference

November 11, 2020


Aberdeen’s Construction and Property Conference, Build It, returns from 17th to 20th November 2020, in a new and exciting digital format, allowing industry experts to share knowledge, expertise and innovations with the industry. The Industry has faced the challenges of Covid-19 head on, and it has never been more important for us to come together to share learnings. Backed by industry bodies as well as a broad spectrum of companies working in the field, Build It will continue to encourage open honest and thoughtful communication surrounding important topics affecting the industry.

ECD director Alistair Cameron will be participating on day 2 of the conference (18 November). At 9.10 he will be presenting an Introduction to Why Low-Energy Housing is Important and at 9.50 he will form part of the Sustainable Construction Panel Discussion.

Our existing building stock provides one of the construction industries biggest challenges in achieving our net-zero targets. From a design perspective we must consider building performance, quality and monitoring, but there are also significant barriers in terms of funding and skills capacity in order to implement the changes required. Alistair will discuss these challenges, and through review of current ECD projects, explore how these challenges can be met.

Alistair Cameron is a director with ECD Architects and leads ECD’s Glasgow office with live projects throughout Scotland. With 20 years in the industry, Alistair has a long-standing interest in, and an in-depth knowledge of sustainability in the built environment with extensive experience in managing and designing projects which span the sectors. These include retrofit programs to achieve EESSH standards, new build and refurb projects in tertiary and higher education settings to Passivhaus standards, and the regeneration of entire new neighbourhoods such as the Lochgelly Town Centre regeneration in Fife which was winner of the Planning and PlaceMaking Awards. Alistair has worked with the Technology Strategy Board on several schemes, including the building performance evaluation programme, has been involved in a number of research projects on sustainable design in relation to Passivhaus and Energiesprong standards and is currently working on the UK’s first new-build Energiesprong project.

For details visit the Aberdeen Construction Property Conference website. Tickets are available via eventbrite.