Invitation to CESC Webinar 13: Lessons Learnt and Challenges Faced in Large Scale Public Projects

Date Posted:Wed, 24th Nov 2021

Invitation to CESC Webinar 13: Lessons Learnt and Challenges Faced in Large Scale Public Projects

Heriot Watt are delighted to invite BBG Members to the Next in the Series of the Centre of Excellence in Smart Construction Webinars


The webinar, which will take place on 7th December at 5pm (GST) will tackle the subject of Disaster Management and what lessons have been learnt from large scale public projects.

We bring together world-class experts from industry and academia who will share their experiences and answer your questions on this fascinating topic.

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Dr. Anas Bataw – Centre of Excellence in Smart Construction
Dr Bataw plays a vital role driving AEC innovations and digital transformation by contributing to the development and delivery of National standards, guidelines, and ISO in GCC, Singapore and UK. As well as leading initiatives and programs on organizational level with strong leadership abilities and hands-on technical expertise in Modern Methods of Construction (MMC), Design for Manufacture & Assembly (DfMA), Building Information Modelling/ Management (BIM) and Digital Twinning.

Dr. Anas Bataw is the Director of the Centre of Excellence in Smart Construction (CESC). In this role, he has the overall responsibility to advancing industry-led innovations in construction to revolutionise the way we develop, manage, and operate smarter cities.

Gill Kernick - Master Consultant, JMJ Associates

Gill Kernick is a Master Consultant for JMJ Associates where she works in high hazard industries to develop the culture and leadership needed to prevent catastrophic events. She lived on the 21st floor of Grenfell Tower from 2011 to 2014 and the author of the much acclaimed book, 'Catastrophe & Systemic Change’ Learning from the Grenfell Tower Fire and Other Disasters. In 2020 Gil was publicly voted as one of the top 25 most influential people in H&S in the UK.

Professor Guy Walker, Leading Academic, Sociotechnical Construction, Heriot-Watt University
Professor Guy Walker is a leading academic in the area of Sociotechnical Construction. He is the author/co-author of over 120 journal papers and 18 books, including his discipline's leading methods textbook. His research has appeared on the Discovery Channel, Channel 4, BBC, and in a wide variety of other national and international media.

Guy has been awarded the Graduates Prize for the student experience, a Teaching Excellence Award for Global Teamworking, the President's Medal from the Chartered Institute for Ergonomics and Human Factors, and the Principal's Research Impact and Engagement (PRIME) Award. He is a Fellow of both the Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors (FIEHF) and the Higher Education Academy (FHEA).

Paul Lindsay, HSW Director, Palace of Westminster Restoration and Renewal Programme
Paul has a wealth of experience gained over 40 years in the Construction Industry both at home and abroad. He has worked on major programmes in Mexico (Energia Costa Azul), Qatar (Doha Metro) and KSA (King Abdullah Financial District) as well as the London Olympics, Trans Pennine Rail Upgrade and a number of projects in the nuclear sector here in the UK. Paul is currently the HSW Director on the Palace of Westminster Restoration and Renewal Programme. His main areas of interest are Organisational Culture, Human Factors and Mental Health and Wellbeing.

Mike Brown, Chair, Restoration & Renewal Delivery Authority for the Houses of Parliament
Mike is Chair of the Restoration & Renewal Delivery Authority for the Houses of Parliament, the programme established to ensure that the Palace of Westminster is fit for purpose for generations to come.

For Mott MacDonald he is an adviser and Independent Member of the Shareholder Committee and is on the Board of Translink - Northern Ireland’s transport authority.

Mike was Commissioner of Transport for London until 2020 responsible for safety, operations and capital investment across the capital’s transport networks (underground, bus, light rail, trams and main roads).

He is committed to the skills agenda- ensuring career opportunities for young people from all communities across the UK.