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Professionalism and ethics in construction: Improving the global industry - Day one

Date: 21 November 2018
Time: 09:30 - 17:30
Location:

Southwark Campus - Keyworth Centre

Organiser: School of Built Environment and Architecture
Contact details: 020 7815 8182, events@lsbu.ac.uk
Price: £295 - £395
Construction Ethics

Exploring and deliberating the state of professionalism ethics in the construction industry around the world and what's needed improve the situation

The construction industry has a poor ethical image in most countries, suffering from corruption, malpractice and mismanagement on projects, predatory business practices and poor responsibility towards the well-being of its own workforce and stakeholders. It is estimated that up to one-third of governments' investments in construction is lost through corruption and mismanagement.

Society expects the construction professions to deliver the much needed buildings and infrastructure, with a focus on the well-being of the community. Join us to debate the state of professionalism and ethics in the construction industry around the world.

The conference is aimed at: (a) reviewing the state of the construction professions in different countries, and the implications of this state of affairs; (b) considering the importance of ethics in construction, current state of adherence to ethics in countries and implications of the present situation; (c) discussing what can be done to develop the professions and practitioners to enhance professionalism and ethics, performance and industry’s social image.

Please see below for some provisional information about the conference:

Day One: Ethics

Keynote Speakers:

  • Mr Chris Blythe OBE, Chartered Insititute of Builders
  • Professor Jacqui Glass, University College London

Discussion Panels

  • Exploitation and Modern Slavery
  • Unfair Payment in Construction

Panellists

  • Professor Charles Egbu, London South Bank University (Moderator)
  • Professor Jacqui Glass, University College London
  • Mr Chris Blythe, Chartered Insititute of Builders
  • Mr Petter Matthews, Engineers Against Poverty
  • Assoc Professor Yamuna Kaluarachchi, London South Bank University

Day Two: Professionalism

Keynote Speakers:

  • Professor Ghassan Aoud, Applied Science University, Bahrain
  • Dr Wim Bakens, Chartered Insititute of Builders
  • Mr Neill Stansbury, Global Infrastructure Anti-Corruption Centre

Discussion Panels

  • Integrity, responsibility and accountability in professional roles in construction

Panellists

  • Professor Ghassan Aoud, Applied Science University (Moderator)
  • Professor LIU Junying, Tianjin University, China
  • Dr Wim Bakens, Chartered Insititute of Builders
  • Mr Bobby Chakraborthy, Association of Project Safety
  • Mr Neill Stansbury, Global Infrastructure Anti-Corruption Centre
 
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