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

Date: 22 November 2018
Time: 09:30 - 17:30

Southwark Campus - Keyworth Centre

Organiser: School of Built Environment and Architecture
Contact details: 020 7815 8182,
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.

The conference's keynote speakers are:

  • Dr Wim Bakens, Secretary General of the International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction
  • Mr Chris Blythe, Chief Executive of the Chartered Institute of Building
  • Hon. Alfredo Cantero, Minister in Charge of Transparency and Special Initiatives of Honduras
  • Prof Jacqui Glass, Professor in Construction Management, The Bartlett School of Construction and Project Management, University College London
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