Infrastructure Summit

"LEARN OF THE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES ACROSS SCOTLAND'S INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS"

CONFERENCE DAY TWO - 23RD NOVEMBER

Chairperson: Kelly Forbes, Policy Manager, Institution of Civil Engineers

10.00 Developing Infrastructure

  • Use of technology
  • Resilience in infrastructure for the future

Speaker:

Alastair Brown, Director - Infrastructure & Localities, Stirling Council

10.30 Perth Transport Futures Project Phase 1

  • Case study outlining Phase 1 of the Perth and Kinross Council £35m project
  • Project scope
  • Project milestones and summary programme
  • Key structures and BIM design

Speaker:

Ken Brown, Project Manager, Balfour Beatty

11.00 Panel Discussion: Major Infrastructure Projects

  • The Infrastructure Investment Plan
  • Changing the face of Scotland's infrastructure - £6.4bn of projects underway in Scotland
  • The main projects and how they will influence and strengthen the country economically, socially and culturally

Panellists:

Lawrence Shackman, Queensferry Crossing Project Manager, Transport Scotland

Nicola Gooch, Community Benefits Advisor, Morgan Sindall

Brenda Jones, Development Manager, Stornoway Port Authority / National Chairman of the Association of Women in Property

11.45 Queensferry Crossing - Planning, Design & Implementation

  • Background - why  a new crossing?

  • Project scope including design considerations

  • Procurement and authorisation

  • Construction

  • Operation and maintenance

Speaker:

Lawrence Shackman, Queensferry Crossing Project Manager, Transport Scotland

12.15 Dumfries & Galloway Acute Services Redevelopment Project

  • What is the Dumfries and Galloway project all about?

  • What are the issues and complexities surrounding such a large-scale project in Scotland?

  • Working together to create a strong, healthy infrastructure for the country

Speakers:

Steven Ford, Associate, Ryder Architecture

David Armstrong, Partner, Hoare Lea

13.00 Green Infrastructure: The Importance of Place

  • Delivery of major development is an opportunity for the integration of infrastructure and place-making
  • Done well, this can bring multi-functional social and environmental benefits without increasing costs
  • Green Infrastructure needs a multi-disciplinary approach
  • Bertha Park - a large-scale development based on a strong Green Infrastructure Network
  • Queen Margaret University - rainwater management in a multi-functional campus landscape

Speaker:

Nick Bowen, Director, Ian White Associates Landscape Architects

13.30 What Will Disrupt Facade Technology?

  • Drivers of change in the design, fabrication, installation and operation of building facades

Speaker:

Gavin Kerr, Associate, Arup

14.00 ( Y )our City Centre Glasgow - Lessons from Here and There

  • Update on the ( Y )our City Centre Glasgow district regeneration frameworks
  • Considering smart infrastructure as a driver to progressive city planning and development
  • Integrating transport, energy, digital and environmental infrastructure in contemporary urbanism 
  • Lessons learned from local and international best practice

Speakers:

Graham Ross, Partner, Austin-Smith:Lord LLP

Jeroen Zuidgeest, Partner, MVRDV

14.40 The Transformation of Scotland's Canals

Speaker: 

Helena Huws, Design and Development Manager, Scottish Canals

15.10 What Next for Scotland's Infrastructure?

  • Overview of current Scottish Government policy & objectives
  • Strategy reviews and a period of change
  • Brexit and Scotland - known and unknown 
  • What next? Prioritisation in a period of uncertainty

Speaker:

Kelly Forbes, Policy Manager, Institution of Civil Engineers

15.40 Close of Conference