Last night we welcomed speakers from various disciplines across the construction industry for a cross-peer conversation about effective collaboration and the differing skills and roles across the full design team.
Co-hosted with architect Levitt Bernstein, we were honoured to receive further insight from Places for People, GVA, Markides Associates, Skelly & Couch and Equals Consulting which gave us an opportunity to cover all the following disciplines between us:
- Client Developer
- Urban Design
- Landscape Architecture
- Civil Engineering
- Transport Engineering/Planning
- Structural Engineering
- Mechanical, Electrical, Public Health (MEP) Engineering
- Cost Control / Quantity Surveying
Held at our riverside London Studio, each speaker presented themselves Pecha Kucha style, answering questions such as; what does their work entail, what inspires them day to day, and what challenges does their profession face today and in the future?
One point that was consistently presented by every single speaker, was their passion for playing their part in making the world a better place for people to live in. By the end of the evening, we could all undoubtedly understand the importance in their role at delivering this ideal.
Not only did everyone involved gain valuable insight into the other essential roles within the industry, it promoted the idea of effective collaboration within a sector that is more and more prone to the lack of it. At Civic Engineers, we have always valued this characteristic as an essential factor to delivering excellence.
We followed the presentation with a more informal setting, opening up the floor for discussions and as an opportunity to get to know one another within what became another very successful and enjoyable evening.