The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) is once again a leading supporter of Ecobuild, which takes place at ExCel in London from 20 - 22 March 2012.
The RIBA aims to stand out with a special exhibition stand, as well as expert seminars on all aspects of sustainable architecture and design, and a series of high-quality CPD sessions.
RIBA President Angela Brady will lead a discussion on procurement that will bring together industry experts. RIBA Chief Executive Harry Rich will be discussing the implications of localism with a panel including The Guardian's architecture correspondent, Jonathan Glancey.
On its exhibition stand – the 'RIBA Village' – visitors and exhibitors will find RIBA Bookshops, NBS and RIBA Insight, as well as information about the RIBA's activities. NBS will be showcasing its revolutionary new specification tool, 'NBS Create'.
A three-day programme of seminars on sustainable architecture and design has been masterminded by the RIBA's Sustainable Futures Group. This will cover everything from the sustainable approach of some iconic prize-winning projects, to how to give non-domestic buildings a new and sustainable lease of life, to how to 'grow' your own house. The seminars will highlight specific examples, including homes, schools, offices and a 2012 Olympics project.
Over all three days, the RIBA CPD Providers Network will be offering a comprehensive series of seminars, all mapped to the ten key topics of the RIBA's simplified new approach to the CPD Core Curriculum.
RIBA President Angela Brady said:
'The RIBA and its members are taking a lead in both thinking and practice when it comes to sustainable design and construction. Ecobuild provides a unique opportunity to share knowledge with colleagues from across the industry.'