Innovation in Research and Industry Symposium (IRIS)

Innovation in Research and Industry (IRIS) Research Webinars
Date and time
08 Oct 2021 (11:00am)
Location

Online

Price

Free

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Headed by a team of academic colleagues, Birmingham City University is pleased to announce the Innovation in Research and Industry Symposium (IRIS) which aims to provide a global platform for prestigious speakers to showcase innovative developments in built environment practice and/or cutting-edge research to fellow academics and industrial practitioners. We welcome collaboration on this initiative with colleagues at other institutions internationally - if you are interested, then please do get in touch. 

The construction industry is currently undergoing a rapid transformation which requires the development of pragmatic solutions to address widely debated and emerging challenges. Innovation is central to this transformation because it has the inherent capacity to positively impact value, economic, social and environmental factors.

The Innovation in Research and Industry Symposium (IRIS) aims to provide a global platform for prestigious speakers to showcase innovative developments in built environment practice and/or cutting-edge research to fellow academics and industrial practitioners. Our guest speakers are pioneers in their respective fields and have been invited to share their wealth of knowledge with industrialists and academics alike. Future planned talks will cover a diverse range of topics including (but not limited to): sustainability and the circular economy, digitalisation and information technology, and infrastructure development. This collaborative platform seeks to share knowledge with students, researchers, practitioners in the built environment and related fields.

Join our first webinar from the Innovation in Research and Industry Symposium (IRIS) series, with Professor Tony Thorpe. Professor Thorpe will be discussing “Construction IT – a personal odyssey”.

Symposium Chairs and Planning Committee

  • Dr. Saeed Talebi, Senior Lecture and Course Leader for BSc Quantity Surveying, Birmingham City University, UK
  • Dr. Mark Shelbourn, Associate Professor and Head of Department for Built Environment, Birmingham City University, UK
  • Dr. David J. Edwards, Professor of Plant and Machinery Management, Birmingham City University, UK

Organising Committee

  • Dr. Damilola Ekundayo, Associate Professor and Team Lead for CM/QS, Birmingham City University, UK
  •  John Posillico, Lecturer for Construction Management, Birmingham City University, UK
  •  Dr. Chris Roberts, Assistant Lecturer, Birmingham City University, UK
  •  Dr. Solomon Adjei, Senior Lecturer and Course Leader for BSc Construction Management, Birmingham City University, UK
  • Mike Leonard, Visiting Professor in Manufacturing in Construction, Birmingham City University, UK.
  • Susan Hayhow, Senior Lecturer, Birmingham City University, UK.