International Built Environment Research Conference is a Roaring Success
Last week the University of Salford hosted the International Postgraduate Research Conference (IPGRC) for the built environment sector.
The IPGRC 2019 took place on December 16 and 17th with a postgraduate student describing it as a, “A great networking event,” on Twitter.
It is the 14th time that the conference has been held with previous events being hosted in the UK and other European cities. The conference allows postgraduate students from within the built environment sector the opportunity to come together and present their research, gain experience of presenting and to hear about current research in the sector as well as providing the opportunity to network and socialise. Delegates came from several countries including the UK, Ireland, South Africa, Canada, Ghana, Turkey and Nigeria.
The conference covered many diverse topics such as developing professional capacity in the construction industry, the energy performance of buildings, tackling spatial inequalities through mixed income housing, and the dismantling of barriers to effective disaster management.
Keynote speakers were Professor Jacqui Glass of UCL and Mr Mark Farmer, CEO of Cast. Mark Farmer gave thought-proving presentations on ‘Transforming Construction – An Opportunity for Everyone’ and ‘Using MMC as a Change Agent for the UK’s National & Regional Industrial Strategy.’
Conference Director, Dr Amanda Marshall-Ponting said: “This conference provides a great opportunity for students to present their research in a friendly and supportive environment, and I think a number of new friendships and professional connections were made.”
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