University of Salford to host international conference on Built Environment

Categories: School of Science, Engineering and Environment

On December 16 and 17 the university will be hosting its bi-annual International Postgraduate Research Conference (IPGRC) for the built environment sector at it Peel Park Campus in Salford.

The event is well attended by PhD researchers providing an ideal forum to discuss new and emerging practices and challenges facing the construction industry. It is also an ideal opportunity for students to share their PhD journey and explore future research career opportunities with experienced academics.  The topics of people, process and technology will also be uncovered through the many themes that are being discussed at the conference.

The university will be welcoming students from South Africa, Nigeria, Sri Lanka and Turkey.

Keynote speakers for this unmissable event for built environment professionals are Mark Farmer, Author of the 2016 Farmer Review and Professor Jacqui Glass from UCL.   


About the Keynote Speakers

Mark Farmer

Mark has 30 years’ experience in construction and real estate and is a recognised international commentator on a variety of industry and policy related issues. Mark is a member of the Mayor of London’s Construction Skills Advisory Group, a board member for the Construction Scotland Innovation Centre, a co-chair of Constructing Excellence, a vice chair of the ULI UK Residential Council, a trustee of the MOBIE educational charity and is an honorary professor at The University of Salford’s School of Built Environment. 

Mark authored the Farmer Review, an influential 2016 independent government review of the UK’s construction labour model entitled ‘Modernise or Die’. He is a member of the Construction Innovation Hub Industry Board, the Construction Leadership Council Advisory Group and chairs the MHCLG joint industry working group tasked with enabling greater use of Modern Methods of Construction in the residential sector.


Professor Jacqueline Glass FCIOB FCABE SFHEA 

Jacqui is Chair in Construction Management, at The Bartlett School of Construction and Project Management, in University College London and Vice Dean Research for the Bartlett Faculty. She is Principal Investigator of the Transforming Construction Network Plus, funded by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), an investment supported by the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF). Jacqui has published over 150 papers, managed c. £10m of funding (from research councils and industry) and supervised more than 20 doctoral students to completion.

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