About the Conference
This year’s SFHA Property Repairs and Asset Management conference comes at a time when fire safety and energy efficiency are major issues for housing associations.
Following the tragic fire at Grenfell Tower in London there has, rightly, been a major focus on fire safety in Scotland. The conference will look at best practice in fire safety as well as hearing from the Scottish Government on forthcoming new standards on fire safety for social landlords.
Increasing energy efficiency has been a key driver for maintenance and asset management staff since the introduction of the Scottish Housing Quality Standard. With concerns about climate change and rising fuel costs, the issue has never been higher up the agenda. The conference will look at progress to the 2020 Energy Efficiency Standards for Social Housing (EESSH), and will consider the Scottish Government’s plans to eradicate fuel poverty. The conference will also hold a keynote session to consider the challenging new energy efficiency standards planned for beyond 2020.
We will also look to the future and ask, can digital technology and innovation improve the sevices that we provide to tenants? Can they help us to improve asset management through the use of new approaches such as Building Information Management (BIM)?
With these major themes plus a range of workshops covering procurement, regulation, gas and electrical safety, renewable heat and energy efficiency and mobile working – there is something for everyone involved in maintenance and asset management at this conference.
The exhibition gives you the chance to explore the latest innovations, products and services from leading suppliers.
Whether you’re coming along to network, catch up on the latest policy developments or hear about good practice, you can find it all in one day.
Extended networking buffet and drinks at the end the day gives added value to delegates and exhibitiors.
Venue & Book Your Place
This years conference takes place on the 11 September at Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh - Scotland’s most prestigious stadium.
Book your place at the event using the above link. Delegate rates start at £219. This includes attendance for the full day, lunch, and all refreshments. Take advantage of our offer and book two places to receive a third one FREE! (*All delegate places must be booked at the same time and from the same organisation to qualify).
Overnight accommodation is not included this year as part of the conference, however rooms that suit your budget can be booked through Conference Care. Their reservations team can be contacted on: firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone on 02476 369 720.
Who won the vote?
We are delighted to announce the winners of the “workshop pitches” at next months Property Repairs & Asset Management Conference are;
- Collaboration without merger led by Ark Consultancy
- How to go green without costing the earth led by Sidey
Thanks to everyone who put forward a pitch and to everyone who voted. The full results were
Speakers & Biographies
Scottish Future Trust
As an Associate Director within Scottish Futures Trust, Paul is a member of the Construction Review Delivery Team. This is a joint working group between Scottish Government and Scottish Futures Trust to deliver the recommendations of The Review of Scottish Public Sector Procurement in Construction which was published in October 2013.
Paul currently leads on a variety of workstreams which include the creation of a new Community Infrastructure Benchmark Database, development of a new Community Benefits Toolkit for Construction and development of a new Whole Life Appraisal Tool for the built environment.
Paul is also a member of the Scottish BIM Delivery Group. The objective of this group is to support and enable the Scottish Public Sector to adopt BIM Level 2 from April 2017. The work of this group is set out within the Scottish BIM Implementation Plan which was published September 2015.
With over 15 years within the construction industry, Paul has been involved in a variety of public and private sector projects which have ranged in terms of value, procurement and complexity. Paul is a chartered Quantity Surveyor by profession and spent 10 years delivering cost management services within an international construction consultancy before joining Scottish Futures Trust in Aug 2012.
Colin Taylor is Housing Services Manager at Scotland Excel leading a team with responsibility for delivering the Scottish Government funded Procurement Improvement Programme to housing associations. Colin joined Scotland Excel in 2008 providing support to Scotland’s councils before taking this role last April. Before joining Scotland Excel , Colin’s previous career was in the private sector working for multinational corporations (Philips & IBM) building up extensive experience in procurement, finance, customer relationships and business operations with roles in both the UK and North America.
Zero Waste Scotland
Drew is a project manager at Zero Waste Scotland, providing advice on decentralised energy and low carbon heat to support the Scottish Government’s ambitions for a decarbonised heat sector in Scotland. Zero Waste Scotland is part of the Heat Network Partnership, a collaboration of agencies focused on the promotion and support of district heating.
Drew recently completed a Masters in Carbon Management at the University of Edinburgh and, prior to working at Zero Waste Scotland, built up extensive experience delivering projects addressing fuel poverty, energy efficiency and behaviour change. Drew is also a director of the Edinburgh Community Solar Cooperative.
Local Energy Scotland
Chris Morris has managed Local Energy Scotland since summer 2013 and is responsible for the delivery of the Scottish Government’s Community and Renewable Energy Scheme (CARES). Previous to his current role Chris set up and ran an energy advice service at Changeworks and delivered renewables programmes at the Energy Saving Trust. Chris’ career has been in the voluntary sector and he’s worked on innovative energy projects in Scotland for almost 20 years. He has a degree in Environmental Management and lives with his family in Edinburgh.
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