About the Conference
The focus of this year's Property Repairs & Asset Management (PRAM) Conference will be 'sharing best practice: learning from each other what works'.
The last few years have seen a raft of new guidance and standards issued around fire safety, energy efficiency and fuel poverty, to name just a few. Our housing association members and conference exhibitors will be sharing practical examples of how they've overcome challenges, worked collaboratively and developed innovative approaches to property maintenance and asset management.
Date & Venue
This year's conference takes place on Tuesday 3 December at The Arches in Glasgow city centre. An unrivalled city centre location, Argyle Street Arches is located in the heart of Glasgow’s city centre, underneath Glasgow Central Station and just a few minutes from St Enoch Underground Station and Queen Street Station.
Costs & How to Book
The delegate fee starts at £229 for SFHA Members (£319 for non-members) which includes attendance, lunch and all refreshments.
To book your place click the 'Book Now' button at the top of this page.
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Member Price £229
Non-member Price £319
Built Environment Forum Scotland
Euan Leitch is the Director of the Built Environment Forum Scotland an umbrella organisation with policy interests across archaeology, buildings and landscapes. He has a background in architectural history and urban planning.Read More
Euan has worked for public bodies, local authorities and charities and his work has moved from physical conservation to conservation policy. Through BEFS he engages with Members of the Scottish Parliament to try and influence policy and legislation that improves the condition of Scotland’s historic environment for the benefit of people. Euan has the misfortune of having lived in Edinburgh his whole life.
Maryhill Housing Association
Bryony was appointed Chief Executive of Maryhill Housing in March 2017. She joined Maryhill in August 2015 as Director of Housing. Prior to that, Bryony worked at Islington Council for nine years having started as a graduate trainee.Read More
Since joining Maryhill Housing, Bryony has led key projects such as the introduction of a new rent structure, the re-procurement of key repairs and maintenance contracts, structural reviews of the Neighbourhood Team, Senior Management Team and Housing Management Service. Bryony is currently a member of the Chartered Institute of Housing Scotland Board and was previously a Board Director at Hyelm Housing Association in London.
Bryony’s expertise includes change management, business planning, strategy development, procurement, regeneration, resident engagement, service development and contract management. Bryony is responsible for leading the organisation and Corporate Services including Governance, HR and IT.
Cairn Housing Association
Meg is responsible for strategic asset projects at Cairn Housing Association, including the evaluation of asset performance and modernisation of Cairn’s sheltered housing.Read More
Prior to joining Cairn, she worked as a consultant in the housing sector advising on asset management, community engagement and regeneration projects with a range of housing associations and local authorities in Scotland and England.
Bruach Design & Consultancy
Colin Hastie is an Owner and Director at the architecture and BIM consultancy practice Bruach Design and Consultancy. He is an experienced, qualified architect, contract administrator and BIM consultant.Read More
He currently delivers BIM training for Construction Scotland Innovation Centre and City of Glasgow College, and has experience of implementing BIM within various organisations, providing guidance on the required standards, delivering training, support and ongoing consultancy and advice to a range of construction clients, contractors and consultants. Colin is a member of the RIBA and RIAS, and is a BRE “BIM Certified Practitioner”.
University of Stirling
Douglas taught both housing and sociology at the Stirling University for 30 years. During that time, he undertook research on a variety of housing policy matters including regeneration and renewal, private property ownership and its management, social housing in Europe and Scottish housing & planning history. He now works as a housing consultant, commentator, researcher and writer. He also holds an Honorary Professorship at Stirling.Read More
Douglas has long had a 40-year interest in tenement improvement and repair, common repair systems and has long expressed concerns about the serious persistent limitations of the current legislative framework which endeavours to ensure proper property management and maintenance. He recently concluded a comprehensive policy review of common repair and maintenance issues in Scotland, for Built Environment Forum Scotland.
Angela Gardiner has been the Inclusive Design Manager for Link Group since July 2017: having previously been the Senior Housing Occupational Therapist with East Lothian Council for 15 years including a secondment to Link as the Contract Manager for the Scottish Governments Help to Adapt project.Read More
Since joining Link, Angela has led the Inclusive Design team in promoting a better understanding for the need for a more inclusive approach to existing services across Link Group.
Angela has a longstanding interest in inclusive design of the built environment and is a longstanding member of COTSSH (College of Occupational Therapist Specialist Section Housing).
Historic Environment Scotland
Mairi Davies is Climate Change Manager at Historic Environment Scotland, supporting the organisation in meeting its obligations under the Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009, providing leadership and acting as an exemplar. She was previously an Inspector of Ancient Monuments for HES’s predecessor organisation, Historic Scotland.Read More
Mairi is on the Steering Groups for Dynamic Coast: Scotland’s National Coastal Change Assessment and Edinburgh Adapts, which has brought together multiple partners to develop a vision and action plan for an adapted capital city. In partnership with Edinburgh World Heritage, she managed the project to develop the Edinburgh Adapts Guide to Building Maintenance in a Changing Climate, published in August 2019. She is also one of the principal authors of a major report published last year on climate change risk assessment for the Historic Environment Scotland Estate.
Grampian Housing Association
My background is electrical, I am a time-served, SJIB Approved Electrician and have advanced my career from on the tools through supervisory roles, progressing into management. I have worked all over the UK and Europe, both onshore and offshore, including places like Kings Cross Station rewire after the fire in 1987.Read More
I have also worked on power station upgrades at Kinloch Ranoch power station and Terneuzen in Holland, and both offshore/onshore in the north see and at various fabrications such as Ardesier, Nigg and Ivergordon. In 1995 to 1998 I went back to college to study IT and worked in the industry for a couple of years, but soon realised I would never be a games designer for Rockstar Games so went back to the tools. In 2009 an opportunity arose to get in to facilities management as an Assistant Facilities Manager and from there I have progressed to Operational Management as Ops Manager, Contracts Manager, Group Maintenance Manager, eventually ending up involved in social housing where I am just now.