Tomorrow’s challenges in today’s buildings is the theme of the BSRIA Briefing at the Brewery, London, on Friday 17 November.
This year’s briefing explores the options of how technology and research can enable us to prepare and accommodate future needs both in the residential and commercial buildings of the future.
"These buildings already meet current regulations for energy and carbon but what isn’t clear is what might be needed within these buildings to meet changing and varied expectations of the occupants.
"So how are they going to handle issues such as health, wellness, independence, mobility, leisure and, indeed, age?
"Building services are at the heart of delivering the built environment of the future and we have a great line up of influential industry speakers that will inspire you with thinking on this crucial issue and break barriers.''
Explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes is the after-lunch speaker. He was the first person to reach both North and South Poles by foot and also made it into the record books by completing seven marathons on seven continents (including Antarctica) in seven days – soon after receiving emergency heart surgery. Only then did he take up climbing, starting with the North Face of the Eiger. At the age of 65, at his third attempt, he became the oldest Briton to conquer Everest.
For more information, visit the BSRIA website.