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World Economic Forum report, ‘Shaping the Future of Construction’, presented to UCL

9 May 2016

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The first report from the World Economic Forum’s ‘Future of Construction’ initiative was presented at the Steering and Advisory Committees meeting hosted by UCL’s Bartlett School of Construction and Project Management on Tuesday 26 April 2016. The report, Shaping the Future of Construction: A Breakthrough in Mindset and Technology, describes and promotes the effort by all stakeholders for the industry to fully realise its potential for change.

The meeting, which also featured round table discussion on the next steps of the initiative, was attended by executives from world-leading construction industry firms and members of the World Economic Forum. UCL’s delegation comprised Dr Aris Pantelias, who has been on the Advisory Committee of this initiative since June 2015, along with the Professor Alan Penn, Dean of The Bartlett; Professor Andrew Edkins, Director of The Bartlett School of Construction and Project Management; Andrew Grainger, Director of UCL Estates; and Professor Jim Meikle.

The World Economic Forum is an independent international organization committed to improving the state of the world by engaging business, political, academic and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas.

The Future of Construction initiative serves as a platform for Forum partners to shape the agenda of the construction industry, and to find common solutions.

Dr Pantelias is a Lecturer at the Bartlett School of Construction and Project Management and the Course Director of the MSc in Infrastructure Investment and Finance.