Building Transparency #GVis2013


  1. This conference featured,an intriguing live presentation from Pittsburgh in the USA on the 'Phipps Conservatory'. In recent decades, Phipps has evolved into one of the region's most vibrant, thriving cultural attractions, bringing fresh perspectives and artists into this historic glasshouse environment. It has also become a strong advocate for advanced green-building practices, sustainable gardening and a tangible environmental awareness; meaning it is a great example of beauty amongst sustainable buildings.

    Delegates participated in roundtable discussion groups where they focused on transparency and its impact on sustainable building and products today. From natural materials to new business models, delegates brainstormed with peers in these groups and learnt from experts who have designed, amended and refocused their processes for increased efficiency, repeatability, dematerialisation, collaboration, competitive advantage and much more.


    How Client behaviour is changing, leading to new opportunities for more sustainable buildings and businesses.
    How apparently disruptive technologies can dramatically improve building quality and processes and information availability.
    What tools and processes are available for assessing your building products using the Living Building Challenge 'DECLARE' certification for healthy natural products.
    How new business models based on circular thinking and innovation are emerging in the marketplace.Discover what is so exciting about the Phipps Conservatory, one of the world's most energy efficient and sustainable conservatories.
  2. Chair:
  3. Keynote 1: Bob McKittrich, Chair UK Mulit Stakeholder Group of the Construction Sector Transparency Initiative
  4. #Gvis2013 Bob McKittrick explaining how #transparency in contracts can save money. Scottish Parliament building as a case in point...
    #Gvis2013 Bob McKittrick explaining how #transparency in contracts can save money. Scottish Parliament building as a case in point...
  5. Round Tables:
    One: Risk Assessment
  6. Two Data Transparency
  7. Three Sustainable Supply Chains
  8. Four: Living Building Challenge Materials 
  9. Five: Circular Economy