Jannik Giesekam chairs session at CIOB Annual Conference and presents at UK Green Building Council Masterclass

On the 22nd June CIEMAP researcher Jannik Giesekam presented and chaired a session at the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) Annual Conference in Cardiff. Speakers at this year’s conference included First Minister of Wales Carwyn Jones; Chief Executive of Build UK Suzannah Nichol and author of the Farmer Review, Mark Farmer. The session Jannik chaired focussed on ‘Innovative construction materials and how to use them’. This included presentations on saving Egypt’s oldest pyramid, novel concrete canvas products, and innovative uses of local timber. Pictures, recordings and further information can be found on the CIOB Conference website.

On the 28th June CIEMAP researcher Jannik Giesekam presented at a UK Green Building Council (UK-GBC) Masterclass in London. The masterclass followed the launch of a new UK-GBC guidance document ‘Embodied Carbon: developing a client brief’, for which Jannik acted as a Technical Reviewer. The guidance sets out how construction clients can embed embodied carbon assessment on their projects, and includes detailed guidance on supporting tools, standards and methodologies. The masterclass focussed on helping a range of construction clients put the guidance into practice. Previous CIE-MAP research has demonstrated that reducing embodied carbon is an essential part of meeting the construction sector’s carbon reduction targets.