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Bristol Club: Here to Learn Workshop on The Climate Crisis

The Bristol Club is back! Come and join us for this workshop on Net Zero and the Climate Crisis.


o 3.30pm Registration with tea/coffee
o 4.00pm Developing the skills in the construction sector required to achieve net zero – Patrick O’Flynn, UWE
o 4.40pm The challenges of retrofit – Ben Bright, Senior Consultant, Sustainability, Turner & Townsend
o 5.20pm Construction Leadership Council’s Construct Zero Performance Framework – Andrew Carpenter, Construct Zero Board Member
o 6.00pm Close

CPD accredited

o Expert speakers will present to the audience for 10 mins on their theme. They then set a challenge to the audience based on what they have just presented.
o The audience then workshops the challenge in groups of 5-6 for about 20mins.
o Each group presents back the key points from their discussions for 10mins


Patrick O’Flynn

Associate Head of Department (partnerships, outreach, and apprenticeships)  ​​Architecture and the Built Environment

Lecturer – Building Services and Energy Management

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Ben Bright

Ben sits in the housing team of Turner & Townsend’s growing Sustainability division. He is a qualified Retrofit Coordinator and has a background in planning and delivery of energy efficiency projects as a Commercial Manager for an insulation provider. He has worked in the housing industry for 5 years supporting clients to successful outcomes.

His current role focusses on programme delivery of the Social Housing Retrofit Accelerator, which is a technical support facility aiming to increase the market knowledge of the technical delivery of retrofit and assist social housing providers to bid for funds from the Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund.

Andrew Carpenter

Andrew joined the UK construction industry in 1977 with the manufacturing giant CRH and held a series of sales and business development roles in his early years. It was the ground-breaking Rethinking Construction Report of 1998 that was to change Andrew’s career path as he became involved in change management and best practice, first within CRH and then later as a Board Member and Director of Constructing Excellence.

During this time, he was the inaugural chair of the national ‘Best Practice’ Club network and the public face of Constructing Excellence being responsible for marketing, events, communications and membership. From 2008 – 2010 he worked as a consultant in ‘lean’ measures, which included Andrew helping to set up and then become one of the first fifteen students of the CWA (Collaborative Working Academy)’ Diploma in collaboration in construction’. Andrew was delighted to be asked to become Chief Executive of the Structural Timber (then the UKTFA) in January 2011.

Andrew is now helping to spearhead the drive for Sustainable Construction using more structural timber in construction with a ‘Fabric First’ approach. Andrew was appointed Chief Executive of Constructing Excellence South West in September 2013 and Chief Executive of Constructing Excellence Midlands in May 2018. In 2011 Andrew was rewarded for his services to best practice within the UK construction industry by being awarded the ‘Achiever Award’ in the 2011 CIOB/CESW South West Built Environment Awards. Andrew is also currently a member of the Construction Leadership Council Construct Zero Board & Housing Forum Board and sits on the Government’s Timber in Construction Working Group.

Event Details

  • Date: 8th June
  • Time: 3:30pm - 6:00pm
  • Cost: Free – £10
  • Event Category: Regional
  • Venue: VWV, Narrow Quay House
  • Map Link: + Google Map


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