Seminar Online

Shaping the future as a modern professional in construction management - P3

by The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB)

Event details

  • Online
  • 11 December 2023
  • 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM BST

Event fees

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Tomorrow’s Leaders are shaping the future of the built environment and look to support the construction industry with future challenges.

This is Part 3 of a 3-part series: Leading the way to a sustainable future.

Within this 3-part webinar series members of our Tomorrow’s Leaders Community, alongside CIOB senior members and industry experts, will explore and discuss the main issues and challenges the built environment is facing. Our panellists will share their insights and opinions on how both our leaders of today and tomorrow can navigate their way in an ever-changing environment. Key topics of discussion include Technology; Diversity & Inclusion; and Sustainability.

In part 3 in this webinar series, the panel will discuss the importance of sustainability in the construction sector, sharing knowledge and skills needed to lead sustainable practices for the future of society. The panel will provide a platform for participants to engage with industry experts, share ideas and discuss the challenges and opportunities related to sustainable construction as well as opportunity to also question how industry contributions both now and in the future will have impact on our Net-Zero Carbon Goals.

Our global Tomorrow’s Leaders Community is a cross membership community within the CIOB which focusses on building professionalism, developing skills & sharing knowledge at every career stage whilst enhancing the pipeline of high-quality construction talent.

Members: gain 3 CIOB CPD points when you reflect on the ethical aspects of your learning from this activity.


Sophie Cox

Acting Product Owner - Tomorrow's Leaders

[email protected]

Our Speakers

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Sam Dibaj FCIOB

CIOB Trustee, Senior Project Manager at Galliford Try

I am currently a Senior Project Manager in Galliford Try’s Environment Division working in the Asset Creation Scotland business unit and sit on the Board of Trustees of the Chartered Institute of Building. 

Having achieved fellowship of CIOB at the age of 32, I have worked on the Entry Grade Value Proposition Plan and Mentoring Group and am also a Chartered Environmentalist. Since starting as a site engineer in 2008, I have had a passion for the industry I work in and find this important as a manager and leader, not just within my working team, but also when sharing my knowledge by delivering presentations, talks to students and prospective future entrants into the industry.

In my current role, I work on a joint venture as ESD with Galliford Try and MWH delivering projects on a £700m framework on behalf of Scottish Water. I am responsible for managing multi-disciplinary teams and delivering projects from prepare phase through to detailed design, execution, delivery, and closedown. My portfolio of projects ranges in value from £5m to £20m on clean water and wastewater sites.

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Ollie Crofts MCIOB

Associate Director at Burmor Construction Ltd

Having started working in Construction at 16 I am passionate about sharing my knowledge and experience of the last 12 years with the future generation of our industry. My work placements have ranged from site labourer to Senior Quantity Surveyor and Project manager before now working as Associate Director for Burmor Construction, a regional main contractor in the East of England.

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Sajni Vekaria

Environmental Sustainability Graduate at Balfour Beatty

I’m Sajni, an Environmental and Sustainability graduate at Balfour Beatty, specifically within the Highways and Major Projects business unit. I work alongside the Head of Environment and Sustainability, analysing the ways in which we can reduce our embodied & construction carbon, as well as actively working to embed a low carbon culture within the business. Prior to joining BB, I just recently completed my BSc (Hons) Environmental Science degree, and am a strong advocate for promoting and encouraging more young women to join the industry!

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