Sam stacey

TitleTransforming a nation’s construction sector

Sam will present the insights gained from leading a four-year programme to transform the UK’s construction sector. The talk will focus on the need for a systems approach to achieving change, where cultural shift is as important as technical breakthroughs. The programme relied on vital contributions from academia, government and the private sector. From the outset, the programme was driven by a conviction that in the UK, and indeed throughout the world, construction as a system is not really working for anyone, but that with the right leadership it could be radically improved. It now seems that that vision is on the way to being realised

Bio: Sam Stacey, Chief Executive, Stacx International Ltd

Sam Stacey is a construction industry leader and writer on construction innovation. He has a unique perspective and a deep heritage in the built environment, having served on various boards, including the BRE, Construction Innovation Hub and Active Building Centre, and advised UK government and a number of leading construction companies. From 2010 he was Innovation Director at Skanska UK Plc, where he drove research, business improvement and design management. He combines technical know-how with degrees from a number of the world’s leading universities:  in Architecture from the University of Cambridge, Engineering from Imperial College, London and an MBA from Henley Business School.

Sam has worked as an architect, engineer, developer, building contractor and policy-maker, most recently with government as Challenge Director for Transforming Construction at UKRI. Through his work he has come to believe that we can create a construction industry that is better than the world can currently imagine. Sam’s vision is of an industry that wastes no time, energy or materials in delivering beautiful, sustainable and high-quality buildings. He is now continuing to implement this vision via Stacx International Ltd.

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