NTU Construction students attend RICS World Built Environment Forum 2018 in London

Students from our BSc (Hons) Construction Management course attended last month’s RICS World Built Environment Forum held in London.

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RICS World Built Environment Forum took place in London

Students from our BSc (Hons) Construction Management course attended last month’s RICS World Built Environment Forum held in London.

The forum held annually is a global network of built environment professionals and stakeholders, and is aimed at combining knowledge, skills and resources to create and manage the built environment that global populations need.

Students Haji Muhammad Haziq Bin Hj Abd Zariful and Haidar Jabbar were chosen by Construction Management Lecturer Ruby Galloway to attend the forum.

Here they both explain what they learnt from attending the World Built Environment Forum 2018

Haji commented that: “The session that I enjoyed the most out of the event was really the final one, because it discussed on the future of civilisation and changes in working practices through challenges on resources technology. As someone who wants to work for the built environment, it was an insightful session useful in allowing me to look forward in the future.

The speaker that inspired me most is JB Straubel, the co-founder of Tesla, which may be odd given he is not a professional of the built environment, but I was inspired by his & Tesla’s determination to create a greener environment through automobiles and cities. I find studies on greener, sustainable construction interesting, and Straubel discussing on seeking ideas as well as his style of thinking, was definitely inspiring.

The overall experience of the day was incredible. I kept saying how fortunate I felt for being invited to the event. The talks have been insightful and have inspired me, listening to people who have achieved so much while trying to achieve even more, especially in contributing a better built environment.”

Haidar also added: “I was invited as part of the ‘Rising Star’ programme whereby selected students from different universities were given the chance to attend and be a part of this global event.

Further to opening keynote address, discussions took place involving a variety of industry leaders and experts that provided a great amount of thought-provoking and insightful information. The main thing I took away from the two day is, “How do I prepare myself to remain relevant in this changing and transforming world?” – Through intellectual curiosity and eagerness to learn new things, analytical thinking, adaptability, flexibility and great mentorship

Although the summit was the first major professional event I had attended, I would say it was remarkably interesting and motivating. Overall, it was certainly a great experience and an honour to attend and be a part of the summit amongst the numerous leaders and industry experts that were present.”

Find out more about what happened at this year’s RICS World Built Environment Forum here

Interested in studying BSc Construction Management? Book onto an Open Day and meet staff and students to find out more about life in the School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment.

NTU Construction students attend RICS World Built Environment Forum 2018 in London

Published on 10 May 2018
  • Subject area: Property, construction and surveying
  • Category: Culture; School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment

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