Urbano Communities

Urbano Build

Urbano Build's programme is a co-ordinated event programme and network for architects, developers, property investors, designers, interior designers, innovators, landscapers and other sector professionals to connect, gather information, create associations and alliances, and build a community based on mutual encouragement and sharing market knowledge to help their businesses survive and thrive.  Our programme also supports member events during MIPIM (the world's leading property exhibition), Clerkenwell Design Week and London Festival of Architecture.

Further information on our programme of events, opportunities and membership information is provided below.

URBANO BUILD SPEAKER PROGRAMME

Our Urbano Build speaker programme has a proud track record of exploring and championing issues affecting the sector, often before they become mainstream, and often from a stand-point of finding opportunities for smaller firms to work with larger ones as we feel both benefit. This includes diversity, sustainability, new technologies and their usage, such as BIM and VR, accessibility, environmental, BREEAM, supply chain transparency, site safety, workplace and wellbeing, design, modern materials, M2M/IOT and crowdfunding. 

Previous speakers at Urbano Build have included RIBA’s current and previous Presidents - Ben Derbyshire (September 2017), Jane Duncan and Stephen Hodder, Kevin McCloud (Grand Designs), George Clarke (Restoration Man), Marc Vlessing (Pocket Living), Wayne Hemingway, Loyd Grossman, David Hancock (Government Lead on Construction), senior figures in organisations like CEBR, BRE and CABE, and from leading UK construction companies such as Arup, Laing O’Rourke, Mace Group, and David Philp and Mark Bew (BIM Team at the Cabinet Office).  

Happily and typically, an Urbano Build event audience is usually around 50% female. Click here to view our Urbano Women in Architecture, Construction, Technology & Engineering (UWACTE) community.

URBANO BUILD SPEAKER PROGRAMME & UPCOMING EVENTS

Urbano hosts 12 Build Community networking events per year, including breakfast events that feature great speakers, networking lunches and networking evenings.

Thursday January 16th 2019 - Urbano Build & UWACTE networking breakfast on Zero Carbon. Hosted by the Building Society, Fitzrovia.

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Thursday December 5th 2019 - Urbano Build networking breakfast on Future Homes Standard. Hosted by the Herman Miller Showroom

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Thursday November 28th - Urbano Building Speaker event with Tom Bloxham MBE, Founder of Urbano Splash. 

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PREVIOUS BUILD COMMUNITY EVENTS & SPEAKERS: 
Urbano Build Community Networking Events

Please note - Urbano is pan-sector and all our events enjoy attendances from different representatives from companies in the Build Community sectors. Book the next event that suits your diary and start your journey with Urbano there! 
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MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION

Non-member companies are welcome to book and send representatives to a maximum of TWO Urbano events in total, including Urbano Build events before needing to join and experience the full benefits of membership. 

For specific Build & UWACTE Community Membership information click here to download the membership & supporter information pack

For a summary of the benefits of membership - and if you are interested in setting up membership immediately visit: Urbano Membership

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“Having presented on sustainable construction for Urbano Build, I would definitely speak at an Urbano event again. Not only was I warmly welcomed by the Urbano team, but I was particularly delighted at the depth of the Q&A with such a multi-disciplinary and informed audience from across the built environment sector.

Urbano clearly has a great reach into the industry, and to see so many women attending was indicative of the high quality of the event and the relevance of the topic to women in industry.” 

Prof Jacqui Glass, Professor of Architecture and Sustainable Construction at Loughborough University & Director of the Centre for Innovative and Collaborative Construction Engineering (CICE), on Urbano:

"I found I was ranting and raving in a very unclever way again yesterday morning, at some ungodly hour in Hatton Garden, as I addressed the Urbano Build network about my mission to kick-start a real step-change in regeneration. 

Now, I may grumble about getting up early for these things, but I always find time for the Urbano Network. They have a philosophy of "exchanging value" that I find rather empowering.

Urbano, run by the redoubtable Mark Herring, offers a safe facilitating vehicle brokering for opportunities for smaller companies to get involved, both with each other, and with larger partners. They champion the cause of the smaller, quality suppliers, especially in areas such as BIM, design and new technologies.  

I always learn something of real value when I'm with them.  And they're entrepreneurs, so they're a creative and energising lot to be with. Community building with businesses in economic partnerships, through our work and events and even online (steady now) is a key part of the UKR journey, of course. And the Urbano entrepreneurs certainly seemed to like the UKR business model.

I found myself among friends, despite (or perhaps because of) all my ranting.  I was asked a number of fascinating questions (and some more off the wall, such as: was I the next Kevin McLeod?) by a group of people who were thoroughly engaged." 

Jackie Sadek, CEO of UK Regeneration, on Urbano

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Next Events

  1. London Networking Event - Christmas Networking Evening

    Thursday November 21st, 5:30pm

    Urbano Christmas networking evening for Urbano Members hosted by City Pavilion. (All photos on Urbano are from our events except speaker profile photos).

    Read more > City Pavilion
  2. London networking event - Urbano Build networking breakfast on Future Homes Standard

    Thursday December 5th, 8:30am

    Urbano Build networking and speaker breakfast looking at proposals in the Future Homes Standard around Building Regulations.

    Read more > Herman Miller Showroom
  3. Urbano Networking Lunch in Marylebone

    Wednesday January 8th, 12:30pm

    Join us at Bernardi's in Marylebone for our first networking lunch to welcome in 2020!

    Read more > Bernardi's
  4. London networking event - Urbano Build & UWACTE networking breakfast on Zero Carbon in Construction

    Thursday January 23rd, 8:30am

    Urbano Build & UWACTE speaker breakfast with Isabel McAllister, Mace Group Director of Business Responsibility.

    Read more > The Building Society
  5. London Networking Event - Urbano Networking networking evening in London

    Wednesday January 29th, 6:00pm

    Urbano Network January networking evening (FREE for URBANO MEMBERS - TWO places for Connections & Company members)

    Read more > Venue TBC Gen
  6. London networking event - Urbano Build networking breakfast with Mark Farmer

    Thursday February 6th, 8:30am

    Urbano Build networking and speaker breakfast with Mark Farmer, Government Champion of Modern Methods of Construction (MMC).

    Read more > The Building Society
  7. London Networking Event - Pre MIPIM networking breakfast event in Westminster London

    Thursday February 27th, 8:30am

    Urbano Build, Finance & UWACTE Communities Pre-MIPIM networking breakfast event at Church House Westminster.

    Read more > Church House Westminster

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Alan Crane is Chair of The Building Control Performance Standards Advisory Group (BCPSAG).

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