Urbano Build Networking Breakfast Event with Alan Crane

Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
Paternoster House
65 St Paul's Churchyard
London, EC4M 8AB

Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

Urbano Build is a programme of regular networking events in London aimed at architects, developers, property investors, designers, interior designers and other professionals associated with the built environment sector to make connections, gather information, create associations and find new business opportunities.

Urbano Build breakfast events are stripped down conferences, exploring interesting themes and built around great speakers, where the the focus is on networking and creating connections and opportunities. You always meet a diverse range of businesses and their representatives in a lively session of informal but facilitated networking.

Urbano loves to showcase leading British talent and innovators, alongside those shaping the future of the Built Environment sector. Previous Build speakers have included George Clarke, Kevin McCloud, Wayne Hemingway, Loyd Grossman (Heritage Alliance), Jane Duncan (new RIBA President), Casey Rutland (ARUP BIM Lead), Ed Green (Cabinet Office Procurement), Stephen Hodder (Ex RIBA President), Mark Bew and David Philp (Govt BIM Team), David Hancock (Cabinet Office), Andrew Pryke (BAM), Sadie Morgan (Chair of HS2 Design Panel/dRMM), lead representatives of ARUP, CCS, CITB, and Jackie Sadek, CEO of UK Regeneration, amongst others.


Alan Crane is Chair of The Building Control Performance Standards Advisory Group (BCPSAG) a sub committee of Building Regulations Advisory Committee (BRAC). He is also a past President of the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB). 

Urbano Build networking event Alan CraneAlan has more than 40 years of industry experience, including 20 at Bovis, where he rose to chief operations director in charge of international operations. He was also involved with the Petronas Towers in Malaysia and Eurodisney in Paris. He was seconded to develop Canary Wharf and put in charge of building the £4bn London Docklands development.

Alan has sat on every industry committee going - from the Chair of the Movement for Innovation, the forerunner to Constructing Excellence - to the Architects Registration Board. He was awarded a CBE in 2003 for services to innovation in the construction industry.

Alan's presentation will look at building regulations and building control, with an opportunity to have a discussion on the Grenfell tragedy with others on implications for the industry (Urbano members who have expertise in the area and have written technical and legal commentary pieces for broadsheet press and BBC will be present).

Evening Standard Fund for donations to those dispossessed by the Grenfell Tower fire: Grenfell Tower Fund

Alan will also discuss how performance on building controls can be driven forward, and developing more customer relevant and topical standards. He will also be looking at where construction is likely to go following the General Election and Brexit.


8:00am – Registration, continental breakfast and networking

8:30am – Presentation by Alan followed by Q&A

9:15am – Networking and more coffee
- 10.30am


Urbano Member - Katten Muchin Rosenman UK LLP - will be our hosts for this speaker event. Katten is a full-service law firm with more than 600 attorneys across the United States and in London and Shanghai. The London office acts for clients operating in the real estate, corporate, banking and finance, and financial services sectors.



"Really enjoyed talking at Urbano - a dynamic and way of cross fertilising between industries, networking and meeting interesting folk!"
William Hardie, Studio Hardie (Build Speaker)

"Thank you very much for the opportunity for us to present to the Urbano Network on the latest developments in BREEAM. It was great to see such a diverse and engaged audience and the networking opportunity after our presentation was extremely useful."
Dr Chris Ward, BRE (Build Speaker)


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