Event Archive

To promote a wider understanding and appreciation of the construction industry

CFCI Guided Summer Punt – CANCELLED

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CFCI Guided Summer Punt – CANCELLED

June 13, 2022 5:45 pm - 7:00 pm

The Trustees have arranged for some guided punts for a 45 minutes chauffeured tour along the College Backs, details are as follows: Meeting Point:   Scudamore’s, Mill Lane, Cambridge Meeting Time:   5.45pm for 6pm start Tickets:              £15/person Bring your own refreshments! Tickets are limited, book early so as not to […]

CFCI Annual Debate – THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED

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CFCI Annual Debate – THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED

Postponed until Monday 13 June 2022

It’s back! The annual CFCI Debate 2022 Chairing the event is former CFCI President Colin Brown. Speakers for and against the motion to be announced nearer the time This event will be held at The Union, Round Church Street, Cambridge on Monday 13 June 2022 5.45pm to 7.30pm Tickets are £5 pp including drink The […]

Tour around the Swaffham Prior District Heating Scheme

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Tour around the Swaffham Prior District Heating Scheme

May 11, 2022 5:15 pm - 6:30 pm

Trustees are providing a fantastic opportunity for CFCI members to have a guided tour round the currently under construction, new Heating Swaffham Prior Energy Centre as well as viewing the progress made to date. The visit will also include the borehole field before it is covered over and Q & A with Bouygues Energy and […]

Site Visit – Girton Almshouses

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Site Visit – Girton Almshouses

April 27, 2022 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

We are delighted to offer the opportunity to visit Dovehouse Court, which will provide 15 almshouses built to stringent Passivhaus standards for the over 55s living in Girton, along with a new office for Girton Town Charity. Designed to meet the future needs of the elderly, it allows for extended independent living including easy wheelchair […]

CFCI Webinar – UK Net Zero Pathway

CFCI Webinar – UK Net Zero Pathway

April 25, 2022 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

In November 2021, the UKGBC published ‘A Pathway to Net Zero for the UK Built Environment’ in response to the UK Government ‘Net Zero Strategy: Build Back Greener’. Simon McWhirter from UKGBC will be presenting their pathway to Net Zero describing the measures in both operational and embodied carbon required as well as highlighting other […]

The Price is Right – New for CFCI

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The Price is Right – New for CFCI

April 20, 2022 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

The CFCI’s Young Ambassadors are hosting the popular TV Gameshow ‘The Price is Right’ with a construction and property twist. Join the CFCI YA’s and take on others in the industry to be in with a chance of winning a property and construction version of The Price is Right! We bring back some of the […]

Site Visit – Timberworks / Ironworks

Site Visit

Site Visit – Timberworks / Ironworks

April 6, 2022 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

The CFCI offer the chance to visit these two new developments, approx 10 minutes from each other. The visit covers both the Timberworks and Ironworks, each providing affordable accommodation. The homes are set around parkland providing a social environment Full PPE will be required for the site tour – Boots, Hard Hats, Hi Vis and […]

CFCI Annual Dinner – Ticket Allocation Payments only

Annual Dinner

CFCI Annual Dinner – Ticket Allocation Payments only

March 25, 2022 - March 26, 2022

Further to our recent email confirming your ticket allocation for the CFCI Annual Dinner, please can you now pay for your confirmed allocated tickets below and ensure payment is received by Monday 7 March 2022 at the very latest. If payment is not received by this date your parcel of tickets will be forfeited and […]

CFCI Annual Dinner 2022 – SOLD OUT

Annual Dinner

CFCI Annual Dinner 2022 – SOLD OUT

March 25, 2022 - March 26, 2022

Morning Members We are delighted to inform you that the CFCI Annual Dinner will be going ahead on Friday 25 March 2022, subject to Government guidelines at the time. At present you are unable to purchase tickets, however, you are able to request tickets as per the attached Membership levels Individual/Enhanced Individual- members will be […]

Greater Cambridge Design and Construction Awards 2022

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Greater Cambridge Design and Construction Awards 2022

March 16, 2022 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

In conjunction with the Greater Cambridge Shared Planning Service  we are holding the Greater Cambridge Design and Construction Awards (GCD&C) at the Jesus College Cambridge on Wednesday 16 March 2022. This evening event will celebrate the best work being carried out across the construction industry in both Cambridge and South Cambridgeshire.  Shortlisted candidates will make […]

Decarbonising Heat – Challenges and Solutions – Monday 14 March 2022

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Decarbonising Heat – Challenges and Solutions – Monday 14 March 2022

March 14, 2022 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The CFCI are delighted to be continuing with their Online Webinars with the first for 2022 to be held on Monday 14 March 2022 at 1.00pm covering the challenges and solutions of decarbonising heat. The transition away from fossil fuels for heating buildings is difficult but achievable. This talk will run through the issues faced […]

Market Conditions – Has the market recovered from the pandemic and the aftermath of Brexit?

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Market Conditions – Has the market recovered from the pandemic and the aftermath of Brexit?

January 24, 2022 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Our very own CFCI Trustee, Alison Wring, AECOM will be providing a presentation on understanding if the construction industry has recovered from the pandemic and the aftermath of Brexit and how this has affected the construction industry, providing some regional reflections and an outlook for the next two years To attend please register below: Hi […]

Entopia Building

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Entopia Building

December 14, 2021 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The University are transforming a 1930’s telephone exchange in central Cambridge into a world-leading example of an ultra-sustainable retrofit. Working with our committed project team the University has set the highest standards for an existing building, with aims to achieve multiple sustainable building certifications. The building will become Cambridge Institute of Sustainability Leadership’s (CISL) home […]

1000 Discovery Drive

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1000 Discovery Drive

8 December 2021

Liberty Property Trust, a Prologis company, and Countryside Properties, the developers of the hugely successful Cambridge Biomedical Campus expansion, have been granted planning consent for 1000 Discovery Drive

Form the Future Apprenticeships for Employers Event

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Form the Future Apprenticeships for Employers Event

December 7, 2021 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

The CFCI Young Ambassadors in association with Form the Future and  other organisations are undertaking a webinar to explain the benefits of taking on apprentices and what is involved in teh process. It is aimed at SME’s who may find the whole apprenticeship process a bit of a minefield. You will hear from FtF, current […]

CFCI Construction Site visit – Lucy Cavendish Cambridge

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CFCI Construction Site visit – Lucy Cavendish Cambridge

December 1, 2021 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

CFCI Young Ambassadors are excited to be organising a construction site visit to the Lucy Cavendish College project on Madingley Road – currently being built by SDC.  This will be a great opportunity to attend an in-person site visit to see this complex new College accommodation building with an integral café and teaching space. This […]

CFCI Annual Dinner

Annual Dinner

CFCI Annual Dinner

November 12, 2021 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm

The pre-dinner reception will be held in the Chetwynd Room from 7.00 pm and dinner will be called at 7.30 pm.
NOTE – EVENT SUBJECT TO COVID RESTRICTIONS, FURTHER DETAILS TO FOLLOW.

Water Resources East

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Water Resources East

To be confirmed

Eastern England faces a number of significant risks to its future water supply, which could have a catastrophic impact on the area’s communities, economy, and environment if left unchecked.

Young Ambassadors:  The benefits of having a diversity in the construction industry

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Young Ambassadors: The benefits of having a diversity in the construction industry

November 8, 2021 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

With our CFCI Young Ambassador’s programme we will be working closely with the Team to hold a panel discussion on the benefits of diversity in the construction industry.

Passivhaus accommodation

Webinar

Passivhaus accommodation

October 11, 2021 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The graduate accommodation will be built to Passivhaus ‘classic’ standard, a sustainable housing initiative, resulting in ultra-low energy buildings which require very little energy for heating or cooling.

Wilkin’s Hall, King’s College

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Wilkin’s Hall, King’s College

September 27, 2021 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

We are delighted to showcase the renovation works which have recently been undertaken at the Grade I Listed Wilkins’ Hall, King’s College Cambridge, under the watchful eye of Purcell Architects.

Chairman’s Garden Party

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Chairman’s Garden Party

September 21, 2021 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

This is our Annual informal Chairman’s Garden Party that is open to all members and their friends, professional colleagues and family

Clare College, Old Court

Site Visit

Clare College, Old Court

July 21, 2021 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Barnes Construction hosted an online presentation of construction progress at this prestigious Cambridge development.

Virtual Site Visit Emmanuel College

Site Visit

Virtual Site Visit Emmanuel College

June 23, 2021 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

A virtual site visit to Emmanuel College New South Court

Jesus College Kitchens

Site Visit

Jesus College Kitchens

May 26, 2021 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The College has recently completed their works to the Forum building which entailed the conversion of an old warehouse into a temporary kitchen / dining / events space enabling the College to continue with their proposals to increase the size of their existing kitchens, comprising substantial alterations and additions to the Grade 1 listed kitchen and dining hall.

Virtual Site Visit – Croft Gardens, Cambridge

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Virtual Site Visit – Croft Gardens, Cambridge

April 28, 2021 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Croft Gardens is a new King’s College community for graduates, fellows and their families focused around a set piece landscape facing Barton Road. Built to rigorous Passivhaus standards and delivered with an exemplar approach to sustainability, with low-carbon construction and low-energy in use, it appreciates its responsibilities to the future as well as the present, and the challenge of net-zero carbon.

Open Eco Homes Webinar

Meeting, Site Visit

Open Eco Homes Webinar

April 13, 2021 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

CFCI grants have been awarded to Open Eco Homes for a number of years and we will hear about their work (through 2 case studies) in promoting low energy new build and retrofit homes in Cambridge.

Doubling Nature in Cambridgeshire

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Doubling Nature in Cambridgeshire

February 22, 2021 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Increasing biodiversity is fast becoming understood as critical to making a sustainable planet. in the context of changing legislation, climate change, and the planned growth around Cambridge, this CFCI talk brings together leading figures in the move to ‘double nature’ in Cambridgeshire

Trinity College / Cambridge Union Society

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Trinity College / Cambridge Union Society

January 27, 2021 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

A second chance for you to view progress on site at the Trinity College / Cambridge Union Society project in Round Church Street – being built by Morgan Sindall.  This virtual construction site visit takes place with the Trinity student accommodation project well into the finishes phase and the Cambridge Union Society project just moving […]

CFCI Cambridge Climate Emergency Month – Week 3

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CFCI Cambridge Climate Emergency Month – Week 3

December 16, 2020 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm

How do we achieve zero carbon?

CFCI Cambridge Climate Emergency Month – Week 2

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CFCI Cambridge Climate Emergency Month – Week 2

December 9, 2020 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm

What are the barriers to zero carbon?

CFCI Cambridge Climate Emergency Month – Week 1

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CFCI Cambridge Climate Emergency Month – Week 1

December 2, 2020 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm

What do we mean by zero carbon?

The Future of Modular Construction

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The Future of Modular Construction

November 5, 2020 1:00 pm - 12:00 pm

View a recording of this webinar at https://www.dropbox.com/sh/ovoqx0mcuog9lnw/AABxiTuxL0seI33MsWx_8pN2a?dl=0&preview=CFCI_webinar_Modular_Construction.mp4 Can Modular be Regenerative? Patrick Usborne, founding director of Perpendicular Architecture Perpendicular Architecture’s vision for the future is to regain an equilibrium: to actively restore and regenerate our planet and build places for people to reconnect with each other. In collaboration with The Positive+ Collective, its proposal, […]

The Planning White Paper And Its Implications For The Construction Sector

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The Planning White Paper And Its Implications For The Construction Sector

October 28, 2020 1:00 pm - 12:00 pm

This webinar will cover the Government’s proposed changes to the Town Planning system, described in some quarters as potentially the most radical changes proposed since the advent of the Planning Acts in 1947. The focus will be on the potential impact on the construction sector which will need to adjust to new ways of thinking in bringing development proposals forward.  A central theme in the White paper is “Planning for beautiful and sustainable places” and the session will address what this might mean and how the Government hopes to achieve it.

Downing Place URC

Site Visit

Downing Place URC

September 23, 2020 1:00 pm - 12:00 pm

A virtual construction site visit to Downing Place URC with Archangel Architects and Coulson Building Group

Student Housing in the UK.  A new Future?

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Student Housing in the UK. A new Future?

August 17, 2020 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The talk will cover current thinking on student housing across the UK and alternative emerging strategies including the impact of Coro 19 on colleges and institutions providing residential accommodation.

Webinar – Swaffham Prior Heating System

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Webinar – Swaffham Prior Heating System

July 31, 2020 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Heating Swaffham Prior is a pioneering project to take a Cambridgeshire village off highly-polluting oil heating and onto a retrofit renewable energy system.

The Marleigh Development

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The Marleigh Development

June 26, 2020 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join representatives from Hill, the developer working with Marshall as landowner, on the first phase of the exciting Marleigh project. Attendees from the Architect, Pollard Thomas Edwards, will also be joining to take any questions. Phase 1 is currently under construction and we will share the progress to date as well as explain how we are managing within the current restrictions. Morgan Sindall and RH Partnership will also provide a sneak preview of the design of the proposed new primary school due to start on site in Spring 2021.

A site Visit with a Difference – EVENT POSTPONED

Site Visit

A site Visit with a Difference – EVENT POSTPONED

May 5, 2020 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

A Site Visit with a difference… Come and meet some of the 24 Cambridge students studying the DEC! course at CAST, situated on the BioMedical Campus in Cambridge.  CAST (Cambridge Academy of Science & Technology) is running the DEC! (Design, Engineer, Construct) programme (which is a GCSE equivalent course) for 15-16 year old students.  This […]

Trinity College / Cambridge Union Project In Round Church Street – EVENT POSTPONED

Site Visit

Trinity College / Cambridge Union Project In Round Church Street – EVENT POSTPONED

May 4, 2020 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Site Visit to the Trinity College / Cambridge Union Project in Round Church Street – being built by Morgan Sindall… A great opportunity to see this complex city centre project just as the superstructure works are completing.  On the Trinity student accommodation, the concrete basement and first floor slab is complete and the 4 storey […]

Site Visit

Magdalene College – New Library Project- EVENT POSTPONED

April 23, 2020 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Magdalene College and Cocksedge will be hosting a site visit of the new library project currently under construction. Members of the design team will also be present to speak about the design of the building. The unusual load bearing masonry structure incorporates exposed timber floors and folded plate CLT roof pods. At the heart of […]

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Student Residencies – EVENT POSTPONED

April 20, 2020 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

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ANNUAL DINNER – TICKET ALLOCATIONS EVENT CANCELLED

March 27, 2020 7:30 pm - 12:00 pm

CFCI Annual Dinner 2020 Thank you for your application for tickets for the CFCI Annual Dinner 2020. Your allocation is as per the recent email sent to you. An invoice can be generated by following the link below.  Please ensure you only pay for the amount of tickets that have been allocated to you.  You […]

Annual Dinner – Friday 27 March 2020

Annual Dinner

Annual Dinner – Friday 27 March 2020

March 27, 2020 - March 28, 2020

The application for tickets is now live.  To book tickets please book as normal through the events page, you will not be charged for any tickets.  The number of tickets you are able to book is as per your level of membership, as follows: Individual/Enhanced Individual members will be restricted to 2 places per member with […]

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Climate Emergency Conference – THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED

March 24, 2020 8:45 am - 2:00 pm

The climate emergency is the greatest threat facing humanity. Challenging it will require society to make major changes to our lives, including in the way that the construction industry operates. We will need to rapidly transform the way we do things so that all new buildings create minimal greenhouse emissions during construction and can operate […]

Cambridge Design & Construction Awards – THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED

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Cambridge Design & Construction Awards – THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED

March 17, 2020 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm

This evening event will celebrate the best work being carried out in the City of Cambridge across the construction industry.  Each of the shortlisted candidates will make a brief presentation following which there will be a networking buffet supper with a drink included in the £30 ticket price.  The judges will announce the Award Winners in the […]

Mill Lane Development (North / South) OPML

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Mill Lane Development (North / South) OPML

March 9, 2020 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Mill Lane – what next? Once upon a time the popular Dojo’s noodle bar in Miller’s Yard (just off Mill Lane) was as busy as the Anchor and the Mill pub are today. It has been 6 years since the gates to Miller’s Yard closed and Cambridge lost one of its culinary gems. Like much […]

Signature Architect (inc AGM)

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Signature Architect (inc AGM)

February 24, 2020 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

We are lucky to have a double bill from two of the 2019 Stirling Prize shortlisted architects: Witherford Watson Mann, architects of the Nevill Holt Opera House: “an outstanding and beautiful theatre which is elegantly functional and radiates an intimate and characterful atmosphere”, and Feilden Fowles, architects of The Weston, a £3.6m new gallery, shop […]

Research into Low Carbon Concrete

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Research into Low Carbon Concrete

February 3, 2020 - February 6, 2020

With recent climate emergency debates declaring that concrete should be eliminated from buildings, the CFCI has invited leaders from academia and industry to provide a perspective on our most important construction material. Dr James Campbell from the architecture department will provide an historic context of concrete in architecture, in particular in relation to the development […]

Smart Infrastructure: Using data to improve efficiency in construction

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Smart Infrastructure: Using data to improve efficiency in construction

January 21, 2020 7:30 am - 9:00 am

Dr Jennifer Schooling, Director of Cambridge Smart Infrastructure Centre (CSIC) at the University of Cambridge, will present on delivering data to enable smarter and more proactive decision-making, both during the construction of new assets and the management of existing infrastructure. The increasing sophistication of sensing systems and data analytics has the potential to transform the […]

Hotels in Cambridge

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Hotels in Cambridge

January 13, 2020 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

The Cambridge Hotel market has seen a flurry of activity in recent years and shows no sign of slowing. David Hughes of Michels and Taylor, a hotel operator and advisor to Cambridge University on their plans for re-vamping the Royal Cambridge Hotel, will speak about market conditions and the future of the hotel sector. A […]