Event Archive

To promote a wider understanding and appreciation of the construction industry

Office Fit Out – CFCI Meeting – Monday 11 March 2024

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Office Fit Out – CFCI Meeting – Monday 11 March 2024

Gillespie Centre, Clare College, Cambridge

March 11, 2024 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

On Monday 11 March  the CFCI is hosting a presentation from two of the regions leading interior design and fit out specialists, Eve Waldron Design and COEL who will be talking about recent projects and the role of the interior design in the built environment. Eve Waldron’s education, commercial and residential design practice includes the […]

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Greater Cambridge Design and Construction Awards 2024 – SOLD OUT

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Greater Cambridge Design and Construction Awards 2024 – SOLD OUT

The Auditorium (former Emmanuel United Reform Church), Pembroke College, Cambridge

March 4, 2024 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

This event celebrates the best in the design and construction of our built environment, and the skilled people who make it happen. The Greater Cambridge Shared Planning Service and the Cambridge Forum for the Construction Industry are hosting the Greater Cambridge Design and Construction Awards event at Pembroke College on Monday 4 March 2024. The […]

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CFCI Annual Dinner Friday 22 March 2024- Ticket Allocation Payments only

Annual Dinner

CFCI Annual Dinner Friday 22 March 2024- Ticket Allocation Payments only

King's College, Cambridge

February 15, 2024 - March 12, 2024

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 Friday 8 March 2024 at the very latest. If payment is not received by this date your parcel of tickets will be forfeited and […]

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Passive House and Low Energy Refurbishment

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Passive House and Low Energy Refurbishment

Gillespie Centre, Clare College, Cambridge

February 5, 2024 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

CFCI are delighted to bring you a meeting to review two projects; one a new building certified Passive House (Almshouses for Girton Town Charity), and one the refurbishment and additions to a 1930’s residential building (Build to Rent for RidgeLink Ltd), will be studied in relation to opportunities and challenges, with a focus on services […]

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CFCI Annual Dinner 2024 – Ticket Allocation Requests

Annual Dinner

CFCI Annual Dinner 2024 – Ticket Allocation Requests

Great Hall, King's College, Cambridge

February 1, 2024 - February 9, 2024

The CFCI Annual Dinner will be held on Friday 22 March 2024 in the Great Hall, King’s College, Cambridge At present you are unable to purchase tickets, however, please request tickets as per the below Membership levels.  You have until Friday 9 February to request tickets Please note this is a Members only event and […]

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Lego Competition – Spectator Tickets Available

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Lego Competition – Spectator Tickets Available

The Forum, Jesus College, Cambridge

December 12, 2023 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The CFCI lego competition has proved to be as popular as ever and we now have 16 teams battling to become CFCI Lego Masters 2023 at the annual competition which is to be held at Jesus College Cambridge on Tuesday 12 December. This years theme is ‘Knowledge is Power’ and we invite you to come […]

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Lego Competition – Tuesday 12 December 2023 – SOLD OUT

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Lego Competition – Tuesday 12 December 2023 – SOLD OUT

The Forum, Jesus College, Jesus Lane, Cambridge

December 12, 2023 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

We are pleased to bring you the Lego Competition 2023. We are looking for 16 teams of 6 people to take part in this year’s CFCI LEGO competition. In conjunction with the Norwich Forum for the Industry we have 60,000 pieces of LEGO for the event. Teams will have 90 minutes to create a construction, […]

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St John’s College, Grange Lane – Site Visit SOLD OUT

Site Visit

St John’s College, Grange Lane – Site Visit SOLD OUT

Grange Lane, Cambridge

November 22, 2023 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

CFCI Young Ambassadors are pleased to offer Members the opportunity to visit Grange Lane, a development which maximises the opportunity of a large, edge of City site to create a new low energy, Passivhaus, student neighbourhood.  The accommodation will be used by both St John’s College and leased to neighbouring Colleges. It employs a flexible […]

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De-carbonising Cambridge’s Existing Buildings – Recent Experience

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De-carbonising Cambridge’s Existing Buildings – Recent Experience

Jesus College, Cambridge

November 13, 2023 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This CFCI evening talk will address the looming challenge we face in retro-fitting our existing building stock in Cambridge to reduce energy consumption and de-carbonise our built environment. Speakers from Bidwells will provide an overview of the Cambridge challenge, referencing College, University and commercial building approaches and 5th Studio will talk about recent experience in […]

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Early Career Construction Insights – SOLD OUT

Breakfast Seminar, Meeting

Early Career Construction Insights – SOLD OUT

AECOM office, 1 Wellbrook Way, Girton, Cambridge, CB3 0NA

November 8, 2023 8:30 am - 10:30 am

The CFCI’s Young Ambassadors are pleased to offer a tailored event free for apprentices, graduates and new starters.  The event will cover an insight on the construction industry and will be provided through talks from people in a variety of construction companies and roles. The main areas covered during the event will be:  General Construction […]

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Circular Economy and Reuse : Guidance for Designers

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Circular Economy and Reuse : Guidance for Designers

The Forum, Jesus College, Cambridge

October 9, 2023 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us as we explore the insights from the Circular economy and reuse: guidance for designers publication from the IStructE, which provides actionable guidance for incorporating circular principles on projects. Engage with the authors as they take you on a whistle-stop tour of the publication outlining the concepts, reuse of assets and materials, and how […]

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CFCI – Speed Networking – 2 October 2023

Brewery Room, Jesus College, Cambridge

October 2, 2023 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us for an evening party/networking event at Jesus College to make new connections with your fellow CFCI members. There will be games consisting of two rounds of networking bingo and more relaxed mingling. Instructions for the bingo will be given on the night, and a bar will be available. The ticket cost includes snacks […]

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Entopia Building – Site Visit – Monday 18 September 2023 – SOLD OUT

Site Visit

Entopia Building – Site Visit – Monday 18 September 2023 – SOLD OUT

1 Regent Street, Cambridge CB2 1GG

September 18, 2023 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm

A chance to visit the Entopia Building, Regent Street Cambridge. This world-first for a deep retrofitted sustainable office building sets new standards for low energy use, carbon emissions and impact on natural resources as well as user experience and wellbeing measured against multiple benchmarks. The Entopia Building’s achieved multiple sustainable building certifications – BREEAM “Outstanding”, […]

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The Construction Playbook – Webinar Monday 18 September at 12 noon

Webinar

The Construction Playbook – Webinar Monday 18 September at 12 noon

Webinar

September 18, 2023 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The Construction Playbook sets out key policies and guidance for how public works projects and programmes are assessed, procured and delivered This Webinar provides an introduction to the Construction Playbook, it’s benefits and how the 14 key policies can be applied in practice. Please register below for this webinar: You are invited to a Zoom […]

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Ray Dolby Centre – Site Visit – Wednesday 13 September 2023

Ray Dolby Centre – Site Visit – Wednesday 13 September 2023

Site entrance, opposite the University of Cambridge Veterinary School main reception

September 13, 2023 3:45 pm - 5:30 pm

CFCI are delighted to offer you the  chance to visit the Ray Dolby Centre which will be a new home of the Department of Physics at the University of Cambridge, named in recognition of the sound pioneer and alumnus of the Cavendish Laboratory.  Construction is at an advanced stage and the building is due to […]

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CFCI Chair’s Garden Party – 13 July 2023 – SOLD OUT

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CFCI Chair’s Garden Party – 13 July 2023 – SOLD OUT

Trinity Hall, Trinity Lane, Cambridge CB2 1TJ

July 13, 2023 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Alison Wring, CFCI Chair would like to invite you to attend the CFCI Garden Party on Thursday 13 July 2023 (5.30-8.00pm) in the delightful surroundings of Trinity Hall, Trinity Lane, Cambridge. This event is open to all members, their friends, professional colleagues and family. We hope you will join the Chair, Trustees and colleagues in […]

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How difficult is it to build a Passivhaus?

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How difficult is it to build a Passivhaus?

West Court, Jesus College, Cambridge

June 26, 2023 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Passivhaus is becoming more established as a reliable and robust means of clients buying genuinely low energy buildings and bridging the performance gap.   Organisations from all sectors are increasing their resolve to reduce their environmental impact and it is highly likely that Passivhaus becomes more prevalent in the coming years.   But how is […]

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Unity Campus Phase 2 – Site Visit (SOLD OUT)

Site Visit

Unity Campus Phase 2 – Site Visit (SOLD OUT)

The Knowledge Quad, Unity Campus, Sawston, CB22 3FT

June 21, 2023 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

We are pleased to offer a site visit to Unity Campus to see Phase 2 of the development on the innovation campus near Sawston. Phase 2 consists of 3 buildings (A1, A2, and B) which are a combination of lab and office and comprise a total of nearly 90,000 sq ft. Morgan Sindall are delivering […]

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King’s College Chapel Roof – Site Visit – SOLD OUT

Site Visit

King’s College Chapel Roof – Site Visit – SOLD OUT

King's College

June 7, 2023 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

We are delighted to offer this site visit to see the works being undertaken on the King’s College chapel roof. The project involves the renewal of the existing roof coverings on the main Chapel and south side Chapels. The existing lead will be recycled and re-cast before the returned sheets are laid to traditional detailing. […]

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Bruntwood SciTech, Melbourn Science Park – POSTPONED

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Bruntwood SciTech, Melbourn Science Park – POSTPONED

The Talking Point, Melbourn Science Park, Cambridge Road, Melbourn Village, SG8 6EE

May 22, 2023 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

This presentation focuses on the ambitious proposals for the re-development of Melbourn Science Park for Bruntwood SciTech. The presentation will explain the development of the design, which includes the phased construction of new-build life sciences workplaces, retrofitted co-working and community amenity areas and a Gastropub and hotel. In total, 6 new-build buildings are planned across […]

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Annual Debate: This House believes that Cambridge’s Zero Carbon targets are unachievable

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Annual Debate: This House believes that Cambridge’s Zero Carbon targets are unachievable

Cambridge Union Society, 9A Bridge Street, Cambridge CB2 1UB

May 15, 2023 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The latest report from the IPCC is more urgent than ever.  The UK Green Building Council says that only with urgent measures and government intervention can we achieve the required 78% cut in emissions by 2035. The new Draft Greater Cambridge Local Plan suggests a seismic shift in ambition, with Net Zero Carbon buildings a […]

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Innovation Beyond the Backs – Walking Tour – SOLD OUT

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Innovation Beyond the Backs – Walking Tour – SOLD OUT

Starting Point: outside main entrance of University Library

May 10, 2023 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

The city of Cambridge has always been a leader in innovation, from science and technology, to art and architecture. This walking tour steps outside the city centre and explores innovation in architecture beyond the backs, focusing on sites that are sometimes overlooked in favour of the grand central colleges and institutions. From the University Library […]

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Considering ESG in Construction – Webinar Tuesday 9 May at 1pm

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Considering ESG in Construction – Webinar Tuesday 9 May at 1pm

Webinar

May 9, 2023 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

ESG considerations continue to climb the agenda in construction and across the built environment. There’s good reason for this given the built environment accounts for 39% of global carbon emissions, the vulnerability of assets in the face of climate change, and the growing understanding of the impact of the built environment on our society, economy, […]

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St John’s College – New Buttery Dining Room, Café and Bar

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St John’s College – New Buttery Dining Room, Café and Bar

Elena Hall, Jesus College, Cambridge

April 24, 2023 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

In recent years there have been numerous projects for Cambridge Colleges (planned, in progress and completed) that reconfigure historic community dining spaces to respond to contemporary ways of catering, eating, drinking and socialising. These projects face the complex challenges of achieving accessible, energy efficient and low carbon accommodation within protected heritage settings. This event frames […]

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CFCI Annual Dinner – Final Details – Confirmed Bookings only

Annual Dinner

CFCI Annual Dinner – Final Details – Confirmed Bookings only

King's College, Cambridge

March 26, 2023 - March 31, 2023

For those who have already booked tickets to our Annual Dinner on Friday 31 March 2023 please find below links to details of the evening, along with a copy of the menu. Main details are as follows: 7.00pm    Drinks reception 7.40pm     Gong announcing dinner 11.45pm (approx)  Taxis Dress:   Black Tie Please note if […]

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Use of CLT within Commercial Buildings – Thornton Building Project

Webinar

Use of CLT within Commercial Buildings – Thornton Building Project

Webinar

March 20, 2023 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join us for a presentation lead by the Construction and Design team working on the Thornton Building at the Human Genome Campus. The team will explore the use of Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) in the construction of the Commercial Translational Office Space at the world-renowned research park. The presentation will give an overview of the […]

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Greater Cambridge Design and Construction Awards 2023

Greater Cambridge Design and Construction Awards 2023

The McGrath Centre, St Catharine's College

March 13, 2023 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

This event celebrates the best in the design and construction of our built environment, and the skilled people who make it happen. The Greater Cambridge Shared Planning Service and the Cambridge Forum for the Construction Industry are hosting the Greater Cambridge Design and Construction Awards event at St Catharine’s College on Monday 13 March 2023. The […]

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School Design – What is Good?

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School Design – What is Good?

Gillespie Centre, Clare College, Cambridge

February 27, 2023 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This CFCI evening event will focus on the design of schools, with presentations from industry and the Department for Education (DfE). The design of schools enhances educational outcomes as well as the communities that they serve. It is not easy to deliver this on the project budgets and timeframes available. Duncan Roberts from Frank Shaw […]

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CFCI Annual Dinner – Ticket Allocation Payments only

Annual Dinner

CFCI Annual Dinner – Ticket Allocation Payments only

King's College, Cambridge

February 15, 2023 - March 10, 2023

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 Friday 4 March 2023 at the very latest. If payment is not received by this date your parcel of tickets will be forfeited and […]

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Buzzwords in Construction – Sustainability CANCELLED

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Buzzwords in Construction – Sustainability CANCELLED

Upper Hall, Jesus College, Cambridge

February 14, 2023 10:30 am - 11:00 am

Join us for a new evening networking event, exploring a critical topic for the construction industry. This time we will focus on sustainability, with a series of discussions based around key terms.  This will be an opportunity to gain a more holistic perspective through discussion and debate between peers with a short talk from a […]

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Water Resources East – Online Event

Webinar

Water Resources East – Online Event

Online event

February 6, 2023 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The whole of Eastern England is already classified as ‘seriously water stressed’ by the Environment Agency. Water could be the biggest influence on the speed of delivery of the next Greater Cambridge Local Plan, delaying planning permissions and the delivery of homes and commercial buildings into the 2030s.  In November Water Resources East launched their […]

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CFCI Annual Dinner 2023 – Ticket Allocation

Annual Dinner

CFCI Annual Dinner 2023 – Ticket Allocation

Great Hall, King's College, Cambridge

February 1, 2023 - February 10, 2023

Morning Members The CFCI Annual Dinner will be held on Friday 31 March 2023 in the Great Hall, King’s College, Cambridge At present you are unable to purchase tickets, however, please request tickets as per the below Membership levels.  You have until Friday 10 February to request tickets Please note this is a Members only […]

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The Future of Cambridge – An update on the Local Plan to 2041

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The Future of Cambridge – An update on the Local Plan to 2041

Gillespie Centre, Clare College, Cambridge

January 23, 2023 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The Greater Cambridge Shared Planning Service is developing a joint Local Plan for the first time, covering the City of Cambridge South Cambridgeshire. The plan will affect how we work, live, and play in Greater Cambridge over the next two decades and beyond, ensuring a consistent approach to planning and building across both areas up […]

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Breakfast Meeting – 20 Minutes City

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Breakfast Meeting – 20 Minutes City

Carter Jonas, One Station Square, Cambridge

January 18, 2023 8:00 am - 9:30 am

Join us for a breakfast seminar on the twenty-minute city concept discussing the importance of compact, connected and low-carbon urban design. These ideas focus on improving residents’ quality of life by minimising their vehicle travel to access amenities. Each neighbourhood should fulfil six social functions: living, working, supplying, caring, learning, and enjoying. We have two […]

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Lego Competition – SPECTATOR TICKETS ONLY AVAILABLE

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Lego Competition – SPECTATOR TICKETS ONLY AVAILABLE

West Court Cafe and Brewery Room, Jesus College

December 13, 2022 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The popular Lego competition is back this year. We are looking for 15 teams of 6 people to take part in this year’s CFCI LEGO competition. In conjunction with the Norwich Forum for the Industry we have purchased 60,000 pieces of LEGO for our events. Teams will have 90 minutes to create a construction, (See […]

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Building Safety Act Conference Cambridge

Conference

The Drive for Building Quality – an essential conference for all property professionals SOLD OUT

Robinson College, Cambridge

December 6, 2022 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

The new Building Safety Act 2022 is set to have a huge impact on the construction industry.  The intention is to ensure that building safety is a priority when it comes to the design, construction and operation of all forms of building and to drive a culture of quality in construction. The Act is part […]

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Cambridge Retrofit – SOLD OUT

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Cambridge Retrofit – SOLD OUT

Carter Jonas, One Station Square, Cambridge

November 28, 2022 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Tickets are now available for an in-person seminar on the opportunities for retrofitting existing buildings to meet the growing demand for laboratory spaces in Cambridge. The seminar will explore the challenges of meeting the intensive performance and specification requirements of laboratories within the constraints of an existing building. The talk will focus on the unique creative potential retrofits can offer, creating vibrant, innovative workplaces. […]

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Granta Park’s Ongoing Developments

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Granta Park’s Ongoing Developments

Gillespie Centre, Clare College, Cambridge

November 7, 2022 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Tickets are available for an in person meeting on the ongoing development of Granta Park on Monday 7 November 2022 commencing at 6pm in the Gillespie Centre, Clare College, Cambridge. We will be joined by Orestis Tzortoglou, Vice President – Development of Biomed Realty. Orestis has been involved with Biomed Realty’s development portfolio for 6 […]

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Ecology and the new Environment Act – A landscape led approach

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Ecology and the new Environment Act – A landscape led approach

Riley Auditorium, Gillespie Centre, Clare College

October 17, 2022 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The CFCI Trustees are looking forward to welcoming you once again in the Gillespie Centre at Clare College, Cambridge for a talk on the Ecology and the new Environment Act. This incredibly significant legislation overhauls and replaces EU environmental frameworks; delivering, according to Environment Secretary George Eustice, ‘the most ambitious environmental programme of any country […]

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CFCI – Speed Networking – 26 September 2022 SOLD OUT

Brewery Room, Jesus College, Cambridge

September 26, 2022 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

For the first social CFCI event of the new term, join us for an evening party/networking event at Jesus College to make new connections with your fellow CFCI members. There will be games consisting of two rounds of networking bingo and more relaxed mingling. Instructions for the bingo will be given on the night, and […]

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Project Birchwood – Site Visit Wednesday 21 September 2022

Site Visit

Project Birchwood – Site Visit Wednesday 21 September 2022

Melbourn Science Park, Cambridge Road, Melbourn SG8 6EE

September 21, 2022 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

The CFCI are pleased to offer members the opportunity to visit Project Birchwoood, a new development SDC are undertaking for The Technology Partnership (TTP). Designed by Sheppard Robson architects, the scheme sits on a 23-acre site at the rear of Melbourn Science Park to the south of Cambridge. The scheme contains three buildings: The Hive: […]

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Clare College Old Court Phase 1b – Site Visit – Wednesday 14 September 2022

Site Visit

Clare College Old Court Phase 1b – Site Visit – Wednesday 14 September 2022

Old Court, Clare College

September 14, 2022 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

The project involves the comprehensive refurbishment of the Grade I listed external envelope, improvements to specific rooms to meet current safety standards, the provision of an accessible lift, a new means of escape from third floor of the North Range and a new extension, constructed from an oak glulam structure between two existing garden walls in […]

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Open Eco Homes 2022

Site Visit, Webinar

Open Eco Homes

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September 12, 2022 - October 18, 2022

CFCI is proud to support Cambridge Carbon Footprint’s annual Open Eco Homes events. You can view and book all the related events from their website. https://cambridgecarbonfootprint.org/open-eco-homes-events/

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CFCI Annual Debate – CANCELLED

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CFCI Annual Debate – CANCELLED

Cambridge Debating Chamber

September 6, 2022 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

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 12 September 2022 5.45pm to 7.30pm Tickets are £5 pp including drink We […]

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CFCI Chairman’s Garden Party – SOLD OUT

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CFCI Chairman’s Garden Party – SOLD OUT

Sidney Sussex College

July 12, 2022 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Meredith Bowles, CFCI Chairman would like to invite you to attend the a Garden Party on Tuesday 12 July 2022 (5.30-8.00pm) in the delightful surroundings of Sidney Sussex College, Sidney Street, Cambridge. This event is open to all members, their friends, professional colleagues and family. We hope you will join the Chairman, Trustees and colleagues […]

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Homes England: Making homes happen

Webinar

Homes England: Making homes happen

Webinar

July 11, 2022 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The CFCI Trustees are delighted to welcome Peter Denton, Chief Executive at Homes England since August 2021. Peter has worked in a broad range of strategic leadership roles, amassing 28 years of pan-European real estate experience. Before joining the housing sector, Peter spent his early career in investment banking and then moved to global real […]

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St John’s College Buttery, Cafe and Bar – Wednesday 6 July 2022 – SOLD OUT

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St John’s College Buttery, Cafe and Bar – Wednesday 6 July 2022 – SOLD OUT

St John's College, Cambridge

July 6, 2022 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

This will be a great opportunity to visit the site of the new St. John’s College café, bar and dining room project. The project is a refurbishment of the south west corner of the Grade I Listed Second Court building, built in 1599, to provide a new bar and cafe along with the demolition and […]

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CFCI Webinar – Sustainable Retrofit

Webinar

CFCI Webinar – Sustainable Retrofit

Webinar

July 4, 2022 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The CFCI are welcoming two speakers to talk about their experience working on different sustainable retrofit projects in Cambridge, Juliet Nicholas, Corporate Energy Manager at Cambridge City Council, and Owen Hemmings, Director at Robert Lombardelli Partnership. Owen Hemmings will be talking about the sustainable retrofit of 17 Mill Lane for the Gates Cambridge Trust. Juliet […]

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CFCI Annual Debate – THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED

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CFCI Annual Debate – THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED

Cambridge Debating Chamber

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 […]

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CFCI Guided Summer Punt – CANCELLED

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CFCI Guided Summer Punt – CANCELLED

Mill Lane, Cambridge. CB2 1RS

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 […]

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Tour around the Swaffham Prior District Heating Scheme

Site Visit

Tour around the Swaffham Prior District Heating Scheme

Barn adjacent to 1 Heath Road Swaffham Prior CB25 0LA

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 […]

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Site Visit – Girton Almshouses

Site Visit

Site Visit – Girton Almshouses

22 High Street, Girton CB3 0PU

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 […]

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CFCI Webinar – UK Net Zero Pathway

CFCI Webinar – UK Net Zero Pathway

Webinar

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 […]

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The Price is Right – New for CFCI

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The Price is Right – New for CFCI

Grain and Hop Store, 69-76 Regent Street, Cambridge CB2 1AB

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 […]

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Site Visit – Timberworks / Ironworks

Site Visit

Site Visit – Timberworks / Ironworks

Cromwell Road, Romsey, CB1

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 […]

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CFCI Annual Dinner – Ticket Allocation Payments only

Annual Dinner

CFCI Annual Dinner – Ticket Allocation Payments only

King's College, Cambridge

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 […]

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CFCI Annual Dinner 2023 – Ticket Allocation

Annual Dinner

CFCI Annual Dinner 2023 – Ticket Allocation

Great Hall, King's College, Cambridge

March 25, 2022 - March 26, 2022

Morning Members The CFCI Annual Dinner will be held on Friday 31 March 2023 in the Great Hall, King’s College, Cambridge At present you are unable to purchase tickets, however, you please request tickets as per the attached Membership levels. Please note this is a Members only event and therefore if you have not renewed […]

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Greater Cambridge Design and Construction Awards 2022

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Greater Cambridge Design and Construction Awards 2022

Frankopan Hall, Jesus College, Jesus Lane, Cambridge

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 […]

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Decarbonising Heat – Challenges and Solutions – Monday 14 March 2022

Webinar

Decarbonising Heat – Challenges and Solutions – Monday 14 March 2022

Webinar

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 […]

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

Webinar

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

Webinar

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 […]

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Entopia Building

Webinar

Entopia Building

Webinar

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 […]

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1000 Discovery Drive

Webinar

1000 Discovery Drive

Online 1-2pm

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

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Form the Future Apprenticeships for Employers Event

Webinar

Form the Future Apprenticeships for Employers Event

Webinar

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 […]

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CFCI Construction Site visit – Lucy Cavendish Cambridge

Site Visit

CFCI Construction Site visit – Lucy Cavendish Cambridge

Madingley Road, 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 […]

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CFCI Annual Dinner

Annual Dinner

CFCI Annual Dinner

The Hall, King's College, King's Parade, Cambridge CB2 1ST

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.

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Water Resources East

Meeting

Water Resources East

Online

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.

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

Webinar

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

Webinar

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.

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Passivhaus accommodation

Webinar

Passivhaus accommodation

Webinar

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.

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Wilkin’s Hall, King’s College

Meeting

Wilkin’s Hall, King’s College

Online

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.

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Chairman’s Garden Party

Social

Chairman’s Garden Party

Jesus College Cambridge

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

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Clare College, Old Court

Site Visit

Clare College, Old Court

Online

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

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

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Emmanuel College virtual site visit

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

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Jesus College Kitchens

Site Visit

Jesus College Kitchens

Online

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.

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Virtual Site Visit – Croft Gardens, Cambridge

Site Visit

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.

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Open Eco Homes Mark Brinkley's Self Build

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.

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Doubling Nature in Cambridgeshire

Meeting

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

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Trinity College / Cambridge Union Society

Site Visit

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 […]

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Planet Earth

Meeting

CFCI Cambridge Climate Emergency Month – Week 3

Online

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

How do we achieve zero carbon?

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Planet Earth

Meeting

CFCI Cambridge Climate Emergency Month – Week 2

Online

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

What are the barriers to zero carbon?

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Planet Earth

Meeting

CFCI Cambridge Climate Emergency Month – Week 1

Online

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

What do we mean by zero carbon?

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The Future of Modular Construction

Meeting

The Future of Modular Construction

Webinar

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, […]

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Architectural drawing

Meeting

The Planning White Paper And Its Implications For The Construction Sector

Webinar, Register in advance for this webinar:, https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_fYGKkoqDSTCR87vUzBtnWQ, After registering, you will receive a c

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.

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Archangel Architects on site at Downing Place URC

Site Visit

Downing Place URC

Zoom meeting

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

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rhp Warwick University

Meeting

Student Housing in the UK. A new Future?

Online

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.

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Webinar – Swaffham Prior Heating System

Meeting

Webinar – Swaffham Prior Heating System

Online

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.

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The Marleigh Development

Meeting

The Marleigh Development

Online

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.

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Hard hats

Site Visit

A site Visit with a Difference – EVENT POSTPONED

Cambridge Academy of Science and Technology, Biomedical Campus, Robinson Way, Cambridge CB2 0SZ

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 […]

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

Site Visit

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

Round Church Street, Cambridge

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 […]

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Magdalene College – New Library Project- EVENT POSTPONED

Site Visit

Magdalene College – New Library Project- EVENT POSTPONED

Magdalene College, Chesterton Road, Cambridge

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

Meeting

Student Residencies – EVENT POSTPONED

Gillespie Centre, Clare College, Cambridge

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

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ANNUAL DINNER – TICKET ALLOCATIONS EVENT CANCELLED

Meeting

ANNUAL DINNER – TICKET ALLOCATIONS EVENT CANCELLED

Great Hall, King's College Cambridge

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 […]

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Annual Dinner – Friday 27 March 2020

Annual Dinner

Annual Dinner – Friday 27 March 2020

The Hall, King's College, King's Parade, Cambridge CB2 1ST

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

Social

Climate Emergency Conference – THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED

Robinson College, Cambridge

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 […]

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Cambridge Design & Construction Awards – THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED

Social

Cambridge Design & Construction Awards – THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED

McGrath Centre, St Catharine's College, Trumpington Street, Cambridge

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 […]

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Mill Lane Development (North / South) OPML

Meeting

Mill Lane Development (North / South) OPML

Gillespie Centre, Clare College, Cambridge

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 […]

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Signature Architect (inc AGM)

Meeting

Signature Architect (inc AGM)

Gillespie Centre, Clare College, Cambridge

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 […]

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Research into Low Carbon Concrete

Meeting

Research into Low Carbon Concrete

Gillespie Centre, Clare College, Cambridge

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 […]

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Smart Infrastructure: Using data to improve efficiency in construction

Meeting

Smart Infrastructure: Using data to improve efficiency in construction

Carter Jonas, One Station Square, Cambridge CB1 2GA

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 […]

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Hotels in Cambridge

Meeting

Hotels in Cambridge

Gillespie Centre, Clare College , 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 […]

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