Event Archive

To promote a wider understanding and appreciation of 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

Meeting

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

Social

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

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.

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

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

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 […]

CFCI Cambridge Climate Emergency Month – Week 3

Meeting

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

Meeting

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

Meeting

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

Meeting

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

Meeting

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?

Meeting

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

Meeting

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

Meeting

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 […]

Meeting

Student Residencies – EVENT POSTPONED

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

Meeting

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 […]

Social

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

Meeting

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)

Meeting

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

Meeting

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

Meeting

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

Meeting

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 […]