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As part of its 60 year celebration BSRIA held a reception at the House of Lords. The event was hosted by Lord O’Neill of Clackmannan, a previous Chairman of the BSRIA Briefing was held in the Cholmondeley Room.
The event was attended by representatives of over 100 of BSRIA’s member organisations. Lord O’Neill in-conjunction with Tom Smith BSRIA Chairman, presented a commemorative plaque to the representatives of the 22 companies who were the founding members of BSRIA and have retained their membership of BSRIA for 60 years.
“For 60 years BSRIA has provided leadership for the industry, developed people and skills, promoted the advancement of the industry, smart technology and its introduction to deliver a sustainable future, allowing BSRIA to deliver on our mission of making buildings better” said Julia Evans, BSRIA Chief Executive.
“Over the last 60 years BSRIA has evolved to now have offices in France, Spain, United States and China and undertake a wide range of different activities a heritage we should be rightly proud of, but I know that the Association Members and the BSRIA team care passionately about improving our industry and will continue to work together to lead the industry through the challenges of the next 60 years” Julia continued.
During his warmly received opening address to the attendees, Lord O’Neill commented that BSRIA’s success for the last 60 years has been in part because of its collaboration with different industry stakeholders and he commented to the attendees that through the introduction of BIM the rest of the construction industry now needs to adopt an engaged attitude to collaboration - a view well received by the BSRIA members present.
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