Pete Dawber FCIOB FRICS
Company Owner, Solvere Ltd Higher Education Consultant, Coach & Construction Professional
Peter Dawber is a Fellow of the CIOB and RICS and was a Senior Academic and Dean of one of the largest Schools of the Built Environment in the UK before leaving to establish his own consultancy – Solvere Ltd. He specialises in supporting professional bodies and teaching and learning organisations in the (re)development and assessment of vocational courses which lead to formal qualifications. Over the last three years Peter has used, and developed, his extensive knowledge particularly in defining and assessing industry competence across a range of professional roles in the built environment.
He has been engaged in a number of initiatives including membership of the Construction Industry Council’s Competency Steering Group, is Chair of its Working Group 9 – Site Supervisors, was an active member of the Steering Groups which produced the competence frameworks BSI PAS 8670, 8671 (Principal Designer) and 8673 (Building Safety Manager), and was the industry lead for the development of BSI PAS 8672 (Principal Contractor). He was appointed onto the recently formed Interim Industry Competence Committee (IICC), chairs its Capacity and Capability sub-committee which support the new Building Regulator on matters of competence and is a member of BSI’s CPB/1 – Competence in the Built Environment which oversees the development of UK competency standards.
Peter continues to be an active member of the CIOB and serves on a number of its boards and committees at a regional and national level.
Sisizakele Kubheka MCIOB
Strategy & Technical Advisor Construction & Project Management Professional City of Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Sisizakele is a chartered construction manager with the CIOB (MCIOB) and a professional construction manager with the South African Council for Project and Construction Management Professions (PrCM). She is also a PMP holder with the PMI. She holds an undergraduate BSc degree in Construction Management and a Master’s degree in Engineering Management and pursuing an MPA.
She now works as strategic advisor in environmental infrastructure services. Professionally, technical building topics, EDI in the built environment, green building and building technology are areas in which Sisizakele is passionate. Through her experience across different continents, she has contributed to a diverse and impressive projects portfolio, in award winning projects in the Middle East and South Africa.
With her experience Sisizakele has built her personal brand around professionalism, integrity and authenticity, which has given her the versatility to adapt across built environment sectors including construction, renewable energy, engineering and manufacturing, as well as property and facilities management.
Prof. Tabarak Musa Awad Ballal, BSc (Hons), MBA, PhD, FCIOB, SFHEA, UTF
Professor of Construction Engineering and Management School Director of Teaching and Learning Director, MSc Construction Management and International Development
Tabarak Ballal is Professor of Construction Engineering and Management within the School of Built Environment (SBE), University of Reading, UK.
Professor Ballal is a member of the School’s Management Board and the School’s Leadership Team. She is responsible for overseeing the School’s Teaching and Learning Strategy, its Policy and implementation across all degree programmes offered by SBE. Since 2016-to-date, she is Director of the MSc Construction Management and International Development programme. Between 2012 and 2016, she was Director of four BSc programmes in the disciplines of Construction and Surveying.
Prof. Ballal specialises in teaching construction technology, construction innovation, and infrastructure development at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Her main research interests are: inclusive sustainable infrastructure development; innovation in construction, knowledge management and procurement. She has published widely in the field of public private partnerships for procuring infrastructure projects with a special focus on innovation and knowledge management in construction.
Professor Ballal is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Building and is an appointed Fellowship Assessor for the Institute.
Thomas Donoghue, MCIOB, FCMI
Vice President, Construction Market Innovation Washington DC-Baltimore Area, USA
Thomas serves as the Vice President of Construction Market Innovation at CRH – the world’s leading building materials business. He works closely with leaders in the construction industry to identify, share and develop innovations and solutions that will accelerate the transformation, decarbonisation, and integration of the construction value chain.
He also led the industrialised construction focus area for the group. Thomas brings the voice of the customer to CRH’s innovation initiatives ensuring the right challenges are being solved to accelerate the transformation of our industry.
Before CRH, Thomas spent more than 12 years around the world developing, delivering and innovating major projects and programs. His experience spans the entire project lifecycle, including operations and innovation. Thomas holds undergraduate qualifications in construction and quantity surveying, postgraduate qualifications in international law and business, and innovation, creativity, and leadership, and he has completed several executive education programs in design thinking, venture capital and leadership.
Thomas is a chartered member of the CIOB and a chartered fellow of the CMI.
Professor Ts. Dr. Rahinah Ibrahim, FASc FIVMM
Professor of Architecture, Faculty of Design and Architecture, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
Rahinah is Professor and former Dean at the Faculty of Design and Architecture, UPM. Rahinah has 7 years’ experience in property development and architectural practice before joining UPM. A trained architect, she received her Ph.D. in Construction Engineering and Management from Stanford University where she was exposed to affordable housing development in Silicon Valley.
Professor Rahinah is Fellow of Institute of Value Management Malaysia and was its Deputy President for two terms.es. Many of her later works merge Arts and Humanities with S&T hence bringing opportunities for strategic transdisciplinary and translational product innovations. Twice awarded the “Top Research Scientists Malaysia” and elected Fellow of the Academy of Sciences Malaysia, Rahinah was recipient of the “National Academic Award 2013” by the Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia. With 25 years’ experience in humanitarian activism, her R&D works involve developing means and affordable technologies to empower local communities. The ISTP technology was the first Malaysian invention awarded by CIOB after 184 years of its establishment. It was later utilised in one of the United Nations’ SDG Good Practices project.
Rahinah is passionate about using her knowledge and innovation skills to empower and build local communiti