BSRIA marks its 60 years at the House of Lords
As part of its 60-year celebration, BSRIA recently held a reception at the House of Lords, It was hosted by Lord O’Neill of Clackmannan (in centre of picture next to chief executive Julia Evans), a previous chairman of the BSRIA Briefing. The event was attended by over a hundred of BSRIA’s member organisations. Commemorative plaques were presented to the representatives of the 22 companies that were founding members of BSRIA and have retained their membership of BSRIA for 60 years.
Julia Evans said, ‘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.
‘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.’
During his 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. 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.’