Director, Building Futures
Speaking at: East England Roadshow - Cambridge - 22 October 2013A material engineer who has worked at BRE since 2004, Oliver was brought in to develop BRE's Housing business which he did taking a 3 person team to a 40 persons team. He was then asked to take on the Building Futures team a 70 strong team that woks with Corporates, Developers, Builders, Suppliers, Central & Local Government and third sector funders.
Oliver spent his initial years in developing a patented panel system for Westbury Homes and then helped build a £20 million pound facility that produces 1 house per hour. Oliver then worked in consultancy enabling the introduction of new products into the Construction Sector. This required an in depth understanding of market needs, technical requirements and cost models for entry.
Since joining BRE Oliver has advised private and public organisations on the integration of innovation to deliver sustainable buildings and the development of business models to ensure the environmental, social and financial sustainability of business's. This has included working with Government Organisations such as Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) and private organisations such as Barratt’s, Crest Nicholson and Bovis Lend Lease. The Building Futures Team's services include Sustainable Strategy & Policy, Master Planning, Sustainable Development, Low Carbon Design, Product development and Process & Resource Efficiency with clients that include H&M, Audi, Saint Go Ian, Dow, Waitrose, Tesco, Britsh Gas, SSE, BASF, Wates, Gentoo HA and other many SME's.