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Session 3 – Building Better Buildings

ELIMINATING THE BARRIERS TO WIDESPREAD INNOVATION
The pathway to a sustainable and resilient buildings and urban habitat winds right through the building facade. Improving building and facade system performance necessitates aggressive innovation at all levels of the implementation process, yet innovation increases perceived risk to a highly risk-averse industry. This session develops the concept of managing the process of innovation. This involves the creation and development of a collaborative culture of innovation that works to mitigate the risk associated with innovative building program content, be it innovative materials, products, designs or delivery processes. Legal, security and surety perspectives on mitigating the risk associated with innovative high-performance facade systems are discussed.