KOHLEN Christoph Bayer (Belgium)
| Head of the EcoCommercial Building Program (BENELUX)
Mr. Christoph Kohlen has been Head of the EcoCommercial Building Program of Bayer MaterialScience for the Region Benelux since May 2010.
For over ten years he held several managing positions in sales & marketing in the chemical and pharmaceutical industry.
He was born in Fulda, Germany, in 1975. He majored in 2000 as an agricultural engineer and completed his Master of Business Administration in 2008 at the Université Catholique de Louvain in Louvain-la-Neuve / Belgium.
About Bayer MaterialScience:
With 2009 sales of EUR 7.5 billion, Bayer MaterialScience is among the world’s largest polymer companies. Business activities are focused on the manufacture of high-tech polymer materials and the development of innovative solutions for products used in many areas of daily life. The main segments served are the automotive, electrical and electronics, construction and the sports and leisure industries. At the end of 2009, Bayer MaterialScience had 30 production sites and employed approximately 14,300 people around the globe. Bayer MaterialScience is a Bayer Group company.
About the EcoCommercial Building program:
Bayer MaterialScience's EcoCommercial Building Program offers decision-makers in the construction industry a unique portfolio of services and material solutions for energy-efficient and cost-effective building. Bayer MaterialScience is working with a network of members from various disciplines to support professionals in the creation of public and commercial buildings that far surpass previous sustainability standards. Services range from energy efficiency assessments during the planning phase to the use of environmentally friendly materials and the generation of renewable energies.
BARROW Mark Birmingham City Council (UK)
| Strategic Director of Development
As Strategic Director of Development, Mark Barrow is responsible for providing strategic leadership, vision and direction for development related activity, including delivering the Birmingham Enterprise Zone, economic development, inward investment, transportation infrastructure, physical and social regeneration, sustainability and the green economy . Mark’s ambition is to deliver transformational change to further develop Birmingham as a smart sustainable and diverse global city.
As Company Secretary for the Greater Birmingham & Solihull Local Economic Partnership, Mark provides strategic advice and support to the Board, to support the objective to create a world class workforce, with 100,000 new jobs and growth in the GVA of £8b by 2020.
Mark was previously Chief Executive of Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council. He spent six years in the early 1990s working for Birmingham City Council as a senior surveyor.
About Birmingham City Council
The largest UK city outside of the capital, Birmingham bears the mantra a ‘Global City with a Local Heart’. An international city with business and population links spanning the globe, Birmingham sits at the heart of a £94billion regional economy making it a major engine for UK growth.
Birmingham has the youngest population of any major city in Europe, and is regarded as one of the safest, cleanest and best educated of the UK’s major cities. With a thriving £4.6billion visitor economy Birmingham is internationally recognised as one of the top 20 destinations in the world to visit in 2012.
Looking forward Birmingham has solid foundations, a clear vision for growth and a bright future. Over £20billion of public and private sector investment is committed and being spent, helping to create Europe’s new largest public library, an extended runway to directly link Birmingham with all the world’s growth nodules and a new High Speed rail hub for the UK, to name but a few.
CARFRAE Tristram Arup (England)
Tristram Carfrae is a structural engineer, Director and Arup Fellow.
He is responsible for the design of an impressive array of award winning buildings, including the Water Cube for Beijing 2008, and is regarded internationally as a leading designer of light weight long-span structures.
In collaborating with some of the world’s best architects, he has a reputation for challenging the established way of doing things; for exploring better solutions; and moulding both materials and people to his vision.
Tristram believes that good buildings should consume less materials, energy, time and money; while at the same time being beautiful and providing greater amenity for society.
Tristram is a member of the global Arup Group Board; chair of the global Buildings Executive and an Arup Fellow – a position for those who have significantly contributed to Arup’s reputation for excellence in innovation and design.
Arup is the creative force at the heart of many of the world’s most prominent projects in the built environment and across industry. We offer a broad range of professional services that combine to make a real difference to our clients and the communities in which we work.
We are truly global. From 90 offices in 35 countries, our 10,000 planners, designers, engineers and consultants deliver innovative projects across the world with creativity and passion.
Founded in 1946 with an enduring set of values, our unique trust ownership fosters a distinctive culture and an intellectual independence that encourages collaborative working. This is reflected in everything we do, allowing us to develop meaningful ideas, help shape agendas and deliver results that frequently surpass the expectations of our clients.
The people at Arup are driven to find a better way and to deliver better solutions for our clients.
BENKHELIFA Fouzi EXPLICIT (France)
| Associate Director
Fouzi BENKHELIFA, 40 years-old, is the associate director of EXPLICIT, a consulting firm based in Paris working on energy efficiency and climate change since 1988. F. BENKHELIFA has a proven experience in the different fields of projects linked to energy efficiency, GHG mitigation and Adaptation issues. He has been working on the definition and implementation of local energy-climate policies, mainly in French territories (Paris, Nantes, Grenoble, Mulhouse, Martinique, …) but also in foreign countries on behalf of ministries, agencies and international organizations (Algeria, Vietnam, Thailand, Maldives, Iran,…). Fouzi Benkhelifa has developed toolboxes to support energy-climate strategies based on GIS, forecasting and innovative implementation schemes. Since 2002, he has designed the first local Climate Action Plans in France and he’s the national trainer on this issue for the French Energy-Environment Agency (ADEME). At the present time, he’s leading a R&D program dealing with Demand Side Management, Smart Grids and GHG abatements.
Prof. Dr.-Ing. ZIMMERMANN Josef Technische Universität München - Lehrstuhl Bauprozessmanagement und Immobilienentwicklung (Germany)
| University Professor
1973 - 1979 Studies of Civil Engineering, RWTH Aachen University
1979 - 1985 RWTH Aachen University
Teaching and Research Assistent at the Institute and Chair of Solid Construction
01.07. 1985 Conferral of a doctorate in engineering
1985 - 1993 Hochtief AG, Head of central sector technics HNL Rhein-Ruhr
1993 - 1996 Oevermann GmbH & Co., structural and civil engineering, Münster,
1996 - 2001 Walter Bau-AG, Member of the Board of Directors
2001 - 2004 IVG Immobilien AG, Bonn, Chief Representative
Head of central sector Real Estate Development
Chief Executive Officer of IVG Management GmbH
01. 09. 2004 University Professor for Real Estate Development and Construction Management, Technische Universität München
About Technische Universität München - Lehrstuhl Bauprozessmanagement und Immobilienentwicklung
Chair of Real Estate Development and Construction Management
The Chair Real Estate Development and Management of Business- and Engineering Processes is located at the faculty of Civil Engineering and Surveying, Technische Universität München (TUM), Germany and focuses in research and lectures on organisation science and management in real estate and construction economy. In this context the main concerns are its economical, technical and legal aspects throughout all planning phases beginning at the first feasibility studies up to construction activities and the operation of real estate and infrastructure projects comprising their entire life cycle. Currently, the research projects concentrate on the following issues:
- Real Estate appraisal and property valuation with respect to economical sustainability
- Mechanisms of incentive in sustainable real estate development
- Competition, innovation networks and cooperation systems in real estate service delivery
- Risk management in Real Estate Economy based on terms of perceptibility and controllability.
- Organisation and coordination framework for project execution
- Project execution expertise in construction management, logistics and supply chain management