Conference Speakers

FOCUS ON FRAMING will shine a spotlight on pioneering projects through informative case studies, presented by those who conceived and developed the buildings that are gaining global attention.

This conference and exhibition presents a great opportunity to gain insight and network with those who are shaping the future of the light steel frame industry.

Conference speakers include:



Andrew Way
Associate Director | SCI

Andrew is one of the SCI's Associate Directors and manages the Light Gauge Construction and Product Assessment parts of the business. He has been at SCI for over 20 years and has been involved in many areas of technical development, in particular cold-formed steel, structural robustness and product assessment and certification. He is the UK representative on the European Working Group considering the evolution of EN1993-1-3 and is on the Project Team for the next version of EN 1993-1-3


Colin Westpfel
Head of Design | Balfour Beatty

A Case Study on The University of Sussex

Colin is a qualified architect with 40 years in the industry and 11 years within construction. He leads all aspects of design and design managements within the London Region, as well as innovation and digital technologies. Colin is committed to: Continuous improvement within the design management function; High quality design delivery from inception to completion; Sustainable engineered design maximising off site manufacture and energy efficiency; Virtual design and construction; Digital improvements;Health and safety in design, construction and in us; Achieving best value for Clients; Challenging and testing the design and procurement options at all relevant stages; Winning work and transferring design solutions with certainty for construction.


Event Chair: Darren Richards
Board Member | LSF Association &
Managing Director | Cogent Consulting

Darren is an offsite manufacturing expert with 20 years' experience developing offsite businesses, processes and products. Cogent is a specialist building technologies consultancy focused on new product development, manufacturing strategy and lean manufacturing and process improvement.


Peter Burchill
Business Development Manager | EOS

A Case Study on The Ram Quarter

Peter joined the team in June 2018 bringing key experience from the load bearing market place to develop solutions further in the offsite sector. Peter's previous experience in the light steel framing has given insight to the needs of the market for a manufacture. Having been involved in specification, detailing, promoting LSF into the UK market place including award nominated schemes for residential, student accommodation and healthcare projects.


Richard Lankshear
Innovation Manager | NHBC

A Presentation of The Findings in Clause 6.10 in the NHBC Technical Standards

Richard has worked in consultancy, business development and strategic marketing before joining NHBC in 2016 from Tata Steel. As part of the senior management team in Technical Services, his previous role at NHBC was Senior Area Technical Manager with responsibility for the Commercial Building Control and Land Quality Endorsement services.


Robert Clark
Head of Business Development | Fusion Building Systems

A Case Study on the University of Sussex

Having worked in the light gauge steel industry since 2000 Robert is one of the most knowledgeable members of the Fusion Building Systems' team. After graduating from Aberdeen University, Robert spent 15 years with Tarmac in Heavy Building Materials. In 2000 he joined the Fleming Group in Ireland and undertook the initial research and development that led to the Fusion system –and to the company being established.


Andrew Waddell
Metframe Sales Manager - Northern | voestalpine Metsec

A Case Study on The Engine Yard

Andrew has over 30 years' experience in the construction industry and since joining Voestalpine Metsec Plc in 2006 he has worked across all sectors providing design and technical support for Metsec's Metframe and SFS systems to Clients, Main Contractors and Design teams.


Speaker TBC
| Sigmat

A Case Study on Godiva Place Student Accommodation, Coventry

Speaker Information coming soon!


Chris Holleron
Group Product Manager: Housing | Hadley Group

Speaker Information coming soon!


Mick Pettitt
Operations Director | Totally Modular

Speaker Information coming soon!

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