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Build Better Symposium 2021

Event Dates: Monday, February 8, 2021 - Wednesday, February 10, 2021

The University of the West Indies (The UWI), Cave Hill Campus in Barbados is pleased to announce that it will host a virtual 3 day symposium in February 2021, for anyone who works in or supports the design, construction, maintenance and governance of buildings across the Caribbean Region, under the theme “Building Sustainability: Design, Policy and Practice for the Caribbean”. See details below.

Date: The mornings of February 8th-10th, 2021

Target Audience: architects, engineers (civil/structural, mechanical, electrical, environmental, transportation), quantity surveyors, town planners, land surveyors, contractors, project managers, artisans, material suppliers (hardware owners, quarry operators), transportation and heavy equipment operators, waste haulers; governance authorities such as, town and environmental planners, law makers and other policy making bodies and other private sector businesses such as financers, insurers and retailers.


This conference gives you the opportunity to:

  • Engage in a comprehensive discussion on various areas of the built environment.
  • Connect with peers, industry experts and policy makers to discuss strategies on how to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through sustainable building practices.
  • Gain Continuing Education Credits for attendance.
  • Attend interactive sessions led by experts in sustainable building based on the following topics: 
    • Technology for Sustainable Building
    • Retrofitting for Sustainability
    • Policy and Development for Sustainable Building
    • Financing Sustainable Building
    • Professional Development Opportunities on Sustainable Building

Registration: BDS $150 (US $75)

For more information, contact the Symposium Secretariat at


NB: The official website for the symposium with more details including the speakers, daily schedule, registration portal and online payment facility is coming soon.


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