London Build

London Build

London Build 2018

Elizabeth Kavanagh

Elizabeth Kavanagh

Founder, Behaviours4Collaboration

Elizabeth is Head of HR and Research & Innovation at Stride Treglown, one of the UK’s top 10 architectural practices. Elizabeth started the HR team 15 years ago and has built the culture of the practice as an employer with 83% of the team are engaged or highly engaged (compared to the national average of 38%) and the first firm in the UK to hold all 8 areas of the Workplace Wellbeing Charter.

Elizabeth lead the culture stream of the Digital Built Britain program providing a focus on the culture of collaboration. She founded the group Behaviours4Collaboration focused on the development of a culture of collaboration in construction. The group have developed a tool called the Collaborative Behavioural Map which describes behaviourally how to collaborate and this is being developed as British Standard to sit alongside ISO44001. Elizabeth was one of the first cohort to become qualified to lead firms in their implementation of the new collaborative business relationship management standard ISO44001.

A certified strengths-based and career coach and university lecturer for the University of Bath MBA she also enjoys charitable work and has supported various charities either as a consultant through the Cranfield Trust or as a Director for both One25 and Oasis Talk. She is a Board Advisor for the Creative Engagement Group.

She has written over 28 articles in areas such as collaboration and the human side of technology for publications such as the RICS Journal, RIBA Journal, AJ, BD, BIM Today, Constructing Excellence, PBC Today and Digital Construction News.

She speaks at a variety of national conferences recently including Digital Construction Week, UK Construction Week and the BIM Show Live speaking about collaboration, culture change and Digitisation in Construction. Elizabeth also lectures within the Univeristy of Bath School of Management on their MBA program, Salford University BIM Masters and the University of the West of England's Post Graduate Diploma in Architecture.

As a result of this work Elizabeth has been nominated for the Women In Construction and Engineering Awards Digital Innovator category.

During 2017 Elizabeth has been consulting with various organisations including Todd Architects, the University of Bath School of Management, Willmott Dixon and the Future Cities Catapult as part of the Digital Built Britain program.



What the UK's construction industry is saying about London Build..

  • It was our first time as an exhibitor and London Build Expo did not disappoint. It proved to be both exciting and productive. Looking forward to next year.
    Kash Ansari
    Marketing Manager, Nexans
  • Certainly the best Expo I’ve been to with regards to meeting the desired audience!
    Ryan Johnson
    Commercial Manager, Architectural Fabrications Limited
  • London Build 2018 was our first year as exhibitors & we thoroughly enjoyed it. The show had plenty of interaction and interest!
    Free Falcon
  • London Build is a busy and vibrant expo bringing together large to small players in architecture, interior design, building, construction and refurbishment. I would recommend it as both an exhibitor and as a visitor.
    Sarah Hodgkins
    Owner and Artist, Charlotte Designs
  • We attended as a visitor for the first time last year and were impressed enough to rebook for this year. The standard of visitors that came to the stand was really good and the variety of roles from MD’s to electricians was excellent and some meaningful conversations took place, we met people that we would not have been able to access during a normal working week. It was a well organised event, very easy for the exhibitor and a really good atmosphere throughout, I would recommend that anyone who visited with a view to taking stand space in 2019 should go for it.
    Tim Brown
    Technical and Specification Manager, Unitrunk
  • I would wholeheartedly recommend exhibiting at London Build.
    Adam Martin
    Area Sales Advisor, Indigo Industrial Supplies
  • We had a great time exhibiting at this year’s show. We met a real mix of individuals and companies, collected some valuable leads and found it an excellent platform to showcase our new fire safe building wrap material to the market.
    Brett Rigby
    Business Development Manager, Service Graphics​​​​​​​
  • London Build is THE construction show for London. A must attend
    Stuart Goddard
    Sales Director, The CPD Service
  • A very well organised exhibition. From the initial booking of our stand, design, social media coverage and logistics; London Build 2018 was a breeze to organise and exhibit at. The layout of the floorplan was very clear and enabled exhibitors to find stands they were interested in and engage with exhibitors. We certainly made a lot of new contacts and would recommend London Build!
    Suzie Davies
    Managing Director, Marquee Contracting Limited
  • The London Build Expo was a well organised and attended event. The quality of the speakers and the discussion was high and there was a progressive development of new products and materials on show.
    Mark Hopkins
    Associate Director - Project Management, The Portman Estate​​​​​​​
  • London Build Expo was a wonderful event. I particularly enjoyed the balance of like-minded professions and stimulating debate. There was never a moment without something of interest to see
    Chris Hildrey
    Architect, Director, Hildrey Studio​​​​​​​
  • London Build Expo was a great experience bringing together all facets of building construction and operation. Highly recommended!
    Richard McElligott
    Director, Future Decisions​​​​​​​