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The week ahead

10 July Towards sustainable construction - building a better way of life: Everyone's talking about it but what does 'sustainability' actually mean?

Definitions are on hand at this one day conference organised by the Construction Confederation and CIRIA.

QEII Conference Centre, Westminster, London SW1 Details, Ceri Healey, (020) 8334 6515

10-11 July UK and EU legislation: Conference providing an update on the rapidly changing field of environmental legislation.

The Royal Society, London Details, Penny Richards, (020) 7453 6858

11 July Managing water sustainability in the built environment: Conference organised by CIRIA using case studies to demonstrate new water management techniques and to identify the barriers to their wider use.

Church House Conference Centre, Westminster, London Details, (020) 7222 1708

11 July Waste and regulation - has the Environment Agency got the right balance? Full day forum with contributions from Government, the Agency, and leading consultants and operators.

One Birdcage Walk, London SW1 Details, Ecolibrium, tel (01223) 740639; e-mail

12 July Highways maintenance 2000 - new procurement strategies for Best Value: Conference and exhibition looking at developments in strategic partnering, new maintenance methodologies, performance measurement and new contract forms.

Shaw Park Plaza, London NW1 Details, Colin Parris, (020) 7973 6643

12 July-3 September On the road and it's a gas: Iconic motorways, petrol stations, flyovers, bus depots, tunnels and car parks photographed by Alex de Rijke.

The Architecture Foundation, 30 Bury Street, London SW1 Details, (020) 7839 9389

13 July Production management: Seminar on improving efficiencies through construction, run by the Lean Construction Institute.

Renaissance Hotel, London Heathrow. Details, (01923) 673801. E-mail

13 July-17 September Force fields: Exhibition looking at the idea of relative movement in 20th century art unleashed by Einstein's theory of relativity.

Hayward Gallery, South Bank, London SE1 Details (020) 7928 3144

14 July Lean design and supply: The Lean Construction Institute explores integration of the design and construction supply chains.

Renaissance Hotel, London Heathrow. Details, (01923) 673801. E-mail

14-17 July Earth building: Practical and theoretical course on designing and building rammed earth structures.

Centre for Alternative Technology, Powys. Details (01654) 703743

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