BCO annual dinner, Grosvenor House Hotel, London. Ex-Tory leader William Hague entertains (ahem) the diners at the British Council of Offices bash. Take it Iain Duncan Smith wasn’t available
A WWF report is set to name and shame worst environmental performers in the housebuilding industry. Good time to book that eco-holiday in Peru?
Building Security Against the Threat of Terrorism conference, CIBSE, London Marriott Hotel, Grosvenor Square. Leave the joke Osama Bin Laden mask at home.
Chartered Institute of Building annual dinner, Guildhall, London. Michael Portillo continues his extensive preparation for life beyond the Tory party as guest speaker at the CIOB chow-down.
Maitland Lecture. The Human Embryo: Thoughts on structural engineering, Institute of Structural Engineers, Royal Institution of Great Britain, London. TV’s Professor Robert Winston is the brain giving this year’s lecture.
RICS Construction Faculty annual dinner 2004, The Savoy, London. Bob “The Cat” Stevens of Five Live 606 fame bags the after-dinner spot.
MIPIM, Palais des Festivals, Cannes, France. Property people loosen their ties on the Cote d’Azur.
The Barker Review. Kate Barker produces the second and final part of her review into housing supply. If you’ve ever wanted to see grown men cry, this could be your chance.
Building Awards, Grosvenor House Hotel, London. Biggest awards night of the year …
The Regeneration Game, venue tbc.
Building’s conference will cover the Thames Gateway, RDAs and everything in between.
Institution of Structural Engineers annual dinner, Guildhall, London.
Health and Safety Awards, The Hilton, Park Lane, London. May as well keep suite booked until Building’s Specialist Contractor Awards on 4 November …
Lord Foster’s Gateshead Concert Hall is due to open (alas, news coverage may be swamped by Euro 2004).
RIBA awards dinner – date and venue tbc. Depending on who’s playing in Euro 2004 that night, cancellations may be thick on the ground.
Housing Design Awards, RIBA, London
RIBA Annual Conference. Trinity College, Dublin.
Scottish parliament building in Edinburgh due for completion.
The 28th Olympic Games in Athens. No Redgrave, but Radcliffe should deliver Olympic glory. Annual dinners worryingly thin on the ground this month – anybody know a dial-a-caviar number?
COBRA 2004, Headingly Stadium, Leeds. Annual international construction event run by RICS.
Little Britain Challenge Cup, Cowes. Construction bigwigs compete in Europe’s biggest corporate regatta. Nothing to do with the cult TV comedy.
Heritage Open Days 2004. Joe Public gets to nose around off-limit properties outside London. Take wirecutters just in case.
100% Design & 100% Detail, Earls Court, London. Design show incorporating exhibition for specifiers, which finishes a day earlier.
Part III of the Disability Discrimination Act comes into force.
Building Homes Quality Awards and Future Homes convention. Venue tbc.
Stirling Prize. Herzog & de Meuron’s Laban Dance Centre won in 2003. Who will win the accolade (and TV exposure) in 2004?
National Construction Week.
Building’s Specialist Contractor Awards, Hilton,
Park Lane, London.
Wales Millennium Centre. The £104m performing arts centre on Cardiff Bay waterfront opens for business.
Security Solutions for the 21st-century office,
BCO, London. One-day conference.
Until 23 December
Space of Encounter: The Architecture of Daniel Libeskind. Fancy a moment of serenity among the festive mayhem? Catch the master of deconstruction’s London retrospective before it finishes at the Barbican in London.