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AJ/RIBA Conference

Leading industry figures are coming together to discuss ways of demonstrating the economic worth of good design at the AJ/RIBA Conference next week (18 June). Julia Barfield will explain how Marks Barfield commissioned Arup to carry out an Economic Impact Study into the London Eye's impact on business and employment as part of the bid to extend the project's planning permission.

She will also look at ways in which architects can protect their ideas - the practice has recently patented its Skyhouse design for three connected towers.Richard Murphy will discuss the way in which architects can work with clients at the outset of a project to refine the brief and hence drastically reduce costs.

Other speakers include Ted Cullinan, Marco Goldschmied, Roger Zogolovitch and John Smith from the BBC.See the advert on page 52 for registration details and a full list of speakers.

Email zoe. phillips@construct.emap. com before 3.30pm on Friday 13 June for your chance to win a free ticket.

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