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CIAT Yorkshire: PDD 2017 "Sustainable Building Quality"

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Our Professional Development Day 2017 will follow the theme ‘Sustainable Building Quality’, with two plenary case study presentations and four seminar sessions throughout the day, where you may assemble your own learning programme from a choice of one from three seminars running concurrently in each session.

One plenary presentation will commence both the morning and afternoon sessions.

  • The first will be presented by Scott Brownrigg director Ian Pratt who will speak on “Creating ‘the Spark’ at Southampton Solent University; a building which has achieved a BREEAM excellent rating.

  • The second being the sustainable credentials of the Victoria Gate shopping complex newly opened in Leeds; “Creating ‘Positive Places’ presented by Richard Quartermaine of developers Hammerson.

The plenary presentations though are the cherries on a mouthwatering cake of exceptional content that looks at BREEAM, Passivhaus, Building performance, Straw Bale construction, Sustainable specification and much more.

Session 1: 10.45 – 11.30

  • A: Nick Heath – Best Practice in the Sustainable Retrofit of Traditional Historic Buildings.
    The key risks involved in retrofitting traditional buildings,the solutions for their effective upgrade, and the guidance and tools that are available to help drive good practice. Case studies link theory and practice, demonstrating the principles of responsible retrofit in practice for traditional and historic buildings.

  • B: Tony Doyle – Alumasc – Objective-driven specifications for Green, Bio-Diverse and Blue Roofs.
    · What Is a Green Roof?
    · Design Considerations: Why a Green Roof?
    · Introduction to Blue Roofs
    · Project Case Studies.

  • C: Kevin Blunden – Performance or quality.
    The increasing demands of the client in terms of build quality and the long term performance of the property as well as considering the legislative framework driving energy efficiency and sustainability in the design and construction of buildings.

Session 2: 11.45 – 12.30

  • A: Barbara Jones – Building Healthy Homes with straw and other natural materials.
    The benefits of using natural materials for construction, and how they can be used effectively. This talk will focus on using straw bales as a wall building system but will discuss natural insulations, timber frameworks and cement free foundations.

  • B: Matthew Brooke-Peat – As-Built Thermal Bridging.
    A thermal performance gap often exists between the predications made for design intent and measured as-built performance. This seminar presents work quantifying the influence of as-built thermal bridging on whole building thermal performance. Recent construction projects are used to illustrate the issues under discussion.

  • C: Applecore Designs – How virtual reality saves time and resources (VR for Architecture).
    Demonstrating the application of virtual reality (VR) for the construction sector. VR enables client and technologist to understand design intent, reducing waste, cost and misunderstanding.

Session 3: 14.45 – 15.30

  • A: Velux – Daylight and Human Response – sustainability, naturally.
    This RIBA-certified CPD covers key aspects of daylight engineering – especially its impact on human beings and their environment – and the latest research in education buildings. Velux VMS offers one of the lowest overall U-values for frame and glazing assembly on the market.

  • B: Gavin Dunn – Future Drivers for Sustainability Regulations and Standards.
    Thoughts on the direction of sustainability standards and regulations, and the changing drivers behind them. Future drivers, including changing regulations and standards because of policy priorities, and the role of building performance in creating greater real estate value. The international investor community and the emerging importance of Health and Wellbeing and productivity.

  • C: Tim Beldon – Timber Re-Evolution.
    With the many evolving facets of engineered timber, one could argue that the time of the timber re-evolution has dawned again, certainly as a popular first choice for a structural sustainable building material. Tim explains some of the Sustainable Building Quality advantages of timber as a structural building material as well as the benefits it offers to designers which are sometimes overlooked.

Session 4: 15.45 – 16.30

  • A: Keith Snook – Environmental Assessment over the data horizon – BREEAM.
    "90% of the buildings we will be using in fifty years' time are the ones we can see from the window now”. . Another elephant in the global sustainability room, recently emerged from its hiding place, is the performance gap (between design and operation). These elephants and the blisteringly rapid advances in sensor, control and data processing (the internet of things) should be heralding a shift in emphasis for environmental assessment systems such as BREEAM. Is it?

  • B: Mark Standen – Passivhaus and the volume house builder.
    Passivhaus has gained much attention for achieving very low energy consumption results. Why are many more houses built to Passivhaus levels on the continent than in the UK? What are the barriers stopping Passivhaus being used on a larger scale? Starting off with an intro into the principles and the benefits of building a Passivhaus, the presentation will explore the hurdles preventing its wider use in the UK. Suggestions will be made on how to increase the numbers of Passivhaus’ built.

  • C: Chris Halligan – The specification of sustainable building materials.
    Sustainable design can be thought of as being subject to two drivers.One is legislation; the second is altruism. In terms of materials, the first is almost irrelevant while the second is often confined to a domestic scale. Why is this? Can the knowledge be transferred to the commercial sphere? Where would one look for the information on innovative, little-used materials together with the environmental impact of more commonly used ones. Do materials actually matter in sustainable design or should efforts be concentrated on reducing operational energy? The answers may not be what you at first assume.

We look forward to welcoming you on the day.

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