Strictly pre-booked. No unbooked admissions please.
Julie Futcher will share her personal knowledge and views on strategic planning, relationships between buildings, wind, weather and climatic effects, and the impacts on trees and vegetation.
In this well-celebrated (normally fee-paying) tour, Julie will also review social and psycological aspects of the built environment in the City, seen as a whole.
About 2 hours. You can detach at any time, but you'll miss modest refreshments provided at the end by the Region.
In public space, the tour will leave at the advertised time. Ticketholders will be provided with a mobile contact number.
HCNW Hosts for the Evening: TBA
Organiser: Chris Jones
Posted: 10 November 2016
Revised: 23 January 2017
CIBSE HCNW Region takes great care to avoid wasted places. So if you do book through Eventbrite and realise you can't make it, please consider others who are less fortunate - please cancel your Eventbrite ticket (My Tickets, This Event, Cancel Order).
ADMISSION: You must BRING your print of the Eventbrite ticket.
FUNDING: This event is fully-funded by CIBSE HCNW Region from its charitable grant. The Region Committee does not organise social events.
ROADS & POSSESSIONS: The tour will need to pass through a few crowded areas and you are advised to take good care of any possessions you are carrying, or travel light. Please remember to take care when crossing roads and also, to look out for others in the group.
REFRESHMENTS: Provided by CIBSE HCNW on reasonable request at our choice of public house or coffee bar, after the tour.
SUITABILITY & CLOTHING: The tour involves standing in public spaces, possibly in the rain depending upon the weather, so dress appropriately and choose footwear suitable for 120 minutes of moderate walking. You can detach from the tour at any time, but you may find it difficult to re-locate the group.
TERMS & CONDITIONS: Just to be clear, CIBSE HCNW and some premises reserve the right to refuse or withdraw admission and such a decision is final. Enjoyment of the tour is subject to pre-registration, the limitations of the premises, security management and availability of spaces. You must adhere to instructions from the premises management and technical representatives.
REGIONS: Regional events not only offer technical insight, but also provide a forum for novel, alternative and sometimes incisive or critical views from speakers, which do not necessarily represent the views of CIBSE (nor HCNW Region).
DEPOSITS: Please pay the fee as your deposit/verification. If you do arrive at the event and stay for at least 30 minutes, then your deposit will be refunded shortly after the event. Otherwise it will NOT be refunded. Please be sure to register with HCNW on arrival.
LOST DEPOSITS: When these fees raised reach a threshold, the fund may be donated by HCNW Region to the CIBSE Benevolent Fund).
PHOTOGRAPHY & BAGGAGE: In some areas, our guide will advise, take care with the backdrops in images. Please look after your possessions at all times. CIBSE HCNW cannot be held responsible for lost or missing items.
RECORDING - PRIOR PERMISSION REQUIRED: The organisers insist that any intention to record (audio or video) any part of the event is announced and that consent is obtained from all those attending.
CANCELLATION: As with any event, this one is subject to cancellation. CIBSE HCNW will not be liable for travel costs, parking charges, excess charges and fines, accommodation costs or the cost of any refreshments not provided at the event by CIBSE HCNW. In the event of cancellation, CIBSE HCNW will refund deposits.
WAITLIST: Where an event is over-subscribed, CIBSE HCNW may add individual ticket requests to a Waitlist, or release tickets to individuals on the Waitlist in a priority order based upon previous booking and attendance patterns.
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CIBSE Home Counties North West Region
We are a regional branch of CIBSE, the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers - Registered Charity No: 278104.
CIBSE supports the art (including craft) and science of building services engineering.
HCNW supports CIBSE Members with technical seminars, visits and screenings, amenable networking building up local communities of practice broadly in Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, part of Surrey and part of London.
Events which are arranged by CIBSE HCNW are:
- Modern, public, freely open - and welcoming - to all*
- Freely published, accessible to the wider public by search engine*
- Always aligned to CIBSE's charitable objects
- Advertised to all and co-ordinated, months in advance
- Valuable for professional development - and tomorrow's projects
- Look at major societal issues in an uncertain world
- We also do the technology - the art (craft) as well as science
- And help develop "well-rounded engineers" and inform the public
- Our events are not dominated by industry or commercial impulse
- We are inclusive, diverse and positively welcome the general public
- Wide range of speakers and interesting debates - a HCNW speciality
- We offer incidental networking and a sociable environment
- HCNW is a way of feeding your ideas into CIBSE
HCNW is run by elected volunteers - in fact, engineers in a wide range of building services specialisms - and has well-established links with WiBSE - Women in Building Services Engineering, CIBSE-FM and the CIBSE-CHP DH Group, as well as IET Surrey and IET Buckinghamshire. Our audience is mixed and diverse.
Some of our events are invitation only and not publicly displayed, where circumstances or security require that attendees have to be registered with CIBSE or another institution.
HCNW events have long featured debate about the wider issues, which affect technical solutions and question established norms. In addition to seminars of technical interest in building services engineering, we have been looking ahead: Big Data, Cybersecurity, the Future of Institutions, Resource Efficiency and other emerging issues. The Region was the first to run wide-spectrum seminars on Inclusivity (diversity) and some unusual seminars on soft skills.
As policy, HCNW seeks to support charitable venues and charitable caterers wherever possible.
CIBSE Members - Identify with your Region
In 2015, HCNW launched the Region ties and the unisex HCNW pin badge, available to members of the Home Counties North West Region community.
Other Joint Events
Some additional events are advertised for Home Counties North West Region as joint events, which are worth looking out for.
The Region welcomes any joint events with associated groups, but the elected Region Committee is only responsible for the events and joint events shown on this Eventbrite platform. HCNW does not organise any social events, parties or galas, but our charitable events all involve networking in a convivial person-to-person community.
About our Eventbrite Platform
This Eventbrite page is operated entirely by volunteers in HCNW Region.
*Not all of our events are publicly displayed and a few are open to CIBSE Members only plus regular attendees.
If you have any booking problems, please "Contact CIBSE Home Counties North West" rather than CIBSE HQ.
You'll find a link under the Terms and Conditions that makes it easy to reach us.
In booking, for administrative and insurance reasons, you agree to join CIBSE HCNW's community as a "member" for the duration of the event.
Some events have security restrictions, please help make it easy by booking a ticket for each name, thank you.
When all the firm tickets for an event are taken, HCNW offers Conditional Tickets because a proportion of firm ticketholders invariably drop out.
Please note that if you choose to book a Conditional Ticket, HCNW cannot guarantee to get you into the event, but we will have estimated that there is a good chance for that particular event.
In connection with this Eventbrite platform and its own separate terms and conditions, CIBSE Home Counties North West Region has an assigned data controller and is registered for the purposes of the Data Protection Act 1998.
The Region processes this data in order to send event invitations, understand attendance patterns, and send surveys related to the Region's events. For certain meetings, to vote you will need to be CIBSE Corporate Member, and we may need to confirm that with CIBSE HQ. All data processing purposes authorised by the Region are for non-commercial use and confined to the stated purposes of CIBSE Home Counties North West Region. The Region does not share non-member personal information in order to promote CIBSE membership, other marketing and/or commercial events.
Name registered: CIBSE Home Counties North West
ICO Registration reference: ZA116328
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