Breakfast Seminars

Should overheating be driving residential design? Carbon Vs Comfort

We are building more and more residential units in densely populated areas and industry is reporting an increase in residents suffering with overheating issues. Building Regulation compliance and green certification doesn’t mean the building design will mitigate overheating issues. Industry good/best practice assessments are currently not being undertaken enough during the concept and design stages.  As a result we are seeing a spike in overheating assessments at contractor appointment stage as contractors are becoming more aware of the risks due to their own experiences. With the recent establishment of TM59 and the new Draft GLA London Plan 2019, regulators are implementing policies to assess and mitigate over heating earlier in design but in the wrong hands this can often come at the expense of the carbon emission savings. We have a long history of architecture keeping us cool without the addition of mechanical cooling. Why are we finding these issues arising now? and what are we doing to ensure our buildings use as little energy as possible whilst fulfilling their fundamental purpose as a comfortable, safe and healthy space away from the exterior environment?

To find out more and exchange your views in this debate come and join us for a breakfast seminar.

Presenter: Paul Scriven, Hurley Palmer Flatt
Date: Tuesday 9th October 2018
Time: Registration opens at 8:30am. Event 9:00am – 10:30am
Location: 240 Blackfriars Road, London SE1 8NW

From Captive Cult to Culture Change | Does the rise of Digital Engineering require the demise of BIM? FULLY BOOKED

In the early days of technological change it is often required to give names to things which nobody has yet a complete grasp of. This need can lead to the alienation and confusion of the majority of stakeholders which the experts are hoping to persuade.

Once the benefit case has been proven it becomes paramount to engage in language which allows intuitive access to the concepts driving industry change. What may have been perceived as a closed cult must be opened up and therefore democratised to enable culture change to occur.

We will bring together industry specialists from different sectors to present on how they have tackled moving digital integration from a specialist subject to business as usual.

This event is now FULLY BOOKED, please contact to register for our waiting list or request details to join us via Skype. 

Presenter: Thomas Lindner, Group BIM Manager, Hurley Palmer Flatt
Date: Wednesday 10th October 2018
Time: Registration opens at 8:30am. Event 9:00am – 10:30am
Location: 240 Blackfriars Road, London SE1 8NW


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