The presentation is a guide to important factors in the design of heat networks with instantaneous DHW heat interface units. It covers the benefits of instantaneous HIU’s on heat networks and network design considerations. The importance of low return temperatures and wide delta T’s and how these benefit various energy sources form gas boilers through heat pumps, CHP and solar thermal. The presentation details how to design a system to achieve low return temperatures, including bypass location and control, important and often overlooked system design points, plant-room pump control and how HIU’s assist in achieving low return temperatures. The presentation then looks at common heat network problems and how the latest generation of intelligent electronic HIU’s can assist in overcoming these problems. The presentation looks at the difference between direct and indirect HIU’s and the system design relevant to each type. Graphical data from actual operating heat networks are reviewed and lastly we look at system sizing, from the apartment level back to the plant-room including pipework, boilers, thermal stores and typical operating temperatures and flow rates.


Presented by Jonathan Healey

Discussing CIBSE’s email marketing evolution, best practice and how to maximise impact on promotional email campaigns.


Presented by Lucy Bamber

Discover how to raise the profile of your CIBSE organisation by using best practice marketing across Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.


Presented By Lucinda Watt

Find out what CIBSE is doing to comply with the introduction of GDPR on 25 May 2018 and how this will affect your group, region, society, network or division.


Presented by Richard Howard, CIBSE

How CIBSE can help the regions, groups, societies and divisions use GoToMeeting and GoToWebinar for committee and technical meetings including good practice tips.


Presented by Lucy Aldcroft

Learn which route and grade of CIBSE membership and Engineering Council registration you would be eligible for! A short presentation will cover the qualification requirements and competence criteria for membership and registration, followed by opportunity to speak with the CIBSE Membership Team for advice on your specific route.


Avoiding expensive pitfalls in closed water systems

  • An exploration of the physical, chemical and microbiological processes that affect closed water systems using case studies of where it’s all gone wrong and ended in hundreds of thousands in costs, or millions in litigation
  • Standards and industry bodies that exist to protect those designing, building and maintaining closed water systems
  • BS8552
  • BSRIA BG29
  • BSRIA BG50
  • CSCA
  • Simple and effective ways to get it right
  • Pre-commission cleaning
  •  Treatment chemicals
  • Circulation
  • Monitoring
  • Filtration


ASD has consistently increased its share of the smoke detection market since it’s invention in the early 1980’s. In the UK, it now represents 14% of the detector market. The latest innovation solves the puzzle of addressable ASD and will again re-define smoke detection.



The session will highlight Cadline’s BIM workflow offering showing detailed thermal simulation (TAS), development and calculation of M&E services (Cymap)with exports to Revit via Cylink to complete the fully coordinated deliverable. The requirement concerning spatial awareness will also be shown using Cyspace, a unique tool that allows users to pre-determine plantroom and riser requirements early on in the design process

 Steven Booth, Associate Director for Guardian Water Treatment discusses the future of water system management, examining whether current thinking, including the BSRIA guidelines, is fit for purpose. Covering pre-commissioning cleaning through to ongoing system maintenance, Steven will highlight the issues raised during a recent round table event; from an over-reliance on sampling and water wastage during the flushing stages, to industry resistance towards real-time monitoring. Is there a case for better, more sustainable practices that extend system life, prevent corrosion and cut costs overall?