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Session Announcement -  In use performance

Session Announcement -  In use performance

In use performance

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There is a steadily growing emphasis on the performance of our buildings in use, brought into focus by the current pandemic and concern about the effects of enclosed spaces on human mental, emotional and physical wellbeing. Coupled with that is growing interest in how our homes perform as we spend much more time in them. And there is increased awareness of the disparity between the amount of energy buildings really use in operation and low energy expectations.

Attending this session will give an understanding of building performance evaluation (BPE) and post-occupancy evaluation (POE) of buildings and how to use occupant surveys to understand performance analysis of buildings.

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Session Announcement - Retrofit

Session Announcement - Retrofit

Retrofit

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If we are to make any significant progress towards the target of net zero carbon emissions in the built environment by 2050, then over 27 million buildings must be refurbished. One in five of them is a heritage building, over 100 years old, and they present specific challenges. This session will consider what needs to be addressed in refurbishing our building stock for net zero emissions and will include a case study looking at the refurbishment of a major Grade II listed building in central London.

This session will provide insights into the technical requirements of refurbishment and retrofit for zero carbon and will provide a case study demonstrating how this has been achieved in practice on a high profile listed building, providing transferable examples for application to current projects

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Session Announcement -  Cladding, regulation 7 and surveying existing buildings

Session Announcement -  Cladding, regulation 7 and surveying existing buildings

Cladding, regulation 7 and surveying existing buildings

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External walls and facades are the subjects of intense scrutiny in the aftermath of the Grenfell Tower tragedy, and the government has already banned combustible materials from the external walls of higher rise residential buildings. It recently consulted on extending the scope of the ban on the use of certain products. The regulation allows some exemptions for components of a façade or external wall system and the Centre for Window and Cladding Technology and Society of Façade Engineering have recently published guidance on the interpretation and application of the regulation.

Attendees will learn about the latest requirements for the design of external walls in residential buildings over 18m in height. The session will explain how to address questions about the use of products and components that are covered by the exemptions, as well as a more detailed explanation of the performance of cavity barriers and fire stops.

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Session Announcement - Net Zero Carbon

Session Announcement - Net Zero Carbon

Net Zero Carbon

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The UK has adopted a legal target of net zero carbon emissions by 2050. This includes the built environment. Government has announced the development of a Future Homes Standard from 2025, the Housebuilding industry is looking at how to build net zero homes and many in the commercial building sector are asking how we meet this requirement. This session will set out what we are currently doing and what more needs to be done to deliver net zero carbon buildings

This session will provide insights into the technical requirements of delivering net zero carbon buildings, as well as the work CIBSE is doing to update its existing guidance and prepare new material.

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Exhibitor Session Announcement - Kingspan - Time for Change. Helping a new Generation of Engineers Get it Right First Time

Exhibitor Session Announcement - Kingspan - Time for Change. Helping a new Generation of Engineers Get it Right First Time

Time for Change - Helping a new Generation of Engineers Get it Right First Time

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Monday 23 November 2020 at 09:30 - 10:20 (GMT)

This CPD session looks at how, with some simple changes, we can get the specification of building services insulation, right first time.

Key factors in a sustainable future are reducing waste and inefficiency. Not all of our existing practices follow this basic rule, we get it wrong so many times in our industry it is time for a change, time to challenge poor practice. Building services insulation might appear to play a small part in this, but a change in outlook can have significant rewards – scaled up they can have a big impact.

Speaker: Carl Davison, Technical Manager, Kingspan Technical Insulation 

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Exhibitor Session Announcement - SWEP - Sealix® for tap water defeats corrosion

Exhibitor Session Announcement - SWEP - Sealix® for tap water defeats corrosion

Sealix® for tap water defeats corrosion

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Monday 23 November 2020 at 10:30 - 11:20 (GMT)

BPHEs with Sealix®-coated surfaces keep drinking water applications running 3 to 5 times longer compared to standard units which become clogged-up and scaled relatively quickly.

By attending this session you will learn how Sealix® reduces maintenance costs and prolongs system efficiency by preventing the formation of scaling and fouling inside the heat exchanger.

Speaker: Adam Raymond, Regional Manager UK North & Ireland, SWEP international AB

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Exhibitor Session Announcement - Lochinvar - Heat pumps for commercial heating and hot water applications

Exhibitor Session Announcement - Lochinvar - Heat pumps for commercial heating and hot water applications

Heat pumps for commercial heating and hot water applications

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Thursday 26 November 2020 at 12:30 - 13:20 (GMT)

This session will be of interest to anyone who is involved in de-carbonisation, specification, installation or operation of heating/hot water systems in commercial and industrial buildings.

Heat pumps are recognised as a key technology in decarbonising heat from buildings. This session looks in-depth at the Lochinvar recommendations to maximise the efficiency and usability of heat pump technologies in commercial heating and hot water applications.

  • Why heat pumps?
  • Choosing the right technology
  • Hydraulic integration and controls philosophy
  • The benefits of Hybrid systems in high temperature applications
  • Implications on SBEM and BREEAM
  • Maintenance considerations


By attending this session you will

  1. Gain an understanding of different heat pump types and their respective benefits
  2. How to apply heat pumps to a range of new heating/hot water systems
  3. Learn about applying heat pumps in existing buildings through retrofit, and with minimal disruption


Speaker: Scott Mason, Regional Sales Manager, Lochinvar Ltd.

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Exhibitor Session Announcement - Mitsubishi Electric - Highly Efficient, High Temperature CO2 Heat Pumps

Exhibitor Session Announcement - Mitsubishi Electric - Highly Efficient, High Temperature CO2 Heat Pumps

Highly Efficient, High Temperature CO2 Heat Pumps

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Monday 23 November 2020 at 12:30 - 13:20 (GMT)

By attending this session you will understand how to apply CO2 heat pump technology and the potential carbon savings available.

Mitsubishi Electric are pleased to present a new commercial heat pump solution that utilises CO2 technology to deliver highly efficient, high temperature hot water up to 90°C. The Ecodan QAHV is set to help businesses increase the efficiency of hot water production whilst significantly reducing their carbon footprint. Join Mitsubishi Electric for this session to understand why commercial hot water production is about to change.

Speaker: James Chaplen, Senior Product Manager, Mitsubishi Electric

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Session Announcement - Optimising window design for wellbeing

Session Announcement - Optimising window design for wellbeing

Window Design

Optimising window design for wellbeing 

This session will discuss the important role of window design and operation in optimising ventilation for health and wellbeing of building occupants. The detail of window design and installation and the impact on health and wellbeing is often not fully considered in the design of buildings. This session will present an integrated, systems-thinking approach to windows and how they are controlled and opened. The presentations will explore the impacts of window design on thermal comfort, air quality, acoustics, daylight and the overall human experience of a building and will be followed by a moderated discussion. Evidence of outcomes and case studies will be provided. The session will be of interest to designers, building managers, developers, constructors and other built environment professionals.

Building services engineers and other designers professionals will learn about the influence of window design on thermal comfort, air quality, acoustics, daylight and the overall human experience of a building. Contractors will learn more about the importance of windows to achieving key performance metrics for the building and delivering adequately ventilated buildings. Build managers will gain insights into the connections between window design and building performance and the impacts on user satisfaction.

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Session Announcement - Climate change

Session Announcement - Climate change

Climate change

Climate change

The Climate change session will provide attendees with an update on current climate change-related initiatives, in particular, what professional bodies are doing to embed commitments to climate change adaptation and mitigation into professional guidance, training, CPD and standards of professional practice. It will also look at what some professional bodies are doing themselves to reduce their emissions.

This session will provide an outline of the CIBSE Climate Change Action Plan which describes the full range of measures CIBSE is taking in response to climate change and outlining the commitments CIBSE is encouraging all our members to take, including the commitment to promote the principles of sustainability and seek to prevent avoidable adverse impacts on the environment and Society in our Code of Conduct. The session will highlight the new guidance CIBSE is developing for members and others to use to enable them to respond to the net zero emissions commitment, and outline ways that members can be more involved in CIBSE’s knowledge generation programme. It will also show what other professional bodies are doing in response to climate change and how we are collaborating on this issue.

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Session Announcement - Ventilation, energy efficiency and overheating, and the building regulations

Session Announcement - Ventilation, energy efficiency and overheating, and the building regulations

B2P Session

Ventilation, energy efficiency and overheating, and the building regulations

Work is ongoing on the latest changes to Parts L and F. This session will provide an update on the latest developments and thinking on ventilation, energy efficiency and overheating, covering both dwellings and non-domestic buildings.

Stay tuned for session updates.

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Session Announcement - COVID-19 update

Session Announcement - COVID-19 update

B2P Session

COVID-19 update

CIBSE guidance on COVID-19, in particular the role of ventilation in minimising the risks of transmission in buildings, has just been updated to reflect the onset of cooler weather. This session will look at the principles of delivering adequate ventilation and the challenges of maintaining adequate ventilation without compromising thermal comfort and consider the energy and emissions implications.

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Session Announcement - How to engage with clients

Session Announcement - How to engage with clients

B2P Session

How to engage with clients

This CIBSE session will provide delegates with an outline of Guide L and other recent and upcoming best practice guidance on how to engage with clients, focusing on understanding client drivers, costs, and value.

The outline is as follows

  • Chair - tbc
  • Speaker 1: tbc – sustainability from a client’s perspective, the approach in Guide L   
  • Speaker 2: UKGBC speaker - recent UK-GBC report on costs of net zero 
  • Speaker 3: tbc - upcoming LETI client guide
  • Speaker 4: Chayma Oueslati, Cushman & Wakefield : recent report for the European ALDREN programme, on costing & valuing sustainability especially in the context of retrofit
     

Stay tuned for session updates.

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Session Announcement - Building Safety Reform

Session Announcement - Building Safety Reform

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Building Safety Reform

This session is a key focus for the industry and Build2Perform agenda. The draft Building Safety Bill was published in July and sets the stage for the most fundamental reform of the regulations relating to the construction and operation of buildings in at least two generations, creating a new building safety regulator, a new regulatory regime and building control system, new competence arrangements, and the Golden Thread of digital building information.

The session will set out the major change in culture that the Bill demands and provide an explanation of the key changes in working practices that the Bill will drive, including the new regulator, competence requirements and product standards. It will introduce the new statutory duties of the principal designer and contractor and the building safety manager role as well as the criminal penalties the Bill will introduce.


With the new edition of CIBSE Guide L on sustainability published this summer giving engineers guidance on how to respond to the changing sustainability agenda, we will be considering how to engage clients in sustainability. The session will explore ways of engaging clients in conversations about sustainability and net zero ambitions on their projects and how to address the value and cost of sustainability in retrofit and refurbishment projects.

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Session Announcement - Delivering projects and efficiency using digital tools

Session Announcement - Delivering projects and efficiency using digital tools

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Delivering projects and efficiency using digital tools

This session will provide attendees with practical knowledge about standardised project delivery tools for concept design (but may be extended to any project stage) and with an example of digitising a common design task, cable containment sizing.

This session will demonstrate ideas for digitising typical day to day processes to make them faster, more resource efficient and highly repeatable. The cable sizing example offers an in-depth case study of doing this for a specific whilst showing how this approach can be used for other processes. Presentations will include:

  • Review of One Working Day, a live event to demonstrate how digital ways of working can be used more efficiently and effectively than traditional approaches and to show and share how this can be achieved.
  • Detail on Cable Containment Sizing, as a deeper dive into a digital calculation process. Covers standard data and PDTs
  • Summary and Q&A

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Build2Perform 2020 goes Virtual 

Build2Perform 2020 goes Virtual 

Build2Perform, the central learning opportunity for building services professionals, will be hosted entirely online for 2020, CIBSE has just announced. 

Taking place across four days from Monday 23 - Thursday 26 November 2020, Build2Perform is established as a key resource for anyone involved in designing, regulating or managing the performance of buildings. Traditionally hosted at London’s Olympia, it will surprise no-one that the decision has been made to move to a virtual format.

“Cancelling was simply not an option” declares Rowan Crowley of CIBSE.

“The event has really become central to the CIBSE’s objective of enhancing and sharing the latest knowledge on key issues of the day.”

Buoyed by the success of the organisation’s recent online Technical Symposium and the hugely popular Grow Your Knowledge webinar series, CIBSE sees advantages in the online format, particularly in increasing the immediate availability of the programme for visitors around the UK and the world.

Keeping to the original dates of 23-26 November, Build2Perform 2020 will focus on priority themes identified by CIBSE’s Knowledge Management Panel. These include:

  •             Net zero carbon
  •             Health, Wellbeing and Safety
  •             Climate Adaptation
  •             Retrofit and refurbishment
  •             Circular economy
  •             Digital engineering
  •             Smart Buildings

Alongside these broad themes there will be discussion on topical issues such as: new policy directions, competency and skills demands and the challenges posed by COVID 19.

Interested in sponsorship and exhibiting opportunities? The event offers the chance to introduce innovations, launch products, introduce new services, feature performance benefits, and share best practice and achievements. Get in touch to learn more >>

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New dates for Build2Perform Live 2021

New dates for Build2Perform Live 2021

A message from Rowan Crowley - CIBSE Services Managing Director.

"The impact of Coronavirus has changed our collective outlook.  With the high probability that there will be social distancing rules in place for events for some time to come and following consultation between us, it was concluded by CIBSE and Step that it is in the best interest of all parties to reschedule Build2Perform to 2021.

Accordingly, dates for next year for Build2Perform Live will be  Wednesday 1 and Thursday 2 December 2021 in Olympia London, West Level One.

We are grateful for your continued support and hope you'll join us for a fantastic virtual event this year."

If you would like to be involved in Build2Perform 2021 we would love to hear from you. Whether you would like to book a stand, speak at the show or simply find out more then get in touch

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#Build2Perform Live Wednesday Webinar

Introduction to CO2 Heat Pumps

Wednesday 23 September

Webinar overview:
- What is a Heat Pump?
- Introduction to Q-ton
- Bivalent Systems
- Design & Applications
- Installation consideration.

Register for your free place
 

 

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#Build2Perform Live Wednesday Webinar

Heat Pumps for Commercial Heating and Hot Water Applications

Wednesday 29 July

This Lochinvar webinar will cover the integration of Air to Water Heat Humps and Water Source Heat Pumps with heating and hot water applications and provide features and benefits of these technologies, as well as choosing the best technology to suit the application.

Register for your free place

 

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#Build2Perform Wednesday Webinar

Are Building Services Responsible for Unwanted Heat Gains?

Wednesday 15 July

This Kingspan webinar examines the issues of overheating, including in void and corridor spaces, relating to building services insulation. The benefits of going a step further than the base Building Regulation requirements are considered, along with optimising the design and implementation of building services insulation systems.

Register for your free place

 

CIBSE_BPA

CIBSE Building Performance Awards 2021

CIBSE Building Performance Awards are back for 2021, honouring the excellence in built environment by recognising individuals, projects and products.

Entries are now open and we are looking for innovative real life examples of industry best practice.

View CIBSE BPA 2021 entry categories.

 

Emerging-from-lockdown

Emerging from lockdown

As businesses start to consider bringing staff back into work premises, a number of issues need to be considered for the safety of everyone entering the building. Government guidelines should be followed.

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Build2PerformLive-Webinar-Series

#Build2Perform Live Wednesday Webinars

Build2Perform Live has launched a free webinar series - Wednesday Webinars. Taking place every Wednesday, at 11:00 (BST), supported by the CIBSE Education Training and Membership Committee, showcases the most popular Build2Perform Live 2019 sessions.

Find out more

 

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Maintaining buildings in lockdown

Buildings left empty by the lockdown must be maintained properly to avoid risks such as legionella, corrosion and mould. Liza Young reports

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CIBSE launches Apprentice Award

Prize marks 25th anniversary of the Young Engineers Awards. A new award recognising the contribution of apprentices has been launched by CIBSE.

The Apprentice of the Year award is open internationally to apprentices registered on Standards/Frameworks at level 3 and above in building services engineering and related occupations, who have started their apprenticeship scheme before 1 January 2020.

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Nightingale-Hospital

Rapid response: delivering a 4,000-bed NHS Nightingale Hospital in nine days

When ExCeL was chosen as the site for an NHS Nightingale Hospital, the project team had nine days to build a 4,000-bed critical care facility ahead of the expected surge in London’s Covid-19 cases. CIBSE Journal talk to the key engineers

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CIBSE Journal Covid19 Podcast

In a special podcast from CIBSE Journal, editor Alex Smith talks to CIBSE technical director Hywel Davies about minimising the risk of Covid19 spreading in buildings, while Bill Bahnfleth, chair of the newly formed ASHRAE Epidemic Task Force, explains why industry guidance is recommending an increase in building ventilation.

 

BWT

New Exhibitor: Best Water Technology

We'd like to welcome a new exhibitor to Build2Perform Live.

They'll be exhibiting with us 24-25 November on stand 505.

Find out more

 

 

DesignBuilder

New Exhibitor: Design Builder

We'd like to welcome a new exhibitor to Build2Perform Live.

They'll be exhibiting with us 24-25 November on stand 229.

Find out more

 

Flamco

New Exhibitor: Flamco

We'd like to welcome a new exhibitor to Build2Perform Live.

They'll be exhibiting with us 24-25 November on stand 607.

Find out more

Reasons to attend

  • Free to attend - Get ahead of the game and secure your place today.
  • Practical ‘take-aways’ – we have designed the programme around providing you with both inspiration and practical knowledge 
  • Theme-driven seminar streams designed especially with a buildings services professional in mind
  • CPD theatres - Selected CIBSE Build2Perform Live 2019 exhibitors will be delivering highly topical CIBSE-accredited CPD presentations.
  • 70 hours CIBSE CPD sessions in one place for your convenience – All sessions at CIBSE Build2Perform Live 2019 provide CIBSE CPD.
  • Leading suppliers to the sector – 70+ suppliers, manufacturers, consultants and advisers will be on hand to answer your questions, discuss solutions and help maximise your time at the event.

 

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