Agenda

BRE Academy

BIM Standards, Method and Procedures
10:30 - 11:10
Session
Director of BIM
BRE Group

Key to the delivery of structured data are Standards, Methods and Procedures and the failure to meet consistent standards increases risk, liability and inefficiency, not just to the BIM process, but also to the future consumers of the data.
Within the session Paul Oakley Associate Director for BIM at the Building Research Establishment explores the BIM SMP issues, the standardisation requirements and the solution needed to bridge the Information gap as a method for defining and validating BIM data.
 

How developers are differentiating their new homes with Home Quality Mark
11:30 - 12:10
Session
BRE Group

With over 11000 homes registered to use the Home Quality Mark this session explores some of the reasons why developers are using the standard and what benefits it will give to consumers.  This session will also look at what is next for the Home Quality Mark.

Speaker: Gwyn Roberts

Are you SiteSmart?
12:30 - 13:10
Session
BRE Group

This Masterclass will provide a practical demonstration of the BRE SiteSmart Hub featuring the SmartWaste and YellowJacket tools. It will reveal key techniques and approaches for managers to target, benchmark and improve performance on construction projects across different sectors. It is ideal for Sustainability managers, HSE managers, project managers, site managers, waste managers and sustainability champions. The topics covered in this Masterclass will include waste, energy, water and onsite safety.

Speaker: Stuart Blofeld

The role of heat and moisture in healthy and resilient buildings
13:30 - 14:10
Session
Loughborough University

Speaker: Dr Christina Hopfe

Low Carbon
14:30 - 15:30
Session
University of Reading
University of Cambridge
Dr Marco Donà, University of Cambridge
University of Coventry

Speaker: Professor Eshmaiel Ganjian, University of Coventry

Title: Durable low carbon paving brick

Professor Ganjian is a Professor of Civil Engineering Materials in the Centre for Low Impact Buildings at the University of Coventry.  He has held positions in universities in the UK and abroad as well as in consultancy firms, supervising major civil engineering works for quality control of concrete and mix design.  His research is focused on making use of waste products in construction as viable alternatives to environmentally harmful ones, and offering safer alternatives.
 

Speaker: Dr Marco Donà, University of Cambridge

Title:  Unleashing design freedom through glass fibre reinforced concrete

Marco Donà is a Research Associate in the Glass & Façade Technology Research Group at the University of Cambridge.  Previously he has worked as a structural engineer in several Italian engineering firms.  His current research focuses on design methods and connections of a new generation of fibre reinforced polymer sandwich panel system suitable for geometrically complex building forms.

 

Speaker: Mark Portnoi, UCL

Title: Towards carbon neutral architecture: Luminescent Solar Concentrators for building integrated photovoltaics

Mark Portnoi  is a PhD researcher in the Photonic Innovations Lab at UCL. His focus in on improving the efficiency of Luminescent Solar Concentrators.  He has a background in electronic and electrical engineering.

 

Speaker: Dr Marco Donà, University of Cambridge

Title:  Light-weight sandwich panel façade solutions for complex building geometries 

Marco Donà is a Research Associate in the Glass & Façade Technology Research Group at the University of Cambridge.  Previously he has worked as a structural engineer in several Italian engineering firms.  His current research focuses on design methods and connections of a new generation of fibre reinforced polymer sandwich panel system suitable for geometrically complex building forms.

 

Speaker: Kyriaki Corinna Datsiou, University of Cambridge

Title:  Curved toughened glass facades

Kyriaki Datsiou is a PhD student in the Glass & Façade Technology Research Group at the University of Cambridge.  She has a civil and structural engineering background and worked in a building materials laboratory at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Her research focus is on stressed-skin glass structures.

 

Speaker: Dr Laura Daniels, University of Reading

Title:  Demand Side Management and its effect on buildings, energy bills and the electricity network

Laura Daniels is an Energy and Utilities Consultant at IBM, who recently completed her EngD at the Systems Engineering Energy Lab at the University of Reading. The focus of her doctorate was on demand side management and providing ancillary energy services to the National Grid.  She looked at the impact that the evolving demand side management field has on a range of stakeholders and took a long term look at the embodied carbon associated with the electricity network. She has a background in renewable energy and has had work placements with National Grid and Western United Mines.

Aspire to better non-domestic refurbishments & fit-outs with BREEAM
15:45 - 16:25
Session
BRE Group

This introductory session will explain the case for refurbishment and how the BREEAM Non-domestic Refurbishment and Fit-out (RFO) scheme works. The scheme can achieve more sustainable best practice in RFO projects and the session will explain the scheme structure, benefits and areas that require early decisions. Limitations for historic building refurbishment are also considered. The result is buildings where occupants enjoy working and are more productive whilst building performance is enhanced and running costs are greatly reduced. 

Speaker: James Honour