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 06-08 March 2018 / ExCeL, London

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Conference

          Sponsored by:

Saint-Gobain
 

ecobuild Conference
  1. The global objectives, what they mean, how the industry is responding and what more we need to do...
  2. How can we build more homes, without sacrificing the qualities that make sustainable, durable places?

  3. A Pecha Kucha event curated by the NLA for ecobuild

  4. We can promote inclusive, resilient green growth and recognise nature’s role in towns and cities...

  5. A frank look at technology and innovation’s ability to solve the big environmental questions...

  6. These targets are key to limiting global warming, and we need to be developing our responses now...

Building Performance

          Sponsored by:

Kingspan
 

Building Performance
  1. An insight into the Better Buildings Partnership-backed change initiative and its early learning
  2. This session explores how best to utilise digital processes to drive quality, sustainability outcome ...
  3. There are many barriers to transforming existing homes, so is the UK ready to renovate?
  4. Exploring challenges, changing consumer perspectives and innovation in delivering quality new homes
  5. What the supply chain is doing to incorporate circular economy principles into their actions

Concrete

       Brought to you by:

MPA The Concrete Centre
 

Concrete
  1. A summary of the main design considerations that influence the year-round thermal performance of the ...
  2. A guide to high-performance construction details for common types of masonry wall construction and d ...
  3. White Collar Factory is a recently completed office development, rated BREEAM Outstanding. This pres ...
  4. Max will describe the strategies and details employed to meet a high thermal performance standard us ...
  5. An opportunity for speakers to take questions. Each speaker will share their top tip for achieving e ...
  6. An insight into the design and construction considerations for achieving visual, in-situ and precast ...
  7. Guidance on specifying sustainable concrete, including the use of low carbon cements, recycled aggre ...
  8. How to specify cementitious materials to achieve low carbon concrete. The latest on novel cements an ...
  9. Hannah will describe the sustainable design approach taken for this project and the use of concrete, ...
  10. This seminar explores innovative special concrete and proprietary mixes to enhance performance and p ...
  11. An opportunity for speakers to discuss questions from the floor.

Energy & HVAC

  Sessions delivered by:

CIBSE
 

Energy & HVAC
  1. A look at the government strategy and the questions it raises for technologies and other drivers
  2. Could the government’s Clean Growth Strategy spur innovation to decarbonise heat?
  3. This session explores the technological advances that will impact on homes, consumers and energy
  4. This session will look at heat decarbonisation not only with a technology focus but from multiple angles including energy demand and policy options, as well as considerations for designers to ensure the projects being designed today are flexible for future low-carbon and low-emission scenarios.

    Heat Decarbonisation policy recommendations

    UKERC Energy Demand research update

    Lessons from recent district energy schemes

    How should today’s new energy centres be designed to allow  "zero carbon, zero air pollution"  by 2050?

  5. How technologies ranging from energy storage to electric vehicles will affect design and our buildings

Green&Blue

          Sponsored by:

ACO
 

Green & Blue Infrastructure
  1. How engaging with communities from the outset can help lower project costs and increase longevity

  2. Options for creating quality living environments, and how we can produce places that work for all

  3. Ways of working collaboratively to produce solutions for existing locations or new developments

  4. It is time for planners and designers to be bold and stand up for health and wellbeing

  5. There is a clear business case for integrating nature into workplaces. Here’s how it can be done.

Infrastructure

      Brought to you by:

ICE
 

Infrastructure
  1. Discuss issues surrounding implementation of policy for sustainable drainage systems Consider whethe ...
  2. Consider the implications of moving towards more distributed solutions and looking at the emerging w ...
  3. Hear about government funding aimed to accelerate the potential of vehicle-to-grid technology Discus ...
  4. Challenges associated with a zero-carbon brief Local urban energy resources and making best use of t ...
  5. Hear from all 3 organisations that participated in delivery of the project Hear about the range of d ...
  6. How can we generate energy sustainably, in a cost-effective, reliable manner whilst still empowering ...

Offsite

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Explore Offsite
 

Offsite
  1. The nation’s media has been reporting on the UK housing crisis for some time, but is there now a gen ...
  2. Volumetric modular units are large building elements that can be linked together to form complete bu ...
  3. Volumetric modular units are large building elements that can be linked together to form complete bu ...
  4. The pace of technological change in all walks of life is immense. While other industries may have ma ...

Timber

    In association with:

Structural Timber Association
 

Timber
  1. This session will highlight organisations that have successfully worked with the UK’s housing associations and social landlords to provide high quality buildings that cater for specific customer needs, enhance local communities and provide the best in sustainable affordable housing.
  2. This session will cover large and small-scale projects – in both footprint and cost. Our speakers have displayed a clear understanding of how to apply timber technology to deliver a sustainable, energy efficient and cost-effective contemporary building. 

  3. The pressure on the healthcare sector is huge. This keynote session will present case studies of projects that have used offsite technology to create a new facility, upgrade or extension in a seamless way, on-time and on-budget working in a sensitive, inclusive and collaborative fashion.

  4. This session will highlight outstanding examples of UK construction that have integrated timber technology as a major component part of its success. The speakers have proved that they have used timber with skill and ingenuity to create a sustainable, low-carbon building showcasing the strengths of timber. 

University of Brighton Responsible Futures

WasteZone
  1. Exploring the real consequences of our throw away lifestyles.

  2. Experts from the world of sustainable architecture will make individual presentations about their work before engaging in a debate considering the challenges and benefits of the circular economy in the construction industry.

  3. Ian’s discussion will consider the benefits of building with locally sourced materials.

  4. Professor Braungart will deliver a keynote address considering the strategies that need to be put in place to support a truly circular economy.

  5. Experts discuss their experiences visioning and working within the constraints of a circular supply chain for the construction industry.

  6. Professor Brooker will discuss themes informing his teaching, writing and practice, including ideas relating to the re-working of place, programme and material.

Conference

          Sponsored by:

Saint-Gobain
 

ecobuild Conference
  1. We are more vulnerable than we think, so how could we improve our water and energy resilience?

  2. The UK housing market is broken, so it may be time to reform and disrupt to create a fairer system

  3. A Pecha Kucha event curated by the NLA for ecobuild

  4. What built environment professionals should be doing to encourage sustainable behaviour...
  5. How can we ensure we learn and implement the lessons and bring about systemic change in our industry?

  6. Skills, quality, sustainability and more – A panel of young professionals tells today’s leaders how they see it

Building Performance

          Sponsored by:

Kingspan
 

Building Performance
  1. Does your mortgage lender want to help you improve the energy efficiency of your home or commercial ...
  2. Design approaches that can maximise health and wellbeing – and how commercial leases are changing
  3. A look at the performance of Passivhaus projects – and practicalities of scaling up the approach
  4. Integrating life cycle assessments and environmental product declarations into the digital process

  5. In recent years there has an increasing interest and focus on occupants’ wellbeing when designing and constructing buildings today. 

Concrete

       Brought to you by:

MPA The Concrete Centre
 

Concrete
  1. An overview of offsite concrete solutions and the benefits for designers, contractors and occupants. ...
  2. 'Rapidres’ is a precast modular system for residential builds recently used to provide 276 new homes ...
  3. FP McCann’s structural solutions have been used successfully for over 25 years and in excess of 63,0 ...
  4. H+H UK are collaborating with SIG Offsite to deliver a unique housing solution that promises a water ...
  5. Ignacio will present the latest developments in offsite manufacture including, precast concrete gara ...
  6.  An opportunity for visitors to meet the speakers and ask questions.
  7. An insight into the design and construction considerations for buildings with low whole-life carbon. ...
  8. The structural strategy for a tall building, more so than other building types, has a fundamental im ...
  9. Slipform and jumpform techniques are fast and efficient systems for constructing cores and shafts in ...
  10. Rob will describe how this project pushed the boundaries of integrated design and construction to ac ...
  11. Post-tensioning of flooring elements is a popular choice for tall buildings due to the reductions it ...
  12. Speakers will be available to answer your questions.

Energy & HVAC

  Sessions delivered by:

CIBSE
 

Energy & HVAC
  1. Looking at the building, district and city scale, and the critical factors for decision making
  2. Affordable storage has been the missing component in renewable power, but technology is evolving
  3. Guidance on selecting and installing conventional technologies and options for renewable heat
  4. Learn about the implications of electric vehicle roll out – and the opportunities
  5. As buildings become increasingly intelligent greater knowledge and experience will be required. This ...

Green&Blue

          Sponsored by:

ACO
 

Green & Blue Infrastructure
  1. Designing and constructing sustainable urban drainage for performance and long term maintenance

  2. The tools and approaches that can help bring natural capital into planning

  3. Several of the top causes of ill-health including obesity, depression and type 2 diabetes can be att ...
  4. Can we translate natural value into real funding to help provide for development and maintenance?

  5. Exploring the risks, business case and design parameters for green roofs and walls

Infrastructure

      Brought to you by:

ICE
 

Infrastructure
  1. The session will cover: Introduction to the Get It Right Initiative Why it’s important for the UK Co ...
  2. Outline what the recent UK economic data means for UK construction Describe the drivers of change fo ...
  3. Examples of how our city infrastructure projects make a real contribution to sustainable living Cons ...
  4. Hear about the programme from research, governance and future cities principles perspectives Underst ...
  5. Hear about the digital journey towards the Smart City overview and understand the digital components ...
  6. Adaptive leaders Evolving workforce for industry 4.0 How can we enable digital transformation 

Offsite

      Brought to you by:

Explore Offsite
 

Offsite
  1. In February 2017, the National Audit Office – the body that scrutinises public spending for Parliame ...
  2. Through careful design detailing and value engineering, hybrid structural techniques can offer the b ...
  3. Light gauge steel frame (LGSF) is one of the fastest growing offsite construction methods, witnessin ...
  4. Timber is a fundamentally important to offsite construction and is one of the leading mainstream, re ...
  5. The pace of technological change in all walks of life is immense. While other industries may have ma ...

Timber

    In association with:

Structural Timber Association
 

Timber
  1. Taking in volume construction and smaller developments, this session highlights those creating a new generation of sustainable, energy efficient and desirable places to live.  The presented projects can cater for mass market consumption or individuals and have all displayed high levels of technical skill, using timber effectively and economically to create places to live and work.

  2. Choosing to build your own home and/or employing a company that specialises in unique one-off projects is complicated, exciting and a huge responsibility. This session highlights the best custom-built properties on an individual or small community basis.

  3. The Priority School Building Programme is set to run until 2021 with the aim of rebuilding or refurbishing a total of 537 primary, secondary and special education needs schools across England. The Education keynote session creates a platform for construction clients, architects, engineers and contractors to come together and discuss the latest offsite solutions across the education sector.

  4. This session will present both large and small-scale projects – in both footprint and budget. Our speakers have displayed a clear understanding of how to apply timber technology to deliver a sustainable, energy efficient and cost-effective contemporary building.

  5. Speakers in this session have showcased how timber as a building material – either structurally, externally or internally – can be exploited to its maximum potential to drive forward the concept of low-carbon building design.

University of Brighton Responsible Futures

WasteZone
  1. Experts from the world of resource (waste) management will make individual presentations about their work before considering the real challenges & potentials when considering waste as a valuable resource.

  2. David Benjamin was listed in Rolling Stone Magazine’s “25 people to watch in 2018”. Designers, The Living, explore the future by building full-scale functioning prototypes today. 

  3. A workshop discussion exploring circular economy challenges, experienced by the audience, in aspects of their work.

  4. The key to making circular economy happen is to make it a compelling value proposition. This session will consider some of the approaches the built environment needs to consider in order to realise the full benefit of adopting circular economy principles.     

  5. Experts from the world of material invention and product design will make individual presentations about their practice and research before discussing ideas around sustainable material flows and material meanings.

  6. Rotor is a collective of people with a common interest in the material flows in industry and construction.

Conference

          Sponsored by:

Saint-Gobain
 

ecobuild Conference
  1. The UK property and construction sector’s performance on sustainability, and how it can go further

  2. Has the time come for a shared code of conduct across the built environment professions?

  3. The challenges of applying circular economy principles to buildings and infrastructure 

  4. A panel of experts develops an action plan to lead us into a more sustainable future...

Building Performance

          Sponsored by:

Kingspan
 

Building Performance
  1. This session will consider the ways that different construction product material sectors are address ...
  2. This Building Performance Network-led session explores new ways of storing and using data sets

  3. How design, technology, natural drivers and commercial leases are reflecting health and wellbeing

  4. Heritage buildings are falling behind on many sustainability criteria such as energy performance. It ...

Concrete

       Brought to you by:

MPA The Concrete Centre
 

Concrete
  1. The resilience of a new home can be enhanced through quite simple, low cost, early design decisions, ...
  2. This presentation explores ways to improve the sound insulation between floors within a property usi ...
  3. Making use of concrete and masonry in buildings to help deliver a comfortable summer-time environmen ...
  4. Jason will speak about the importance of creating good work places by considering how good we feel a ...
  5. Speakers will be available to answer your questions and will reveal their top three tips for providi ...
  6. A roundup of the top ten design considerations that will collectively deliver excellent year-round t ...
  7. This session provides essential guidance on key issues to consider when designing and specifying vis ...
  8. Paul provides an engineers’ perspective with particular reference to standards of finish described i ...
  9. Stephen will give an insight into the design and construction processes employed to create the smoot ...
  10. Specifying and designing visual concrete requires close collaboration to align structural performanc ...
  11. An opportunity for speakers to take questions. Each speaker will share their top tip for achieving g ...

Energy & HVAC

  Sessions delivered by:

CIBSE
 

Energy & HVAC
  1. Whole Life carbon as an issue has been evolving for some years. Now there is proper guidance and a m ...
  2. Recent years have seen the widespread rise in "human centric lighting".
  3. The lessons from real life projects that can help in making the business case
  4. Exploring the options for scaling up solar in housing, and the ways of financing them

Green&Blue

          Sponsored by:

ACO
 

Green & Blue Infrastructure
  1. How our buildings and the spaces between can influence the urban climate – latest research thinking

  2. Urban trees are under threat. Our experts dispel the common myths and misunderstandings

  3. We can look to nature to help us reduce risks in vulnerable areas of our towns, cities and coasts

  4. Find out how the smallest spaces in the city can be transformed and their impact measured

Infrastructure

      Brought to you by:

ICE
 

Infrastructure
  1. Exploring the relevance of the Goals and integrated nature of the framework Demonstrating different ...
  2. Understand the links between building performance, sustainability, quality and productivity Apply a ...
  3. Fitting sustainable drainage (SuDS) on new development has been widely accepted, yet SuDS are not be ...
  4. Understand what drove focus towards Professional Qualifications and why this was important to Ferrov ...
  5. Understand the role of engineers to help achieve the SDG’s Learn about the new skills and mind-sets ...

Timber

    In association with:

Structural Timber Association
 

Timber
  1. Delivering rapid and robust energy efficient buildings, with superior insulation, structural strength and airtightness - SIP systems are used for walls, roofs and floors. Structural Insulated Panels offer extremely high thermal performance throughout the lifecycle of the building, whilst minimising wall thickness.

  2. Modern timber frame structures are precision-engineered, strong and durable. The build method relies on a factory manufactured timber frame as a means of structural support - carrying the loads imposed by the floors and roofs, before transmitting them to the foundations, which can be built at a lower cost due to the buildings being lightweight.

  3. Traditional building processes are noted to be highly wasteful in terms of materials and figures indicated that around 32% of landfill waste comes from the construction and demolition of buildings. However, CLT, laminated veneer lumber (LVL) and glued laminated timber – as offsite manufactured solutions, can dramatically improve these statistics, producing significantly lower amounts of wastage, due to the factory-controlled methods of ordering and cutting materials to size and recycling far easier to implement in a factory environment.

University of Brighton Responsible Futures

WasteZone
  1. Experts from the world of material invention and product design will make individual presentations about their practice and research before discussing ideas around sustainable material flows and material meanings.

  2. For many people Prof. Stahel is one of the fathers of the Circular Economy debate since publishing a paper ‘The Product Life Factor’ in 1982. 
  3. This session will explore the areas of material passports, reversible building design, measuring circularity, policy developments and real life pilots that illustrate circular economy in action in the built environment. The short & informative sessions will be rounded off with an opportunity to ask questions and gain further insight from around Europe.
  4. Dr. Peters will speak about Building Materials from Waste, including agri waste, circular thinking and more.

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