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Click here for more information about the STBA-SPAB Conference held in June - including a review and the presentations that are available to download. 

 







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Others' Events and Training


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Traditional Buildings - Fit for Energy Efficiency?

11th August - Fort George, Inverness 

This event will focus on the challenges and some potential solutions when retrofitting energy efficient improvements into traditional buildings. There will also be exhibitors present, demonstrating some of the materials and service solutions available to practitioners. Speakers include Roger Curtis of Historic Environment Scotland, John Edwards of Edwards Hart Consultants and Chris Morgan & Barbara Lantsher of John Gilbert Architects.


The event is organisied by Highlands and Islands Traditional Building Forum, a group who came together in 2009 through a shared interest in the conservation of our heritage buildings and a desire to share best practice amongst those engaged in the restoration and rennovation of traditional buildings. 


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Energy Efficiency and Retrofit of Pre-1919 Traditional Buildings, 5 & 6 September, Wales 


A 2-day training course led by John Edwards of Edwards Hart Consultants. for a better knowledge and understanding surrounding energy efficiency works and the installation of energy efficiency measures to older traditional buildings. It aims to ensure that these do not compromise the aesthetics of older buildings, or lead to the development of unintended consequences. 


Venue: University of Wales Trinity St David, Lampeter


This course is free for eligible individuals and companies working in construction and its supply network.


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Building Conservation Summer School,

RICS & SPAB, 10-14 September 2017, Cirencester 

 

This event, by the RICS Building Conservation Forum in conjunction with the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB) the Summer School, is designed to provide surveyors with an understanding of building conservation and surveying techniques for historic and listed properties. It will also give insight into the building physics of all solid-wall buildings - useful information for all those involved with vast majority of older buildings that aren't earmarked as 'heritage'.


Choose from the full 5-day event or just the Building Conservation in Practice one-day event (14th September)


More on the RICS website


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Embodied Carbon: To Rebuild or To Retrofit?

22nd September, London


Some old buildings aren't worth retrofit! The STBA has been highlighting the importance of correctly assessing buildings - before, during and after any energy efficiency measures are carried out. Some old buildings, without cultural or heritage value, could be more sustainable by being left as they are or replaced with a modern one. This event looks at the issue of embodied carbon and 'what cost energy efficiency' in terms of overall carbon.


The RNLI have been conducting a trial at two almost identical lifeboat stations in the UK. Their aim has to been to find out whether retrofitting these buildings is the most efficient and economical way of keeping down the amount of carbon involved in this legacy stock – taking into account the embodied carbon of the building. Or would rebuilding the entire lifeboat station to a more energy efficient standard be the better carbon solution?


There will also be presentations from STBA expert, Harry Paticas (Arboreal Architecture) and case studies from other Fit for the Future members.

 

This is a free event for Fit for the Future member organisations only - see their website to find out about the work of Fit for Future and benefits of membership. 


This event is supported by STBA members, the Alliance for Sustainable Building Products (ASBP).

 

 

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SPAB 2017 Courses Coming Up

 

SPAB courses  - click here

http://www.spab.org.uk/spab-events-awards/events/



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CIOB Building Conservation Course 2017

 

This new CIOB Academy 2-day building conservation course, ‘Understanding Building Conservation’, is led by John Edwards of Edwards Hart consultancy. The course is based around the ICOMOS training and education guidelines and is delivered in the context of the latest British Standard BS 7913: 2013: Guide to the Conservation of Historic Buildings and include sustainability and energy efficiency.

 

The course enables delegates to apply for recognition of your skills and experience in the forthcoming CIOB Building Conservation Certification Scheme in 2017.

 

Dates for 2017: 

  • 19-20 September

  • 14-15 November

 

Further information on the CIOB Academy website

 

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Eco-Connect - International Refurbishment Symposium  & AECB Conference 

15th September, London


The International Refurbishment Symposium, has confirmed its co-location with the Association of Environment Conscious Building (AECB) National Conference.

The events are collectively known as Eco Connect London, and will take place at the impressive headquarters of the Institution of Engineering and Technology, Savoy Place, London.
  • The theme of the International Refurbishment Symposium is 'Refurbishment, resilience and sustainability: rethinking assumptions and systems in a time of change'. 
  • The theme for the AECB National event is 'Fixing the housing market by delivering better homes for customers and the planet'. 

 

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UK Passivhaus Conference

24th October, London


Although generally regarded as the ultra low-energy standard for newbuild, much has been learned from the Passivhaus principles by those involved with retrofit. Our two architect exhibitors at the 2017 STBA-SPAB Conference are both Passivhaus trained and have achieved 'deep retrofit' of heritage buildings. Click on the links below for more information.


Prewett Bizley Architects - Retrofit projects

- Arboreal Architecture - Clapham retrofit


Discounts for STBA members for the 2017 Passivhaus Conference - plus earlybird rates until 31st August. Book here

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ASBP's Natural Fibre Insulation CPD Series

London

We learned from exhibitiors and speakers at the 2017 STBA-SPAB Conference that natural fibre insulation has many advantages for use in solid-wall buildings. The ASBP are now offering a series of CPDs explaining the benefits with technical information and case studies.
These events will be run from 17.00 to 19.00 at The Foundry, Baldwin Terrace, London N1 7RU. Places are limited, booking essential.
Dates for the London Autumn series:
  • 19th September
  • 26th October
  • 23rd November
Discounts (Partners rate) for STBA members.

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RICS Conservation and Restoration Courses


RICS have a dedicated page to Conservation and Restoration News, including their courses and seminars.


Click here:

www.rics.org/uk/tag/conservation-restoration/


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