Forthcoming Events


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STBA Members Meeting 

19 February 2019, London


 

STBA Members, Supporting Organisations and Technical Experts attended the 2019 STBA Advisory Group at 16.00 on 19th February 2019 at our offices in London. We will update our members with a summary of our work in 2018 followed by discussions about priorities for the coming year. 

 

Our guest speaker is Simon Ayers who will be talking about the Trustmark quality assurance scheme for PAS 2035.  PAS 2035 is the specification for the energy retrofit of domestic buildings and is due to be published in May 2019.

 

RSVPs to Nigel@stbauk.org.

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Future Build – 5-7 March 2019, ExCeL, London

 

The STBA will be chairing a session at FutureBuild 2019 at 15.00 in the Energy Hub. Entitled Whole house retrofit – a worthy ‘grand challenge’ – the three presentations will be:

  • A Whole House Approach to retrofit as part of the BEIS Thermal Efficiency Innovation Fund - Nigel Griffiths, Director, STBA

  • Best practice retrofit from Ireland’s 10 Million Euro Deep Retrofit programme - Conor Hanniffy, Deep Retrofit Pilot Programme Manager, Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland 

  • Scaling up deep retrofit with Energiesprong - Ian Hutchcroft, Market Development, Energiesprong

The ‘easy’ single measure retrofit approach has been the focus but too many homes need more comprehensive treatment which is proving problematic. The “clean growth and grand challenge mission” states the Prime Minister’s intention to halve the energy costs of new homes/building and halving the cost of retrofitting to the same standard by 2030. This session will shine a spotlight on a range of radical approaches to deep retrofit, considering different building types, and showcase some of the early front runners up for the grand challenge.


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STBA-SPAB Conference 11th June 2019


 

The 2019 STBA-SPAB Conference will be held on 11th June 2019 and will again be held at The Gallery, Alan Baxters, Cowcross Street, London, EC1M 6EL.


We are lining up some great speakers and will announce these shortly.

 

Limited tickets are available - book now via Eventbrite


There are a limited number of exhibitor opportunities - contact Debbie for more information.

 

 

 

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Forthcoming Events and Training by Others


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Retrofitting Traditional Buildings: Principles and Practice - The Green Register

In this one-day technical training course STBA Technical Director, Nicholas Heath, examines current issues, solutions and emerging best practice in how to achieve ‘responsible retrofit’ – sustainable, low-energy traditional buildings with retained character, minimal risk to buildings and occupants and real benefits for all.

 

Principles including moisture movement, thermal bridging, building and insulation materials, energy assessments, planning and finance are complemented by practical solutions for domestic buildings, with a focus on solid walls, windows and ventilation as part of a whole-building approach.

 

Practical application is demonstrated by case studies and practical sessions, and technical detail encompasses recent research projects published by English Heritage, Historic Environment Scotland, SPAB, the Sustainable Traditional Buildings Alliance (STBA) and others.

 

Both good and bad practice will be covered, in order to highlight the importance of adopting an appropriate, responsible approach to traditional building retrofit. Case studies of large-scale solid wall insulation failures will be presented alongside comprehensive new guidance on how to avoid these pitfalls and adopt robust approaches to area-based insulation schemes. 

 

Check out the video with more information

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Dates and Venues:

 

- 13 February 2019, Bath 

- 27 March 2019, Huddersfield 

- 10 April 2019, Newcastle 

- 22 May 2019, London

- 12 June 2019,Cambridge 

 

 

Details & booking information . . . 

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ASBP - Healthy Buildings Conference & Expo

28 February, London

 

The ASBP’s third annual conference and exhibition will explore ‘Plastics in Construction – Issues, Impacts and Alternatives’.


The construction industry is the second largest user of plastic, with 20% of plastic waste coming from the construction sector. It is estimated we produce globally 300MT of plastic annually with 50% of this being single use. Piping and conduit are the largest users of polymers in construction and consume 35% of production.

 

New Year's offer on tickets bought in January 2019 - 10% off by using code "HB19NEWYEAR"

 

Discounts for STBA members:  £150+VAT each 

Plus ASBP are offering a limited number of buy-one-get-one-free tickets for the members of event partners! 


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Roof, Walls and Floors: Best Practice Refurbishment solutions for residential projects


A half-day seminar from Green Register & Ecological Building Systems. The speakers will set out the problems with inappropriate interventions, followed by a series of solutions based on the in depth experience gained over decades of work in this field. Delegates will learn about the various options available for refurbishing lofts, floors and ‘difficult to treat’ solid stone and brick walls using natural insulations and products that are compatible, durable and relevant to our climate in the UK.


Dates & Venues:

  • 11 April 2019 - Roots and Shoots, London
  • 16 May 2019 - Create Centre, Bristol
  • 7 November 2019 - Groundwork - The Eco Centre, Newcastle

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CIOB Conference: conservation, adaptation & maintenance of the built environment 

30 April 2019, London



This is the fifth year the CIOB present a conference dedicated to the conservation, adaptation and maintenance of the built environment. This year the focus will be on quality and standards in the heritage sector. 



Date and Venue: Tuesday 30th April 2019, 9:00 to17:30 at Church House, in the grounds of Westminster Abbey.



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CIOB - Understanding Building Conservation


A 2-day course led by John Edwards. In accordance with the ICOMOS (International Council On Monuments and Sites) Training and Education Guideline and the latest British Standard on conservation of historic buildings (BS 7913: 2013) the course will introduce the philosophy behind conservation before going into detail regarding the technical analysis of buildings, ensembles and sites, diagnosing issues, identifying the best building conservation solutions, working with the various  stakeholders, and ultimately providing advice regarding best practice.

- 19-20 February, Swansea

- 5-6 June 2019, London

- 25-26 September 2019, London


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The Stone Show, Conservation Day Conference

2 May 2019, Excel, London


The 2019 Stone Show is from 30 April to 2 May with the Conservation Day Conference taking place on the third day. Throughout the show, SPAB, IHBC and Historic England will be on hand to offer advice and guidance on building repair and restoration in the Conservation Area.



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SPAB's Repair of Old Buildings Course
13 to 17 May 2019, London

Run over five days, this course delivers an intensive programme of lectures and visits to building repair projects. The course welcomes students and professionals interested in deepening their understanding of old buildings, and who may be interested in developing work in this area.

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SPAB's Understanding Your Old House 
18 May 2019, London

A one-day introductory course on maintenance and care of solid-wall buildings. This course, led by James Innerdaleis designed to help home owners and managers of period properties, understand the construction and performance of traditional buildings and how to tackle common problems. It will also be useful for professionals who may need to brief their clients on understanding their old house.  


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AECB Conference - 7-8 June, Oxford


Celebrating 30 years of Action: AECB 30th Anniversary Conference. Building Solutions to the Climate Crisis, 7-8 Jun, Oxford





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CIOB - Project Management and Supervision: Historic and Traditional Buildings

A1-day course, led by John Edwards, covering the pertinent issues concerning historic and traditional buildings, and best practice for build quality strategies and processes. 

Upcoming dates in London: 31 Oct 2019


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