Forthcoming Events


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STBA-SPAB Conference - 11th June 2019, London - #STBASPAB19


The 2019 STBA-SPAB Conference & Expo - Sustainability of Traditional Buildings - will again take place at The Gallery, 75 Cowcross Street, London, EC1M 6EL - kindly provided by Alan Baxter.


The sustainability of old buildings is reliant on their ongoing use and reuse in the modern world. Understanding how they function (building physics), and how we should be maintaining and upgrading them are key to their continued usefulness – particularly in view of the climate crisis and increased occupant demands.

 

The 2019 STBA-SPAB Conference & Expo will look at current research, the situation of regulations and initiatives, as well as the skills training that enable our built environment to include a wealth of healthy buildings with heritage and aesthetic value. 

 

We shall look at the important role materials play, hear from those successfully carrying out retrofit/refurbishment and receive an update on the STBA large-scale pilot of retrofit using the whole-house approach (funded by the BEIS Building Thermal Efficiency Innovation Fund).

 


Download the programme and flyer. 



£100+VAT  –  £70+VAT for STBA & SPAB Members


£90+VAT for *Partners  


Limited places available – book now via Eventbrite.

 

 *Partners for this event: IHBC, Fit for the Future, 

ASBP, PHT, BPN, PCA, BBP, Green Register, AECB, FMB

 

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This event is sponsored by Lime Green who will be taking part in the Exhibitor Showcase on external insulating renders – alongside Ecological Building Systems and Best of Lime.


Delegates will be able to visit the exhibition stands during the breaks, and STBA Board member, Jo Lugg will be available to discuss the work National Trust are doing to comply with MEES and raise concerns about the use of EPCs to drive energy efficiency policy.


Exhibitors:

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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:

  • 22 May 2019, London
  • 12 June 2019,Cambridge 

 

 

Details & booking information . . . 

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ESC Seminars on PAS 2035 

Retrofitting Homes for Energy Efficiency

ESC seminars, presented by John Edwards, focusing on the new UK specification for the retrofitting of dwellings. The seminars will detail mandatory requirements to comply, who needs to comply with it, how to implement it, competencies & training requirements and include work examples.

 

John Edwards will be joined by STBA Heritage Chair, John Preston, at the Nottingham event in July.

 

2019 Roadshow dates & venues:

  • 30 May, Belfast

  • 4 July, Nottingham

  • London TBC

  • Swansea TBC

  • 22 October, Manchester

  • 23 October, Glasgow


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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 - 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.

  • 5-6 June 2019, London
  • 25-26 September 2019, London
  • 8-9 October, Belfast


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Belfast 8th and 9th October.
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Driving up Quality in Domestic Retrofit
Green Register bite-size events


Peter Rickaby presents an update on the Each Home Counts review and PAS 2035.


Bite-size talks from 17.00 to 19.00:

  • 12 June, Bristol

  • 17 October, Manchester

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UKIEG Conference - 27 June 2019, High Wycombe
    

The UK Indoor Environment Group 2019 Conference focuses on Emerging issues in Indoor Environmental Quality; Science and Policy', and takes placed on 27th June in High Wycombe.


Registration now open at www.buytickets.at/ukieg

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The Prince's Foundation Summer School

15 July-3 August, London & Ayrshire


Week 1 (London): drawing classes, geometry and structure exercises as well as architectural tours, the study of architectural development and history. 

Week 2 (Dumfries House Estate): craft & conservation skills in the fields of timber, thatching, stonemasonry, lime plastering and pargeting. 

Week 3 (Dumfries House Estate): design workshop, creating design proposals for a live project, involving public consultations, design modelling and technical drawing. A panel of stakeholders will choose the winning design, which will be built by participants on one of the Prince's Foundation building craft training programmes.


The programme will particularly benefit architects, developers, builders, craftspeople and students who are interested in building crafts and architecture, and how these factors respond to the local identity of historic contexts in a timeless and ecological way.



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Energy Efficiency & Retrofit of Traditional Buildings

ESC two-day courses


This two-day course is run by the Environment Study Centre in conjunction with CITB National Construction College. The course is led by one of the STBA Panel of Experts, John Edwards, and for 2019, the course material has been extensively reviewed and improved to take account of PAS 2035 as well as latest developments and research. Upon successful completion participants will be awarded the SQA Level 3 Award for Energy Efficiency for Older & Traditional Buildings (QCF).


2019 Dates & Venues:

  • 2- 3 September, London
  • 19-20 November, Edinburgh
  • 25-26 November, Manchester
  • 9-10 December Cardiff
  • Belfast TBC

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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 date in London: 31 Oct 2019


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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:

  • 7 November 2019 - Groundwork - The Eco Centre, Newcastle

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