STBA / SPAB Annual Conference Day 3 – Research
Day 3. Research continues apace in the world of retrofit and its impact on heritage. This day will highlight some of the new areas of research and associated findings that will help to guide the thinking in the industry.
1. SPAB have been running a long term project on the performance of different wall structures across the country. In the final report on this detailed research Archimetrics’ Caroline Rye will present the final report and findings from this important long term study.
2. The complexities of the choice of materials requires careful thinking and some simple guidelines as the experience of measuring each component of a retrofit is a time consuming and difficult task. Harry Paticas from Arboreal Architecture will talk on his first hand experiences in measuring the carbon footprint of a retrofit in London.
3. David Glew at Leeds Beckett University has recently published research on a large number of retrofit projects that were studied in depth. As leader of this research he will provide an overview and key lessons drawn from this wide ranging research.
4. STBA has been running several projects including analysis of the Whole House Approach. The Directors of the STBA, Nigel Griffiths and Peter Draper will set out initial findings from these projects and interpret this into potential new ways of assessing buildings for retrofit.