The Perfect AIRTIGHT ‘SEAL’ Seminar Tour 2018

Proclima
BBA
ecological build systems

Optimum Energy Efficiency, Freedom from Structural Damage and Healthy Living within UK Construction.

BIRMINGHAM – Thursday 22nd November 2018

VENUE: The Studio Birmingham
7 Cannon Street, Birmingham, B2 5EP

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AGENDA
09.00 Registration & Refreshments
09:30 Opening address
John Cave John Cave (FRSA MIET)
Executive Director, EH Smith Group
 

The EH Smith Group includes EH Smith (Builders Merchants) Ltd, Advanced Construction Systems Ltd, Northcot Brick Ltd and EH Smith (Westhaven) Ltd.  John also established their Sustainable Products offering and led company Sustainability policies and initiatives. EH Smith are widely regarded as market leaders in this area, winning the Sustainability Award at the National Builders’ Merchants Awards for 4 years in a row.

John was an advisor to the former Dept of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), is Past Category Director for Sustainability for the £1.6bn turnover FORTIS Builders’ Merchants Network and Past Chairman of FORCE (Forum for Constructing Excellence).

09.40 The value of tested products, principles, standards and safety in British construction
The role of the BBA and developments in regulatory guidance, standards and specifications.
Jon Denyer Jon Denyer
Senior Scientist, Technical Excellence Team, BBA
  Jon Denyer is a physicist with over 30 years’ experience in the assessment and evaluation of construction products and systems and their compliance with national building regulations, in particular, thermal insulation products and systems. He is active in a number of UK and European standardisation committees responsible for specification and design standards in the area of thermal and hygrothermal performance of construction products, systems and buildings. Currently part of the BBA’s Technical Excellence Team the UK’s leading Certification body for construction products and systems, he is engaged in developing technical excellence across the company and supporting technical decisions.
10.30 What is Intelligent Airtightness?
The role of intelligent airtight membranes in protecting buildings against mould and structural damage.
Michael Foerster Michael Foerster
Engineer Head of Applications Technology, pro clima
  Michael Foerster has been a lead technical engineer with pro clima for more than 10 years. He provides input to various technical and standards committees with a particular focus on air and windtightness membranes, tapes and durable sealing solutions. Michael has also published a number of building physics technical papers for pro clima. He combines practical construction applications with extensive specialist knowledge with a focus on cost-effectiveness. He is Head of Applications Technology and Quality Assurance at pro clima, and also has civil engineering and business administration qualification. Michael is also a qualified carpenter.
11.00 Refreshments & Practical Airtightness Installation Demonstration by Roman Szypura
Roman Roman Szypura
  Born in Germany, Roman undertook a 3 year apprenticeship as a joiner; he then worked for various companies as a carpenter, joiner, airtightness and insulation installer before becoming a freelance craftsman. His primary focus has always been on airtightness, natural insulation (mainly cellulose) and healthy energy efficient building. He moved to Sligo, in 2007 and founded Clíoma House Ltd which provides a full consultancy for Timberframe Passive Houses and installation service for airtightness and natural insulation. He has achieved airtightness results as low as an N50 of 0.087ACH.
11.15 The Airtightness Challenge – from specification to site
Ensuring an airtightness specification and ensuring it is executed on site.
Niall Crosson Niall Crosson (Eng.Sc. BTech, MIEI, CEPHC)
Group Technical Manager, Ecological Building Systems
  Niall holds a degree as a Bachelor of Technology (1st class Hons.) and a Masters Eng. Sc. He is also a Certified Passivhaus Consultant. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Irish Green Building Council and provides guidance on a number of national standard committees. He has provided guidance to many awards winning low energy projects in Ireland and the UK. He has also co-authored and authored chapters for a number of low energy building publications including The Passivhaus Handbook and The Passivhaus Designers Manual. Niall also provides regular technical contributions to a number of construction publications including The Journal of the Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland
11.45 To stick or not to stick?
How long will airtightness tapes last and how do they take into account the climate conditions on site in the UK.
Michael Foerster Michael Foerster
Engineer Head of Applications Technology, pro clima
12.15 Lunch & Practical Airtightness Installation Demonstration by Roman Szypura
13.00 What is Hydrosafe Technology and what does it mean for construction in the UK?
An introduction to ‘Hydrosafe’ Technology in membranes and how pro clima INTELLO increases safety against condensation and moisture within the building envelope.
Michael Foerster Michael Foerster
Engineer Head of Applications Technology, pro clima
13:30 Wilmcote House, Portsmouth – The largest Passivhaus Retrofit in Europe
The challenges and deep retrofit strategy for airtightness of a 1960s sheltered housing scheme of 108 residential maisonettes.
Alex Baines
Regional Director, The Design Büro
 

Alex Baines is a Certified Passivhaus Consultant and director of the former Encraft team that delivered over 100 of the 800 certified Passivhaus projects in the UK. He was also the airtightness consultant on the £3bn Chelsea barracks development and Passivhaus consultant on the largest European EnerPhit project – Wilmcote House. Working with BSI, he filled the role of Scope leader developing the next British Standards. He also leads training sessions on Passivhaus, airtightness, air quality, human comfort and historic buildings for RIBA as well as the wider industry.

14:00 Maximise energy performance and reduce condensation risk
The role of vapour permeable roofing membranes in maximising thermal performance and reducing condensation risk.
Jon Denyer Jon Denyer
Senior Scientist, Technical Excellence Team, BBA
14:30 What lies beneath?
An analysis of the weather tightness and durability of aged roofing membranes
Michael Foerster Michael Foerster
Engineer Head of Applications Technology, pro clima
15:00 Refreshments & Practical Airtightness Installation Demonstration
15:15 Putting People First
Airtightness & Indoor Air Quality – Improving airtightness and maintaining a healthy indoor living environment
Niall Crosson Niall Crosson (M.Eng.Sc. BTech, MIEI, CEPHC)
Group Technical Manager, Ecological Building Systems
15.45 Keynote Speaker Summary & Round Table Discussion
John Cave John Cave (FRSA MIET)
Executive Director, EH Smith Group
16:15 Conclusions
16:30 Close

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