The principles of building physics and energy-efficient strategies

When considering the principles of building physics and climate-responsive design, it is important to focus on how these may impact energy demand, carbon emissions, occupant comfort and well-being. This seminar will highlight important environmental design aspects, which are recommended to be considered during early design stages and will introduce tools which can assist during the design process.

Date & Time:
Thu, 27 February 2020
10:00 – 12:30 GMT
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In details, this seminar will look to enhance your knowledge in the following areas:

  • The energy balance principle and how different building fabric parameters and internal heat gains influence energy demand; including building form, glazing ratios, u-values, g-values and particularly infiltration and ventilation
  • Thermal comfort assessment methods for mechanically ventilated buildings and the application of adaptive comfort models for naturally ventilated spaces
  • Climate analysis to identify the effectiveness and potential of different passive design strategies such as thermal mass and natural ventilation
  • Overheating risk assessments in line with CIBSE TM52 and TM59 methodologies. This is a very important aspect, especially when considering higher summer temperatures and the increase in heat waves frequency
  • Different natural ventilation strategies, including single-sided, cross-ventilation and stack effect. Aspects related to mechanical ventilation
  • Visual comfort and daylighting principles including daylight factors, climate-based daylight modelling and circadian daylighting
  • Outdoor comfort assessments with reference to the Universal Thermal Climate Index and Lawson criteria
  • Wellbeing: the impact of temperature, humidity, daylighting and indoor air quality on wellbeing, highlighting target design criteria and best practice recommendations

Speaker: Herman Calleja, chapmanbdsp
Herman is an associate environmental consultant and head of R&D at chapmanbdsp, where he has collaborated with various design teams on residential and non-domestic schemes of different scales with regards to occupant comfort, façade design and low energy strategies. He completed, with distinction, the AA MArch SED programme in 2012, where he currently teaches. Herman has practiced as an architect, is RIBA chartered and a BREEAM accredited professional. He presented to CIBSE YEPG, at PLEA, NCEUB and other conferences. He was on the CIBSE Building Simulation Group 2018 prize winning team and was recently selected for an EU COST collaboration.

Core Curriculum Topics

  1. Sustainable architecture
  2. Design, construction and technology
  3. Business, clients and services

Managing client relationships

When dealing with the many varied tasks that running an architectural project entails, it is easy to focus on getting the job done ahead of communicating effectively with your client or keeping on top of your project documentation. Using practical and actionable guidance, this seminar will demonstrate how these steps can be used as positive tools for managing the client experience, resulting in improved project success and practice efficiency.

28 January 2020, 2pm – 4:30pm
Venaspace, The Mount, 72 Paris Street, Exeter, EX1 2JY
0117 972 3777 |
Member – £47+VAT

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Specifically, this seminar will look at:

  • Methods to recognise potentially negative aspects of the client/architect relationships and strategies to turn them into positive ones
  • Listening techniques to aid effective communication, better understand clients’ needs and create meaningful briefs
  • Examples of how to use the brief as live project document, to communicate and map changes in projects, and how this can inform future projects
  • How to recognise and utilise the appropriate real time dispute avoidance methods and mitigation strategies during the currency of a project to enable timely and cost-effective project delivery by maintaining relationships within the project team
  • The function and key principles of professional services contracts and how they can be used throughout a project as a framework for client management

Speaker: Jane Middlehurst, HomeNotes
Jane is a RIBA chartered architect and RIBA client adviser who has been working with, and learning from clients for the past seven years through her architecture practice Poulsom Middlehurst. Her first-hand experience of guiding clients through the architectural process led to the creation of HomeNotes, a client advice service providing support through group workshops, online learning and one-to-one consultations. Jane is passionate about understanding the client experience and using this as a positive influence to improve the architectural process. She is an experienced speaker, delivering group workshops, online webinars and external talks.

Speaker: Mark Pritchard, Howard Kennedy
Mark is a solicitor and construction specialist for Howard Kennedy with over ten years’ experience in high profile and complex dispute resolution. He advises members of the construction industry on risk during the lifespan of a project, from initial procurement to the settlement of disputes during the project and after completion. He has clients across the construction industry, including architects, structural engineers and quantity surveyors, as well as corporate and institutional clients, from national house builders, international energy companies, banks and other law firms. In addition to his experience in real time dispute resolution, he has conducted complex litigation in the TCC, Administrative Court and Court of Appeal. He has lectured within his industry and externally to clients on construction matters, particularly around risk and dispute avoidance.

Core Curriculum Topics

  1. Procurement and contracts
  2. Business, clients and services
  3. Legal, regulatory and statutory compliance