Resilient Housing conference

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Date:Thursday 03 November 2016
Time:09:30 - 16:00
Venue:

Coin Street Neighbourhood Centre, 108 Stamford Street, South Bank London SE1 9NH

CPD:4.50 hours
Price:£125.00 + VAT

This one-day conference from The Concrete Centre and the Modern Masonry Alliance provided the latest guidance, technical expertise and explain practical developments that will influence the design and delivery of long-lasting and high performance homes.

The conference aimed to provide delegates with:

  • Updates on the latest initiatives to potentially influence future new build housing, including the Select Committee Inquiry into the Quality of New Build Housing; the Bonfield Review on Flood Resilience; and latest proposals on defining and measuring overheating.
  • Practical guidance on design considerations that impact the resilience of our housing: fire performance, flood resilience, noise, thermal comfort and thermal bridging, health and wellbeing. 
  • An understanding of concrete and masonry solutions for housing and how these local materials deliver low maintenance, high performance, resilient homes.
  • A perspective of UK housing, where we have been, a review of exemplar projects and insights into how resilience and our changing demographic will impact on current and future housing needs.

This conference was in response to the growing need to consider resilience in the design of UK homes. The event addressed the specific issues that are a risk to the long-term performance of UK housing, and explained the latest practical developments influencing the design and delivery of durable homes.

Conference Presentations

10:10

Welcome from The Concrete Centre and Modern Masonry Alliance

10:25

UK Property-level Flood Resilience
Speaker: 
Neil Hornby, DEFRA (part of the DEFRA, DECC and DCLG review on flood resilience)
 

10:45

High Performance Housing using Concrete and Masonry
Speaker: 
Andrew Minson, The Concrete Centre and Modern Masonry Alliance 
 

11:30

Fire: Achieving whole-life fire performance
Speaker:
 Richard Partington, director, Studio Partington

11:50

Thermal Performance: Detailing considerations
Speaker: 
Barry Turner, LABC
 

12:10

Overheating: Insights and guidance
Speaker: 
Tom de Saulles, The Concrete Centre. 
 

12:30

Noise: Delivering acoustic comfort for occupant wellbeing
Speaker: 
Dave Baker OBE, chairman, Robust Details Limited
 

12:50

Flooding: Practical Design Considerations from BS 85500
Speaker: 
Elaine Toogood, senior architect, The Concrete Centre.
 

14:00

Introduction from the afternoon session chairman
Chaired by: Guy Thompson, head of architecture, housing and sustainability, The Concrete Centre

14:05

British Housing – a story of resilience
Speaker:
 Clive Turner, research manager, NHBC Foundation

14:25

Iroko Housing at Coin Street: 12 Years On
Speaker: 
Toby Johnson, managing director, Haworth Tompkins

14:45

Changing Demographics and Housing Needs
Speaker:
 Paul Teverson, communications director, McCarthy and Stone
 

15:25

Panel discussion: UK Housing and Resilient Homes
Including:
Ed Barsley, University of Cambridge;  Fred London, JTP; Gwyn Roberts, HQM; Lynne Sullivan OBE, LSA Studio, chaired by Guy Thompson

Opportunities to exhibit are available, please email seminars@concretecentre.com for further information.