Sustainability Series: High Performance Masonry Housing (Week 6)

Recorded:Wednesday 16 November 2022
Presented by:Claire Ackerman, The Concrete Centre; Tom De Saulles, The Concrete Centre; Marc Walsh, Xtratherm; Steve Callow, MPA Masonry
CPD:1 hours

The majority of new housing in the UK is constructed using masonry. This session considers the ways in which detailed design and specification is evolving to help new housing to meet current regulations and carbon targets, and looks forward to the Future Homes Standard 2025. During the session innovative products and construction techniques are looked at, as the demand for further energy efficiency improvements, lower embodied and whole life carbon becomes ever more important. 

Presentations include:

Welcome and introduction - Claire Ackerman, Executive Director, Concrete, MPA

Part L update - The presentation will give an overview of how the main revisions to Part L in the 2021 edition relate to the way we build concrete and masonry dwellings - Tom de Saulles, Building Physicist, The Concrete Centre

Lifecycle assessment of four common dwelling types - The presentation will give an overview of achieving the embodied targets set within the RIBA Climate Challenge 2030 using traditional construction methods. - Marc Walsh, Building Services Engineer, Xtratherm

Innovations in masonry - The presentation will give an overview of innovations in masonry products and construction - Steve Callow, Manager, Masonry and Concrete Products, MPA Masonry

Q&A session