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Free retrofit coordinator training in Wales.

Funding available for training in Cardiff thanks to Construction Wales Innovation Centre. Our partner organisation, Osmosis are delighted to advise that the Retrofit Academy’s renowned Retrofit Coordinator Diploma is running in Cardiff this summer – and eligible organisations can attend absolutely free. This is thanks to funding from the Construction Wales Innovation Centre (CWIC). It is a six-day course, totalling 48 hours of expert-led learning focused on delivering high quality retrofit projects. The course has been attended by hundreds of built environment and housing professionals since 2014, and usually costs £2000 plus VAT.  For full information about the course, please » Read More

Posted in General News on June 15th, 2017

Passivhaus workshop at National Self Build & Renovation Centre, Swindon

Friday 14th July.  10am – 2pm. Event by Beattie Passive & Partners. Download flyer

Posted in General News on June 14th, 2017

MVHR and radiant conditioning CPD 28th June in London

Enhabit and Zehnder are holding this event in June aimed at engineers and architects interested in designing out overheating. Download flyer

Posted in General News on June 13th, 2017

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Passivhaus summer site visits 2017: A call for participants.

Could you host a Passivhaus site visit? The best way to learn about a Passivhaus is from first-hand experience. Have you been involved with or occupy a Passivhaus project that could open its doors to the public this summer? As well as the weekend long International Passivhaus Open Days, which took place on the 16-18 June, this summer the PassivhausTrust would like to help host as many Passivhaus site visits as possible. They are looking for participants for their 2017 summer OpenHaus site visits. Events can be held at a time that is most convenient for participating projects, throughout June to » Read More

Posted in General News on June 6th, 2017

Free half day conference: “Increasing profits in construction through re-use”.

Resource Efficient Scotland invite you to attend this free event at Airth Castle Hotel. 21st June, 9am to 1pm with lunch included. Resource Efficient Scotland have opened bookings for a free half day conference in June. This event is being run in collaboration with CECA (the Civil Engineering Contractors Association). The day will be opened by CECA Chief Executive Grahame Barn, and will include Laura Tainsh, a partner at Davidson Chalmers speaking on the current legislative position regarding reuse, and Bert Hope, a Senior Buyer at Kilmac Construction giving practical industry experience on overcoming barriers. Rupert Carrick from Resource Efficient » Read More

Posted in General News on May 31st, 2017

Vacancy – Architect and Architectural Assistant/Technician

Eco design consultants are recruiting in the Milton Keynes area. Come and work as part of a friendly team with opportunities to learn alongside accomplished Passivhaus designers. We have vacancies for an architect and an architectural assistant/technician. Eco Design Consultants is an award winning, RIBA Chartered architectural practice specialising in environmental design. We are looking for team members to help us in achieving our vision of championing great architecture that creates exceptional, fun places to live, work and play without detriment to others or the planet. You will be assisting on several Passivhaus/Enerphit and AECB silver standard projects so in » Read More

Posted in General News on April 20th, 2017

Register for your free ticket to London Build.

London Build (October 25th & 26th, Olympia) now in its third year, is the leading construction expo dedicated entirely to opportunities in London and the South East of England. London Build is attended by thousands of ‘movers & shakers’ in the UK’s construction industry from: contractors, developers, government, architects, solution providers, housing associations, local councils, suppliers and many more. Free ticket link: www.londonbuildexpo.com/register Conference & Workshop floors providing hundreds of hours of expert and CPD-accredited  insight, case studies and training from a wide-range of industry experts. An Exhibition Floor featuring a very-wide and fascinating range of leading international solution providers » Read More

Posted in General News on April 19th, 2017

Masterclass – Insulating and Achieving Airtightness with Cross Laminated Timber

Join industry leaders for a day Thursday 11th May in London Organised by Ecological Building Systems 10% discount for AECB members The Building Centre, 26 Store Street, London WC13 7BT Topics: Insulating CLT with woodfibre Achieving airtightness – detailing and critical junctions Specialist fixing details Case studies from leading UK Architects Download Flyer

Posted in General News on March 28th, 2017

Free self and custom build event – 28th April, Hethel Innovation Centre

Hethel Innovation Centre – 10.20am – 4.30pm The Self and Custom Build event on Friday 28th April 2017 at Hethel Engineering Centre, Norfolk will provide prospective self-builders with information and guidance to support them on their custom build journey. Spotlighting a variety of informative speakers, including the keynote speaker Richard Bacon MP, (South Norfolk MP) who is championing his Self-build and Custom Housebuilding Act, aimed to make it easier for people to get land and build their own homes. Speakers will also include Local Planners, Build System Suppliers, Architects and Financiers. The event will host an exhibition of suppliers and organisations, » Read More

Posted in General News on March 14th, 2017

STBA-SPAB Conference 13th June in London – reduced rate for AECB members

One day conference on ‘Context, continuity and change’ The conference will be opened by a keynote from Peter Rickaby of the“Each Home Counts” Implementation Board. However, the topics include not only energy efficiency and carbon but also the wider, often overlooked, issues of sustainability. Presentations include sustainability via maintenance (John Preston, IHBC), building pathology & BS7913 (John Edwards, CIOB) healthy buildings (Ian Mawditt, Fourwalls & Simon Corbey, ASBP) and a fresh approach to mortgage survey for sustainability (Steven Hodgson, PCA) In addition, Sofie Pelsmakers (Sheffield University), Caroline Rye (Archimetrics & SPAB) and Natasha Ginks (De Montfort University) will present their » Read More

Posted in General News on March 14th, 2017

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