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Two Speakers to Talk at Central Scotland Group Meeting in Edinburgh on 4th September 2012

September 4, 2012 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Linda Forbes has organised a Central Scotland event for 4th September 2012 from 6 till 8pm at The Melting Pot, Rose Street, Edinburgh

This will include two speakers and the opportunity for Q&A followed by drinks at a nearby pub where the discussions will continue.

Roger Curtis from Historic Scotland Technical Research Projects will talk about “Traditional Buildings”.  Roger has for many years been interested in and speaking at seminars on the subject of improving the thermal performance of traditional structures.


“Low Inertia Buildingswill be the topic of a talk by Gary Norris from DuPont™ Energain®  – which is an advanced phase change system  http://energain.co.uk/Energain/en_GB/index.html

All AECB members in the Edinburgh area on 4th Sept are welcome.  Non members who would like to attend are also most welcome – please contact Linda via Debbie.

RSVP debbie@aecb.net

Some information on Roger Curtis and Historic Scotland’s Research Programme . . .

After military service Roger Curtis joined a conservation contractor based in Perth, whose work, ranging from castle consolidation and restoration to upgrading domestic buildings, churches and associated facilities, focused on mass masonry, structural joinery and lime works. He joined Historic Scotland in 2006 as Conservation Resource Management, and is presently Technical Research Manager, responsible for a diverse mix of research strands that includes energy efficiency in traditional buildings, and the properties and behaviour of traditional materials. He will focus on the evaluation of practical site trials that have been on-going since 2007 as these have an emphasis on determining appropriate solutions for traditionally built structures of all types and sizes.

When upgrading the thermal performance of traditionally constructed homes and buildings, Historic Scotland’s Research Programme’s approach is to identify priorities for work and key areas of intervention, taking into consideration the background principles of ventilation, thermal performance and water vapour management.   The programme is also involved with developing technical advice for the public and the delivery of the upgrade by the construction sector and related professions.



September 4, 2012
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


The Melting Pot
Rose Street
Edinburgh, United Kingdom