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Wednesday28 September 2016

Upcoming live webinars

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On-demand webinars


How to maximise profit: Proven strategies for the construction industry

Date: Friday 15 July
Time: 11.00 - 12.00 BST
In association with: Deltek
Format: Live audio webcast
Featured speakers: Iain Withers (Chair), Assistant editor, Building; Christopher Liddle, Chairman, HLM; Jonathan Hook, Global engineering & construction leader, PwC; Nick Hammond, Managing director, Brick Baron; Kevin Van Kirk, Solutions engineer, Deltek.

Overview: Once firms grow to over 50 employees, their profit margins decrease. Why is this and how can you reduce the impact on the bottom line?

Drawing on benchmarks from the UK’s leading architecture and engineering firms, this webinar will explore proven strategies to improve the bottom line while your company is growing, by applying increased diligence to talent, resource, financial and project management.

Topics covered will include:

  • Winning and managing profitable client engagements
  • Winning the war on talent
  • Improving the commercialisation of your project managers
  • How to build an internal infrastructure for sustaining growth
  • Stabilising your financial metrics

Join as our expert panel discusses what will set the leading architecture and engineering firms apart in today’s highly competitive global marketplace.

This webinar is CPD accredited, so attendees can gain study points.

Specifying sustainable concrete

Date: Thursday 7 July
Time: 11.00 - 12.00 BST
In association with: Hanson UK
Format: Live audio webcast
Featured speakers: Thomas Lane (Chair), group technical editor, Building; Henk de Bruin, principal structural engineer, Pell Frischmann; Carol James, associate, Lynch Architects; Jasen Gauld, technical sales manager, Hanson UK.

Overview: Kings Gate and The Zig Zag Building in London is a new mixed-use Land Securities development including office, residential and retail spaces. This webinar brings together Lynch Architects, Pell Frischmann structural engineers and Hanson UK to discuss how the building was designed and constructed, with particular emphasis on how sustainable concrete was specified and utilized in this exciting project.

This webinar is CPD accredited, so attendees can gain study points.

How to do in-use data: Best practice and future trends in pre and post-occupancy evaluation

Date: Wednesday 29 June
Time: 11.00 - 12.00 BST
In association with: evidencespace.com
Format: Live audio webcast
Featured speakers: Chloe McCulloch (Chair), managing editor, Building; Monica Parker, founder, HATCH Analytics; Richard Mazuch, architect and senior director of design research and innovation, IBI Group; Rosie Haslem, director of workplace consultancy, Spacelab.

Overview: This debate is informed by the increasingly sophisticated collection and use of data on a building’s use and performance, both before and during use.

Attendees will learn from industry experts about best practice in the design of buildings in sectors including commercial and healthcare, as well as the latest developments in the sector, including:

  • Innovations in methods and products for pre and post-occupancy collection of data
  • The latest research in the effect of building design on occupier wellbeing
  • The application of pre- and post-occupancy evaluation to healthcare and commercial building design
  • The current trends in the field and possible future developments in using the built environment to optimize occupant wellbeing

This webinar is CPD accredited, so attendees can gain study points.

BIM Level 2:- The Asset Data Challenge

Date: Tuesday 14 June
Time: 11.00 - 12.00 BST
In association with: Viewpoint Construction Software
Format: Live audio webcast
Featured speakers: Ike Ijeh (Chair), architectural correspondent, Building; Ben Wallbank, BIM Strategy Manager, Viewpoint Construction Software.

Overview: The UK BIM mandate recently came into effect and a key requirement is the delivery of structured asset data. Join Ben Wallbank, BIM Strategy Manager at Viewpoint Construction Software, to find out more about what challenges this creates and what you need to do given that the UK Government will be checking deliverables in October.

This webinar will also cover:-:

  • Example of the suite of documents you can expect from a government client
  • Why COBie
    • Non proprietary (why you should not go down the proprietary route)
    • Multiple Asset comparison
    • Big Data is coming
  • What is COBie?
  • The Challenges of delivering good asset data
  • The Role of the Common Data Environment (CDE)

This webinar is CPD accredited, so attendees can gain study points.

Designed in the digital age: How BIM will impact product innovation

Date: Thursday 26 May
Time: 11.00 - 12.00 GMT
In association with: Wavin
Format: Live audio webcast
Featured speakers: David Blackman (Chair), features writer, Building; Jose Fandos, founder and CEO, Andekan; Shaun Farrell, associate director, technology - BIM, Turner & Townsend; Joe Cilia, technical manager, FIS; Steve Skeldon, above ground product manager, Wavin.

Overview: The demand to use BIM from clients and main contractors is slowly filtering down the supply chain, and manufacturers are increasingly required to design products that plug into the BIM process. This webinar will examine how the increasing use of BIM is impacting the design of products, and the information that is provided on them.

Guest speakers will consider whether manufacturers could be doing more to make their products BIM-friendly, and whether the use of BIM is driving product innovation. Is complex data management seen as a barrier to trying new things and does the need for software-compatible information slow down the design and release process? Or does a higher level of collaboration between all stakeholders stimulate and reveal first-time opportunities for product development?

This webinar is CPD accredited, so attendees can gain study points.

BIM: Are you moving to a 3D workflow?

Date: Tuesday 22 March
Time: 11.00 - 12.00 GMT
In association with: Vectorworks
Format: Live audio webcast
Featured speakers: Ike Ijeh (Chair), architectural correspondent, Building; Boris Bresciani, BIM specialist, Computers Unlimited; Samit Patel, BIM specialist, Computers Unlimited; Paul Beaty-Pownall, director, bpr architects Ltd.

Overview: With the government’s BIM mandate just round the corner, many firms have yet fully to integrate BIM into their working practice. And with more need than ever to keep a competitive edge, how can a company get BIM level 2 compliance quickly, and then use BIM to their best advantage?

In this free webinar, guest speakers will explore and demonstrate the key methods used in the BIM process and the potential for creative design within those workflows. The speakers will demonstrate the benefits of an organised workflow that using BIM can provide and show that BIM can have an empowering effect on the creative process.

The presentation will demonstrate how a project can be set within the context of the RIBA Plan of Work, British Standards (esp BS1192), Levels of Detail and BIM protocols including BIM Execution Plan (BEP), Employer's Information Requirements (EIR) and the Government Level 2 BIM Mandate including COBie.

This is one in a series of educational projects which aim to demonstrate varying aspects of BIM within Vectorworks. This presentation is live within Vectorworks, and concentrates on Levels of Development, refining a model from LOD 100 through to 300. Both the site and architecture are developed, in accordance to BIM standards.

This webinar is CPD accredited, so attendees can gain study points.

Beyond the BIM mandate: Next steps for best practice

Date: Thursday 18 February 2016
Time: 11.00 - 12.00 GMT
In association with: Asite
Format: Live audio webcast
Featured speakers: Thomas Lane (Chair), group technical director, Building; Karen Alford, FCRM manager – digital asset data and information, Environment Agency; Shaun Farrell, senior project manager – technology: BIM and analytics, Turner & Townsend;

Overview: New Year, new challenges in the architecture, engineering and construction industry, with the sector charged and looking to comply with the UK government’s mandate that all centrally-funded work must achieve BIM Level 2 by 4 April 2016. How does that affect you and your organisation? And if you are already using BIM, how do you use it more effectively to improve the way you work?

In this second in a series of two webinars sponsored by Asite, guest speakers across the architecture, engineering and construction industry will discuss their best practice case studies. The panel of experts will offer insights into how their organisations are using BIM to improve communication and workflow, and giving practical examples of what taking BIM to the next level looks like.

Join the panel of experts who will explore:

  • The successful use of BIM on recent and current projects
  • How the adoption and use of BIM has helped improve workflow and communication on projects
  • How to take BIM to the next level to improve work practice
  • The use of Asite’s Adoddle software to collaborate on BIM-facilitated projects

This webinar is CPD accredited, so attendees can gain study points.

One Merchant Square: From parametric beginnings to BIM deliverables

Date: Thursday 11 February 2016
Time: 11.00 - 12.00 GMT
In association with: Bentley Systems
Format: Live audio webcast
Featured speakers: Iain Withers (Chair), assistant editor (news), Building; James Ewen, project leader: One Merchant Square, Robin Partington & Partners; Matthew Scammels, design systems leader: One Merchant Square, Robin Partington & Partners;

Overview: 1 Merchant Square is a 42-storey mixed use tower, located within the Paddington Basin. Its sleek curved form is very distinctive, and has recently won the 'innovation in Building' award at the recent Year in Infrastructure conference.

The webinar will show how utilising the combined power of Bentley Systems' Generative Components and AECOsim turned a potentially complex workflow into one which has instilled confidence and clarity, resulting in a more efficient use of project resources.

Hear from industry experts about the use of BIM software on the project, inluding:

  • The combined use of Bentley Systems' Generative Components and AECOsim
  • The use of BIM to manage a potentially complex construction project workflow
  • The use of BIM to increase efficiency of resource use
  • Increasing project clarity and project team confidence by the shared use of BIM software

This webinar is CPD accredited, so attendees can gain study points.

Beyond the BIM mandate

Date: Thursday 28 January 2016
Time: 11.00 - 12.00 GMT
In association with: Asite
Format: Live audio webcast
Featured speakers: Thomas Lane (Chair), group technical editor, Building; Rahul Shah, head of BIM, Lendlease; Casey Rutland, associate director, Arup Associates; Dave Monswhite, associate director BIM, Turner & Townsend; Nathan Doughty, group COO, Asite

Overview: New Year, new challenges in the architecture, engineering and construction industry, with the sector charged and looking to comply with the UK government’s mandate that all centrally-funded work must achieve BIM Level 2 by 4 April 2016. How does that affect you and your organisation?

This first in a series of two webinars sponsored by Asite, guest speakers across the architecture, engineering and construction industry will discuss their best practice case studies. The panel of experts will offer insights into how their organisations are using BIM to improve communication and workflow, and giving practical examples of what taking BIM to the next level looks like.

Join the panel of experts who will explore:

  • The successful use of BIM on recent and current projects
  • How the adoption and use of BIM has helped improve workflow and communication on projects
  • How to take BIM to the next level
  • The use of Asite’s Adoddle software to collaborate on BIM-facilitated projects

This webinar is CPD accredited, so attendees can gain study points.

The Future of Retrofit and Estate Regeneration

Date: Thursday 21 January 2016
Time: 11.00 - 12.00 GMT
In association with: ROCKWOOL
Format: Live audio webcast
Featured speakers: Joey Gardiner (Chair) Deputy editor, Building; Darren Snaith, Director of refurbishment and regeneration, ROCKWOOL UK; John Stapleton, Head of external affairs, Sustainable Homes; David Lawrence, Managing director, Lawtech;

Overview: With new-build challenged by planning rules and financial pressures, retrofit is increasingly being seen as a sustainable and effective way to regenerate, repurpose and reimagine estates.

Join a panel of experts including John Stapleton of Sustainable Homes, David Lawrence of Lawtech, and Darren Snaith of ROCKWOOL and gain the insight you need to understand how retrofit in the UK is changing.

This webinar will explore:

  • A summary of the Autumn Statement and its impact on retrofit and estate regeneration
  • Retrofit in practice: a case study
  • The wider benefits of retrofit projects
  • A contractor’s perspective on the funding, broader benefits, best solutions and fire considerations

How To Become BIM Level 2 Compliant by 2016

Date: Tuesday 24th November 2015
Time: 11.00 - 12.00 GMT
In association with: 4Projects
Format: Live audio webcast
Featured speakers: Ike Ijeh (Chair), Architectural correspondent, Building; Ben Wallbank, BIM Strategy Manager, Viewpoint Construction Software;

Overview: By April 2016 the bulk of the £40bn government commissioned construction projects will be tendered with Level 2 BIM deliverables. Unless you are Level 2 BIM compliant you will be ineligible for this public sector work. Moreover, large parts of the private sector are following suit meaning a broadening client base is beginning to pull in the same direction. And Level 3 BIM will follow, meaning even more genuine collaboration – and this doesn’t simply mean site office co-location.

Presentations will cover:

  • What are the key contractor challenges in becoming Level 2 compliant?
  • What are the vital factors to successful collaboration?
  • An overview of PAS 1192 and why understanding it is critical to your business
  • How to construct an effective response to an employer’s information request
  • This webinar is planned to be CPD accredited, so attendees can gain study points.

This webinar is planned to be CPD accredited, so attendees can gain study points.

Soft SuDS or engineered: building on a brownfield site

Date:Thursday 12 November 2015
Time: 10.30 - 11.30 GMT
In association with: Wavin
Format: Live audio webcast
Featured speakers: Joey Gardiner (Chair), Deputy editor, Building; Steve Wilson, Director, Environmental Protection Group; Samson Collier, Engineer hydrologist, WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff; Fergus O’Brien, RainScape strategy manager, Dwr Cymru; Tim Wootton, Technical manager, Wavin;

Overview: This webinar will examine the different approaches to sustainable urban drainage systems (SuDS) on a brownfield site, including considerations of run-off rates, liaising with local authorities, discharge to ground and how this can be managed practically on a site. It will also cover the difference between, and possible integration of, ‘green’ and ‘grey’ SuDS.

Presentations will cover:

  • What can SuDS be? What are people’s perceptions of SuDS?
  • Green and grey SuDS: is there a conflict?
  • Examples of challenging sites and the types of SuDS provided
  • Managing drainage from proposed developments and the challenges faces with agreeing and achieving required run-off rates
  • A case study of retrofitting SuDS in south Wales

This webinar is planned to be CPD accredited, so attendees can gain study points.

Quantity Surveying and BIM: What are the benefits and challenges

Date:Thursday 5 November 2015
Time: 11.00 - 12.00 GMT
In association with: Henry Riley
Format: Live audio webcast
Featured speakers: Joey Gardiner (Chair), Deputy editor, Building; Robert Klaschka, Director of digital built environment, SUMO Services Ltd; James Cameron, Partner, James Cameron & Associates LLP; James Brown, Managing director, iM4 Consulting Ltd

Overview: This webinar will address the benefits and challenges for quantity surveyors of using BIM technology, with a focus on the practical skills needed. With demonstrations and discussions on:

  • Extracting quantities from a model
  • Importance of standardisation
  • Understanding how Life Cycle Costing can be calculated

Essential construction law update

Date: Thursday 29 October 2015
Time: 11.00 - 12.00 GMT
In association with: Fenwick Elliott
Format: Live audio webcast
Featured speakers: Sarah Richardson (Chair), Editor, Building; David Bebb, Partner, Fenwick Elliott; Jatinder Garcha, Partner, Fenwick Elliott

Overview: Our expert panel of speakers will discuss what you need to know about the judicial process and procedures including:

  • The legal implications of BIM - where are we now?
  • Reminder on the payment provisions of the Construction Act
  • CDM Regulations 2015 – What’s new?

BIM implementation: A case study of N1 road widening project, Cape Town

Date: Friday 23 October 2015
Time: 11:00 AM BST
In association with: Bentley Systems
Format: Live audio webcast
Featured speakers: Chair: Ike Ijeh, Architectural correspondent, Building; Martin Koekemoer, Technical Specialist, Roads and Highways, SMEC South Africa

Overview: This webinar will examine a road widening project in detail and examine the use of software on the scheme. The N1 Freeway project in Cape Town consists of widening existing carriageways approximately in 8km in length in both directions. The widening consists of outer shoulders and median shoulders, with the addition of a central concrete median barrier. Widening of existing carriageways by simply extending the existing crossfall often leads to undesired vertical geometry of the road edges and therefore requires smoothing.

This webinar will cover the following:

  • Microstation drawing management made simple
  • Open Roads template
  • Creating road widening and B-spline smoothing of vertical geometry
  • The Open Roads tools and design process
  • The use of Bentley Learn and Bentley Communities

What makes a good BIM client? And what to do if things go wrong

Date: 25 June 2015
Time: 11.00-12.00 BST
In association with: 4Projects
Format: Live audio webcast
Featured Speakers: Chair: Iain Withers, News Editor, Building; Ben Wallbank, BIM Strategy Manager, Viewpoint Construction Software

Overview: With the clock ticking towards the 2016 government mandate, how confident do you feel about meeting the objectives and compliance requirements for Level 2 BIM? Join Ben Wallbank, BIM Strategy Manager at Viewpoint Construction Software, to understand what you need to be looking for on BIM projects and what you can expect from the various roles within the project supply chain.

In this webinar you will find out more about:

  • Everything that should happen to achieve BIM Level 2 compliance
  • The need for a common data environment
  • Appointing a BIM information manager
  • What information the client needs to provide – files and formats required
  • What the contractor needs to provide – a look at the content of a BIM execution plan

Adopting a BIM-driven approach throughout the London Bridge project

Date: 16 June 2015
Time: 11.00-12.00 BST
In association with: Bentley Systems
Format: Live audio webcast
Featured Speakers: Chair: Thomas Lane, Group Technical Editor, Building; Jakub Wachocki, BIM Consultant, Bentley Systems; John Dorman, Engineering Data Specialist (ProjectWise), Thameslink Programme, Network Rail; Andrew Owens, Signal Sighting CAD Engineer, Network Rail

Overview: London Bridge, the fourth busiest station in the country, is under going a major £6bn transformation while its 50 million passengers continue to pass through its ticket barriers each year. Between 2011 and 2018 more platforms are being added to accommodate more trains and a huge concourse is being built that will unify the station for the first time and enable passengers to access all platforms from one place. The new track configuration means trains will be able to go to more destinations, including connecting to Crossrail at Farringdon.

In this webinar we will consider aspects of how BIM is being used at London Bridge including:

  • The potential of BIM technology on major infrastructure projects
  • The specific BIM tools used and the level of detail in modelling
  • How the project was broken down by the team
  • How multidiscipline design data was shared
  • Challenges that arose and lessons learnt
  • Issues arising from ProjectWise for projects common data environment, such as gaining supplier engagement and training

How will the new Conservative government meet demand for more school buildings?

Date: 11 June 2015
Time: 11.00-12.00 BST
In association with: Armstrong Ceilings
Format: Live audio webcast
Featured Speakers: Chair: Sarah Richardson, Editor; Marcus Fagent, Head of education and children's services, EC Harris; Stephen Beechey, Group strategy director and MD government affairs, Wates; Jeremy Sumeray, Senior segment manager, Sustainability, Armstrong World Industries

Overview: The Local Government Association has stated that England will need an extra 880,000 school places between now and 2023, while EC Harris says the capital cost of supplying new school places between 2015-2020 could hit £11bn. At the same time the RIBA suggests that £8.5bn is needed to repair existing schools. So how will the new Conservative government meet demand in the school sector over the next five years?

In this webinar we will consider:

  • How big is the gap between demand and supply in the school sector?
  • Can the Priority School Building Programme deliver enough new schools?
  • What impact are other programmes such as “basic need” and “free schools” having on the numbers?
  • How can construction professionals make budgets go further as construction costs continue to rise?
  • Can designers ensure quality and flexibility on such tight budgets?
  • Will scarce resources be diverted from repairing and improving existing schools?

The BIM Journey: Manufacture to Architectural Design

Date: 17 February 2015
Time: 11.00-12.00 GMT
In association with: ASSA ABLOY
Format: Live audio webcast
Featured Speakers: Chair: Andrew Brister, Jounalist & Editorial Services; Andy Stolworthy, BIM Manager, ASSA ABLOY; David Wigglesworth, MD UK Specification, ASSA ABLOY; Richard Waterhouse, CEO, RIBA Enterprises; David Miller, Director & Principal Architect, David Miller Architects
Overview: With Level 2 BIM being mandated for all central government projects from 2016 and many private sector clients already adopting it, the digital modelling system promises to play an ever-increasing role in the construction industry. Companies will be left behind if they don’t adopt BIM before it is too late. The webinar will:

  • explore the key steps firms need to take to position themselves for 2016
  • discuss key subjects such as sustainability and EPDs
  • provide an explanation of data templates and their importance on the BIM journey for manufacturers
  • provide an insight to the BIM Toolkit and explain what it is, how it works and what it means to the industry
  • discuss how the BIM Toolkit will impact on the architectural profession.

Sustainable concrete: Design solutions for low energy and material efficient office buildings

Date: 5 February 2015
Time: 11.00-12.00 GMT
In association with: The Concrete Centre
Format: Live audio webcast
Featured Speakers: Chair: Ike Ijeh, architectural correspondent, Building magazine; James Allison, associate, Bennetts Associates; Gerry O’Brien, design director, AKT II; Tom De Saulles, building physicist, The Concrete Centre
Overview: 5 Pancras Square and 240 Blackfriars are both exemplar concrete buildings and this webinar hears from their architects and structural engineers as they share their knowledge, experiences and how their designs have incorporated the sustainability credentials of concrete. The webinar will cover:

  • How architects and engineers can refine office designs to ensure the use of concrete material is optimised
  • The specification of low carbon concrete using cement replacements
  • The design, performance and structural implications of using post-tensioned concrete
  • Why exposed concrete soffits help maintain a comfortable environment in offices
  • An overview of the main floor and soffit options to enhance a building’s energy performance

South Park Hub - Lessons Learnt

PART 4 IN THE 'BIM IN ACTION' SERIES

Date: 9 December 2014
Time: 11.00-12.00 GMT
In association with: Bentley Systems
Format: Live audio webcast
Featured Speakers: Chair: Thomas Lane, Editor, BD; Richard Fairhead, Associate Partner, bblur Architecture; Tim Sullivan, Regional Engineering Director, ISG Construction; Ben Roberts, Project Engineer, FORM Structural Design
Overview: Following the completion and handover of the South Park Hub the project team will highlight some of the lessons learnt from developing project information using a BIM process (previously highlighted in the 'Steps towards true BIM: BIM in Action' webinar on 8 October 2013). This will include the conclusion of the construction and handover of IFC modelled information for use by the operator and facilities team. Discussion points will include:

  • Review of the benefits of BIM as a workflow from design to construction and in use
  • BIM and the Supply chain
  • How BIM will contribute to operating buildings more efficiently
  • Reviewing the business benefits of BIM
  • The value of the BIM workflow in relation to project outcomes

The Route to Zero Carbon

Date: 4 December 2014
Time: 11.00-12.00 GMT
In association with: Ecobuild and Celotex
Format: Live audio webcast
Featured Speakers: Chair: Phil Clark, Director, Fillip Media; Rob Warren, Head of Technical, Celotex; Ross Holleron, Projects Director, Zero Carbon Hub; Graham Sargeant, Applications Research Manager, H+H UK Ltd
Overview: Join Phil Clark and our expert panel from Zero Carbon Hub, Celotex and H+H UK, to find out about the journey Zero Carbon has taken to date, where we are now and how we can achieve the government’s 2016 target. Other topics to be discussed include:

  • What is Zero?
  • What will be needed to hit the 2016 Zero Carbon Target and is it possible to do it?
  • The design phase – how to build with Zero Carbon in mind
  • Key considerations for the government and how will the election affect the future?
  • Tackling the challenges following The Zero Carbon report and the performance gap regulations
  • The customer and occupants - what are their roles and do they care enough about efficient houses

The completion of Level 2 BIM – What does it mean for you?

Date: 27 November 2014
Time: 11.00-12.00 GMT
In association with: 4Projects
Format: Live audio webcast
Featured Speakers: Chair: Joey Gardiner, Deputy Editor, Building; Dr Stephen Hamil, Director of Design and Innovation, NBS; John Adams, 4BIM Product Manager, 4Projects by Viewpoint
Overview: As the BIM clock ticks ever closer to 2016 the progression to Level 2 BIM has advanced significantly with the news that NBS will complete the final two aspects of the government’s Level 2 BIM package. This includes a pan industry digital Plan of Work (dPoW) with well-defined levels of detail and information and a classification system which incorporates a comprehensive set of product templates. This free online digital toolset will help collaborative teams define, manage and validate who is responsible for what at different stages of the asset lifecycle. Topics include:

  • Overview of dPoW and Classification
  • What does it mean for you and your projects?
  • The Common Data Environment (CDE)
  • Project Team collaboration
  • Information exchanges across the project lifecycle

Flat Roof Refurbishment: Falls and Pitfalls

Date: 20 November 2014
Time: 11.00-12.00 GMT
In association with: Sika
Format: Live audio webcast
Featured Speakers: Chair: Iain Withers, Deputy News Editor, Building; Brendan McNulty, Managing Director, Delomac Roofing; Iain Clark, Design Manager, Willmott Dixon Construction Limited; Mark Brown, Building Surveying Partner, Pellings; Nigel Blacklock, Head of Technical and Product Development, Sika
Overview: This webinar will look at the key considerations that specifiers and contractors need to be aware of when considering flat roof refurbishment - including technical guidance on how to accurately specify a flat roof refurbishment, and how to ensure compliance with relevant building regulations. The webinar will examine different solutions, design guidance and the technical standards that should be followed.

  • Implications of recent changes of the Building Regulations
  • Considerations for thermal upgrade
  • Types of roof design – cold, warm and inverted
  • Types of membrane
  • Sustainability considerations
  • Minimum pitch
  • Falls and pitfalls
  • Common problems on Flat Roofing

A case study of Ark Academy, Enfield

PART 3 IN THE 'BIM IN ACTION' SERIES

Date: 18 November 2014
Time: 11.00-12.00 GMT
In association with: Bentley Systems
Format: Live audio webcast
Featured Speakers: Chair: Thomas Lane, Editor, BD; Andrew Maltby, Director, Maltby Land Surveys Ltd; Robert Klaschka, Director, Studio Klaschka; Nicholas Reynolds, BIM manager, Bouygues UK
Overview: In this webinar we will hear from the team involved on the London based project, Ark Academy, Enfield. They will outline the evolution of their workflow, showing how the team integrated the use of BIM on this retrofit project.

  • How was BIM adopted on the project
  • How was BIM and laser scanning adopted on the project
  • What support did the individual get from their team regarding BIM
  • Opportunity to explore how BIM benefits the individual/team
  • How they adopted BIM as a workflow
  • How was it adopted - challenges met
  • Aspirations, setting up for ROI
  • BIM benefits
  • Next steps
  • How BIM will contribute to operating buildings more efficiently

Essential Construction Law Update

Date: 13 November 2014
Time: 11.00-12.00 GMT
In association with: Fenwick Elliott
Format: Live audio webcast
Featured Speakers: Chair: Sarah Richardson, Editor, Building magazine; Jeremy Glover, Partner, Fenwick Elliott; Jatinder Garcha, Senior Associate, Fenwick Elliott
Overview: This webinar will be on recent legal changes and developments affecting the construction sector. Our expert panel of speakers will discuss what you need to know about the judicial process and procedures including:

  • Making, defending and resolving claims: recent developments in the judicial process
  • Managing the construction supply chain payment charter: a legal view
  • BIM: Where are we now? Where are we going?


Archived webinars - no longer available

The following webinars are no longer available to view on-demand but are still listed here for research purposes.


Kerto LVL and BIM: Timber Engineering Solutions for the 21st Century

Date: 23 October 2014
Time: 11.00-12.00 BST
In association with: Metsä Wood
Format: Live audio webcast
Featured Speakers: Chair: Joey Gardiner, Deputy Editor, Building magazine; Frank Werling, Head of Technical, Engineering and Design, Metsä Wood; Kevin Riley, Construction Industry Sales Director, MW UK Building & Industry; Rob Charlton, Chief Executive, Space Group
Overview: This webinar will explore the versatility of timber and engineered wood, notably Kerto LVL, drawing upon examples of recent projects including the Parasol in Seville, one of the world’s largest timber structures, as well as examples from Finland and here in the UK.
Our expert panel of speakers will also draw upon their extensive timber engineering and BIM knowledge to discuss how the introduction of EWP BIM objects can help facilitate the specification of timber, as a viable alternative to steel, beyond the obvious environmental credentials.

Specification / high performance insulation: benefits, applications and costs

Date: 14 October 2014
Time: 11.00-12.00 BST
In association with: Dow Corning
Format: Live audio webcast
Featured Speakers: Chair: Vern Pitt, Senior Reporter, Building; Peter Caplehorn, Policy Director and Deputy Chief Executive, Construction Products Association; John O'Brien, Technical Manager, BRE
Overview: This webinar will look at the key insulation issues and the role of aerogels and VIPs. A panel of experts will discuss testing of a range of products that claim to improve Building performance as well as examining a project that has used these products and why. Topics to be covered:

  • The role of and issues around specifying insulation
  • The role that high performance solutions can make
  • The future of specification in insulation
  • The changing nature of energy regulation

A specifier guide: Managing global clients and projects

Date: 7 October 2014
Time: 11.00-12.00 BST
In association with: Mapei
Format: Live audio webcast
Featured Speakers: Chair: Ike Ijeh (Chair), Architectural Correspondent, Building & BD; Eric Glover, London Specification Manager, Mapei; James Journet, International Specification Manager, Domus Tiles
Overview: This webinar will look at a case study of a Virgin Active project assessing how specifiers manage international clients to ensure consistency of process, cost and delivery. Topics to be covered will be:

  • A case study of Virgin Active
  • Managing across borders
  • Ensuring uniformity of materials
  • Delivering standardisation of process

BIM: Importance of data accuracy

Date: 25 September 2014
Time: 11.00-12.00 BST
In association with: British Gypsum
Format: Live audio webcast
Featured Speakers: Chair: Iain Withers (Chair), Deputy News Editor, Building magazine; Paul French, Commercial Market Manager, British Gypsum; Paul Broadfoot, Associate Architect, SpaceGroup
Overview: A guide to understanding how specifiers can engage with BIM ready manufacturers, including:

  • Examples of how the supply chain is producing BIM ready data
  • Understanding the cost, efficiency and performance benefits
  • Data use and enhanced total asset management
  • Improvements to as-built performance due to data consistency

Safe subcontracting through the skills shortage

Date: 19 June 2014
Time: 11.00-12.00 BST
In association with: Zurich
Format: Live audio webcast
Featured Speakers: Chair: Sarah Richardson, Editor, Building; Andy Penny, Underwriting Manager, Zurich; Andrew Else, Technical Claims Manager, Zurich; Michael Blackburne, Partner, DAC Beachcroft LLP
Overview: With the construction sector finally experiencing an upturn, the shortage of skilled tradesmen is becoming an increasing cause for concern in the world of sub contracting. Increasingly sub contractors will need to engage with new, unknown tradesmen and think more broadly about their labour force in order to fulfil contracts. There will be new considerations around pay, travel and diversity to take into account. How do you ensure your sub contractors continue to provide the same levels of quality service during a time of expansion coupled with a skills shortage? What documentation and contracts should you have in place and what levels of supervision should be provided? What are the insurance implications and how do you prepare for a potential increase in claims?

A case study of King’s Health Partners Centre at Guy’s Hospital

PART 2 IN THE 'BIM IN ACTION' SERIES

Date: 5 June 2014
Time: 11.00-12.00 BST
In association with: Bentley Systems
Format: Live audio webcast
Featured Speakers: Chair: Thomas Lane, Group Technical Editor, Building & Ecobuild; Willem Kok, Head of IT and Project Technology Associate, Rogers Stirk Harbour & Partners; Ben Goble, Architectural Assistant, Rogers Stirk Harbour & Partners
Overview: The proposed Cancer Treatment Centre will be the first step of a masterplan to transform Guy’s Hospital in South London. In this webinar we will hear from the team involved with the project who will discuss how and why BIM was adopted along with the challenges involved and the ambition for its use.

  • How was BIM adopted on the project
  • Key drivers for adopting BIM on this projects
  • How was it adopted - challenges met
  • How BIM will contribute to operating buildings more efficiently
  • Aspirations, setting up for ROI

A case study of Park House

PART 1 IN THE 'BIM IN ACTION' SERIES

Date: 15 May 2014
Time: 11.00-12.00 BST
In association with: Bentley Systems
Format: Live audio webcast
Featured Speakers: Chair: Thomas Lane, Group Technical Editor, Building & Ecobuild; John Ball, Partner, Robin Partington & Partners; Paul Rogers, Partner, Robin Partington & Partners
Overview: In this webinar Robin Partington and Partners (RPP) will focus on two London based projects, Park House on Oxford Street and the Merchant Square development at Paddington. RPP will outline the ongoing evolution of their workflow, showing how the practice has moved from a typical 3D workflow towards a BIM integrated process.

  • How was BIM adopted on the project
  • How BIM will contribute to operating buildings more efficiently
  • What support did the individual get from their team regarding BIM
  • Opportunity to explore how BIM benefits the individual/team
  • How they adopted BIM as a workflow - challenges met and BIM benefits
  • Aspirations, setting up for ROI
  • Next steps
  • How BIM will contribute to operating buildings more efficiently

BIM demand - the client's view

PART 4 IN THE 'STEPS TOWARDS TRUE BIM' SERIES

Date: 4 February 2014
Time: 11.00 – 12.00 GMT
In association with: Bentley Systems
Format: Live audio webcast
Featured Speakers: Chair: Tom Lane, Technical Editor, Building; David Philp, Head of BIM, Mace; James Pellatt, Head of Projects, Great Portland Estates
Overview: In the fourth webinar of the series we will be looking at COBIE and the Government Soft Landings protocol as well as a look at what is being done to support the industry as part of the governments mandate for BIM. We’ll hear a client view on why BIM adoption is so important, what can be achieved and the client benefits from adopting a BIM process. We’ll also be expanding out from typical view of BIM for design or project delivery with a view of BIM in 2D for facilities management. We’ll be looking to cover the following issues:

  • BIM Protocol
  • COBIE
  • Government Soft landing interface
  • Savings in operation
  • Client engagement and drivers
  • Providing support and shared learning

BIM In Action

PART 3 IN THE 'STEPS TOWARDS TRUE BIM' SERIES

Date: 8 October 2013
Time: 11.00 – 12.00 BST
In association with: Bentley Systems
Format: Live audio webcast
Featured Speakers: Chair: Tom Lane, Technical Editor, Building; Richard Fairhead, Associate Partner, bblur Architecture
Overview: In the third webinar of the series we will be looking at a live project case study. BIM in Action take a holistic look at project delivery using BIM from design to delivery with speakers discussing each stage of the project. We’ll hear from bblur Architecture and others about how BIM helped the design and coordination on their work at the Olympic Park. We’ll be looking to cover the following issues:

  • BIM & the design process
  • Delivery and coordination using BIM
  • True management of BIM
  • Integration of design and engineering
  • Interfacing with existing infrastructure

BIM Design

PART 2 IN THE 'STEPS TOWARDS TRUE BIM' SERIES

Date: 9 July 2013
Time: 11.00 – 12.00 BST
In association with: Bentley Systems
Format: Live audio webcast
Featured Speakers: Chair: Andrew Brister, Journalist and Editor; Richard Fairhead, Associate Partner, bblur Architecture; Mark Whitby, Director, Davies Maguire + Whitby; Richard Hyams, Director, Astudio
Overview: This webinar will look into what BIM means for architects and designers. The impact of BIM on the design process and the opportunities it presents, along with key issues and challenges facing architects in the adoption and implementation of BIM. Topics to be covered include:

  • Impact on architects and the design process
  • Enhancing the image of UK designers
  • Lessons learnt from the US, Sweden and China
  • Identifying BIM leaders
  • Key factors driving change

BIM Culture and Collaboration

PART 1 IN THE 'STEPS TOWARDS TRUE BIM' SERIES

Date: 2 May 2013
Time: 11.00 – 12.00 BST
In association with: Bentley Systems
Format: Live audio webcast
Featured Speakers: Chair: Andrew Brister, Journalist and Editor; Rob Klaschka, Principal Director, Studio Klaschka Architecture and Design; Mervyn Richards, Director, MR1 Consulting
Overview: This webinar will look to explore how you can instil a BIM culture within your business. We will look at the process of culture change for practical implementation and the requirements needed for better BIM project delivery across a range of disciplines. Topics to be covered include:

  • PAS 1192-2
  • Managing the process of culture change
  • Sharing across platforms and software
  • Variation of disciplines and expertise
  • Collaborating and the impact on supply chain
  • Influencing future generations

Part L - Zero Carbon: Ambition vs Reality

Date: 1 May 2014
Time: 11.00-12.00 BST
In association with: Knauf Insulation
Format: Live audio webcast
Featured Speakers: Chair: Vern Pitt, Senior Reporter, Building; Tassos Kougionis, Technical Manager, Zero Carbon Hub; Stephen Wise, Technical Development Manager, Knauf Insulation; Kirk Archibald, Associate Director, PRP Environmental; Richard Stockholm, Operations Manager, NHBC
Overview: This webinar is your chance to hear about Part L of the Building Regulations including Future Proofing issues, what commercial decisions specifiers will need to make and how this feeds into a wider Zero Carbon future.

  • Future proofing
  • Impact of changes – Part L
  • Resident’s points of view- does it go far enough?
  • Have people achieved 2010 regulations
  • How to take on the 2013 regulations
  • How can House Builders have a cost effective solution
  • Tackling whether we’re on the road to zero carbon and what are the challenges

BIM for Small Practices: Implement and Collaborate

Date: 29 April 2014
Time: 11.00-12.00 BST
In association with: Nemetschek Vectorworks Inc
Format: Live audio webcast
Featured Speakers: Chair: Ike Ijeh, Architectural Correspondent, Building; Neil Marshall, Director, The Design Buro; Keith Evans, Structural Engineer, CADS; Martyn Horne, Product Development Manager, Vectorworks UK
Overview: This webinar will focus on how to make using virtual systems a reality for architect’s implementing BIM within a multidisciplinary project team. After a short introduction covering the key steps, we will also be covering the following points:

  • A real time BIM case study from a small practice
  • Managing documentation and business process
  • How architects should collaborate using BIM
  • What it means for design work-flow and productivity
  • Hear the lessons and pitfalls of BIM for small practices

Take up BIM now, or regret tomorrow

Date: 27 February 2014
Time: 11.00-12.00 GMT
In association with: Zurich
Format: Live audio webcast
Featured Speakers: Chair: Sarah Richardson, Editor, Building; Chris Mitchell, Director, AWW; Andrew Marsh, Partner, DAC Beachcroft; Andy Penny, Underwriting Manager, Zurich
Overview: With Building Information Modelling (BIM) set to be used in all centrally procured UK government contracts by 2016, an increasing number of larger private sector clients aren’t even waiting that long to use the technology. In this webinar we will highlight why BIM is being taken up by many construction firms on a lot of their projects – especially the larger firms – and why firms need to be adopting BIM now if they haven’t already. We will also showcase the benefits of BIM, including potentially lower insurance premiums and continuation of use into buildings’ life cycles. The webinar will cover:

  • How BIM is set to transform the construction team with cradle to grave design process, using 3D modelling.
  • How BIM is set to revolutionise how many construction firms operate.
  • Why construction firms should be thinking about future proofing their businesses now.
  • Why the move to BIM may seem daunting, especially for smaller firms.
  • Help and support out there to make the BIM transition – such as BIM4SMEs group.

BIM from manufacture to design to contracting

Date: 19 February 2014
Time: 11.00-12.00 GMT
In association with: ASSA ABLOY
Format: Live audio webcast
Featured Speakers: Chair: Andrew Brister, Journalist and Editor; Rob Klaschka, Director, Studio Klaschka; Neil Thompson, Principal BIM Integrator, Balfour Beatty; Andy Stolworthy, Product Manager - Specification & Accreditation, ASSA ABLOY Security Solutions; David Wigglesworth, Managing Director, ASSA ABLOY Security Solutions
Overview: The purpose of the webinar is to provide the audience with an understanding of why there is a move towards BIM and what are the key drivers within the market. We will explore how BIM is currently being applied by architects and main contractors and their levels of adoption. In addition to this, the webinar will aim to provide an insight to our integrated approach to BIM from a manufacturer’s perspective, aligning our offering to provide a design specification which retains its integrity and manages risk through the life cycle of the building.

BIM 'How to Guide'

Date: 13 February 2014
Time: 11.00-12.00 GMT
In association with: 4Projects
Format: Live audio webcast
Featured Speakers: Chair: Iain Withers, Reporter, Building; Colin Williams, Building Information Modelling Expert, MD Cadnet Limited; Peter Barker, Managing Director, BIM Academy; Steve Spark, Managing Director EMEA (Interim), 4Projects; John Adams, Architect, 4Projects
Overview: BIM is the "buzzword" of the construction and infrastructure sectors right now. It's everywhere you go. Traditional construction techniques are changing and individuals, organisations and project teams need to embrace BIM and the efficiencies it can deliver or risk being left behind. This informative webinar will look at the various processes surrounding BIM and including:

  • What do you need to achieve BIM
  • How collaboration works and the Common Data Environment
  • Process of BIM - Handling of information and legislation
  • Regulations PAS 1192
  • The need for a BIM execution plan – planning the process from the start
  • IFC Files and shared formats
  • COBie Data

2013 Part L - How do we comply?

Date: 4 December 2013
Time: 11.00-12.00 GMT
In association with: Celotex
Format: Live audio webcast
Featured Speakers: Chair: Tom Lane, Technical Editor, Building; John Slaughter, Director of External Affairs, House Builders Federation; Kirk Archibald, Associate Director, PRP Architects; Tassos Kougionis, Technical Manager, Zero Carbon Hub; Rob Warren, Head of Technical, Celotex
Overview: Join Tom Lane and our expert panel of speakers from PRP Architects, Celotex, Zero Carbon Hub and the House Builders Federation to discuss:

  • What is the recipe for success now that FEEs in the mix?
  • What are the main routes for compliance to 2013 regulations?
  • How to 2013 regulations provide a stepping stone to 2016 zero carbon?
  • What will a house look like in 2016?
  • What will be needed to hit the 2016 Zero Carbon Target and is it possible to do it?

The Truth About Lead: Value and Innovation

Date: 28 November 2013
Time: 11.00-12.00 GMT
In association with: Lead Sheet Association
Format: Live audio webcast
Featured Speakers: Chair: Joey Gardiner, Assistant Editor, Building; Doug Weston, CEO, Lead Sheet Association; Paul Everall, Chief Executive, LABC; Richard Murphy, Director, Richard Murphy Architects; David Hills, Associate Architect, Purcell
Overview: British Standard lead is the only quality roofing material that has stood the test of time, having been used for centuries in construction. In this webinar, we will look at the value added by the quality use of lead and how its application can help mitigate costs and minimise claims. Our panel of industry experts will also provide examples of alternate and innovative uses of lead. In the webinar we will:

  • Look at the quality of lead and its value on housing developments
  • Examine the life-cycle costs of lead
  • Discuss the importance of good detailing
  • Illustrate the material’s environmental and sustainability properties
  • Address common misconceptions regarding lead
  • Discuss key considerations when specifying lead
  • Consider how the use of lead can reduce post-completion issues

Steel Construction: Cost Comparison

PART OF THE STEEL CONSTRUCTION WEBINAR SERIES

Date: 14 November 2013
Time: 11.00 – 12.00 GMT
In association with: BCSA and Tata Steel
Format: Live audio webcast
Featured Speakers: Chair: Alastair Wolstenholme, Partner, Gardiner & Theobald; Rachel Oldham, Senior Associate, Gardiner & Theobald; Raj Chaman, Chief Planning Manager, Mace Group; Fergal Kelly, Director of Structural Engineering, Peter Brett Associates
Overview: This webinar will provide an overview of the study of current construction practice for multi-storey office construction undertaken by Gardiner & Theobald, Peter Brett Associates and Mace Group in conjunction with the BCSA and Tata Steel. It will review two typical office buildings – a low rise out of town business park office building and an eight storey city centre office – and considers a number of potential frame types for each. As decisions on frame material and configuration are based on a number of factors, not simply cost, this webinar will provide a holistic comparison of each frame type identified by reviewing the varying design, programme and logistics considerations alongside a cost comparison and will also analyse the embodied carbon impacts for the city centre office building.

Essential construction law update

Date: 13 November 2013
Time: 11.00-12.00 GMT
In association with: Fenwick Elliott
Format: Live audio webcast
Featured Speakers: Chair: James Clegg, Legal Correspondent, Building; Jeremy Glover, Partner, Fenwick Elliott; Claire King, Associate, Fenwick Elliott
Overview: Fenwick Elliott is the largest specialist construction law firm in the UK serving clients around the world in the building, engineering and energy sectors. The firm provides a comprehensive range of legal services on every aspect of the construction process. Fenwick Elliott has since formation always advised solely on construction matters, making the firm true construction specialists. Join our webinar to learn about recent legal changes and developments affecting the construction sector. We will cover:

  • the latest changes in the courts, including cost management issues and the court's attitude to mediation
  • recent adjudication cases
  • Building Information Modelling (BIM)

Sustainable concrete: reality vs perception

Date: 12 November 2013
Time: 11.00-12.00 GMT
In association with: The Concrete Centre and This Is Concrete
Format: Live audio webcast
Featured Speakers: Chair: Ike Ijeh, Architectural Correspondent, Building; Lynne Sullivan, Architect and Founder, sustainableBYdesign; Simon Doody, Partner, Fielden Clegg Bradley Architects; Gavin Henderson, Director, Stanton William Architects; Guy Thompson, Head of Architecture, Housing and Sustainability, The Concrete Centre
Overview: Sainsbury’s Laboratory and Manchester Metropolitan University are both exemplar concrete buildings and this webinar hears from their architects as they share their knowledge, experiences and debate the sustainability credentials of concrete. This debate is informed by an update from Green Construction Board and the concrete industry about how they are supporting designers in creating a more sustainable built environment. The Concrete Centre has launched the This is Concrete campaign to encourage debate and discussion on concrete and our built environment. This webinar aims to encourage dialogue on the current perceptions and reality of the sustainability potential of concrete. The webinar will cover:

  • Why do architects choose concrete?
  • What design opportunities does concrete provide?
  • What are its sustainability benefits?
  • How do the perceptions of clients and contractors influence the use of concrete?
  • Can sustainability help form new public perceptions of concrete?

Steel Construction: Fire Protection

PART OF THE STEEL CONSTRUCTION WEBINAR SERIES

Date: 17 October 2013
Time: 11.00 – 12.00 BST
In association with: BCSA and Tata Steel
Format: Live audio webcast
Featured Speakers: Chair: Richard Dixon, Manager - Structural Advisory Service, Tata Steel; John Dowling, Fire and Sustainability Manager, BCSA; Colin Smart, Regional Technical Manager, Tata Steel
Overview: The presentation walks through the simple and straightforward process of determining design fire resistance and providing the required fire protection for a steel framed building. Steel frames consistently capture a market share in the multi-storey non-residential buildings market of around 70% and cost advantages are often cited as a key reason in selection of the framing material. Advances in the science of fire protection by system manufacturers have ensured that this cost continues to fall, with the cost in real terms of fire protection today lower than it has ever been.

In Conversation With Robin Partington Architects

PART OF THE BUILDING BEST PRACTICE WEBINAR SERIES

Date: 15 October 2013
Time: 12.00 – 13.00 BST
In association with: Newforma
Format: Live audio webcast
Featured Speakers: Chair: Andrew Brister, Journalist and Editor; Robin Partington, Director, Robin Partington Architects; Shaula Zanchi, Studio Manager, Robin Partington Architects
Overview: Join Robin Partington, director of one of Britain’s most exciting architectural practices Robin Partington Architects, as we discuss the key role Project Information Management systems play in the rise of a successful practice. The discussion will be followed by an audience-driven Q&A session. Find out how Project Information Management tools can be used to improve your practice through:

  • Effective communication with design & construction partners
  • Improving project risk mitigation
  • Reducing project overheads
  • Creating fully audited workflows and
  • Improving response times & delivery

New construction technologies for sustainable homes – the solution or a problem?

Date: 3 October 2013
Time: 11.00-12.00 BST
In association with: LABC Warranty
Format: Live audio webcast
Featured Speakers: Chair: Tom Lane, Technical Editor, Building; Paul Everall (CBE), Chief Executive and Company Secretary, LABC (Local Authority Building Control); Paul Hardy, Head of Construction, Swan New Homes; Richard Smith, Head of Technical Services, LABC Warranty
Overview: Modern homes are highly complex due to the need to meet demanding sustainability requirements while keeping costs under control. This has given rise to a wide variety of new technologies and construction methods which don’t have the benefit of being proven over the lifetime of the average home. Inevitably some of these solutions aren’t working out as predicted. Higher standards in new Part L will put additional pressure on house-builders to adopt unorthodox technologies and build methods. This webinar will look at common problems with these unproven technologies and propose some solutions with a view to keeping these commercially viable. The webinar will cover:

  • Common problems identified by LABC Warranty and local authority building control surveyors
  • What are the pressures causing these problems?
  • What can be done about these problems onsite?
  • The role of Building Control in mitigating these problems
  • Quality control strategies for housebuilders

Steel Construction: Pricing

PART OF THE STEEL CONSTRUCTION WEBINAR SERIES

Date: 26 September 2013
Time: 11.00 – 12.00 BST
In association with: BCSA and Tata Steel
Format: Live audio webcast
Featured Speakers: Chair: Richard Dixon, Manager - Structural Advisory Service, Tata Steel; Rachel Oldham, Associate, Gardiner & Theobald; Alastair Wolstenholme, Partner, Gardiner & Theobald
Overview: The selection of frame configuration and material is a key design decision for all projects. It is important to get it right first time to avoid implications of changing at a later stage or building the wrong option, including abortive design work, increased cost, buildability issues and impact on the construction programme. This webinar will look at the key cost planning stages to show how realistic cost planning throughout the design stages can help support timely and informed decision making. Topics to be covered will include:

  • The setting of a realistic initial budget for the frame
  • The importance of undertaking holistic option analysis to support the concept design
  • The need for active cost planning during design development
  • Understanding the cost components of a steel frame

Project Information Management & BIM

PART OF THE BUILDING BEST PRACTICE WEBINAR SERIES

Date: 20 June 2013
Time: 12.00 – 13.00 GMT
In association with: Newforma
Format: Live audio webcast
Featured Speakers: Chair: Andrew Brister, Journalist and Editor; David Throssel, BIM Implementation Manager, Skanska; Mike Harvey, IT Director, PRP Architects; Alistair Kell, Information & Technology Director, BDP
Overview: Following on from Building's reader panel survey and the first two webinars in the Building Best Practice series, this latest edition will discuss:

  • The integral role of Project Information Management linked to BIM delivery
  • Communication, email, project documentation, snagging
  • Accountability
  • Contract Management
  • Mobile & Onsite data management

Design Considerations: Innovation & Sustainability

Date: 6 June, 2013
Time: 11.00-12.00 BST
In association with: ECOSE® Technology from Knauf Insulation
Format: Live audio webcast
Featured Speakers: Chair: Tom Lane, Technical Editor, Building; Munish Datta, Head of Property - Plan A, Marks & Spencer; Huw Blackwell, Executive Sustainability Consultant, Hoare Lea Sustainability; Ian Gornall, Head of Manufacturing - St Helens, Knauf Insulation; Ross Holleron, Associate Director, BRE
Overview: Innovation has the potential to offer better performance and save money on projects. It can also bring rewards to those who innovate. On the flip side innovation can be seen as risky as there are no guarantees a new idea or product will deliver good performance reliably throughout the life of a building. Join our speakers to explore the role of innovation from design to delivery and how it can help drive sustainability. Specifically focusing on key drivers in sustainability, product innovation, de-risking investment, realising your vision, and better understanding the financial implications. In the webinar we will:

  • Why is innovation important?
  • What are the potential benefits of innovation?
  • What are the risks and how can these be managed?
  • How can organisations be encouraged to innovate and others to adopt innovation?
  • Examples of successful innovation

The Essential Guide To Above-Ground Waterproofing

Date: 16 May 2013
Time: 12:00-13:00pm BST
In association with: RIW
Format: Live audio webcast
Featured Speakers: Chair: Andy Brister, Journalist and Editor; Mark Anstee, Technical Adviser, RIW Ltd; David Ray, Senior Design Coordinator, Willmott Dixon; Peter Caplehorn, Technical Director, Scott Brownrigg
Overview: Following on from the successful webinar on below-ground structural waterproofing, this time we examine above-ground solutions, looking at design guidance, the technical standards that should be followed and provide an understanding of product limitations.

In the webinar we will:

  • Explore the attributes and limitations of different Damp Proof Membrane systems
  • Identify and discuss the various forms of construction available such as Metsec partitioning, suspended slabs and podium decks and how they apply for specific projects
  • Hear exemplar case studies including Our Lady’s Convent High School in Hackney

Decreasing Risk on Projects

PART OF THE BUILDING BEST PRACTICE WEBINAR SERIES

Date: 20 March 2013
Time: 12.00 – 13.00 GMT
In association with: Newforma
Format: Live audio webcast
Featured Speakers: Chair: Andrew Brister, Journalist and Editor; Paul Fletcher, Director, Through Architecture; Nick Dunn, ICT Director, Scott Brownrigg; Iain Godwin, ICT Consultant, Godwin Consulting
Overview: Following on from Building's reader panel survey, and October's first webinar in the Building Best Practice series, this latest edition will examine how Project Information Management tools can be used to decrease risks on projects through:

  • Effective communication with design & construction partners
  • Improving project risk mitigation
  • Reducing project overheads
  • Fully audited workflows
  • Improving response times & delivery

BIM In Practice

Date: 28 February 2013
Time: 10.00 - 11.00am GMT
In association with: Excitech
Format: Live audio webcast
Featured Speakers: Chair: Andrew Brister, Journalist and Editor; Richard Draper, BIM Coordinator, Birmingham City University; Chris Kinman, Senior Design Manager, Willmott Dixon Construction; Steve Rudge, Senior Consultant, Excitech
Overview: BIM in practice will explore client demand for BIM processes and look at how the supply chain can put this in place. The webinar will provide case study and best practice information through the recent Birmingham City University (BCU) project where BIM was a core client requirement and key to the success of the project.

In the webinar we will:

  • Explore the client benefits which led to Birmingham City University (BCU) demanding BIM be used for the delivery of their construction project
  • Hear from our expert speakers on how a BIM strategy has been put into place on the new City Centre Campus at Birmingham City University
  • Examine exactly what are the benefits in terms of cost and efficiency
  • Highlight what lessons the team have learnt that can be put into practice on future projects

The Essential Guide to Door Opening Solutions

Date: 19 February 2013
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm GMT
In association with: ASSA ABLOY
Format: Live audio webcast
Featured Speakers: Chair: Andrew Brister, Journalist and Editor; David Wigglesworth, Managing Director, ASSA ABLOY; Andy Stolworthy, Product Manager, ASSA ABLOY; Steve Dawson, Category Manager, Lend Lease
Overview: The correct specification of door opening solutions is vital if a building is to perform in terms of access and security, for example to control people flow and compartmentalise a building in the event of fire.

In the webinar we will:

  • Hear from our expert speakers on specification and design principles for a successful door opening solutions strategy
  • Look at the relevant regulations and standards, from Building Regulations and CE Marking through to individual product standards
  • Discuss aesthetics and cost considerations, eg stainless steel spec versus standard silver
  • Examine exemplar case studies

The Essential Guide To Structural Waterproofing

Date: 28 November 2012
Time: 12:00 - 13:00PM GMT
In association with: RIW
Format: Live audio webcast
Featured Speakers: Chair: Andy Brister, Journalist and Editor; Nick Simms, Project Manager, Byrne Brothers; Bob Treadwell, Technical Director, Waterman Transport & Development Ltd; Mark Anstee, Technical Adviser, RIW Ltd
Overview: A successful waterproofing strategy is essential in today's fast-track construction environment. Deep basements, complex foundations, different substrate materials and changes in levels can test the cont

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