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Tuesday02 September 2014

Webinars

Welcome to Building's webinars.

Webinars are web-based seminars (audio and/or video) that you attend via your PC. Building's webinars provide you with valuable construction industry information in an interactive format.

Leading industry experts provide quick, easy-to-access information which can be viewed live or after the event at a time that suits you.

Below is a listing of the upcoming webinars, as well as a selection from the archive. Simply click on the one you are interested in to register and view - attendance is free.




Upcoming live webinars

If you are interested in hearing about our future webinars, register your details and we'll inform you about our upcoming webinars as and when they happen.




On-demand webinars


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

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 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


Archived webinars - no longer available

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


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

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 continuity of the waterproofing strategy. In the webinar we will:

  • Hear from our expert speakers on specification and design principles for a successful waterproofing strategy and applying BS 8102
  • Look at different system choices and their application
  • Discuss successful integration into fast-track construction cycles
  • Look at exemplar case studies, including Berkeley Homes' Royal Arsenal Riverside development

The Truth About Lead

Date: 07 November 2012
Time: 12:00 - 13:00PM GMT
In association with: Lead Sheet Association
Format: Live audio webcast
Featured Speakers: Chair: Andy Brister, Journalist and Editor; Nigel Miles, Chairman, Lead Contractors Association; Nigel Johnston, General Manager, Lead Sheet Association; Julian Harrap, Architect, Julian Harrap Architects; Jonathan Carey, Architect, Donald Insall Architects;
Overview: Building Magazine in association with Lead Sheet Association present 'The Truth About Lead', a free to attend webinar:

  • We'll hear from our expert speakers, including two architects on how this classic building material goes far beyond church roofs
  • We'll look at the myths surrounding lead including theft, ease of use and weight
  • We'll discuss the potential benefits this material may bring to your projects
  • We'll also delve into lead's sustainability and lifecycle credentials

Breaking Down Barriers to Greater Project Efficiency

PART OF THE BUILDING BEST PRACTICE WEBINAR SERIES

Date: 18 October 2012
Time: 12:00 - 13:00PM BST
In association with: Newforma
Format: Live audio webcast
Featured Speakers: Chair: Andy Brister, Journalist and Editor; Peter Restell, Process Management Consultant, Restell Consulting; Paul Fletcher, Director, Through Architecture; Mike Warren, Group Director, Scott Brownrigg; David Light, Director, CASE Design Inc;
Overview: Following on from Building's insightful reader panel survey, the webinar will explore the following questions:

  • How do we organise projects effectively with so much excessive documentation to sift through?
  • What are the software systems that can enable us to deliver on time and to budget?
  • With international collaboration on projects what is the best way of working together and to plan?
  • With limited financial resources how best to plan for the future?

BIM Clinic

PART OF THE COLLABORATIVE BIM SERIES

Date: 13 September 2012
Time:2:00 - 3:00PM GMT
Format: Live audio webcast
Featured Speakers: Chair: Tom Lane, (Technical Editor, Building); Duncan Reed, Design Manager, Balfour Beatty Construction; Mark Thompson, Managing Director, Ryder Architecture; Michael Conroy Harris, Principal Legal Manager, Eversheds; Frank McLeod, Director and UK Head of Design Processes, WSP UK Ltd; Nathan Doughty, COO, Asite
Overview: The sixth webinar in the series was an opportunity to:

  • Put your most pressing BIM questions and issues to a panel of industry experts
  • Utilise first hand experience and lessons learnt from BIM adopters
  • Ensure you are up to date on where the industry is with BIM

BIM and Facilities Management

PART OF THE COLLABORATIVE BIM SERIES

Date: 26 JULY 2012
Time:1:00 - 2:00PM GMT
Format:Live audio webcast
Featured Speakers: Chair: Tom Lane, (Technical Editor, Building) David Philp, Head of BIM Implementation, Cabinet Office John Lorimer, Capital Programme Director, Manchester City Council Tony Ryan, Chief Executive, Asite Mike Bevan, Engineering Practice Leader, Arup
Overview: The fifth webinar in the series will explore:

  • Structuring BIM data for facilities management
  • Understanding COBie and how it works
  • How to maximise the benefits of BIM data for facilities management

BIM - Ownership, Contracts and Insurance

PART OF THE COLLABORATIVE BIM SERIES

Date: 22 March 2012
Time: 2:00PM GMT
Format:Live audio webcast
Featured Speakers: Chair: Tom Lane, (Technical Editor, Building) Michael Conroy Harris, Senior Legal Manager, Eversheds LLP Mark Cammies, Property Director, Circle Health Rob Owen, Business Unit Director - Preconstruction Services, Mace Group
Overview: The fourth webinar in the series will explore the issues with contracts, insurance and liability. With insight into the following challenges:

  • Responsibility for the model itself
  • Copyright and ownership
  • Liability

Flooring Specification Hub

In association with Altro

Date: 16 March 2012
Time: 10:30AM GMT
Format:Live audio webcast
Featured Speakers: Peter Caplehorn, Technical Director, Scott Brownrigg Architects, and advisor on RIBA Building Regulation Steve Thorpe, Team Leader HSL Slip Team, Health and Safety Laboratory David Brailsford, Product Development Executive, Altro
Overview: Building is pleased to bring you the Flooring Specification Hub in association with Altro. This event will focus on these key topics

  • Innovative flooring solutions for all scenarios
  • Exploring issues within wet and dry environments
  • Specifying the correct flooring when considering cleaning, risk management and hygiene
  • Getting up to date with the latest materials and techniques

BIM - Compatibility and Collaboration

PART OF THE COLLABORATIVE BIM SERIES

Date: 01 February 2012
Time: 2:00PM GMT
Format:Live audio webcast
Featured Speakers: Chair: Tom Lane, (Technical Editor, Building) Duncan Reed, (Divisional Design Manager, Balfour Beatty Construction) James Middling, (Director, Mott MacDonald) Nathan Doughty, (Chief Operating Officer, Asite)
Overview: This webinar will explore the technical issues around hosting the model and integrating different software packages with insight into the following challenges:

  • Communication between different models
  • The 'how it is hosted?' argument for single/joint models
  • Dissecting information within model
  • Impact and navigating cloud computing

'BIMing Up' - Practicalities integrating BIM

PART OF THE COLLABORATIVE BIM SERIES

Date: 22 November 2011
Time: 2:00PM GMT
Format:Live audio webcast
Featured Speakers: Mark Thompson (Director, Ryder Architecture), Martin Bailey (Chief Innovation Officer, NG Bailey), Tony Ryan, (Chief Executive, Asite), Thomas Lane (Assistant Editor, Building)
Overview: This sponsored webinar will explore the experiences of those who have already implemented BIM in their organisation and provide a take away of the lessons learnt. This webinar will provide you with much needed insight into how BIM will shape projects and your business as a whole.

  • Practical costs and application
  • Challenges and pitfalls
  • Culture change
  • Ways of working

What is BIM - The Business Imperatives?

PART OF THE COLLABORATIVE BIM SERIES

Date: 28 September 2011
Time: 2:00PM BST
Format: Live audio webcast
Featured Speakers: Nathan Doughty (Chief Operating Officer, Asite), Mervyn Richards (Director and consultant, MR1 Consulting), Mark Bew (Director of Business Information Systems, URS/Scott Wilson), Thomas Lane (Assistant Editor, Building)
Overview: This sponsored webinar will explore the evolution of Building Information Modelling (BIM) and the opportunities and obstacles this presents. This high level webinar looks at the strategic implications of utilising BIM and how it will change the game plan going forward.

  • Definitions of BIM - BIM 2 / BIM 3 and the benefits associated with each
  • Demands for BIM beyond government legislation
  • Client / Contractor demand
  • Value of BIM beyond profitability - BIM as a marketing tool

Cut The Carbon

Date: 20 October 2010
Time: 11:30AM BST
Format: Live Video Webcast
Featured Speakers: Patrick Bowen (ConstructionSkills), John Alker (UK Green Building Council), Brian Berry (Federation of Master Builders), Mark Farrar (ConstructionSkills), Russell Smith (Parity Projects), Joe Attwood (Gatwick Airport), Thomas Lane (Building)
Overview: This webinar compliments a wider campaign encouraging the industry, particularly SME contractors, to obtain the skills required for low-carbon construction, 'Cut the Carbon'. By 2020 construction will be a low carbon industry. In order to survive, all companies need to become carbon clever and develop their knowledge, skills and expertise – or risk losing out.

Great British Refurb Question Time

Date: 21 October 2010
Time: 11:00AM BST
Format: Live Video Webcast
Featured Speakers: Greg Barker (Minister of State for Climate Change), Kevin McCloud (Grand Designs), David Adams (Knauf Insulation) and Paul King (CEO, UK-GBC)
Overview: The new coalition government quizzed on its policy with regard to greening the existing stock.

Low-carbon heating solutions

Date: 19 November 2009
Time: 11:00AM GMT
Format: Live Video Webinar
Featured Speakers: Guy Hundy (Director, Aleph Zero; Immediate Past - President of the Institute of Refrigeration); Phil Marris (Managing Director, Jaga Heating Products (UK) Limited); Professor Tim Dwyer - Chairperson (Dept of Engineering Systems, London South Bank University)

Overview: Heat pumps are being used in more and more buildings. This phenomenal increase in applications can be explained by the simple reason that heat pumps supply more energy than they consume. They do this by extracting heat from their surroundings such as rivers, the ground the outside air and use this to heat a building. Some units can also be used to provide cooling. And, as a low carbon technology, heat pumps can help to significantly reduce a building's carbon dioxide emissions.

Heat pumps are effective solutions to heating and cooling applications for all types of buildings, domestic, commercial and retail premises. To help designers understand how to get the best out of this unique technology Building and BSD magazines have put together a webinar designed to provide both technical advice and inspiration in an interactive format with topical debate from some of the industry's key figures. Tim Dwyer, professor at London's South Bank University, will chair the hour-long session and registered users will also be able to quiz the panel of experts during an interactive discussion session at the end of the webinar.

Designing to the new Part L 2010

Date: 23 June 2009
Time: 11AM BST
Format: Live Video Webinar
Featured Speakers: Phil Brown (Regulatory Marketing Manager, Pilkington); Paul Davidson (Director, Sustainable Energy Group, BRE); Ian Ritchie (Director, Ian Ritchie Architects Ltd)

Overview: With a major revision of Part L 2010 of the Building Regulations in England and Wales just around the corner, it is imperative that architects and specifiers are up-to-speed with how the proposed changes are likely affect their designs. It is also important that the fenestration industry understands the implications for its products. The formal consultation is expected to commence in May and this webinar will give an unrivalled insight into the new Part L 2010, offering advice and solutions prior to implementation from some of the key players in the consultation process.

Efficient project delivery: how Building Information Modelling can help

Date: 17 June 2009
Time: 12:00 GMT
Duration: Approximately one hour
Featured Speakers: Pete Baxter (Autodesk Senior Director, Northern Europe), David King (technical director, HOK), Malcolm Stagg (BIM Project Manager, SKANSKA UK), Stephen Kennett (Building magazine)

Overview: Building Information Modelling (BIM) famously shaved 210million off the project costs at T5. The concept is simple, everyone on the project team shares a common 3D CAD model to design, build and, ultimately, run the building. This means that each team doesnt have to draw its own building and because everyone is working from the same set of data errors are reduced and clashes can be detected. But its not just mega-projects that can benefit from its use.

This webinar will explore the scope for using BIM on everyday projects, the extent it can be used by the supply chain and how best to exploit it.

Sustainable house refurbishment what now?

ENERGY SAVING TRUST WEBINAR

Date: 13 May 2009
Time: 14:00 GMT
Duration: Approximately 40 min
Featured Speakers: Phil Clark (editor-in-chief digital communities, UBM Built Environment); Robert Cohen (technical director, Camco, and managing director, EPLabel); Mat Colmer (housing development manager, Energy Saving Trust); Marc Elton (associate director and head of sustainability, ECD Architects)

Overview: Realistic and efficient means to tackle our leaky residential stock. From one-off cases to tackling estates, towns and regions. What are the best approaches, how can this work be scaled up and what are the key issues that need to be overcome?

This webinar will explore three main key areas:

  1. Existing housing basics starting points to tackle leaky properties
  2. Balancing efficiency and preservation. Maintaining historic integrity with introducing energy saving measures
  3. Whats the ideal approach to tackling energy efficient properties?
    • Elemental/consequential; or
    • Whole house - single dwelling street district region

Changing market, new opportunities

Date: 18 February 2009
Time: 14:00 GMT
Duration: Approximately one hour
Featured Speakers: Charles Davis (Centre for Economic and Business research); Eliot Davies (director of Hays Energy); Bob Athroll; Willmott Dixon; Milan Radosavljevic (University of Reading)

Overview: The construction and property industry has been badly affected by the downturn, but there are some sectors that are either unaffected by the economy or positively thriving.
In this online seminar, you can hear a market analysts assessment of the safest ports in a storm, and also from recruiters in those areas and people whove already taken the plunge to retrain.

The new frontier, working on emerging markets

Date: 18 February 2009
Time: 14:00 GMT
Duration: Approximately one hour
Featured Speakers:Evan Anderson (Blair Anderson: North Africa); Santiago Klein (McBains Cooper: Latin America); Michael Kus (Aedas: Warsaw); 4th speaker TBC

Overview: The path to Dubai, Singapore and Australia is a well-trodden one for construction and property professionals. But economic growth is increasing concentrated not in these typical hotspots but in emerging markets like India, the former Eastern Bloc, Brazil and North Africa, where it may be considerably harder to settle down and do business. In this online seminar, well hear from pioneers who are breaking new ground in these markets, and find out the best way to get a foothold.

Countdown 2012

Date: Tuesday 27 January 2009
Time: 13:00 GMT
Duration: Approximately 60 minutes
Format: Audio
Featured Speakers: Denise Chevin (Editor, Building Magazine); John Armitt (Chair of the Olympic Delivery Authority); Charles Johnston (Property Director, Sport England); and Keith Whitmore (UK Director of design & Construction, Westfield)

Overview: Now the Chinese have handed over the baton to London, the countdown is on to deliver the 2012 Games. In this webinar, Olympic Delivery Authority chair John Armitt will speak exclusively to Building readers about his year in the top job, the progress made so far and the challenges in the months ahead. You can also hear from Westfield on its plans for Stratford and from Sport Englands director of property about opportunities to build training facilities across the UK in the run-up to the Games.

Constructing Schools: Innovation, Management and Sustainability

BUILDING & BD WEBINAR - EDUCATION NOW

Format: Audio
Featured Speakers: Kevin Jones (Managing Director, Foremans Relocatable Building Systems); Clive Birch (Founding Director, Buro Four); Simi Gandhi (Community Development Manager, Catalyst Lend Lease); Phil Clark (Editorial Director, Sustainability)

Overview: This webinar will look at the practical challenges facing construction teams, in building secondary schools as part of the Building Schools for the Future programme and other education projects. It will offer case studies of completed projects as well as tips and advice for teams embarking in future schemes. Focus will be on the experiences and approaches from three main areas education clients, schools project managers and the supply side.

Flexible School Design

BUILDING & BD WEBINAR - EDUCATION NOW

Format: Audio
Featured Speakers: Lee Leston-Jones (Director of Engineering, Ramboll Whitbybird); Joanna van Heyningen (Partner, van Heyningen and Haward, Architects); Paul Monaghan (Partner AHMM, CABE schools design review panel); Michael Willoughby (Reporter, Sustainability)

Overview: Flexible design is one of CABEs seven watch terms for a well-designed school. But with BSF schools increasingly being seen as the new, all-purpose community gathering halls, centres of district heating schemes and adult education colleges, how do you put together a bid for, or design or build a school which pays heed to all these requirements? We have assembled a team of education experts to talk about these issues and take your questions.

Improving Business Efficiency in the Current Economic Environment

Sponsored by: BT
Format: Video
Featured Speakers: Steve Masters, Head of Global Convergence Propositions, BT Global Services

Overview: The Construction, Property & Housing industries are currently facing interesting times. The credit crunch is forcing the Housing Sector to take drastic measures just to stay in business, and whilst there is still demand for affordable housing, additional concerns about inflation, mortgage costs and rising unemployment is causing customer hesitation. Elsewhere, rising input costs and increased customer and regulatory demands have the rest of the industry trying to reduce costs to remain competitive.

This webinar will look at the technological options available to help you rationalise your operations, accelerate business performance and increase customer satisfaction.

Surviving EPCs - Now and beyond

Sponsored by: Trident
Format: Audio
Featured Speakers: Phil Clark, Brian Scannell, Martin Stephens, Roger Watts

Overview: Join a panel of leading experts on the certificates to discuss on the implementation and influence of certificates. It will tackle three key questions: are they working technically and practically? How is the industry coping with them? What will the long term influence of EPCs be?

The Cost of the Code

Format: Audio
Featured Speakers: Phil Clark, Adam Mactavish, Colin Mitchell, Alan Shingler

Overview: In this webinar you will hear from cost experts on the latest figures that are available matching costs with code levels. You will also be offered the perspective of an architect on the challenge of matching design, technical standards and budget and a discussion as to whether cost is holding back the take-up of the Code.

Working Abroad

Format: Audio
Featured Speakers: Simon Light, Partner and Director of Commercial Management in Dubai, EC Harris, Alun Thomas, Senior Engineer and Deputy Manager in Hungary, Mott Macdonald, Julian Hakes, Design Director, Hakes Associates
Chaired by: Roxane McMeeken, Assistant Editor (features), Building magazine

Overview: This webinar will consider an ever-popular subject - the opportunities for construction professionals to work overseas. Well consider the pros and cons of both traditional destinations like Australia, Dubai and Hong Kong as well as emerging markets like India, Brazil and Eastern Europe. This session will look at the best strategy for advancing your career abroad: how to get out there, how to progress within the local culture and how to make the most of your experiences when you come back.

What employers want in a changing market

Format: Audio
Featured Speakers: Catherine Hennessy, Associate Partner, Sheppard Robson Gordon Anderson, Regional Director, Bovis Lend Lease Scotland, Jackie Lister, Recruitment Co-ordinator, Gleeds
Chaired by: Denise Chevin, Editor, Building magazine

Overview: This session will consider how job candidates can make themselves most attractive to employers as demand becomes less certain. Recruiters from leading firms across the industry will discuss what skills and experiences will be indispensable to their businesses and how candidates can best sell themselves in applications and interviews.

Delivering Sustainable Construction

Sponsored by: Kingspan Insulated Panels
Format: Audio/Video
Featured Speakers: Mark Harris, Divisional Building Technology Director, Kingspan Ltd. Tom McGuiness, Commercial Director, Kingspan Ltd. Kristian Steele, Principal Consultant, On behalf of BREEAM Group, BRE Global.

Overview: Delivering sustainable construction is one of the major challenges faced by the construction industry. Increasing demands for sustainable buildings from property investors, end users, developers, architects and design teams, coupled with a challenging regulatory environment make the task increasingly important to maintain the long term viability of the construction sector.

Join Kingspan Insulated Panels and Building Research Establishment (BRE) in a seminar which not only discusses the sustainability credentials of PIR insulated panels but looks at the strategies which have been developed for the end life management of composite panels. The online seminar also looks at current and future regulations and examines the ways of demonstrating sustainability using methods such as GRI Reporting, BRE Environmental Profiling and BREEAM.

Delivering the schools we aspire to

Format: Audio
Featured Speakers: Tim Byles, Chief Executive, Partnership for Schools. James Bowyer, BSF Leader, EC Harris LLP. Julia Barfield, Director, Marks Barfield Architects. Denise Chevin, Editor, Building.

Overview: The biggest school building programme for generations is underway with the government pledging that all secondary schools in England and Wales be rebuilt up and refurbished by 2020. This Building webinar will look at the challenges the industry faces to deliver this new generation of schools that are both sustainable and provide inspiring learning environments.

Effective use of materials and techniques in the Code for Sustainable Homes

Format: Audio
Overview: A Building editorial webinar sponsored by British Gypsum and Stewart Milne

In this webinar you will hear from an architect and engineer who have already delivered homes that have achieved high code levels. They will discuss their choice of materials and will explain using Powerpoints how they achieved airtight homes.

CDM 2007: What does it mean for you?

Hosted by: Building Magazine
Format: Audio
Overview: Get to grips with the new Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007 with the help of leading health and safety experts in Buildings first Webinar.

The online seminar will explain the new responsibilities of the client and design team and define the role of the CDM co-ordinator.

Complying with the Code for Sustainable Homes - How to make your buildings sustainable

Hosted by: Tarmac and The Concrete Centre
Format: Audio/Video
Overview: The Code for Sustainable Homes is the new standard for sustainable design and construction of new homes. Providing a valuable tool for home buyers and offering builders an opportunity to differentiate themselves on sustainability, the Code will enable new homes to receive a star rating.

Because we want to cut carbon emissions, and help you learn about our solutions to the Code for Sustainable Homes, Tarmac Topblock are running an interactive online seminar with an accompanying technical guide.




If you're interested in sponsoring your own webinar with Building please contact:

Cameron Marshall
Tel: 0161 874 3809
Email: cameron.marshall@ubm.com

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If you're interested in sponsoring your own webinar with Building please contact:

Cameron Marshall
Tel: 0161 874 3809
Email: cameron.marshall@ubm.com