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Building Regulations: The challenge of achieving compliance Woking

Building Regulations: The challenge of achieving compliance Woking

​How will you achieve compliance in view of the increasing complexity of the Building Regulations, in particular the thermal efficiency standards?

Following the demise of the Code for Sustainable Homes and the 2016 zero carbon dwellings target, the Housing and Planning Act 2016 requires the DCLG to review energy performance requirements in the Building Regulations.

This seminar will look at how the government policy on Building Regulations Part L will, post Brexit, respond to the European nearly zero energy buildings target for 2020 and what influence this might have on sustainable architecture. Case studies will highlight the effects of the proposed energy efficiency standards.

This session will be an exploration of the statutory drivers for achieving the nearly zero target, how this differs from the previous zero carbon target and the role of the planning authorities in using the Planning and Energy Act 2008 to achieve compliance.

The speaker will explain what role voluntary schemes such as the Home Quality Mark will play in delivering improved efficiency and sustainability. Using case studies, the seminar will also cover possible fabric standards for nearly zero energy dwellings, look at design flexibilities and include an analysis of the potential use of high efficiency energy systems and renewables

Speaker: Stephen Barnshaw, Head of Technical Services, Jhai Ltd
Stephen is a Chartered Building Surveyor with over 20 years’ experience in Building Control and Building Regulations consultancy. After managing regional teams in both the public and private sector, he is now Technical Director for jhai, a leading Approved Inspector and regulatory compliance consultancy. His principal role consists of developing the company’s education and training strategy both internally and externally. He is also Chairman of the RICS Assessment of Professional Competence Panel

Core Curriculum topics: 1. Compliance 2. Being safe

Send your booking form and cheque (payable to RIBA) to: RIBA South/South East, Greenbanks, Building LO42, University of Reading, London Road, Reading. RG1 5AQ. Email Adam Turner or call 0118 987 4900

RIBA/CIAT Individual member £74.40 (£62 + VAT)
Non-member £106.80 (£89 + VAT)
RIBA Student member £18 (£15 + VAT)


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