International Residential Ventilation

Building Preservation Conference 2018

 

Day 1: Residential Ventilation

Session Chairs

Dr Clive ShrubsoleDr Clive Shrubsole, UCL

Research Scientist

Chair for Session 1: A new generation of humid homes?

Clive is a Senior Research Associate (Healthy Buildings) within the UCL Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering, University College London. He specialises in the formation, movement and impact of airborne pollutants particularly as this affects the indoor environment and health.

He has a wide range of industrial and professional management expertise gained within the construction sector and the application of specialist material science and technologies. He is a committee member of the UK Indoor Environments Group (UKIEG) and Assistant Editor of ‘Indoor and Built Environment’, a peer-reviewed research journal published by SAGE.

 

James BerryJames Berry

Technical Manager, PCA

Chair of Session 2: Challenges for housing providers

James has been the PCA Technical Manager since June 2016. He previously worked as a surveyor in the preservation industry. He is the lead on the new Residential Ventilation Group sector of the PCA and is hugely passionate about the need for improving standards of ventilation in the existing UK housing stock.

 

Dave CookDave Cook

Managing Director, Cook Group Ltd & Chair of PCA’s RVG

Chair of Session 3: Setting the Standards

Dave Cook is the senior surveyor and Managing Director of Cook Group Ltd with over 30-years experience in the industry. Dave is also the chairman of the PCA’s Residential Ventilation Group and was instrumental in its formation during his time on the PCA board of directors.

 

 

Speakers

Dr Fernando Sarce ThomannDr Fernando Sarce Thomann

Associate Professor, Universidad Mayor, Chile

“Moisture in buildings and acceptable limits”

Fernando is an architect with a PhD degree in Materials Engineering and Design, and a MSc in Renewable Energy and Architecture. He has more than 10 years experience in the field of building physics and energy building performance. In the last 6 years has been dedicated to the investigation of the coupled phenomena between heat and moisture transfer that occurs within porous materials.

He has recently been appointed as Associate Professor at the Universidad Mayor, Chile, to focus on research and teaching within the field of building physics, sustainable architecture, and building pathologies.

 

Anna MavrogianniAnna Mavrogianni

Senior Lecturer, Sustainable Building & Urban Design, UCL

“Overheating in buildings: causes, impacts & mitigation strategies”

Senior Lecturer in Sustainable Building and Urban Design, Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering (IEDE), Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment, UCL.

Anna trained as an architect engineer specialising in building physics and environmental design in Athens and the Bartlett School of Graduate Studies, UCL. She regularly advises Government Departments and individual Local Authorities on ways to improve the climate resilience of urban environments. She has published more than 70 peer-reviewed articles to date and has contributed to several book chapters, reports and evaluations.

 

Dr Paula Lopez-SarceDr Paula Lopez-Sarce

KTP Associate, UCL & PCA

“Environmental monitoring, data collection and KTP update”

Paula is the KTP Associate for the Residential Atmospheric Moisture Diagnostics project, part of a joint initiative between UCL and PCA. Paula has a PhD in Geology from Complutense University of Madrid (Spain) and has participated in a wide range of international research projects with universities in Europe, UK, Australia and America. Paula has also participated in research projects with private companies on architectural heritage conservation and restoration for more than 17 years, with expertise on moisture monitoring studies in the built environment.

 

Andy MudieAndy Mudie

Marketing & Business Operations Director, Nuaire

“Improving air quality in existing dwellings”

A chartered marketer with significant new product development experience, a passionate and energetic member of a senior management team at Nuaire and within the construction industry. Andy’s focus is on strategic marketing, product management, business development, entrepreneurship and innovation.
 

 

Tanya EldridgeTanya Eldridge

The Mould & Damp Specialist

“Communication: Tenants, Local Authorities and Housing Providers”

Tanya Eldridge shares how great communication can avoid things mushrooming out of control. Tanya uses the Mould Tutor® approach to influence behaviour change to help control mould in housing. Tanya’s a mum with one daughter, one cat, is 48, a singer, an actress and loves all things Italian.
 

 

 

Anna CoukhamAnna Coukham

Service Delivery Operations Manager, Metropolitan Housing

“The challenges and issues of residential ventilation for housing providers”

With a considerable background from Asset Management and Geomatics, Anna is currently providing Operational Management for Metropolitan Housing, covering Repairs and Maintenance, Voids, Disrepair and Estates. From a property Inspection perspective, Anna has experienced property dilapidation and investigation from consultancy, contractor and as a client. From within a housing association she is working closely with both the delivery contractors and the residents, via a call centre operation.
 

 

 

John BradleyJohn Bradley

Head of Sales, EG Building Services

“Overview on Regulations and Guidance applicable to providing ventilation in existing homes and the case for a new “Approved Document F1B – Ventilation of Existing Dwellings”

John is Head of Sales at Elta Fans Building Services Division. In the 35 years he has been involved in the ventilation industry, John has worked for a number of the UK’s leading manufacturers as well as having successfully run his own specialist residential ventilation contracting and consulting business. John is a Chartered Building Engineer with a degree in Building Engineering as well as qualifications in Mechanical Engineering and Building Services.

 

Paul CollinsPaul Collins

Technical Services Manager, Certsure

“An overview of the requirements to join NICEIC’s Competent Persons Scheme for Ventilation Systems”

Paul has more than 26 years’ experience in the electrical industry covering gas, heating, plumbing and renewable technologies. Paul worked as an NICEIC QS before joining CORGI in 2005 and then joined NICEIC in 2009. Paul currently manages a number of business units and his current role includes managing the Technical team.

 

Richard WoodwardRichard Woodward

Fire Risk Management Services (UK) Ltd

“Fire safety measures to be considered when installing ventilation systems in existing buildings”

Richard is a former Royal Marines Commando and recently retired from West Midlands Fire Service after 27 years as a fire officer, working in fire service operations and in fire safety enforcement as a senior fire inspector. He now runs his own fire safety consultancy and is a specialist with regard to the process of fire risk assessment to achieve compliance with the Fire Safety Order 2005. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Fire Engineers, is a registered life safety fire risk assessor and also sits on the registers’ national panel.

 

Richard WoodwardLuke Smith

Head of Business Development, Build Test Solutions

“Innovative low pressure pulse test to assess ventilation needs”

Luke is an Architectural Technologist whose career has been dedicated to reducing the energy use and environmental impact of both new and existing buildings. In his current role he oversees business development activity concerning the discovery, development and launch of new products into a range of different built environment market sectors. Luke is passionate about in-field measurement, monitoring and verification of building performance and has invested considerable effort in bringing to market the low pressure Pulse air test, an innovative tool for evaluating air leakage and infiltration in buildings.
 

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Day 2: Preservation in Buildings

Session Chairs

Dr Hector Altamirano-MedinaDr Hector Altamirano-Medina, UCL

Senior Lecturer, UCL

Chair for Session 1: Understanding the challenges

Hector is a Senior Lecturer in Environmental Design and Engineering (IEDE), part of Complex Built Environment Systems (CBES) group at the Bartlett, UCL’s global faculty of the built environment. Dr Altamirano-Medina is a building scientist with a broad research interest in energy, indoor environment and operational performance of buildings. He has wide-ranging experience in the development of mould and humidity conditions, in-situ monitoring, field surveys and experimental setup of buildings and its components.

Currently, Hector is working in a number of moisture related research projects including some prepared in partnership with Historic England and the Property Care Association and with the strong support of the UK Centre for Moisture in Buildings, of which he is also academic director.

 

Gervais SawyerGervais Sawyer

Consultant, International Wood Products Journal

Chair of Session 2: Challenges for housing providers

Gervais is an independent wood consultant and has been working with wood since leaving school. After 15 years in industry, he went to Bucks New University as lecturer in wood technology and delivered training for the property care industry. Work at the university evolved into research and consultancy in all aspects of wood science. For the last ten years he has been busy in consultancy and is editor of the International Wood Products Journal. He is a fellow of the Institute of Materials and a member of the International Research Group on Wood Protection.

 

Paul CribbensPaul Cribbens

Standards & Technical Manager, NHBC

Chair of Session 3: What does the future hold?

Paul is responsible for managing the NHBC’s Standards and Technical team and the development of NHBC’s standards and technical policy for warranty related issues. Paul works with various industry and technical committees to ensure that NHBC’s technical policies are up-to-date, reflect today’s construction methods and remain the cornerstone of good house-building practice. Paul has recently overseen the introduction of Chapter 5.4 ‘Waterproofing of basements and other below ground structures’ and Chapter 8.3 ‘Mechanical ventilation with heat recovery’, the rewrite of Standards 2016 and the introduction of technical guidance for spandrel panels.

 

Speakers

Dr Les SellersDr Les Sellers

Technical Director & Senior Surveyor, Britannia Preservation

“Rising damp evaluation and treatment: a quasi-experiemental case study”

Les is technical director and senior surveyor at Britannia Preservation, a surveying and contracting business based in Selby, North Yorkshire that he founded in the mid-1980s. Les trained as a civil engineer but now specialises in the diagnosis and remediation of dampness in buildings and the design of structural waterproofing. In addition to the industry’s CSRT and CSSW qualifications, Les holds a diploma in home inspection and is a chartered building surveyor, chartered building engineer, and chartered environmentalist. In 2017, he completed a professional doctorate in the built environment, undertaking a field study to evaluate the phenomenon and treatment of rising damp in houses and its correlation with environmental moisture.

 

Stephen HodgsonStephen Hodgson

Chief Executive Officer, PCA

“Defects in cavity construction”

Stephen joined the PCA as a technical specialist in 2000 after 13 years working as a surveyor and manager in the preservation industry. He has been Chief Executive Officer of the PCA since October 2012. Stephen is passionate about the industry in which he is proud to serve and is committed to delivering the highest possible standards of service and workmanship to consumers as well as first rate representation and value for money to members of the Property Care Association.

 

Dr Paula Lopez-SarceDr Paula Lopez-Sarce

KTP Associate, UCL & PCA

“Salts in porous materials”

Paula is the KTP Associate for the Residential Atmospheric Moisture Diagnostics project, part of a joint initiative between UCL and PCA. Paula has a PhD in Geology from Complutense University of Madrid (Spain) and has participated in a wide range of international research projects with universities in Europe, UK, Australia and America. Paula has also participated in research projects with private companies on architectural heritage conservation and restoration for more than 17 years, with expertise on moisture monitoring studies in the built environment.

 

Dr Hector Altamirano-MedinaDr Hector Altamirano-Medina

Senior Lecturer, UCL

“UK Centre for Moisture in Buildings: progress and goals”

Hector is a Senior Lecturer in Environmental Design and Engineering (IEDE), part of Complex Built Environment Systems (CBES) group at the Bartlett, UCL’s global faculty of the built environment. Dr Altamirano-Medina is a building scientist with a broad research interest in energy, indoor environment and operational performance of buildings. He has wide-ranging experience in the development of mould and humidity conditions, in-situ monitoring, field surveys and experimental setup of buildings and its components.

Currently, Hector is working in a number of moisture related research projects including some prepared in partnership with Historic England and the Property Care Association and with the strong support of the UK Centre for Moisture in Buildings, of which he is also academic director.

 

Dr Simon CurlingDr Simon Curling

Senior Research Scientist, Bangor University

“Does combining biobased building materials with timber based construction elements have an effect on biological durability?”

Simon is a senior research scientist at the Biocomposites Centre at Bangor University in North Wales, having previously worked at Edinburgh Napier University, the USDA Forest Products Laboratory in Wisconsin USA and at Imperial College in London. He has over 20 years of experience in many research areas of timber and natural products with focus a on environmental interactions and analysis. He has published extensively in the area of wood and wood based materials and is also the assistant editor of the International Wood Products Journal. Simon is a Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining, a member of the International Research Group on Wood Protection and a member of the International Society of Wood Science and Technology amongst others.

 

Gordon EwbankGordon Ewbank

Technical Director, Wood Protection Association

“How to specify, source and use pre-treated timber correctly”

Gordon has over 30 years of experience in the wood protection industry, both as a company director and a leading industry representative in discussions on technical standards, quality and regulatory control. During the course of his career he has represented industry at both a national and European level, including five years as Chairman of the Wood Protection Association. He continues to be actively involved in industry level developments, both as Technical Director of the Wood Protection Association and as a private consultant.

 

 

Richard LomaxRichard Lomax

Assessment Manager, HSE Ltd

“Wood Preservatives and other biocides: authorisation in the UK”

Richard has over ten years’ experience as an assessment manager in the Health and Safety Executive’s Chemicals Regulation Division (CRD). He has considerable experience of authorising biocidal products under the UK’s national scheme (Control of Pesticides Regulations) and the EU Biocides Regulation, with particular experience of assessing wood preservatives and rodenticides. Prior to joining HSE he gained considerable experience in medical research while working on the funding and delivery of projects with the Medical Research Council, Wellcome Trust and pharmaceutical industry.

 

Hudson LambertHudson Lambert

Managing Director, Safeguard Europe Ltd

“Launch of Pesticides Register”

Hudson has been involved in the development and marketing of products for the property care industry since 1995. In the specific area of wood-preservatives, he has experience in the formulation of micro-emulsion and borate formulations as well as seeking regulatory approval for these products. His current role as Managing Director requires him to keep up to date on the latest regulatory developments in order to be able to future-proof product ranges.

 

Nicholas DonnithorneNicholas Donnithorne

UK Technical Services Manager, Rentokil

“Emerging insect threats to timber in UK construction”

Nicholas joined the Woodworm and Dry Rot Division of Rentokil’s research laboratories in 1980 as a laboratory technician. For the next 28 years he worked on insect, fungi, damp and timber treatment research both on the vectors and on formulation of product. In 1990 he became the company’s timber technologist working on timber pre-treatment and gained responsibility for ISO 9001 compliance as the Laboratory and QA Manager. In 2008 he transferred to the Property Care business as Technical and SHE Manager, where he is also responsible for technical training.

In 1983 he was honoured to be elected a fellow of the Royal Entomological Society of London and further honoured in 2001 with fellowship of the Linnean Society of London.

 

Ann Dorte PornekiAnn Dorte Porneki

CSO, HouseTest, Denmark

“The use of DNA testing in mould investigations”

Ann is CSO at HouseTest, Denmark. After a career in stem cell-research Ann co-founded HouseTest in 2011 with the aim of developing a method to detect mould infestations in buildings. Through her position in HouseTest, Ann participates in academic indoor climate research-projects.

 

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