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Heating and ventilation

As building science continues to evolve the subject of thermal comfort and indoor air quality is – thankfully – starting to enter the public consciousness. The following providers are all acknowledged specialists in this field. Many seminars are now available online. This is not always shown here so, if a seminar is of interest to you, do click on the link and check.
Air Source Heat Pumps
An overview of air source heat pumps (ASHPs) including what they are and how they operate, design and specification issues and how to correctly size a heat pump, relevant regulations, standards and installation requirements, and performance and running costs.

This CPD is available on demand. Please use key GUKSPEC21 when signing up.

Grant has been designing and manufacturing reliable heating products for four decades. From oil-fired condensing boilers to the latest renewable technologies, it combines precision engineering, innovation, performance and value for money to produce sustainable heating solutions that are trusted by both installers and householders. While the technology is sophisticated, Grant products are easy to install, straightforward to maintain and backed-up by excellent after-sales support.

Duration, excluding Q&A: one hour
Benefits of PIR Insulation Within the Building Fabric
Seminar, by IKO PLC
How to specify PIR (polyisocyanurate) insulation and a guide to its range of applications. Includes information and advice on the benefits of micro-cellular technology in PIR, PIR’s performance in comparison to other materials, and how PIR insulation can be used in flat roofing (including design details for flat roofs, condensation risks, installation and safety issues).

Setting the standard in roofing, waterproofing and insulation, IKO and its technical services team can assist in the design and installation of roofing and waterproofing systems. Its commitment to quality permeates the entire organisation and remains as strong today as it was 130 years ago. IKO Plc delivers roofing, waterproofing and insulation projects and solutions, and continues to invest in new products, manufacturing facilities and, most importantly, people, all of whom are dedicated to setting the standard.

Duration, excluding Q&A: 45 minutes
EWI Specification to Help Fuel Building Energy Efficiency and Sustainability
Seminar, by Baumit Ltd
Examines the relative effectiveness of external wall insulation (EWI) with reference to some impressive research and case studies. Includes practical advice and guidance on the various options for external and internal wall insulation, the properties and advantages of each, and how to ensure a successful – and effective – installation.

Baumit is one Europe’s leading brands for sustainable plaster, render and external wall insulation. Founded in Austria in 1988, today Baumit has a presence in more than 30 countries worldwide. Baumit UK offers an extensive range of innovative, tried-and-tested products, including BBA-approved EWI systems, façade renders, paints and healthy living indoor plasters. Product research, development and innovation, combined with excellent customer service, are the key to Baumit’s success, and the company works closely with all partners to ensure every project is a success.

Duration, excluding Q&A: 45 minutes
Residential Ventilation: Energy Efficient Solutions for Improved Indoor Climate
Seminar, by Lindab Ltd
Looks at the benefits of modern residential ventilation systems, including how to select the most appropriate heat recovery unit for your project, energy efficiency demands of modern residential ventilation, selection and sizing of ductwork, radial ducting principles and components, sound performance options, fire protection requirements, and different design solutions.

Lindab is an international group with a presence in more than 30 countries and over 4,300 employees. It develops, manufactures, markets and distributes products and system solutions in sheet metal and steel for simplified construction and improved indoor climate. Lindab is at the forefront of producing technologically-advanced, innovative and eco-friendly products for the building industry that offer real and sustainable alternatives to less environmentally-friendly products such as plastic – without compromising performance.

Duration, excluding Q&A: one hour
Specify Underfloor Heating with Confidence
Specify underfloor heating systems with confidence. This seminar examines: the different types of underfloor heating systems and their suitability for various applications; potential issues that may arise along the way; general considerations, including movement joints, installation, testing, drying times and commissioning; suitable screed materials; and, how to specify underfloor heating alongside resilient flooring, tile and stone installations.

For over 60 years ARDEX has been synonymous with the development, manufacture and marketing of premium quality specialist tiling and flooring products and construction materials for the flooring, tiling and rendering industries. Its product range includes self-levelling compounds, dampproof membranes, flooring adhesives, repair mortars, tile grouts and silicones, primers, admixes and ancillary services – to name just a few!

ARDEX experts provide valuable on-site product know-how and jobsite consultation expertise to architects, building engineers, construction managers, general and specialist contractors, as well as professional flooring installers.

Duration, excluding Q&A: one hour
Specifying Hot Water Cylinders for Air Source Heat Pumps
Provides an overview of how a correctly specified hot water cylinder enables an air source heat pump to operate at optimum efficiency, thereby reducing energy consumption and subsequently carbon emissions. Topics covered include: the benefits of the different types and specifications of cylinder heating coils; the relationship between air source heat pump output and hot water cylinder size; the requirements of Building Regulations Approved Document G3 when specifying, installing and maintaining hot water storage cylinders; and, how to design an efficient, cost-effective air source heat pump heating system that operates at optimum efficiency.

Telford Copper & Stainless Cylinders Ltd is a specialist in the design and manufacture of hot water storage solutions.

Duration, excluding Q&A: one hour
Understanding Mechanical Ventilation with Heat Recovery for Commercial Applications
Outlines the reasons why we need to improve air quality in civic, educational and commercial buildings, the unique qualities of mechanical ventilation with heat recovery and how the differing technologies work, and compliance with current legislation, Building Regulations, industry body guidelines and sector-specific advisory documents (i.e. schools). Also covers controls, on-demand ventilation scenarios and how to implement and maintain a low energy policy, developments in MVHR techniques, and case study examples.

Founded in 1955 on the back of one man's expertise in fan design and air flow measurement, today Airflow Developments is an international group of companies based in High Wycombe. Airflow has blossomed into a thriving manufacturing and research group, and world leader in ventilation. Naturally, Airflow products comply with all current legislation, including: UK Building Regulations, ISO9001, ISO14001, and Ecodesign Directive ErP 2016/2018. The Airflow range also includes products that meet stringent Passive House standards.

Duration, excluding Q&A: 45 minutes