Courses and seminars

The programme of courses for 2014 is in preparation. Dates will be confirmed as soon as we have confirmation from the University that rooms are available.

Use the list of courses and seminars below to view details of each course.

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Courses and seminars run from 10.00am to 4.30pm, registration is at 9.30am.
Please book at least 14 days before the course.

 
Date Event Venue Book Member
(Ex VAT)
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16/09/14 MTCP Managing the cladding package (2 days) Bath Details
£300 £450
Dec 15 G102 Safe use of glass Bath Details      
Feb 15 A101 Acoustics Bath Details      
Feb 15 T105 Shading and solar control glasses Bath Details      
Feb 15 PR3 Construction Products Regulations and CE marking (2 days) Bath Details      
Mar 15 PR2 Built-up walls: Construction and specification Bath Details      
Mar 15 C108 Built-up walls: Loads and structural performance Bath Details      
Mar 15 C107 Built-up walls: Thermal and moisture performance Bath Details      
Mar 15 S104 Structural performance: Loading Bath Details      
Mar 15 S101 Structural performance: Structural checking and Eurocodes (2 days) Bath Details      
Jun 15 AUT Curtain walling design and construction (2 x 2 days) Bath Details      

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Please send your completed form with payment to:  CWCT, University of Bath, Claverton Down, Bath, BA2 7AY
Joining instructions will be emailed approximately 10 days before the course.
Cheques or sterling bankers drafts should be made payable to CWCT Services Ltd and drawn on a UK branch of your bank.
A VAT receipt will be dispatched by return.

BACS details:
Barclays Bank, 37 Milsom  Street, Bath  BA1 1DW, UK
Account No: 20298506    Sort Code: 20-05-06
 

 

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New for 2013

G102 Safe use of glass

Thursday 20 June 2013

Changes to the Approved Documents for England and Wales relating to the use of glass in buildings are to be implemented in 2013 with the withdrawal of Part N and the publication of a revised Part K. This course will describe the effect of these changes and also recent developments in the understanding of the use of glass overhead both in walls and roofs.

The course will include: · Requirements for the use of safety glass in buildings; · Glass in barriers; · Overhead glass in vertical applications; · Glass in roofs.

On completion of this course delegates will have an apreciation of the factors that affect the safe use of glass that should be considered when selecting glass for use in building.

Participants: The course is intended for those who specify or select glass for use in buildings

Pre-requisite: The course assumes a basic understanding of the types of glass used in buildings.

Speakers:  Stephen Ledbetter, Alan Keiller

Duration: One day

Venue: Bath

 

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Acoustics

Wednesday 12 February 2014

This course gives an introduction to acoustics for designers of facades and façade components.

Basic concepts of acoustics are covered including noise, sound measurement, sound transmission and insulation.

The acoustic, performance of basic façade materials and components is covered along with methods of assessment and testing.

Finally the course covers the acoustic performance of whole facades including sound transmission through the wall and flanking transmission.  Examples of good practice are given.

The course is intended for those who specify or design building envelopes, curtain walling and facade components.

Pre-requisite: None

Tutors:  Stephen Ledbetter, David Metcalfe

CPD days: One

Venue: Bath

 

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Shading and solar control glasses

Thursday 13 February 2014

This course covers design solutions to limit solar gain.   It includes the technical performance of solar control glasses and shading devices.

The benefits of higher performance glasses and shading devices are compared. Design solutions including combinations of solar control glasses and shading devices are explored and methods of specifying are presented.

The course will enable delegates to understand the specification of environmental control glasses and shading devices and to assess the performance of different design solutions.

Pre-requisite: None

Tutors:  Stephen Ledbetter, David Metcalfe

CPD days: One

Venue: Bath

 

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PR 3 Construction Products Regulations and CE markings

Wednesday/Thursday 19/20 February 2014

From July 2013 the Construction Products Regulation has required curtain walling to be CE marked in accordance with a new product standard for curtain walling (BS EN 13830).

This course covers the requirements for CE marking including: · Testing; · Design; · Quality systems; · Legal requirements.

It will also present the requirements of the new version of BS EN 13830 which goes beyond the current standard and now includes:

· Structural performance; · Reaction to fire; · Thermal performance; · Durability.

This course will cover each aspect of performance covered by BS EN 13830 showing how compliance with the Standard and CE marking is achieved.

Time will be available for discussion and on completion of this course delegates will understand how to declare perrformance as required for CE Marking. .

Participants: Specialist contractors

Pre-requisite: None

Speakers:  Stephen Ledbetter, Alan Keiller, David Metcalfe

Duration: Two days/font>

Venue: Bath

 

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PR 2 Built-up walls: Construction and specification

Tuesday 4 March 2014

Built-up walls comprise several separate packages assembled at site. With different designers/constructors responsible for the structure, outer layer, inner layer and windows the adoption of an appropriate specification and design review has a large impact on the success of a contract.

This course will look at the principles of constructing built-up walls, the design process and the supply and construction process. It will consider the performance specification required for a built-up wall and describe aspects of procurement that are critical to deliver of performance.

In particular the course will look at: · Specification; · Suppliers/contractors; · Design responsibility; · Quality assurance.

On completion of this course delegates will have greater confidence in specifying and procuring built-up walls.

Participants: Clients, architects, main contractors

Pre-requisite: None

Speakers:  Stephen Ledbetter, Alan Keiller, David Metcalfe

CPD days: One

Venue: Bath

 

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C108 Built-up walls: Loads and structural performance

Wednesday 5 March 2014

The lightweight nature of ventilated rainscreen walls and rendered walls gives economic advantage but they are inherently more flexible and less robust unless correctly engineered. This course looks at the structural performance of these lightweight walls.

The course covers new construction and overcladding of existing walls. The design criteria and performance of panels, support rails and back walls will be considered.

Wind loading on ventilated rainscreen walls is complicated by the effect of the cavity pressure. This depends on the design of the cavity, joints and cavity barriers. Wind loading is often the dominant load on a wall and this is a significant part of this course.

The course covers: · Load distribution; · Structural systems; · Analysis and testing; · Connections and fixings.

On completion of this course delegates will have an appreciation of the structural performance of built-up walls and an ability to discuss with structural engineers when appropriate.

Participants: Envelope designers, consultants, design managers

Pre-requisite: None

Tutors:  Alan Keiller, Stephen Ledbetter

Duration: One day

Venue: Bath

 

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C107 Built-up walls: Thermal and moisture performance

Thursday 6 March 2014

Recent concerns regarding climate change and energy use in buildings have resulted in the tightening of national regulations on thermal performance, meaning that an ever greater thickness of insulation is being required in new buildings. Built-up walls, either rainscreens or insulated render systems, are well suited to this application as the insulation thickness can be easily varied to suit the project, without significantly changing the overall wall construction. font>

Their lightweight and freedom of layout make rainscreens and insulated render systems suitable for refurbishing existing buildings (overcladding). Existing buildings account for a significant proportion of the carbon emissions from the UK building stock so is likely to be an area of significant market development in the coming years if the government’s reduction targets are to be met.

The moisture performance of a built-up wall is dependant upon the cavities within the wall, the thermal insulation and its position relative to any cavities in the wall, and any vapour control layers that may be present.

This course will look at all of these aspects of performance as well as thermal bridging and condensation risk.

On completion of this course delegates will be able to assess the heat transfer and condensation performance of built-up walls.

Participants: Envelope designers, consultants, design managers

Pre-requisite: None

Tutors:  David Metcalfe, Stephen Ledbetter

Duration: One day

Venue: Bath

 

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S104 Structural performance: Loading

Tuesday 18 March 2014

Whether using complex analysis methods or simple hand calculations, loads will have to be calculated in accordance with Eurocodes when CE marking to the forthcoming product standard for curtain walls.

This course covers all loads on facades and glazed roofs including those due to the weight of the façade, wind, snow and building occupants. The use of these loads in the structural analysis of facades is covered in course S101. It covers the basic principles that affect the magnitude of loads, how they are calculated and combinations of load that should be considered in the design of facades.

Eurocodes 0 and 1 for loading on structures (BS EN 1991-0 and BS EN 1991-1) replaced BS 6399 in March 2010. The course will refer to the assessment of load in accordance with the Eurocodes and highlight differences from BS 6399.

Successful completion of this course will enable the delegate to assess the loading on cladding as required for CE Marking.

Participants: Curtain wall designers, structural engineers

Pre-requisite: None

Tutors:  Alan Keiller, Stephen Ledbetter

Duration: One day

Venue: Bath

 

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Structural performance: Structural checking and Eurocodes

Wednesday/Thursday 19/20 March 2014

Structural performance of curtain walls will be a major part of the forthcoming product standard for curtain walling and CE marking.

This course will cover the basic theory of structures required for design of grid (stick) walls. It will include load paths, selection of profiles, support brackets and fixings. Assessment of loads for use in the structural analysis of facades is covered in S104 Loading (26 June).

This course will cover the basic theory of structures required for design of grid (stick) walls. It will include load paths, selection of profiles, support brackets and fixings. Assessment of loads for use in the structural analysis of facades is covered in S104 Loading.

Detail design considerations will include; general arrangement of members, location of joints and supports, mullion/transom joints and bracket/profile connections..

Eurocode 9 ‘Design of aluminium structures’ (BS EN 1999-1-1) replaced BS 8118 in March 2010 and will be the basis for structural design of curtain walls for CE marking under the Construction Products Regulation. This course will refer to design in accordance with Eurocode 9 and highlight differences from BS 8118.

Successful completion of this course will enable the delegate to calculate stresses and deflections in a grid wall.

Participants: Curtain wall designers, structural engineers

Pre-requisite: None

Tutors:  Stephen Ledbetter, Alan Keiller

Duration: Two days

Venue: Bath

 

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Curtain walling design and construction

Wednesday/Thursday 18/19 June, Tuesday/Wednesday 22/23 July 2014

This course is intended for all building professionals - architects, engineers, site managers and all those involved with the design, procurement and installation of building facades.

The course, comprising 2 two-day modules, will address:

  • Introduction: Historical development, facade as a filter, forms of cladding.
  • Weathertightness:  Principles for air, water and wind. Testing.
  • Building physics:   Heat transfer, condensation, acoustics, fire
  • Integrated facade design:  Design process, integrated structure/facade design, integrated services/facade design, interactive facades.
  • Built-up walls:  Rainscreen principles and construction.
  • Specification:  Standards, codes, specifications, performance specification, checking.
  • Joint design:  Gaskets, sealant joints, open joints, accommodation of movement and tolerance.
  • Metals and finishes:  Aluminium and steel (manufacturing and use), corrosion, protection of metals, decorative finishes
  • Glass:  Types and performance, safety, overhead glazing, threat resistant glazing
  • Procurement and quality:  Industry structure, supply chain, role of specification, FMEA, workmanship, supervision, contract control.
It is emphasised that this is a four-day course;  each module does not 'stand-alone’. The course as a whole gives a comprehensive introduction to building envelopes for those graduating into this field or transferring from other industries. This course gives underpinning knowledge to support further experienced based learning.

Pre-requisite: None

Tutors: Stephen Ledbetter, Alan Keiller, David Metcalfe

Duration: Four days

Venue: Bath
 

 

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Managing the cladding package

This popular two day course will be offered three times in 2014

Monday/Tuesday 27/28 January 2014

Wednesday/Thursday 7/8 May 2014

Tuesday/Wednesday 16/17 September 2014

This course covers all aspects of the management of cladding packages including:

  • Facade constructions
  • Components
  • Technical detailing
  • Installation, inspection
  • Testing and handover
The course considers why things are designed and selected, what has to be built and the quality procedures to be applied.

The course will be of benefit to all building professionals responsible for supervising cladding packages on site and is suitable for those working for main contractors, specialist sub-contractors, site architects and engineers.

The course gives underpinning knowledge to enable confident management of envelope contracts.

Pre-requisite: None

Tutors:  Alan Keiller, Stephen Ledbetter, David Metcalfe

Duration: Two days

Venue: Bath