CWCT Members' meetings

The CWCT Members' meetings are held regularly. The presentations for some past meetings are available using the links below.

Members' meeting October 2019

Testing Times

The following presentations may be downloaded in .pdf format.

Programme
Paper 1 David Metcalfe Annual report
Paper 2 David Metcalfe Fire update
Paper 3 Neesha Gopal/Chiara Tosi Low threshold doors - have we tripped up?
Paper 4 Bill Wolmulth Leak investigations - why, when and how?
Damian Rogan Glass in balustrades - what should we test? - Available soon
Ross Newman Fire testing - Available soon
Paper 7 Alan Keiller Test samples - some recent issues
Paper 8 Clive Everett MgO sheathing boards - a warranty providers view
Paper 9 Kenneth Zammit Impact testing - balancing risk and engineering performance
  Ed Forwood Health and safety aspects of facade testing - Available soon

 

Members' meeting October 2018

Thermal performance - Too hot to handle?

The following presentations may be downloaded in .pdf format.

Programme
Paper 1 David Metcalfe Annual report
Paper 2 Peter Caplehorn Fire - post Grenfell implications
Paper 3 Neesha Gopal The facade vs building services - the facade consultant view
Paper 4 Pushkin Passey The facade vs building services - the services consultant view
Paper 5 Clyde Abela Thermal bridging
Paper 6 Julian Brooks Overheating in homes
Paper 7 Robert White Passivhaus commercial buildings
  Henk de Bleecker High performance with high transparency - not yet available
Paper 9 Richard Harris Condensation on building envelopes
Fire seminar November 2017

FIRE

The following presentations may be downloaded in .pdf format.

Programme
Paper 1 David Metcalfe Introduction/Understanding the problem
Paper 2 Stephen Ledbetter Rainscreen panels
Paper 3 Richrd Harris Insulation materials
Paper 4 Alan Keiller Cavity barriers and fire stopping
Paper 5 Questions and answers

Members' meeting October 2017

Pushing the envelope - meeting future challenges

Unfortunately, not all the presentations are available but the following may be downloaded in .pdf format. We hope to make more available soon.

Programme
Paper 1 David Metcalfe Annual report
Paper 2 David Metcalfe Fire - our first speaker was called away and David gave a short presentation on fire in his place.
Paper 8 Sam Stacey, Skanska 3D printing of facade elements
Paper 9 Ashley Bateson, Hoare Lea Occupant comfort and satisfaction
Members' meeting October 2016

Service life and durability

The following presentations may be downloaded in .pdf format.

Programme
Paper 1 Stephen Ledbetter Service life of building envelopes - an introduction
Simon Armstrong Specifying durability - not yet available
Paper 3 Phil King Learning from past mistakes
Paper 4 Mark Taylor BS 7543: 2015
Anthony Kamil/Brendan O'Riordan Building information modelling -paper not yet available
Paper 6 Jon Behan Warranties on building envelopes - how the insurance industry views the facade
Paper 7 Stephen Garvin Durability of glazing units
Paper 8 Russell Deane Pre-treatment of painted aluminium
Paper 9 Chris Aspinall Challenges for the main contractor
Members' meeting September 2015

Responsible sourcing and the chain of custody of facades

The following presentations may be downloaded in .pdf format.

Programme
Paper 1 Jane Thornback An introduction to responsible sourcing
Paper 2 Nick Shears Improving the certainty of outcomes - project briefing
Paper 3 Justin Furness Aluminium
Paper 4 Giles Willson/Valli Murthy Glass
Paper 5 Sandy Mackay Investigating facade failures
Paper 6 David Metcalfe CWCT Update - European Product Standard for curtain walling
Paper 7 Alan Keiller CWCT Update - Technical notes
Paper 8 Stephen Ledbetter Durability of facades
Members' meeting October 2014

Built-up walls / Fire

The following presentations may be downloaded in .pdf format.

Programme
Paper 1 David Metcalfe An introduction to built-up walls
Paper 2 Bill Wolmuth Design and specification
Paper 3 Steven Brunswick The Main Contractor's view
Paper 4 Anthony Kirkby The Specialist contractor's view
Paper 5 Richard Harris Getting it wrong - common mistakes
Paper 6 Alan Keiller Building Regulations - understanding the prescriptive requirements
Paper 7 Sarah Colwell Experiences of fire testing
Hugh McNamara Presentation not yet available
Members' meeting March 2013

Architectural glass

The following presentations may be downloaded in .pdf format.

Number 1 Damian Rogan, Eckersley O'Callaghan Structural glass projects
Number 2 John Colvin, John Colvin Glass Consultants Strength of glass
Number 3 Bill Wolmuth, Independent Building Technology Ltd Glass failures
Mauro Overend, Cambridge University High strength glass
Number 5 Alan Keiller, CWCT Fragility of glass roofs
Number 6 Giles Willson, Glass and Glazing Federation Building Regulations Part K
Number 7 Tim Morgan, Pilkington UK Ltd Blast performance
Number 8 Neesha Gopal, Ramboll Challenges specifying visual quality of glass
Members' meeting September 2012

Green Procurement/CE Marking and Building Information Modelling

Programme  

The following presentations may be downloaded in .pdf format.

Number 1 Gareth Roberts, Sturgis Carbon Profiling Measuring environmental impact of buildings
Number 2 Eilis McShane, Lend Lease Responsible resourcing of facades
Number 3 Nick Baker, Skanska Managing the supply chain and sustainable procurement
Number 4 Rosa Garcia Pineiro, Alcoa Sustainability in the aluminium industry
Number 5 Julie Vinson/Darren Kearns, Saint-Gobain Sustainability in the glass industry
Number 6 Stephen Ledbetter, CWCT BIM - an update
Number 7 Alan Keiller, CWCT CE Marking - an update
Members' meeting March 2012

Building information modelling 

The following presentations may be downloaded in .pdf format.

Number 1 Willem Kok BIM on 100 Leadenhall Street - the architect
Number 2 Elliot Mawbey BIM on 100 Leadenhall Street - the main contractor
Number 3 John Libby BIM and the specialist contractor
Number 4 Ray Purvis BIM - Standards and operability
Number 6 Martin Coyne BIM in (architectural) practice
Number 7 Dave Cottrell BIM and the supplier
Members' meeting September 2011

The following presentations may be downloaded in .pdf format.

Refurbishment - the role of the building envelope/Construction Products Regulations and the building envelope

Number 1 Richard Hyams Re-skin evolution
Number 2 Chris Pountney Building physics improvements through improved facades
Number 3 Laurence McBeth Case study: 1960s Tower blocks, Sheffield
Number 4 Dr David Moore CE marking by steel fabricators
Number 5 Phil Brown CE marking for glass in building
Number 6 Stephen Ledbetter The curtain wall harmonised European Standard - what it requires
Members' meeting April 2011

Trends in building envelopes

The following presentations may be downloaded in .pdf format.

Number 1 Soraya Khan Tailor-made - Lumen Church and Bateman's Row
Number 2 Pete Walker High performance low carbon facades using renewable materials
Number 3 Graham Morrison Layers and surfaces
Number 4 Stephen Ledbetter New materials - possibilities and paradoxes
Sanya Tomic Presentation not available
Number 6 Peter Watts Case study: Milton Court/The Heron
Number 7 Doug King Function or fashion? Avoiding eco-bling in buildings
Members' meeting October 2010

The following presentations may be downloaded in .pdf format.

Meeting client needs

Number 1 Ron German The Client's expectations
Number 2 Mike Bevan Unified design
Number 3 Herbert Holzleitner Specialist contractor design input
Number 4 Jim Rowley Thermal performance
Members' meeting March 2010

Balancing costs against specification and quality assurance

 

The following presentations may be downloaded in .pdf format.

Number 1 Stephen Ledbetter Value engineering - cost or value?
Number 2 Graham Evans Mitigating risk of failure - the role of insurance
Chris Macey - Presentation not yet available
Number 4 Anthony Kirby Delivering value - the role of the specialist contractor
Number 5 Graham Perrior Mitigating risk - Standards and warranties for dwellings
Number 6 Tony Willmott The role of inspection in delivering value
Members' meeting September 2009

Future technologies for building envelopes

 

The following presentations may be downloaded in .pdf format.

Number 1 Peter Frackiewicz The Client's view -What the 'L' do we do?
Number 2 Mikkel Kragh Facade design and sustainability
Number 3 Will MacDonald Achieving green buildings
Number 4 Ovi Mazareanu The impact of new technology on cladding delivery
Number 5 Ray Ogden Vacuum insulated panels
Number 6 David Metcalfe Facade automation
Number 7 Ray Noble Design issues of crystalline and thin film BIPV
Members' meeting April 2009