Concrete Society Midlands Region and RIBA West Midlands Joint Technical Meeting

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Concrete Society Midlands Region and RIBA West Midlands Joint Technical Meeting

Time: November 17, 2015 from 6pm to 7:30pm
Location: 321 Bradford Street, Birmingham, B5 6ET
Event Type: seminar, meeting
Organized By: Gursharan Kaur
Latest Activity: Sep 17, 2015

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Event Description

This seminar provides guidance on the latest version of BREEAM 2014 New Construction, with particular reference to the use of concrete.

There will be a focus on scoring credits for reduction of energy use and carbon emissions, and material ratings in the green guide and use of recycled aggregates.   An overview will also be provided on the newly added credits including those associated with adaptation to climate change; material efficiency, and durability and resilience.

Attendees at the event will receive a copy of the recently published guide ‘Concrete and BREEAM 2014’ from The Concrete Centre.

Speaker: Elaine Toogood BA(hons) Grad Dip Arch RIBA,  : Senior Architect, The Concrete Centre

Elaine has nearly 20 years’ experience of working in the construction industry, principally as an architect within private practice. She currently works in the Sustainability, Architecture and Housing Team, at The Concrete Centre and provides decision-makers in the construction industry with advice and design guidance related to the use of concrete. As well as providing project advice, Elaine also contributes to Concrete Quarterly and author’s technical guidance.  She is a long serving member of the Lewisham Planning Authority Design Panel.

Non-members are especially welcome.  Free refreshments provided.


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Walking from New Street Station takes around 20 minutes and directions can be found here. Moor Street station is a short 8-10 minute walk.


There are also two independent pay and display car parks 50 - 100 yards away from the venue for a cost of approximately £2-3 for the day.


Local taxi numbers which may be of use are TOA Taxi’s 0121 427 8888 or Broad Street Cars 0121 213 2000




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