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Addressing the most current and pressing subjects through our CPD-certified seminars.

We are still looking to receiving proposals to speak in our seminar programme and the topics for this year’s programme include:

  • Designing for wellness
  • Modular vs traditional construction
  • Student accommodation trends
  • Sustainable design
  • Outdoor learning
  • Flexible/adaptable classrooms
  • Sport facilities

Please send in proposals to speak to brittany@eb-forum.co.uk by 1st June.

2020 Speakers

“Practical Guide to Sustainability”

Matthew Edis, BREEAM Assessor/ Low Carbon Consultant and
Bernard Doyle, Principal Architect & Managing Director.

Sustainability is becoming an increasingly important KPI for publicly funded building projects. Many funding streams require compliance with specific performance criteria, such as BREEAM, to qualify for funding which requires upfront investment in consultants and decisions made at early stages affecting the whole design.

This seminar looks at how best to negotiate this process with the understanding that the early project stages will be progressed speculatively with very limited funds until funding is confirmed at a much later stage of the project.

The seminar will provide useful advice and guidance using examples taken from recent education projects of different sizes. The seminar would be suitable for anyone who is considering a project where sustainability is likely to be a key performance indicator, or where the client, or other stakeholders have a specific interest in sustainability.

“Wellbeing in the school estate”

Claire Barton, Partner

This talk will focus on the consideration of young people with SEMH and the need for their environments to consider their wider wellbeing. We will consider pedagogies such as “restorative practice” and what this means for design, together with the greater need for a variety of different therapies around the young people and again how this influences the design of schools and places of learning for young people with SEMH.

“Millfield Sports Centre – Innovative Technology – Paragon Sprung Structures “

Nigel Marcoolyn, Director of Architecture

We have recently completed two world-class sporting buildings at Millfield School, for an indoor cricket centre and golf academy. The two centres enable high quality, state of the art teaching within simple but high quality buildings that are well insulated, acoustically good, provide good natural day lighting and are highly air-tight. They have also been highly praised by the ECB and short listed (though now postponed) for the education building of the year (by SBC).
The buildings themselves offer all of the advantages of a traditional building, such as the permanence, life-time guarantee, ability to fit-out, type of accommodation and space; with additional advantages as standard including BREEAM excellence, SE compliant natural light, enhanced insulation, greatly reduced weather noise, lightweight construction (reducing groundworks), up to 60% saving on construction time and up to 50% cost saving.
Design wise Sprung offers further huge advantages. One client we are working with has gained 200sqm of additional floor area within the same envelope for only £250/sqm.

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