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Passivhaus Bitesize Training - Construction

Date: 13 February 2019 Time: 9:00 - 13:00
Location: Ryder, Cooper's Studio, Newcastle, NE1 3NN Cost: £112 exc. VAT for PHT members, £125 exc. VAT for non-members

Summary

Although the full Passivhaus training is a fantastic way to gain an in depth understanding of all aspects of Passivhaus design, some construction professionals may not have the time or resources to be able to attend the typical Passivhaus two week course. These half-day sessions offer insight into all the main principles - what makes a good low energy, comfortable building based on the Passivhaus standard. 

The trainers are experts who are successfully designing and building Passivhaus in UK - among others, Bill Butcher, Alan Clarke, Sally Godber, Nick Grant, Eric Parks, Mark Siddall, and Passivhaus Certifiers Will South, Mike Roe and Peter Warm. Assisted by Passivhaus Designers Piers Sadler and Tom Dollard.

 

Who should attend?

This course is aimed principally at building professionals in the UK:  Architects, Builders, Structural and Services Engineers, Quantity surveyors and Potential Clients – all can learn how to deliver real low energy buildings. It introduces the principles behind the Passivhaus standard and for achieving low energy performance. Unlike the full Passivhaus Designer course and exam, these sessions do not require calculations, but show the principles behind the standard so that every member of the design team can understand what the Passivhaus Designer on the team is doing.


AECB Carbonlite Passivhaus Bitesize Training

For more details about the sessions visit www.greenregister.org.uk or www.passivhaustraining.co.uk

Attendance will make you eligible for Green Register membership.

 

Event Three: Construction for Passivhaus, with Eric Parks

How do I build a Passivhaus? How is it different from normal construction? This half day session answers these questions along with some specific guidance on achieving the level of airtightness and thermal bridge free construction required by the standard.

Airtightness, convective bypass, thermal bridging are discussed in relation to common constructions.  Insulation materials are shown and their properties discussed, singling out those that are effective in damp and load bearing situations. Suitable airtightness materials are discussed and shown, and the necessity of an airtightness strategy discussed.

The session stresses the preferred option of designing out thermal bridges rather than using expensive load bearing insulation.  Along with avoiding thermal bridging, keeping the airtightness layer simple on plan and site is stressed. You will get a chance to try your hand at detailing some common construction elements in a small group exercise.

Finally, but not least, a look at the contractual side and suggestions for ways responsibility can be allocated to carry the Passivhaus principles through to the on-site teams.

 

Other sessions

Fundamentals - 4 Feb (am)

Building services - 4 Feb (pm)

Putting PH into practice - 13 Feb (pm)


Costs

PHT, AECB, Green Register members:  £112 excl. VAT per session or discounted rate of £400 excl. VAT for all four sessions

Non-members:  £125 excl. VAT per session or discounted rate of £450 excl. VAT for all four sessions

 

Booking

Book online at  www.passivhaustraining.co.uk/bitesize-newcastle

 

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