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15 February 2017: Better Building Performance

CIBSE’s Home Counties North West (HCNW) Region hosted an event in February 2017, exploring the President’s theme: Why building performance often fails to satisfy users.

The discussion focused on: collaboration: integration of user requirements into design; the role of FM; how new technology can add value to post-occupancy evaluation (POE); and how this could feed back to designers.

Panel chair, Chris Jones discussed the uncertainty that Brexit has brought about for legislation and building compliance. Speakers Kevin Barrett, David Stevens, Mike Darby and Chris Jones focused on planning, briefing and conception.

Stuart Huggins, Head of Maintenance - South at Fresh Student Living, was at the talk and gives us his view. Please click here for Stuart's report on the HCNW debate.