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Scotland Past Presentations

Technical Seminars:

The Role of Cables in Building Infrastructure Systems

by Toby Collins, Mark Froggatt, BT Cables – May 2017.

The presentation covers the use of cables and components in building management systems.  The course includes cable design and materials, applications and how design/engineering of the cables differs upon greater data rates/complexity of the application, structured cabling solutions for IT Infrastructure build and also testing and cable design for fire resistant cables.
Details of the latest Construction Products Regulation (CPR) are provided.

Understanding Swimming Pool Ventilation

by Tom Sands, VES – March 2017.

The seminar covers legislation and design guidance, studies into humidity and evaporation, calculating air flow, energy efficiency and running costs and system design considerations.

Trench Heating

by Thorsten Niehoff, Kampmann UK Ltd - June 2016

A new BS EN test standard for trench heating has been published.  It defines a new test procedure with which all manufacturers need to comply.  That means that for the first time it is possible to compare the products of different manufacturers, and be assured that the published data is in line with the performance that would be achieved in an actual installation.
Here is a video showing the difference between short circuit optimised and non-optimised units.

Integration of Pipework Systems

by David Palmer of the Campbell Palmer Partnership Ltd - May 2016

Overview of the history of boiler, header, and pump arrangements.  Analysis of boiler house hydronic performance with particular regard to multiple heat sources (including renewables) and the challenges of interfacing to existing secondary load systems.  In fifteen cases recently analysed in the UK and Ireland, aspects of the hydronic integration of boilers with load circuits was identified as the main cause of underperformance.