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Earn CPD hours at the CIBSE Technical Symposium 2015

The fifth CIBSE Technical Symposium, entitled "Simple buildings, better buildings? - Delivering performance through engineered solutions" will take place at University College London, 16-17 April 2015.

The challenge to all the building professionals is to deliver environments that are not only increasingly ‘sustainable’ but can also be practically constructed, operated and maintained throughout their life-cycle

Professor Tim Dwyer

Building professionals are required to maintain competence through CPD (continued professional development) - attendees can claim up to 12 CPD hours for participating in the presentations, debates and networking events. Places can be booked now by visiting www.cibse.org/symposium.

The Symposium aims to encourage the participation of both new and experienced industry practitioners, researchers and building users to share experiences and develop networks. Leading industry specialists will be presenting over 60 peer reviewed papers, presentations and case studies.

The event will address key issues such as:

  • Are we making buildings too complex and could that complexity be holding back lifetime performance?
  • Are modern buildings, with all the range of technologies and controls available to us, too complicated making it difficult to even commission them properly in the first place?

Speakers from around the world will be presenting in a packed programme scheduled over the two days of the Symposium.

A mock legal arbitration will give a realistic, as well as entertaining, insight into the increasingly litigious activity that can derail the unsuspecting building services engineer. The protagonists will be lawyers cross examining a contractor and a designer and expert witnesses. The proceedings will be overseen by a senior industry arbitrator.

Professor Tim Dwyer, Teaching Fellow at the Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering UCL, who has helped organise the Symposium content, says:

"The challenge to all the building professionals is to deliver environments that are not only increasingly ‘sustainable’ but can also be practically constructed, operated and maintained throughout their life-cycle. As with any good solution this demands proper understanding of the problem and having attainable, realistic but nonetheless forward looking expectations. This Technical Symposium will provide excellent insight into the knowledge, application and experience of industry leading research, standards and practice that enable the construction of great future building environments underpinned by understanding rather than over-complex and fragile technology. "

A list of confirmed presentations and all papers from previous events can be found at www.cibse.org/symposium

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The Symposium is supported and hosted by UCL Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering