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Closing the Gap Between Design and Build

16 Jan 2013
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Where: K501 / Online
Times: 12.30 -14.00 [GMT]


There are discussions over how best to measure the performance of a building and in what ways it should be assessed. There are standards that will address quality related matters in the building design and build; for example Passive House, Code for Sustainable Homes, BREEAM, regional building regulations and others. These standards have a similar goal to lower the impact of buildings on a site and to lower the demand of energy by creating a more environmental design.

The above are design led standards of which minimal post-construction evaluation is performed. This sort of testing would be useful to a client and user to get a better understanding of whether what was built is really what was designed. Physically and aesthetically the buildings can be as shown in the graphical representations of a design; it is whether the performance and energy efficiency is as predicted that should matter.

It is therefore recommended through the study analysis and the review of other documents and references, that in order to verify if the building is performing and considering all aspects of an energy and ecological standard it should be assessed not only with energy predicted software and calculators but also by conducting post-construction assessments before occupation and during occupation and thereafter graded upon the results.

This webinar will present the outcomes of this recent study



Julio Bros-Williamson
Edinburgh Napier University

Dr Cameron Purdie
The Morrison Partnership


There are two ways to attend this event.

All CIC Start Online members will be invited to attend the online webinar and will receive an email with the meeting link. This will provide a live video feed, presentation and chat area - with the opportunity to contribute to the discussion using the Q&A (online chat) facility.

Online attendance is free of charge to CIC Start Online members.

Please register as a member here – project membership is free.


You can also attend the seminar in person.

A buffet lunch will be provided before the event, providing opportunities for networking with fellow delegates and the seminar speakers.   Lunch and registration starts at 12:00, with the seminar commencing at 12:30.

If you wish to attend the seminar in person, please complete the registration form below.

The price is £70 per delegate (£50 for CIC Start Online members).


The seminar fee may be 50% funded by Skills Development Scotland if the business employs less than 250 people and meets Skills Development Scotland's criteria.  After booking the course, please contact or call 0300 456 8731.



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