CIBSE reveals a new afternoon technical briefing and theme of the 2013 Annual Lecture ‘Innovating for the city of the Future’

The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) has announced the speaker and programme for its highly anticipated Annual Lecture, which will be preceded for the first time by an afternoon technical briefing. The Lecture will offer expert insight into the roles buildings and cities have on climate change and will be held on 31st October 2013, 5.30-9pm at the Royal Institution of Great Britain, London W1S.

Newly appointed Chief Executive of Future Cities Catapult, Peter Madden, has been invited to present the effects building materials, services and urban planning can have on climate change and temperature. CIBSE President George Adams, who is passionate about making more resilient cities for the future, expressed heat island effects as an issue in his presidential address ‘Whole Life Thinking’.

The President commented:

“We’re pleased to invite Peter to discuss the effects of building services in cities and how this can impact climate change. With a growing population and rising temperatures it is an important subject to both refurbish and build new properties to be fit for the future.”

The Lecture will for the first time be preceded by an afternoon seminar delivering a legislative technical update to attendees from 2-5pm. The event will cover European directives and national legislation changes. Case studies focusing on CIBSE Building Performance Award winners, The Hive in Worcester, and 1 Angel Square in Manchester will be presented as exemplars of best practice and innovation in building performance. Mark Bew, who leads the Government’s BIM Task Group, will then present information on the latest progress with the Government’s BIM agenda.

These events continue to develop CIBSE’s thought leadership in low-carbon strategies and building services innovation and knowledge. They provide valuable industry insight for those working at any level who are involved in the built environment.

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CIBSE members can buy tickets to the technical briefing for £120 and the lecture for free. Non-members can attend the technical briefing for £240 and the Annual Lecture for £24.