Study Day 2017

Delivering Educational SPACES

Friday 23rd June 2017 – Manchester

A summary of all the information for the two days can be found here.

After last years extremely successful sell out event, the study day is continuing with the popular theme of Education where will be examining how best to successfully deliver and maintain school buildings with challenging programmes and budgets but without compromising quality, maintenance and the environment.

The study day is designed to have a wide appeal by stimulating debate, sharing experiences and lessons learned and give the opportunity to make new networks.  It is very much a ‘nuts-and-bolts, hands-on’ event with the emphasis on real experiences and lessons learned.

With ticket numbers limited to 150, the event remains informal and small enough in size to meet other delegates and speakers but is likely to sell out fast. There are now only 10 places available.

The Study Day will be held at the Manchester School of Architecture on Friday 23rd June 2017.

The day will be opened by the SPACES President, Martin Kent, and our host for the day, Professor Tom Jefferies, Head of Manchester School of Architecture. There will be a Keynote Presentation on the Northern Powerhouse and the influence on the Education Sector by Philip Dyer, Director, Northern Powerhouse.  As part of the morning sessions there will be a debate on BIM, exploring level 2 BIM’s progress so far (in the real world), how it affects different stakeholders and what, if anything, is needed next, chaired by Les Copeland, Chairman of the CIBSE BIM Group and Director, WSP with the panel consisting of members of the Building Sector (Faithful+Gould, Integrated Environmental Solutions, Mace, and Pick Everard). The day will also include a presentation on Digital Tools for Well Being by Dr Caroline Paradise Head of Design Research, Atkins.

The day will be interspersed with workshops allowing delegates to tailor the day to their requirements. So far, we have confirmation of workshops from:
  • The development of design quality standards, Ann Bodkin, Head of Design and Specification Team, ESFA
  • Lessons learnt from central delivery and the PSBP programmes, Phil Slater and Jackie Lowe, ESFA
  • The ESFA Condition Data Collection Programme – What’s we’re doing, and how it’s being delivered, Jake Wood, Condition Data Collection Programme Communications and Engagement lead, ESFA, Colin Mason, CDC Technical lead, ESFA and Phil Beswick, Programme Director, Arcadis (CDC Technical Services Management provider)
  • Achieving design quality, Beech Williamson, Architectural Design Adviser, ESFA
  • Closing the building performance gap, Andrew Spencer , Engineering Design Adviser, ESFA
  • The calibration of environmental design, Richard Daniels, Environmental Engineering Design Adviser, ESFA
  • Designing for autism, Helen Peddler, Pedder & Scampton
  • School Building Cost Benchmarking – a national study that can bust myths and help you deliver cost effective buildings, Steve Clow, Assistant Director Property and Facilities, Hampshire County Council
  • The impact of Technology on Building Surveying and Asset Management, Anthony Walker FRICS, Director Trident Building Consultancy and RICS Building Surveying Professional Group Board member and Tom Aburrow-Newman, Public Sector Lead, Kykloud.
  • The Australian study – environmental factors, Shane Cryer, Ecophon
  • Discussing experiences in school’s design and the trade-off between comfort, energy and classroom performance, Naghman Khan, Business Development Manager and Colin Rees Consultancy Manager, Integrated Environmental Solutions.
  • The future of education in the new parliament – an industry perspective, Andrew Alsbury, Willmott Dixon
  • Challenges of delivering SEN schools, Andrew Almond, Pick Everard
  • Design for Manufacture/LEAN, Mark Worrall, MACE
  • Offsite – Lime Tree Primary Academy, Philip Watson, Atkins

Places at the workshops are limited and on a first come, first served basis. To pre-book your workshops, please complete the spreadsheet. Also, during the morning there will be an exciting and interactive drop in session exploring the use of next generation technology in construction, where interested attendees can engage and explore a live working example of technology in use. Please indicate your interest on the spreadsheet.

The day before there will be a tour of key local building. The tour will start at 2.15pm.

In the evening, there will be the ever-popular informal dinner at the Whitworth Art Gallery where around 60 delegates and speakers can network in a relaxed environment.

You can book you tickets on the website or via Fiona.

A summary of all the information for the two days can be found here.

Thank  you to the Study Day Sponsors Atkins, IES, Mace, Pick Everard and Willmott Dixon, and our hosts the Manchester School of Architecture.