This year’s Study Day was held on Thursday 20th June at De Montfort University, Leicester on the theme of Education.
On the main stage we had two speakers
Our Keynote was David Laws Executive Chairman of the Education Policy Institute and former Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Schools Minister, and Cabinet Office Minister.
Shortly we are hoping to have videos of these three presentations.
As the Study Day is very much a ‘nuts-and-bolts, hands-on’ event with the emphasis on real experiences and lessons learned, the day was interspersed with workshops and case studies on the following topics:
- Climate-Based Daylight Modelling: Blue-Skies Research to Real-World Application John Mardaljevic, Professor of Building Daylight Modelling, School of Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering, Loughborough University
- Digital Twin technology – example use cases – improvement of school operational performance, portfolio energy/BMS data management and creating a university campus Living Lab Part 1 and Part 2 Eric Roberts, Business Development Manager, ICL
- Special Educational Needs Design Workshop Mark Pratt, Strategic SEN Design Advisor DfE
- Using the DfE’s Building Bulletins 103 and 104 to Make Best Use of the Existing School Estate Alex Wakefield, Regional Director, Faithful+Gould and Rob Tozer, Managing Director, 1st Planner
- Working with Local Authorities in the development of School Programmes Dr Jose Hernandez, Director Sustainability and Energy, Pick Everard
- Development of user friendly BMS Interface for Primary Schools. Winner of the Innovation Award at the SPACES Awards 2018 Steve Rufus, Service Manager for Engineering Services, Dorset Council.
- DfE Output Specification (OS) for School Buildings & Grounds Jennifer Coldrick, Architect/ Design Advisor DfE
- Fire Safety Design in Education Premises David Thompson, Fire Safety Engineer, Atkins
- Wellbeing in Education Environments Richard Williams, Velux
- Climate Change Adaptation Hershil Patel, Head of Energy, DfE and Dr Tim Taylor, Consultant, DfE
- Innovative Learning Spaces & Teacher Change (ILETC)’ Research from AUS & NZ + Pencoed School, Wales Shane Cryer, Concept Developer – Education, Saint-Gobain Ecophon
- Learning from schools – knowledge share Ann Bodkin, Head of Design Intelligence DfE
- Wear your own shoes, walk in someone else’s Sarah Lambshead, National Education Sector Manager at Willmott Dixon
NB More presentations to follow. SPACES hold no responsibility for the accuracy of these slides.
The day was sponsored by
In the afternoon of Wednesday 19th June there were two visits.
George Davies Building, University of Leicester. Designed to minimise environmental impact while providing a pleasant space in which to teach, learn and work, the George Davies Centre is the largest non-residential building in the UK to meet the exacting ‘Passivhaus’ standard.
Vijay Patel Building, De Montfort University. Designed to be an energy-efficient, cost-effective building solution, making the most of renewable energy. The brief was to create a comfortable, inspiring environment for students and staff, achieve a BREEAM Excellent rating and comply with Leicester City Council’s planning requirements for sustainability.
Information on last year’s study day can be found here.