The built-in Benefits of Masonry Homes, Wednesday 24th March 2021, 10:45am- 11:15am
Presented by: Elaine Toogood, head of architecture, The Concrete Centre and Modern Masonry
This session will explore the performance of masonry construction in a changing climate and how it can lower carbon over its long and useful life.
To ensure the sustainability and long-term suitability of new housing, a two-pronged approach to climate change is essential, addressing both climate change mitigation and climate change adaptation needs for housing.
This presentation will show how Masonry construction can be used to deliver energy efficient housing with low whole life carbon emissions. Masonry homes have a design life of over 100 years, offering essential long-term performance and adaptability, providing continual comfort in predicted warmer and wetter environmental conditions by reducing the risk of overheating, flood, and storm damage.
Fire Resistance for Property and Life Safety, Thursday 25th March 2021, 2:30pm-3:00pm
Presented by: Tony Jones, principal structural engineer, The Concrete Centre
This presentation examines what the Building Regulations aim to achieve in terms of fire safety. This is discussed predominantly in terms of stability but also fire spread.
The presentation will then discuss how Approved Document B addresses the requirements of the regulations. It is then argued that it may be necessary to go beyond Approved Document B to achieve the outcome required by the Building Regulations, or to address other requirements not covered by these regulations, such as safety during construction and property protection.