Bite-Size Session: How to achieve Good Practice in the Design of Homes - London

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A chance to hear from the expert about latest guidance on design of homes and good practice for the main building services.

Achieving good practice design for homes (and other building types for that matter) is not only about robust design of the building but also about getting the services right.

Both architects and engineers will benefit from this presentation by Regional Director at AECOM Tom Lelyveld, the principle author of the 2018 CIBSE TM60 Good Practice in the Design of Homes.

Tom will provide an introduction to this CIBSE guidance and lead a discussion on good practice for the main building services. The session will cover the most relevant parts of the CIBSE guidance and how it applies to current housing projects.

This Technical Memorandum (TM) aims to help building services engineers and other professionals working on the planning, design and construction of homes to:

  • understand and demonstrate good practice
  • understand the relevant guidance, tools and other resources available
  • contribute to delivering good practice as part of a wider design team

Good practice is defined as the design and delivery of homes that are safe, fit for purpose, resource efficient, low carbon, comfortable, healthy, and easy to operate and maintain. Where possible, good practice should deliver lower capital and lifecycle costs. As well as the current needs of occupants, potential future needs should be taken into account when designing homes. Delivering good practice helps to protect both the public and the consultant.

This is the CIBSE’s first significant source of guidance on the design of homes. It is important that we design homes that are comfortable, safe, resource efficient and support good health and wellbeing. Homes are not all occupied by engineers, therefore it is essential that building services installations are easy to understand, control and maintain.

CIBSE TM60 contents available here

About the Trainer

Tom Lelyveld is a sustainable energy specialist and chartered engineer with over 13 years’ experience providing technical, strategic and policy advice in the built environment.

Based in Manchester, Tom leads the AECOM Sustainability team for the Northern region of the UK.

Tom is the new Chair for  the CIBSE Homes for the Future Group and is the lead author and technical editor for the recently published CIBSE Technical Memorandum 60 ‘good practice in the design of homes’. 



What did delegates say about previous Bite Size sessions?

"The micro session idea is brilliant as full days can be very, very difficult"
"Excellent coverage for both established Green Register members and novices"
"Informed recommendations and some myths debunked"
"Lots of stuff I didn’t know! Enjoyed the interactive format"

More about Bite Size sessions

The Green Register's Bite Size sessions offer an alternative, flexible route to Green Register membership through a series of shorter training sessions designed to give concise training at a time to suit busy working professionals. Attend 6 sessions to qualify for membership.

All sessions start at 16.45 for registration with training running 17.00 - 19.00.

This event is held in partnership with

October 18th, 2018 5:00 PM   through   7:00 PM
Pollard Thomas Edwards
Diespeker Wharf
38 Graham Street
London, N1 8JX
United Kingdom

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Event Fee(s)
Members £ 19.00
Non-Members £ 35.00

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