Bite-Size Session: PassivHaus design from a structural engineer’s perspective: how to get the best out of your engineer! - Bristol

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If you want a MVHR system for a PassivHaus, you’ll approach a PassivHaus Certified M&E consultant. 

When embarking on a low-energy/low-carbon project, clients will look for an architect with relevant experience. 

So it stands to reason that we would also want structural engineers with relevant experience working on our low-carbon and low-energy building projects.

This talk will follow two strands:

  • A review of basic structural design principles and materials, looking at the specific challenges in the design of structures for PassviHaus and low-energy/low-carbon buildings.
    We will get hands-on, building simple structural models and observing their behaviour under different loading conditions.
  • Getting the most out of YOUR structural engineer!
    A jaunt into how structural engineers think, with a focus on what background the engineering education system gives into ‘sustainable design’ and what the biggest concerns your structural engineer will have throughout the course of your project.

This talk is aimed at architects, clients, builders, and basically anyone who ‘isn’t' a structural engineer. 

So come with your questions, queries, theories and complaints, and leave with more knowledge of this elusive profession and strategies on how to get the best out of YOUR structural engineer.

About the trainer

Beth Williams is a Chartered Engineer and Certified PassivHaus Designer, currently the only dual qualified structural engineer in the country! She has over 10 years’ experience in low-energy and low-carbon design and construction, with a focus on timber frame PassivHauses. 

Beth is a Structural Engineer and PassivHaus Designer at Build Collective. With training and professional experience in both structural engineering and architectural practice, Beth brings a unique perspective to the design team, taking joy in finding elegant structural solutions which flow seamlessly into architecture.

Beth has been part of the design team on a variety of projects ranging from domestic extensions to new build sports halls and high security NHS facilities. Being also a Certified PassivHaus Designer and member of the AECB, Beth now specialises in timber design and low-energy construction; and is passionate about making PassivHaus simple and available to all.

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 2 sessions to qualify for membership.

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

Held with thanks to hosts:  

March 5th, 2020 5:00 PM   through   7:00 PM
Alec French
27 Trenchard Street
Bristol, BS1 5AN
United Kingdom

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

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