In what was a busy and insightful couple of days some key takeaways for us include:
- Designing for compliance not performance can have a dramatic effect on project efficiencies and should be regularly challenged.
- Good data is critical for good decision making. If we want to reduce energy consumption buildings need to be properly metered in order to provide good data.
- All parties (Government, Insurers, Owners & Engineers) need to work together to tackle the issues surrounding timber use. More needs to be done from all sides but the opportunity is huge.
- As buildings get more complex, the soft landings process becomes even more important. Testing & Commissioning which is crucial for the efficient operation of a building should not be compromised due to other project delays if they occur.
It was fantastic to see so many familiar faces, in particular our 1 Appold Street peers British Land, Opera, Hilson Moran, AKT II and Piercy&Company and our Sustainability Partner Bertie of Alectro and it was a pleasure to meet many new industry friends!
We thoroughly enjoyed hearing about numerous interesting topics, in particular:
- London Councils x Birmingham: Building the Capacity we need to deliver Retrofit at the City Scale
- Timber in construction: The global challenge
- NABERS UK – A Tool for Investors to Drive Improvement in Energy Performance of Buildings
- Mass Timber Insurance Playbook: Intro and Workshop
- 1 Appold Street – Challenging Structural Norms
We’re already looking forward to next year!