Passivhaus Affiliate

MASTERCLASS: Passivhaus Delivery, ensuring quality and managing risk

Date: 5 February 2015 Time: 10.00 - 16.30
Location: Architecture and Design Scotland, Bakehouse Close, 146 Canongate, Edinburgh, EH8 8DD Cost: PHT members: £150 + VAT; Non-members: £220 + VAT.

Passivhaus Certification requires consistent robust checks throughout construction to ensure that projects are built as designed and that quality assurance is maintained.

This Masterclass is limited to around 20 participants. It will be delivered by experienced practicioners: Mark Siddall, LEAP and Bill Butcher, Green Building Store alongside architects Kirsty Maguire and Grigor Mitchell providing local context. It will focus on what to look out for when quoting for, specifying, designing, building and commissioning Passivhaus projects. The workshop will include examination of several practical projects and discussion of practical construction applications.

The workshop aims to answer important construction questions, such as:

  • How to influence design decisions at tender stage? Key risks and what to be aware of at design stage.
  • What are the critical stages for performance checks and where are the main cross-over risks?
  • What are prominent construction issues: e.g training of site workers, management of sub-contractors, contract conditions/ incentives.
  • What are crucial construction and commissioning key risk areas eg MVHR/ air-tightness, and how to manage these effectively? 

 

Who should attend?

This course is particularly aimed at those responsible for managing the construction activities delivery of Passivhaus projects, including architects, quantity surveyors, site managers, construction managers and others who want to learn more on how to deliver Passivhaus quality at construction. It is not a Procurement Masterclass for Passivhaus clients.

 

Programme:

09.30 - 10.00

Registration

10.00 - 10.30:

Intro - Why bother with Quality Assurance – the performance gap and the PH QA approach

10.30 - 11.15:

Part 1: Understanding and influencing design proposals and contract documents, including risk management plus Q&A

11.15 - 12.00:

Part 2: Planning and sequencing construction works – key stages, training requirements etc with case study examples 

12.00 - 13.00: 

Lunch

13.00 - 14.00: 

Part 3: Building envelope quality control & performance checks – common problems and case study example

14.00 - 14.30:

Exercise: Building envelope practical session; what to look for when managing construction, what commonly goes wrong

14.30 - 15.00: 

Tea & coffee break

15.00 - 16.00:

Part 4: Services quality control & performance checks – common problems and case study example

16.00 - 16.30:

Exercise: Services – practical session; what to look for when managing construction, what commonly goes wrong

16.30:

Close & Final Survey

 

How to book:

Contact Roger Southcott at roger@passivhaustrust.org.uk

Please include name, contact details, organisation name along with details of the following:

1. Current knowledge level/background of the workshop topic?

2. Any specific issues/knowledge/questions you would like us to cover in the workshop?


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