Council for Aluminium in Building

9th CAB Technical Conference

Loughborough University

15 May 2014

 

Overview

This year the CAB Technical Conference will address key industry issues, including:
  • What will BIM mean for manufacturers and specialist contractors?
  • How is BIM going to change my business?
  • Why will Zero Carbon/ Part L impact my business?
  • How should we approach responsible sourcing?
 

Event Format

The morning and afternoon sessions begin with keynote talks in the main lecture theatre for all delegates to attend. Following each keynote the session splits into either a lecture session or an interactive workshop session – you choose!  

BIM: what you need to do – morning lecture session

  Why you should attend
  • BIM will be required on Government construction projects by 2016 and is finding application in the private sector
  • BIM represents a massive cultural change and new ways of working
  • Understand the real implications for your business
  Who should attend
  • Product Managers
  • Technical Managers and Support
  • Product Design and Development
  • CAD Managers
  • Project Engineers
  • Sales and Marketing Managers
  How you will benefit
  • Learn how to use BIM to better engage with main contractors and architects
  • Hear from leading industry figures, including Peter Trebilcock, Balfour Beatty
  • Understand the Government’s BIM objectives and support available for SMEs
  • Start to develop your BIM Action Plan
 

Responsible Sourcing – morning interactive workshop

  Why you should attend
  • Increasing emphasis in the supply chain on responsible sourcing to gain BREEAM points
  • Main contractors now ranking their suppliers on responsible sourcing criteria
  • Shape what an ‘aluminium in building responsible sourcing’ scheme might look like
  Who should attend
  • Environmental Managers
  • Quality Assurance Managers
  • Technical Managers and Support
  • Sales and Marketing Managers
  How you will benefit
  • Discuss the issues for the aluminium in building sector with responsible sourcing experts from BRE, Arup and HS2
  • Learn who should be responsible for responsible sourcing
  • Learn about responsible sourcing standards and what they mean for the aluminium in building sector
 

The journey to Zero Carbon – afternoon lecture session

  Why you should attend
  • Government support for Zero Carbon homes by 2016 and Zero Carbon non-domestic buildings by 2019 will dramatically impact the building envelope fabric
  • Understand the trajectory for Part L that will set the limiting fabric parameters for the building envelope to meet Government Zero Carbon targets
  • Are windows and curtain wailing the problem or the answer?
  Who should attend
  • Product Managers
  • Technical Managers and Support
  • Product Design and Development
  • Project Engineers
  • Sales and Marketing Managers
  How you will benefit
  • Understand what Zero Carbon means, the drivers for Zero Carbon buildings and why regulations are changing
  • Learn about the role of Part L in meeting the Zero Carbon challenge
  • Explore how windows and curtain walling can help meet the Zero Carbon challenge
 

BIM in action – afternoon interactive workshop

  Why you should attend
  • Opportunity to separate the myths from the realities of BIM
  • Understand what BIM objects and product families are in the context of the building envelope
  • See the business case for investment
  Who should attend
  • Product Managers
  • Technical Managers and Support
  • Product Design and Development
  • CAD Managers
  • Project Engineers
  • Sales and Marketing Managers
  How you will benefit
  • Explore what BIM is and what it looks like in reality
  • See the options for creating BIM objects and product families
  • Understand the need for in-house expertise and training
  • Identify how to develop a BIM Action Plan
  For further details and booking forms please see: CAB Technical Conference on 15 May 2014 - correspondence & booking form