After the event!
A report on this year's Building Surveyors' Oxford Briefing conference will be published shortly.
For those who attended, we welcome your feedback, so if you didn't complete a feedback form at the conference, please take a minute or so to give us your thoughts online:
We'll be publishing the conference presentations here and will let you know when these are available to download.
A date for your diary: Next year's conference will be held on Friday, 11 October 2019
The programme consisted of the usual variety of professional and technical talks, covering traditional and modern building surveying topics, adding up to seven hours of CPD:
- Acoustics and flooring - Simon Masson, JCW Acoustic Supplies
- Building regulations matters for 2018 - Neil Badley, Head of Technical Services, MLM Building Control
- An introduction to copper - Sandy Harrison, KME
- Scaffolding - a surveyor's perspective - Dave Burrows, Simian.
- Managing risk in construction projects - David Rintoul, Clarks Legal
- Maintaining period property - Geoff Hunt
- Understanding cracks - Malcolm Holland
The following presentations from the conference are available as pdf files for you to download for your personal use:
- Acoustic separating floors Simon Masson, JCW Acoustic Supplies
- Scaffolding industry update Dave Burrows, Simian Risk. In his talk, Dave mentioned the TG20 compliance sheets; these are available from Simian by going to https://www.simian-risk.com/tag/compliance-sheet/
- Rediscover copper Sandy Harrison, KME
- Managing risks in construction projects David Rintoul, Clarks Legal
- Defects in period property Geoff Hunt
- Movement and cracking in buildings Malcolm Holland. Malcolm's book, Practical Guide to Diagnosing Structural Movement in Buildings is available from Amazon.
Exhibitors at the conference
This year we were delighted to be supported by Ampteam, BallCam, Modulek and Sika.
Supplier of gutter lining, marketed as Unifold Gutter Systems.
Supplier of a camera on a telescopic pole, extending up to 12m, with bluetooth connection to a phone app.
Supplier of modular buildings constructed off-site at their factory in Verwood, Hampshire
Supplier of an entire range of products for the repair, protection, construction or sealing of buildings.
If you would like information from the exhibitors, click on their logos above to be taken to their websites.
The venue - Culham Science Centre
Culham Science Centre is located four miles east of Abingdon, 10 miles south of Oxford. The site is set in rural Oxfordshire, providing a peaceful, relaxing environment for our conference.
The conference takes place in the John Adams Lecture Theatre, refurbished in 2012 and named in honour of Sir John Bertram Adams, the accelerator physicist and "father" of today's particle accelerators.
Adjacent to the lecture theatre, there is ample space for meeting with our exhibitors, for lunch and other refreshments, and for networking with friends and associates, new and old.
For those travelling by car, the site is five miles from the A34. There is ample free car parking on-site.
The nearest mainline railway station is Didcot Parkway, six miles away. In addition, some trains stop at Culham station on the Didcot to Oxford line, five minutes' walk from the site.
The address is:
Culham Conference Centre,
Culham Science Centre,
Abingdon, Oxfordshire OX14 3DB