Friday, 11 October 2019
Culham Science Centre, Abingdon, Oxfordshire OX14 3DB
The Building Surveyors’ Oxford Briefing 2019 conference took place on Friday, 11 October 2019 at Culham Science Centre, nr Abingdon, Oxfordshire OX14 3DB. The conference, in its 34th year, was attended by over 150 people from across Southern England.
Next year’s conference is booked for Friday, 9 October 2020. Please put the date in your diary.
If you attended the conference and have not yet submitted feedback, we would be delighted if you would spare a few minutes to give us your views: Oxford Briefing 2019 feedback
The speakers’ presentations are available below. These are for personal use only and must not be reproduced for commercial purposes. Where their presentations are not available, we have included links to material that was used in their presentations.
Timber frame – avoiding defects, Robin Lancashire, BM TRADA. Robin’s presentation slides are not available for commercial reasons, but you may download some information sheets from the TRADA website, such as https://www.trada.co.uk/media/1375/introduction-to-timber-frame-construction.pdf.
Hot mix or cold mix? Working with lime mortar, Phil Brown, Cornish Lime
Construction law update, Ruth Wilkinson, Clarkslegal LLP
Party Wall Act RICS Guidance Note 7th edition, Jack Norton, Schofield Surveyors
Deleterious materials, Jo Williams, Sanderson Weatherall
Cut edge corrosion prevention with Sika Pro-Tecta, Matt Hayler, Sika. You’ll find details of Sika’s Pro-Tecta system at https://gbr.liquidplastics.sika.com/en/system-information/flat-roofing-systems/ProfiledMetalRoofs/SikaPro-TectaCutEdgCorrosion.html .
Electrical update, Darren Staniforth & Jake Green, Certsure. Their presentation slides are not available, but you will find an overview of the main changes in the 18th edition wiring regulations at https://electrical.theiet.org/bs-7671/18th-edition-changes/ and an overview of the changes in BS 5839 Part 6 domestic fire detection and alarm systems at https://www.bsigroup.com/en-GB/blog/Built-Environment-Blog/why-weve-updated-the-domestic-fire-detection-and-alarm-systems-standard/ .
Insights into the psychology of client behaviour, Dr Laura Taylor, Oxford University. You may contact Laura with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The topics were:
- Timber frame – avoiding defects Robin Lancashire, BM TRADA
- Hot mix or cold mix? Working with lime Phil Brown, Cornish Lime Company
- Construction law update Ruth Wilkinson, Clarkslegal
- RICS Party Walls, 7th edition Guidance Note Jack Norton, Schofield Surveyors
- Deleterious materials Jo Williams, Sanderson Weatherall
- Metal roofing systems Matt Hayler, Sika
- Electrical update Darren Staniforth and Jake Green, Certsure
- Insights into the psychology of client behaviour Laura Taylor, Oxford University.
Full details are available in the conference flyer.
Exhibitors at the conference
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.