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19th October 2017, Park Plaza Riverbank, London
Call: 020 7313 4933

Conference
Programme

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9.00 – 9.15

WELCOME
Tim Hopkinson BESA President


9.15 – 9.45

THE ENVIRONMENT STRATEGY AND LONDON PLAN
Important changes to the capital’s planning laws and environmental strategy.

Shirley Rodrigues, Deputy Mayor for Environment and Energy


9.45 – 10.15 – PRODUCT LAUNCH

PRINT – YOUR WORKFORCE IDENTITY
A unique virtual workforce management system and compliance solution for your organisation.

Duncan Sibbald, Head of Compliance, BESA


10.00 – 10.45

AIR POLLUTION – THE SILENT KILLER
Making buildings “safe havens” through properly designed and maintained ventilation systems?

Introduced by David Frise, Head of Sustainability, BESA

  • The new filter testing standards
    Peter Dyment Sustainable Clean Air Solutions
  • The DIY SOS project linking an IAQ monitor to the MVHR (Mechanical ventilation with heat recovery) Unit.
    Nathan Wood - Farmwood M&E Services Ltd


10.15 – 10.45

FIGHTING DIGITAL PIRATES – A UNIQUE INSIGHT TO CYBER SECURITY 

  • Understanding your cyber risks
  • Practical ways to secure your organisation
  • Responding to cyber attacks
  • Building a ‘Security First’ culture

Tom Griffin – Senior Security Consultant
Graham Billsborough – MD of GB3 at Technology Solutions Company


10.45 – 11.15

BREAK – Ballroom tea/coffee/pastries


11.15 – 11.45

HEAT PUMPS – A TICKING TIME BOMB?
A look at the benefits of the heat pump market and the pitfalls the sector may encounter.

Graeme Fox – BESA
Graeme Wright - Daikin UK


11.15 – 11.30

WATERBORNE CONTAMINATION IN AHU SYSTEMS
Should it be compulsory to include this in buildings general Legionella Control & Management schemes?

A presentation by Paul Downing, Compliance Air and Water


11.15 – 12.00

HOW SHOULD THE SECTOR RESPOND TO THE GRENFELL FIRE?
An open debate focusing on the key issues, lessons and recommended changes that should be implemented following the Grenfell Tower tragedy.

Introduced by David Frise, Head of Sustainability, BESA


11.30 – 12.30

CONTRACTUAL AWARENESS TASTER SESSION
The BESA legal & commercial team will be opening up for a free taster of their sell-out contractual awareness programme. This takes your business through the typical scenarios of every day contractual life and focuses on promoting a healthy risk based strategic approach to running the contractual side of your business.

Delivered by BESA’s Legal & Commercial Team


11.45 – 12.30

UNDERSTANDING THE NEW TEST STANDARD FOR HEAT INTERFACE UNITS 
A seminar on developments in the HIU technology and the new BESA test Standard

  • Heat Networks – Where are we now?
  • How does HIU performance & sizing impact on heat network efficiency?
  • BESA Test Standard Overview
  • Space Heating Test
  • Dynamic DHW Performance
  • The role of the Keep Warm / Stand-by Function
  • VWART Calculation – A benchmark for HIUs
  • Other Key Considerations

Paul Barnard, Technical Sales Manager, Evinox


12.00 – 12.30

PRODUCT LAUNCH – A NEW TOOL FOR F GAS REPORTING
A new software offering to enable members to track bottles as well as easily and fully complying with their requirements under F gas reporting and record keeping, demonstrating full compliance.

BESA & JOBLOGIC


12.30 – 13.30

LUNCH – Ballroom – 3 course buffet lunch


13.30 – 14.30

WHERE ARE WE NOW AND WHAT NEEDS TO CHANGE?
A presentation by Mark Farmer, author of the Farmer Review, outlining his thoughts on the principles of whole-life procurement, CITB reform and the digitisation of the construction industry.

Mark Farmer, CEO of Cast Consultancy


14.30 – 14.45

KITCHEN EXTRACT VS LEV
An open debate amongst BESA members on the pros and cons of reclassifying kitchen extract as Local Exhaust Ventilation systems.

George Friend CEO - Ventilation Surveys & Services Ltd
Peter Rogers - BESA Technical Consultant
Adrian Sims - Vent Tech Ltd
Paul Downing - Compliance Air and Water
Alan Gregory - IAQ Consultancy Services Ltd
Ian Levin - HVAC Ltd
Scott Donaghue - Mansfield Pollard
Phil Gibson - Halton Foodservice Ltd


14.30 – 15.00

ADOPTING TRAILBLAZERS
An overview of the work carried out by the BESA trailblazer groups to developing apprenticeship standards specific to job roles for the building services sector.

  • What are trailblazers?
  • When will the new apprenticeship standards start?
  • What will happen to the current apprenticeship frameworks?
  • What funding is available? 
  • Why choose BESA Training?

Tony Howard – Training Director, BESA


14.30 – 14.45

THE DIGITAL DEBATE
BIM, blockchain, digital tools and smart contracts construction - How does this shape our sectors future?

An open debate led by David Frise and including a Software Demo by Poujoulat


15.00 – 15.30

BREAK Ballroom tea/coffee/pastries


15.30 – 16.15

LAUNCH OF A NEW VENTILATION HYGIENE NOTIFICATION SCHEME
The BESCA Ventilation Hygiene Elite Scheme (VHE), developed for the industry by the industry, will allow businesses to self-certify that their cleaning works meet the requirements of the scheme including BESA Guide to Good Practice TR19 Internal Cleanliness of Ventilation Systems and all current industry legislation, to ensure the highest cleaning ventilation hygiene standards are achieved.

Wayne Terry – Membership Director, BESA


15.30 – 16.00

REFRIGERANT PHASE DOWN - THE CONSEQUENCES
How do we encourage better uptake of mildly flammable alternative refrigerants?

Introduced by Graeme Fox, REFCOM and Mark Hughes, Chemours


15.30 – 16.00

MENTAL HEALTH IN UK CONSTRUCTION
An overview of the UK construction industry’s recognised framework to raise awareness and address the stigma of poor mental health and improve positive mental well-being.

Mates in Mind

 

15.45 – 16.30

BBC'S 'THE BUSINESS DOCTOR'
Dr Paul Thomas talks will help aid ‘all leaders’ within organisation, to understand that the behaviour of the people within their organisation impacts the design and direction of the whole organisation in a non-linear human perspective, which is reactive, and faster than traditional tools normally seen in business management.

Dr Paul Thomas, Director and Founder of DNA, BBC Presenter on Change & Leadership, will also impact on the level, type and direction of intervention by various representative forums and training programmes. It will compliment and extend the work of leadership development initiatives and talks by adding a new dimension to the sustainability, and growing realisation of complex, mess and human organisation.

Key Themes of the Talk:

  • The problem of traditional management in the 21st Century
  • Leadership in Action not just in books
  • Introduction to Leadership & Complex Human Systems
  • How Organic Sustainable Development works


16.00 – 16.30

AN OPEN AND SHUT CASE?
An open debate amongst BESA members on the responsibilities for the pre cleaning of ductwork and the fitting of Access Doors.

George Friend CEO - Ventilation Surveys & Services Ltd
Peter Rogers - BESA Technical Consultant
Richard Norman - Indepth Hygiene Services
Paul Downing - Compliance Air and Water
Alan Gregory - IAQ Consultancy Services Ltd
Scott Donaghue - Mansfield Pollard

 

16:30 – 17.00

LAUNCH OF DW/172 – SPECIFICATION FOR KITCHEN VENTILATION SYSTEMS
The introduction by members of the drafting panel of the revised and updated BESA Specification for Kitchen Ventilation Systems widely used and respected by all sectors in the catering industry.

Peter Rogers - BESA Technical Consultant
Scott Donaghue - Mansfield Pollard
Ian Levin - HVAC Ltd
Phil Gibson - Halton Foodservice Ltd


17.00

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