CIBSE will host a symposium on historic building services in education, practice and research, at CIBSE HQ, in Balham, on 25 July.
Historic principles of environmental design have received renewed interest amongst practitioners, teachers and academic researchers. This interest is driven by the belief that these principles could provide valuable lessons for modern practice. Knowledge of historic building services can be important to engineers working within the field of building conservation too.
The symposium, titled ‘Historic building services in education, practice and research’, aims to to explore the value of studying historic building services and how it can inform the practice and education of building services engineers today.
Through talks and discussions, the event will offer a forum for practitioners, engineers and educators to investigate these questions. Speakers and panel chairs include: Professor Dean Hawkes, University of Cambridge; Dr Neil Sturrock, CIBSE Heritage Group chair; Caroline Cattini, Historic England; Phil Jones, CIBSE CHP & District Heating Group chair; Dr Henrik Schoenefeldt, University of Kent; and Andrew More, senior building services engineer at Historic England.
Dr Henrik Schoenefeldt, convenor of the symposium, will also present the findings of his recent study on the views of practicing engineers regarding the value of research into historic building services. This was based on interviews and a survey that he has undertaken in connection with his National Teaching Fellowship Award. The survey can be accessed here.
Please book your place at the symposium, held from 12.30pm-6pm, via Eventbrite.
For further information about the event, including the programme, please see CIBSE Services Symposium.