In a rare opportunity, BSRIA is holding a Soft Landings and Government Soft Landings convergence seminar on the afternoon of Friday 6th November, at the Royal Marriott Hotel in Bristol. The seminar is primarily aimed at public sector clients and their supply chains, and will cover the latest developments in the Soft Landing process.
BSRIA urges those with a keen desire to deliver better performing buildings to attend. Soft Landings is taking off: from January 2016, Government Soft Landings (GSL) will be mandated, along with BIM, for all central government projects. It is also likely that general public sector projects will also include Soft Landings within their employers’ requirements from early next year
This introductory seminar to Soft Landings is the place to start. The seminar will demystify the process of Soft Landings and the government client version (GSL). Expert practitioners will be on hand to help delegates get a good understanding of both processes, step-by-step, and how to apply Soft Landings on real-world construction projects.
Roderic Bunn, Principal Consultant, BSRIA, said: “Do you know how to respond to a tender asking for Soft Landings? If you are a client, do you know how best procure it from your supply chain? And if you are a contractor or professional designer bidding into a Soft Landings project, do you know what to offer?”
“This seminar will get you on the right footing”, he added. “Clients and built environment professionals both need to understand how to produce better-performing buildings at each of the eight stages of the construction project process. The seminar will also help you to identify problems related to occupant comfort and satisfaction.”
The seminar will be held at: Bristol Marriott Royal Hotel, College Green, Bristol, BS1 5TA from 13.00 to 17.00.
Roderic Bunn is a principal consultant at BSRIA and has a strong track record in building performance research. Roderic is currently developing Soft Landings into a new professional service for construction industries around the world.
Mike Chater is a project architect at Hampshire County Council overseeing the adoption of Soft Landings on the county’s schools’ rebuilding programme.
Andrew Digby is with the Ministry of Justice Estate Directorate Programme and Project Delivery team. He runs the Government Soft Landings (GSL) Stewardship Group promoting and supporting the adoption of GSL in central government departments.
Alasdair Donn is a Principal Energy Solutions Engineer in Willmott Dixon’s Energy Services group and has a strong track record in building performance evaluation and testing. He has been a member of the BSRIA Soft Landings User Group for the last five years and has presented papers and seminars at Ecobuild, CIBSE and other organisations in the building performance field.