architects in north lancashire and south cumbria
Lancaster and Westmorland Society of Architects
Our aim at LAWSA is to champion better local architecture, communities and the environment.
We campaign for good design in our local area by organising publicity, exhibitions and talks that are open to design and construction professionals and members of the public.
The LAWSA DESIGN EVENTS programme has been devised to present interesting, relevant and topical design seminars and events on a monthly basis with events based in Kendal.
Unless stated otherwise events will take place at lunchtime on the last Wednesday of every month (excluding August and December). They are to be held in the MINTWORKS (next door the The Brewery) 124 Highgate, Kendal.
The formal element of the event will be of approximately 60 minutes duration with time both before and afterwards for attendees to discuss the event or just have a chat.
We are keen to encourage attendance by all who share an interest in the chosen topics. The events are not just for architects....everyone is welcome.
Go to the Eventbrite web page HERE for more details of LAWSA Design Events.
CPD SEMINAR: THE OUTSTANDING CHARACTERISTICS AND ADVANTAGES OF MINERAL SILICATE PAINTS
Paul Milligan of Keim Paints, will present a CPD seminar that will introduce and explain silicate mineral paints. These paints are environmentally friendly, sustainable, protective and decorative surface coatings. They provide a wide range of solutions to common problems associated with conventional film-forming acrylic coatings in addition to being highly decorative. Keim Mineral Paints give specifiers confidence in the longevity of decoration and can be used in restoration, conservation, new build and re-decoration projects. There are a wide range of materials available, from essential surface pre- treatments/primers to complete paint finishes. *Lunch will be provided by Keim Paints.
CPD SEMINAR: PASSIVHAUS DESIGN AND SPECIFICATION
Mike Shufflebotham of Passivhaus specialists supplier Green Building Store will provide an introduction to Pasisvhaus methodology and standards and will discuss:
- the specification to reach Passivhaus certification
- the requirements and importance of detailing and installation of windows and doors,
- products and techniques to acheive Pasihaus airtightness requirements
- ensuring optimal performance of mechanical heat recovery ventilation (MHRV).
LIME: TRADITIONAL BUILDING PRODUCTS FOR TODAY’S WORLD.
Nigel Gervis, Technical Director of Ty Mawr, will present a seminar designed to raise awareness of the significance of vapour permeable building materials outlining the different types of lime available and their range of applications.
The content of the seminar is intended to enable specifiers to make informed choices in the specification of mortars, floor products and lime washes, encourage good site practice including building maintenance, and discuss new materials including ‘limecrete’ floors, ‘glaster’ and lime hemp.
Ty-Mawr Lime Limited is one of the market leaders in the design, manufacture and distribution of environmentally-friendly building materials including lime mortars, plasters and paints, as well as wood insulation, building boards, ‘glaster’ and ‘limecrete’.
CPD SEMINAR: BUILDING REGULATIONS CHANGES
Justin Rickards, Building Control Team Leader at South Lakeland District Council, will present a CPD Seminar to explain forthcoming changes to the Building Regulations. The changes come into force on
1 October 2015 and include:
A new Part Q relating to security in new dwellings
Changes to Parts G, H and M
Changes related to competent person self-certification.
CPD SEMINAR: THE RENEWABLE HEAT AGENDA
Paul Satow of Global Energy Systems will present a CPD seminar entitled 'Renewable-Heat'. The focus will be on how renewable energy can assist design considerations, add-value to end users and reduce on-site CO2 emissions to ZERO
Paul will look at heat pump technology and related control systems, air-source technology and hot water, government incentives and design considerations .
CPD SEMINAR: AIR TIGHTNESS IN BUILDINGS
Ecological Building Systems will present a seminar on air-tightness and active moisture managemnt using intelligent vapourchecks which will include:
common failures and their consequences
moisture management and intelligent membranes
implementing an air-tightness strategy
solutions for acheiving air-tightness
air-tightness standards in the UK and abroad
CPD SEMINAR: NEW TIMBER ARCHITECTURE
LAWSA President Sue Dawson writes the Case Studies for TRADA. In this presentation Sue will show, explain and illustrate 15 innovative timber buildings, all completed in the last two years and ranging from a floating artists’ studio to the longest continuous timber roof in Europe.