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Building Performance Interactive Returns January 26!

Building Performance Interactive Returns January 26!

Back by popular demand, the second season of Building Performance Interactive premiers next week, on Thursday, January 26 (2 pm GMT/ 9 am ET)! The UK/Ireland-based show co-produced with Partel, is a platform for audiences to learn about Passive House design principles, nZEB (nearly zero-energy building) techniques, and other high-performance building methodologies that can help ensure compliance with the increasingly rigorous codes and policy goals of governments throughout the UK, Ireland, and Europe. Each episode offers audiences a chance to participate in a live and interactive discussion of modern methods of construction and the innovative technologies that will ultimately create the path to net zero.

You can rewatch all eight episodes from season 1 here.

The first episode explores a popular topic "Offsite Construction Meets Growing Demand For Better Buildings". This session features a live interactive focus on modern methods of construction and how offsite construction techniques not only meet current building standards, but demonstrate genuine technological innovation on the path to net zero.

Co-hosts Hugh Whiriskey and Ben Adam-Smith will welcome Pat Kirwan, Des O'Donnell and Brian Kennedy to provide an overview of modern methods of construction (MMC): structural panelised; modular; and volumetric modular. They will explore the advantages these offer in terms of meeting current building standards, their potential for technological innovation, and the environmental benefits they provide. Furthermore, they will discuss the challenges facing the sector, the design, manufacturing and build process of light gauge steel frame (LGSF) systems, the key drivers for developers looking to use MMC, and how different types of offsite techniques - timber frame and steel frame - are being adopted for different market sectors.

You can register for Thursday’s event here.

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