Towards zero carbon - the role of timber frame


The Irish Timber Frame Manufacturers’ Association is organising a seminar entitled - 'Towards zero carbon - the role of timber frame' - which will take place on Wednesday 21 May 2008 in the Radisson SAS Hotel, Dublin Airport.

The forthcoming changes to Part L of the building regulations mean that all new dwellings started after 1 July next will need to be 40% more energy efficient. The new regulations include the requirement to limit the amount of energy needed for the operation of the dwelling and to limit associated CO2 emissions.

Furthermore, it is intended that standards will be tightened even further in 2010 with the aim of achieving zero carbon emissions at the earliest date practicable.

This half-day seminar will examine how timber frame, as a method of construction, will play its part in meeting the new standards. It will be of particular interest to architects, engineers, local authorities, builders, developers, timber fame manufacturers and anyone with an interest in modern methods of construction.

Speakers at the seminar will include -

  • Joseph Little - an architect specialising in low energy, low carbon and future-proof design;
  • Bobby Gilbert - a chartered engineer who recently developed ‘Carbon Mixer’ - a software carbon assessment tool already adopted by many UK local authorities and consultants - and
  • Bill Quigley of NuTech Renewables.

Seminar cost is €130 per person. For bookings or further information, contact Philip Mahony of the Irish Timber Frame Manufacturers Association - Tel: 01 659 9429 or email: [email protected]