SPACES e-news October 2020

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Autumn Programme

We are pleased to announce our Autumn programme of webinars running on Fridays @1:00pm.

9th October James Clarke, Division Director, Learniture will be discussing school furniture and how can furniture impact on outcomes within schools and is there anything we need to alter as a result of the pandemic?
For more information and to book your place see here

4th December 2020, Simon Lindsay, Capital Efficiency and Capability Department, DfE will be covering their Good Estate Management for Schools (GEMS) resources, including what’s new in GEMS, new tools and checklists, and the benefits to schools.
For more information and to book your place see here

Webinars are free to all but recordings are only available to SPACES members. For more information and to book your place see our events calendar. NB To receive the invite you must register through the SPACES website or email Fiona

Previous webinars have been videoed and the links are available to members by logging into their account and going to the information suite.

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Technical Meeting

6th November 2020 – Technical Meeting

There will be an online Technical Meeting. The chair for the meeting is Steve Rufus, Head of Profession – Engineering.

The following technical matters are going to be discussed:

  • Heat Pumps
  • Wiring Regs
  • Electrical Contractor Risk  Based Assessment
  • Zero Carbon
  • The S-Curve project update

This meeting is open to all SPACES members, but will be of particular interest to engineers. Please let Fiona know if there is a technical matter that you wish to add to the agenda.

For more information and to book your place see here.
NB To receive the invite you must register through the SPACES website or email Fiona.

Annual General Meeting

Thursday 1st October @12:30pm

Thank you to all those that attended the AGM. 
It is with great pleasure that SPACES would like to announce their new President for the next two years. Jackie Lowe.

Jackie has been a member of SPACES since its inception in 2015, and prior to that was a member of SCALA (Society for Construction and Architecture in Local Authorities). For both SPACES and SCALA she has been heavily involved with the yearbook and awards.

Jackie says:
“It is an honour to take the helm as President of SPACES who as a collaborative society have actively supported me, my career and my input to the Society’s development for over 15 years. I am confident we can work our way through current challenges and look forward to embracing further digital and virtual technologies to enable us to reach out to more members and sponsors”.

Her Vice President will be Steve Rufus, another long standing member and supporter of both SPACES and SCEME (Society for Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, serving local government).

You can download a copy of the minutes here.

Useful Information

The following information has been shared on LinkedIn and/or Twitter last month: