SPACES newsletter – January 2023

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SPACES Study Day Webinar

Low Carbon Superstructures
1:00pm – Thursday 19th January 2023
As part of our ongoing series of webinars related to our Study Day, Net Zero Carbon – Building Resilience, Tom Holland, Business Development Manager at Innovaré Systems Limited will be presenting on Low Carbon Superstructures.

  • There is a theme of sustainability running throughout the presentation on how SIP’s/MMC impacts sequestered, embodied, and operational carbon.
  • We will look at the nature of SIP & Closed Panel Timber Frame superstructure solutions covering fire, air tightness & U Value standards and structural compliance. This area also touches n compliance with the new DfE Framework requirements.
  • We have just recently introduced an embodied carbon calculator and we will provide evidence and show the process involved for your future reference and support.
  • Finally, we cover a selected case study before a short Q&A to close.

Facilitating the session will be Alan Jarvie, SPACES member and Atkins.

The webinar will be hosted on webinarjam and you can register here.
Thank you to our sponsors AtkinsBauder RoofingFaithful+GouldNorse ConsultingPick Everard and Willmott Dixon.

Don’t forget to check out our presentations and webinars from the Study Day on YouTube!

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Summary of what’s been happening
Useful Information
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Fire Safety (England) Regulations 2022

You can understand your duties as a responsible person under the Fire Safety (England) Regulations 2022 here. Updated 13th December 2022. 

This guidance is for people who have responsibilities under the Fire Safety (England) Regulations 2022. You will have such responsibilities if, under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, you are a responsible person to whom the Fire Safety Order imposes various duties in relation to fire safety in a residential building.

School Rebuilding Programme

The DfE have announced that 239 more schools will be transformed with modern classrooms, sports halls, dining rooms, and more through our School Rebuilding Programme. 

New buildings will be more energy efficient and net-zero in operation

See here for more information. 

RAAC in Educational Buildings

On the 14th December the DfE launched guidance on Identifying reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete (RAAC) in education settings. The guidance presents a 5-stage approach to the identification and management of RAAC in educational buildings.

See here for more information. 

Education Buildings Energy Efficiency Guidance

The Department for Education’s Funding and Guidance to support Schools and Colleges in reducing their energy consumption, energy costs and carbon emission has been launched. 

See here for more information. 

Updates to output specs on 25th November

Employer’s requirements Part B: generic design brief
Page summary:
Generic design brief and technical annexes.
Change made:
Replaced the following with updated versions. Part B: generic design brief, technical annex 2A: sanitaryware, technical annex 2D: internal elements and finishes, technical annex 2E: daylight and electric lighting, technical annex 2F: mechanical services and public health engineering, technical annex 2G: electrical services, communications, fire and security systems, technical annex 2H: controls, technical annex 2I: controls, technical annex 2J: sustainability and technical annex 3: fittings, furniture and equipment.

Schedule of Accommodation tools for schools and colleges
Page summary:
Tools and templates to help identify the internal spaces needed in mainstream schools and colleges.
Change made:
‘FE college: Schedule of Accommodation template’ replaced with an updated version.

Employer’s requirements Part C: School-specific brief template
Page summary:
School-specific brief template and annexes.
Change made:
Replaced the following with updated versions: Part C: School-specific brief template (mainstream schools) Part C: School-specific brief template (special schools and alternative provision) Annex SS2: Refurbishment scope of works template Annex SS6: Sustainable estate strategy

Support for authorities to help develop homes and communities

The Local Government Capacity Centre (LGCC) has set up a winter learning programme to support authorities and help develop homes and communities.

The knowledge-sharing sessions take place from Monday 30 January to Friday 10 February 2023. Local government officers can learn more with the following schedule and book their places. The LGCC anticipates that session attendees will gain Continued Professional Development (CPD) accreditation.

The registration deadline for all sessions is Monday 23 January 2023. 

See here for more information. 

UK Net Zero Carbon Buildings Standard coalition launches call for evidence

The team developing the UK’s Net Zero Carbon Buildings Standard (the NZCBS) has launched a call for evidence, to help inform and guide the development of the Standard.

Call for evidence has been extended until 11th January 2023! . 

See here for more information.