Passivhaus Standards with FRP Composite Materials


The aim of this unique event is to look at how fibre reinforced polymer composite materials can offer solutions to the challenges posed by Passivhaus regulations. The highly interactive morning session will cover the principles of Passivhaus, whilst the afternoon will showcase real solutions.

The event is aimed at all construction and built environment disciplines ranging from architects, planners, building control officers, energy managers, builders and housing associations and researchers.

Provisional Programme

The event will take the format of 2 distinct sessions. The first session will address the principles of Passivhaus with speakers explaining the implications, policies and regulations. Presentations will be followed by an open panel discussion session to ensure all questions are raised and answered where possible.

09:30 Registration
10:00 NGCC AGM
11:00 Coffee and registration for non-NGCC members
11:30 Welcome and Introduction - Sue Halliwell, NGCC Coordinator

Session 1: Principles of Passivhaus: Implications, policies and regulations

Short presentations from:
Liz Reason – TSB liaison for AECB
Emily Barnston – Fielden and Mawson
John Hutchinson – Architect and Consultant

Use the subsequent panel discussion session to get answers to your questions and find out how others have faced and overcome the issues.

13:00 Lunch and Networking

Session 2: Case Studies and solutions with FRP Composites

13:30 An all FRP Passivhaus dwelling: The Startlink PGRP Building Construction System - John Hutchinson, Architect and Consultant
14:00 A GRP Replacement Cavity Lintel - Chris Sullivan, Material Edge Ltd
14:30 An Advanced FRP Panel System for Flooring in Buildings - Jiye Chen, University of Portsmouth
15:00 The Details – an FRP Composite Window Solution - Michael Moseley, Rehau
15:30 Discussion & Close

NGCC and PIA members £45 +vat
Non-members £95 + vat
Please click here to download a registration form or request one from ngcc.