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Speakers at ebfs 2019
Scotland leading the way in educational facilities

Immersive Technologies: Augmented & Virtual Reality

Gary Hoggs, Senior BIM & Technology Manager, Baker Hicks

Gary will present on how BakerHicks have been utilising BIM models to provide an immersive experience for our clients using Virtual and Augmented Reality. He will show how this technology can be incorporated through various stages of a project and review the value and benefit it can add by highlighting some recent case studies.

He will also be providing an interactive demonstration of the technology during the event.

£lbn Campus Development – University of Glasgow

Ann Allen, Executive Director of Estates & Commercial Services, University of Glasgow

The presentation will share the University of Glasgow’s proposals for the £1bn capital investment in the Gilmorehill campus and how this is acting as a catalyst for development of the West and Waterfront Innovation District.

The ageing estate

Lyle Chrystie, Director, Reiach and Hall Architects

The university building boom of the 1960s and 70’s has left many estates with legacy buildings that are no longer fit for purpose. Taking the sustainability and capital cost agenda seriously, is it possible to give these buildings a renewed life that meets student expectations for their learning environment? Through case studies, the presentation will review the lessons from a series of re-purposing projects that have re-invigorated a number of difficult to deal with 1960’s buildings. Often able to be delivered to extremely fast timescales, we will review the critical methodologies that have enabled these buildings to again become key parts of their campuses.

SCAPE BECS Framework and Perfect Circle

Kevin Laing, Associate Director, AECOM

Scape is a single source OJEU compliant form of procurement. The Built Environment Consultancy Services (BECS) Framework was procured by Scape in 2016 and appointed Perfect Circle JV Ltd, a joint venture between AECOM, Gleeds and Pick Everard.

The framework was created to offer a comprehensive suite of design and construction consultancy services.

How are we designing school buildings to encourage and support more meaningful outdoor learning

Henry McKeown, Design Director, jmarchitects.

The Building School Education estate, the talk will reflect on the 2 principle themes, how are we designing school buildings to encourage and support more meaningful outdoor learning, the talk will be centred around our emerging Winchburgh (Holy Family Primary School, and Calderwood primary School), the second theme will be our belief that we are not just designing to be far more inclusive and centred around community use all week long.
We will use Garnock Community Campus and Largs Community Campus to illustrate this theme.

2040 Everyday learning – The digital asset … what do our buildings tell us?

Alex Donaldson, Director, Scott Brownrigg

Recently it was maintained that “There is no evidence that new buildings or particular aspects of architecture directly improve learning”. Without the data to disprove this it is hard to maintain otherwise.

As creators and procurers we just don’t routinely gather the data and process in such a manner that it is useful, either for smart performance improvement or for next generation development.

The Internet of Things is showing us how we can change this, we just need to embrace this culture.

Energy, Daylight and Fresh Air

Ian van Duivenbode, Head of Sustainability & Building Physics, Scotland.

The education building design sector is in a state of transition – the recent update to
BB101 sets significantly higher standards to achieve in terms of thermal comfort and
ventilation. While this is expected to improve the learning environment and pupil
attainment, there may be an energy and carbon emission penalty to pay. In parallel to
this the Scottish Government has ambitious plans to achieve an 80% reduction in
greenhouse gas emissions from 2009 by 2050. Ian will share design methods applied on
recent school projects, including Queensferry High School, that Ramboll have developed
to achieve these opposing objectives.

Delivering Quality in the Built Environment – Alness Academy – SFT Quality Pathfinder

Gordon Reid, Regional Business Development Manager, Kier.

Quality is never an accident. It is always the result of intelligent effort (John Ruskin). Failure to deliver quality in the built environment has never had such a high profile with the Cole Report, Edinburgh Schools and North West Community Campus all having recently been in the news. To address this, working in conjunction with Scottish Futures Trust, hub North Scotland and The Highland Council, Kier is delivering a quality pathfinder at the £32m new build Alness Academy where we are implementing and monitoring significant lessons learned quality initiatives from the wider Kier business and from across industry with a view to developing and sharing this best practice to the benefit of our clients and the wider community. Come and hear about how this initiative is developing and how some of the lessons learned are being rolled out on this project.