BDA launches new contemporary brick architecture CPD in Manchester

Following the unprecedented success of both Design Day and Urban Regeneration Day in 2016, this regional event, Contemporary Brick Architecture: how to achieve material distinction in modern design, is the first of its kind launched by the Brick Development Association. Hosted at the Museum of Science & Industry, Manchester, on Tuesday 6th June, delegates will explore the ways in which designing with clay brick adds distinction to the UK’s built environment.

This one day event will see guest speakers from global engineering firm ARUP, construction heavyweight Kier Group and brick manufacturer Wienerberger, provide invaluable advice on designing with brick.

From the myriad of choice available through bespoke, hand-made manufacturing, to the personal and commercial benefits of modern BIM technology, how to design for movement in brickwork and the importance of correct mortar selection, the lineup of industry experts will deliver a technically thorough, thought-provoking event.

Highlights of the day include a case study of the Chester Storyhouse development, a £37m project that at the time was the UK’s largest regional arts project under construction. The architects, Bennetts Associates, will discuss that which made this high profile, multi-stakeholder project a success. Northcot Brick, manufacturer of the bespoke bricks used in the RIBA award winning Newport Street gallery will also present, as well as experts in the fields of sustainability and modern methods of application.

Lunch and refreshments are provided. Individual tickets are available for £75 per delegate.

Click here to book your tickets today. For group bookings call 0207 323 7030 or email brick(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)

An exciting lineup of speakers is confirmed and includes such industry experts as:

10.00 am
 Registration: teas, coffees and pastries served. Networking

10.50 am Introduction from the Brick Development Association

11.00 am Bespoke Manufacturing: made to measure
Michael Brown, Managing Director of Northcot Brick, which supplied the bricks to RIBA Award winning Newport Street Gallery. Michael will talk delegates through the ways in which the hand-making process can be used to achieve distinct aesthetic and technical qualities.

11.30 am Designing for Movement in Brickwork
Alexis (Lex) Harrison, designer and Associate of global engineering consultancy ARUP. A specialist in designing challenging facades in brickwork, Lex will speak on the subject of designing for movement in brickwork, which will cover important technical and aesthetic considerations including developments in specification and application, as well as exemplar modern projects.

12.00 noon Mortar Explained: the importance of type and choice
Tim Multon of CPI Euromix will present on the importance of choosing the correct types of mortar. In addition to strength, colour, standards and the relationship between mortar and brick, Tim will use examples of architectural mistakes to highlight the importance of correct specification.

12:30 pm Lunch for one hour with practical demonstration

1.30 pm Chester Storyhouse case study, considering stakeholder relationships (Bennetts Associates, Furness Brick, Kier Construction, PLF)

2.30 pm Modern Methods: the application of clay brick in alternative construction
Neil Sullivan, Managing Director of MATCLAD will look at the application of clay brick in some methods of off-site construction and the niche role this plays in the UK’s built environment.

3.00 pm Brick and the Circular Economy
Stephanie Palmer, Sustainability Manager of Wienerberger UK, will talk delegates through clay brick’s role in the circular economy, highlight the understated credentials of clay brick as a sustainable construction material, and the progress of the sector in working collaboratively to continually improve operations.

3.30 pm BIM for Bricks
Representatives from BIM Technologies will present on BIM. In addition to the what and how of BIM technology, presenters will demonstrate the advantages of using BIM when designing with clay brick, both commercially and for the end user.

4:30 pm Event closes

Click here to book your tickets today. For group bookings call 0207 323 7030 or email brick(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)