Business In The Community is hosting a free webinar on climate change and how this may impact businesses in the UK on the 19th September 2017. This webinar will be targeted at helping business owners and managers understand what climate change is and what it means for the future of business in the UK. This webinar will highlight key areas to consider and some of the major roles that your business can play in helping to reduce the impact of climate change for the future.
This is a free dissemination workshop for the Urban Flood Resilience: Property Flood Resilience Database project, and will be held in Liverpool. This is one of three workshops, with alternative locations in Watford (England) and Ravenscraig (nr Motherwell) – see below for dates and booking.
On Wednesday 27th April 2017 the Annual Resilience Day took place focusing on the question “Are you flood Ready” as a part of ‘Responsible Business Week‘. Hosted by Business In The Community’s (BITC) Business Emergency Resilience Group (BERG), this event was held at the Building Research Establishment (BRE) in Watford.
As a key recommendation to the Defra Roundtable for Property Level Flood Resilience, the latest demonstration house at BRE Watford – The BRE Flood Resilient Repair House – shows how simple changes can transform a home to become flood resilient. This demonstration house uses both resistance and resilience measures to simulate an environment where the impacts of flooding would be significantly reduced on a home.
This workshop will examine how the Action Plan will impact on property flood resilience in Scotland. This free, half-day event will be held at the BRE Innovation Park in Ravenscraig near Motherwell on 16th February 2017.
Building on the success of the Resilience 15 event, the next event on 1st November 2016 will be Resilience 16. This will be hosted at the Building Research Establishment site in Watford. This event will review property level flood resilience in the built environment. We will review the challenges of this and what we can do to mitigate the damage caused by flooding in the UK.
The Property Care Association (PCA) are hosting their 2016 International Waterproofing Conference on 6th July 2016 at The Møller Centre, Cambridge. This event will build upon the success of the 2015 ‘PCA Structural Waterproofing Forum’ and will comprise of three sessions each with its own key theme – Design, Delivery and Assurance. This event will commence at 9.30am and will conclude at 4:45pm.
The Centre for Resilience hosted its first event regarding resilience on 22nd June 2016 at the BRE Innovation Park at Ravenscraig. This event raised awareness of resilience, outlining the various types and expanding into further information and case study examples for each.
The UK Centre for Moisture in Building (UKCMB) was established in order to fill the research gap into the impacts of excessive or insufficient moisture content in UK buildings. Working alongside government, standards bodies, industry and the general public, using a wide array of facilities, equipment and techniques; the aim of the UKCMB is “the development of a moisture-safe built environment in the UK”.
Resilience14 explored the challenges around adapting our built environment to the more severe and unpredictable weather patterns than are a consequence of climate change. Over 350 people people from organisations across the UK gathered at building science centre BRE for the first international conference and exhibition on resilience.