Pilkington to provide Part L expertise at CAB conference

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24 Apr 2013

Pilkington have been invited to address industry on a key subject at the 8th Annual Council for Aluminium in Building (CAB) Technical Conference 'Getting Through the Building Envelope'.


Tim Fagg

CAB is the largest UK aluminium in building trade association and aims to support the interests of the architectural aluminium industry by encouraging the increasing use of aluminium products in architecture and in the construction industry as a whole.

The conference, which takes place at Loughborough University on 16th May 2013, will provide essential guidance on the opportunities and threats faced by the fenestration sector. It will look at how regulations concerned with accessibility, fire and acoustics will impact construction projects in the future, but proposed changes to Part L of the Building Regulations will be the hot topic of the day.

The speaker line-up features a stellar cast of representatives from respected organisations including the Centre for Window and Cladding Technology, the Building Research Establishment and the Construction Products Association.

Tim Fagg, Glass Coatings Specifications Manager for Pilkington United Kingdom Limited, will present glazing options to aid Part L compliance.

Tim comments, "We are still waiting for the new Approved Documents to be published, so we can only speculate on what the requirements may be. We do know that every revision of Part L brings with it challenges to substantially improve the energy performance of buildings. Fortunately, glass manufacturers continue to develop new and innovative energy saving products, including high performance solar control and self-cleaning products such as Pilkington Activ Suncool™ or low emissivity glass optimised for U value like the new Pilkington Optitherm™ S1 Pro T.

"At the conference, I'll be discussing the role of glass as a major contributor towards energy efficiency and how the requirements of Part L can be met whilst keeping windows practical, affordable and energy saving. I have attended CAB technical conferences in the past and found them to be very informative and enlightening. It is an honour to be invited to stand on the other side of the rostrum."

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