Climate Change and Active Buildings

The context for my work to develop design guidance for low energy, climate resilient, Active Buildings has never been more relevant.  While I continue to develop my guidance document and support partners in the design of Active Buildings, it’s been another busy week for climate change news. Here are my highlights: In a Wales OnlineContinue reading “Climate Change and Active Buildings”

UK Construction Week and Grand Designs Live 2019

This week I spent two days at #UKCW2019 and #GDLive in Birmingham NEC. Highlights for me included a few interesting seminars on the Main Stage – firstly, a talk by Mark Farmer where he spoke about the need for the construction industry to improve.  One example he discussed was his view that public procurement shouldContinue reading “UK Construction Week and Grand Designs Live 2019”

From SPECIFIC to Active Building Centre

Before the Active Building Centre was established, I spent 5 years working for SPECIFIC Innovation and Knowledge Centre, also led by Swansea University.  Here, my role was to find ways to enable the technologies being developed at SPECIFIC and their industrial partners to be adopted on building projects. Being an Architect, it was obvious toContinue reading “From SPECIFIC to Active Building Centre”

Designing Active Buildings

This is the first post on my new blog, which will detail my research journey, as I continue my Doctorate in the Sustainable Built Environment, which is based on the design of Active Buildings. I’m just getting this new blog going, so stay tuned for more. Subscribe below to get notified when I post newContinue reading “Designing Active Buildings”