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16 August 2017

BSRIA supports Building Services Forum

BSRIA has announced its support of the Building Services Forum. The organisation will be providing an expert speaker for the Forum, taking place on Thursday 8 February 2018 at The Building Centre, London.

The Building Services Forum will provide the chance to address key industry topics, share ideas and showcase new products.

With a growing line up of fantastic sponsors and a high level of pre-registration interest, the Forum is set to bring building services professionals and experts together.

BSRIA’s Dr Michelle Agha-Hossein, building sustainability engineer, will be making a presentation on how a building can be measured for its impact on the ‘wellness’ of the occupants. There are new well-being measurement methodologies entering the marketplace, and the topic of well-being in general is receiving considerable focus in workplace management circles.

BSRIA will explain what ‘wellness’ means and offer an overview of the functional, physical and psychological factors that can really make a difference. There are 80 factors already identified; some are enforced by laws and are needed to satisfy basic human needs and safety, but there is also a list of additional factors, including technologies and design, that optimise occupant well-being and happiness. 

Dr Agha-Hossein said: “BSRIA is delighted to support the inaugural Building Services Forum. As one of BSRIA’s four core values, being innovative is vital to a forward thinking industry and we would encourage building services professionals to attend this event to pick up some of the latest building services thinking.

She continued: “Well-being is a very comprehensive term and goes beyond health and comfort. Looking to the future, being compliant is no longer enough; we need to create an environment which has a positive impact.

“It is generally acknowledged that building environments have a direct impact on the occupants’ well-being. ‘Well’ buildings support occupants to thrive and happily perform to their optimum ability. Although this is not a new concept, until recently this was not translated into practice. Many organisations are now interested to know how they can create an environment that can improve occupants’ wellbeing.” 

Event manager, Jacqui Henderson, commented: “This new event will give access to an unrivalled pool of expert knowledge with the opportunity to ask questions, put forward ideas and open the debate about where building services are going in the next few years.”

A hub of ideas, debates and thinking at the forefront of the industry, the Building Services Forum is aimed at building services specifiers, installers, engineers, facilities managers, designers and architects.

Offering a comprehensive, CPD accredited seminar programme and table-top stands from leading manufacturers, the Forum is the perfect opportunity to network with others in the industry.

This ticketed, one-day event will include breakfast and lunch.

For more information and to register your interest, visit www.buildingservicesforum.london.

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