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December 2014 Progress Update

December 2014 Update on the Green Build Hub Construction Progress

Interviews with some of the key members of the team sharing thoughts on the progress to date

A big THANK-YOU is in order from CSBT to all that have helped with the Green Build Hub get to where it is today

If you would like to get involved, be it with a product, service or for interest please contact us

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from CSBT and the Green Build Hub team

Please share our progress

Timber Frame Workshop Training Opportunities

We have had 4 full time Wood Occupations Level 1 students from Cornwall College St Austell, on a one day a week, 4 week, work experience placement here at CSBT. Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) are a growing option for the construction industry, moving away from traditional building methods. It is essential that here at CSBT we are catering for changes in the industry and enable companies and individuals opportunities to up-skill in order to help businesses to remain viable and flexible.

Below is a video showcasing the on-site construction of the timber frame element of the Green Build Hub and how at CSBT we are engaging with local students offering hands on work experience. The students have really enjoyed the experience and we hope it aids them to secure apprenticeships next year to progress to NVQ level 2 and 3.

Air Tightness and Thermal Imaging CPD

In January we are planning to host a CPD event on Air Tightness and Thermal Imaging, please watch this space for further details

The outline plan is to have a brief presentation on why airtightness is important, and then introduce methods of identifying leakage including thermal imaging and its benefits in identifying leakage areas along with some photograph/presentation examples.

There will be a brief demonstration in a test property using the air test equipment and the thermal imaging camera at the end of the session. Details will also be provided on what other situations thermal imaging can be useful for clients.

The event will be run by Rachel Simpkins of South West Air Energy, keep an eye out for event updates

November 2014 Progress Update

November 2014 Update on the Green Build Hub Construction Process

New live cameras onsite to be added to our website soon, watch this space!

Please share our progress.

CSBT Autumn Supper Evening

  

Autumn Supper Evening – an evening of learning and sharing.

Last night we hosted one of our evening supper events for supporters and local firms interested in our work.

The whole event was free (thanks to the generosity of Skills Support for the Workforce, through the European Social Fund) and included CPD training on Thermal Imaging; a delicious tagine meal provided by Eden caterers; and an update on the Green Build Hub construction progress.

After the meal Paul Bright, our CEO explained his vision for the CSBT Charter Mark and how we want to use the charter not only as a mark of excellence within the sustainable building industry, but also as our way of encouraging SMEs to reduce their carbon emissions year on year, with our support.

 

 

The beautiful Gallery at Eden provided a lovely backdrop to the evening, and enabled the approx. 90 members of local building and sustainability organisations in Cornwall to chat and form new contacts.

There will be another supper event in the spring, as well as the Green Cornwall Show in May, so look out for further details.

We will be running further CPD events in the New Year, with reduced costs to CSBT Charterers.

GBH team attend NEC 3 Workshops

  

CSBT have put on two New Engineering Contract 3 Workshops which involved all parties of our GBH team. The workshops help highlight any confusion or potential problems with the proposed contract. The key members of the project are working under the NEC 3 Engineering and Construction Contract which promotes mutual trust and co-operation.

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   Expert advice from NEC 3 Tutor 

Plan checkProject Manager and Contractor discussing GBH programme draft

Everyone is focused on the same goal of producing a high quality, on time sustainable construction.  The NEC 3 Contract pulls away from traditional contracts and is written in plain English and promotes clear communication links. The contract states that early warnings are used not to point blame but to organise  innovative avoidance strategies or solutions collaboratively. All attendees were focused and highly impressed with the workshop delivery.

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