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Understanding Current Building Regulations

Understanding Current Building Regulations and the implications for domestic building services is the theme of a one-day conference being organised by Heat Merchants Group at Croke Park on Wednesday, 12 November next.

A panel of industry experts will advise on the implications of the recent changes to Irish building regulations for the domestic building construction sector. They will discuss new technology, regulations and best practices governing gas, oil and solid fuel appliances, Part J and carbon monoxide safety. Three of the presentations are CPD-accredited.

Full details are as follows:—

Welcome and Official opening by Alan Hogan, Managing Director, Heat Merchants Group.

Regulations Governing Oil & Solid Fuel Appliances, Flue Regulations & Best Practices  — Nicola Barry (B Eng, MIEI), Engineering & Technical Manager for Firebird Heating Solutions overseeing the technical and service teams for Ireland, UK and the global market. Learn more about fuel management from the Octane Holding Group website.

Part J and Guide to Residential Carbon Monoxide Safety — Brian Trueman – Sprue Safety Products. In the last two years he has helped the industry in Scotland and Northern Ireland get to grips with legislation changes related to Carbon Monoxide. He is eager to help the Irish market adapt to revisions within Part J of the Building Regulations and the likely further regulation that may follow on from this.

Gas Fired Boiler Technology and Weather Compensation Controls — Richard Green, Baxi Potterton Myson. Richard has been working in the gas and heating industry for 34 years having worked for British Gas as a service engineer then as a self employed gas boiler specialist before joining Cannon as a service engineer. In 1998 he joined Baxi’s technical support team as a technical adviser before joining Baxi’s training team as a training officer in 2002.

Integration of Solar Photovoltaic Systems into New and Existing Buildings — Scott McDaniel, Solar World. Scott McDaniel is the UK & Ireland Manager for SolarWorld, the largest solar producer in the United States and Europe, SolarWorld employs about 3,200 people and carries out production in Hillsboro, Oregon, and Freiberg and Arnstadt, Germany. From the raw material silicon to solar wafers, cells and panels, SolarWorld manages all stages of production including its own research and development.

Air Tightness in Construction – its Purpose and Relevance to Part L — Mark Shirley – 2eva. Mark has a BSc in Energy Management of Buildings has worked as an Independent Energy Consultant since 2008. Mark is a BER assessor, and as such has an in-depth knowledge of DEAP and Part L Regulations, an NSAI registered Air Leakage Tester and a Certified Passive House Tradesman and is the invited Irish representative member of the European TAAC (Tightvent Airtightness Association Committee).

Water Conservation & Fuel Storage Requirements for Domestic Housing — Charles Burns, Kingspan Environmental. Charles has over 15 years technical, sales and consulting expertise in the sustainable water, renewable energy and environmental fuel storage aspects of the Kingspan Environmental business.

Air-To-Water Heat Heat Pump Technology and the Effects on the Energy Rating of the Property  — Vincent Mahony, Panasonic Heating & Cooling. Vincent is General Manager of Panasonic Heating and Cooling Systems for Ireland and has over 34 years experience in the building services Industry.

REGISTRATION — Places are limited and advance registration is essential for each delegate who will be attending. Please send your details, including Name, Company Name, JobTitle, Email and Mobile Number to Alternatively, call or call 090-  6442306 to register.

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