Create, Deliver & Maintain The External Envelope Vision:

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Chapter 2 Additional Resources
Delivering The Vision

This page provides the additional resources for each article in Chapter 2 of the External Envelope Vision Book. 

Resources are sorted in the same order as the book. First article in the chapter through to the last. 

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Choosing the Best Suited Build Method:

The Pros and Cons of Reinforced Concrete 

Kieran Duggan, Operations Manager, O’Halloran and O’Brien Ltd 

 

The Challenges of Inset Balconies 

Glen Pritchard, Pre-Construction Manager, Sapphire Balconies Ltd 

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Options for Cladding as Part of the External Envelope 

Gavin Besley, General Manager, Valcan 

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Including Brickwork in Modern High-rise Buildings 

Sean Wilkins, Technical Manager, Brick Development Association.

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Brickslips – The Future of Construction 

Aneira Beament, Group Head of Marketing  Ash & Lacy 

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Understanding the Modern Methods of Construction  

Ken Davie, Director, Krozen Design and Consultancy Ltd  

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Making the Most of MMC in Balcony Design 

Tristan Parsons, Managing Director, Sapphire Balconies Ltd 

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Light Gauge Steel – The Modern Solution  

Ryan Simmonds, Pre-contracts Director, Sigmat 

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Improving Safety, Costs and Quality with Unitised Façades  

Laurence McBeth, Sales & Commercial Director, Alumet Systems  

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Precast Wall Panels – The Future Is Sustainable 

Darren Brown, Pre-construction Manager and Dr Derek Russell, Head of Engineering, Techrete 

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Creating Beautiful Spaces with Cross-Laminated Timber 

Olav Felgendreher, Project Manager - Component Design, Katerra 

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How Residential Construction Can Master MMC

Jamie Parr, Founder and Consultant, BD Solutions 

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Designing Right with Glass at Height 

James Allen, Glass Safety and Security Risk Consultant, AITCo Consulting 

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The Construction Design and Management (CDM) Regulations 2015

 

Choosing the Right Materials for Balcony Design 

Nick Haughton, Head of Marketing, Sapphire Balconies 

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Weighing Up Cost Options for Balconies 

Elston Gurr, Sales Manager, Sapphire Balconies 

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Fire - Cause, Compliance & Behaviour:

How Fire Behaves in High-rise Buildings 

Kevan Brelsford, Fire Protection Specialist, West Midlands Fire Service  

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Effective Building Element Design for Fire Safety 

Harem Hussein, Fire Safety Engineer, Efectis 

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How High is the Cladding Risk? The View From 2021 

Geoff Wilkinson, Managing Director of Wilkinson Construction Consultants 

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A holistic approach to quality and performance

Paul Doman, Partner – Clerk of Works, calfordseaden

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The Case for Laminate Glass 

Nick Haughton, Head of Marketing at Sapphire Balconies 

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Planning for Fire Safety in Residential Building 

Shane Ryan, Associate Director, BB7 Fire 

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Creating a Firestop Health Check 

Duncan Alabaster, Technical Manager, Polyseam 

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Saving Lives and Property with Cavity Barriers 

Christopher Hall, External Affairs Director, Siderise Group  

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Smoke Control Systems and Fire Safety 

Carlsson Elkins, Sertus 

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Thermal - Heat Loss, Condensation & Vibration:

The Role of Thermal Breaks 

Simon Hill, Schöck Ltd UK 

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Minimising Heat Loss in Residential Buildings 

Toby Cambray, Building Physicist, Engineer and Director, Greengauge 

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Solving Condensation Issues in Balcony Design 

Eugene Korch, Technical Director, FAT Facades 

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The Important Structural Aspects of a Well Designed Balcony 

Andrew Parsons, Founder and Technical Director, Sapphire Balconies Ltd 

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Structural Thermal Breaks in High-Rise Living 

Chris Lister, Commercial Manager, Farrat Structural Thermal Breaks. 

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British Standard 8579:

BS8579 – The New Standard for Balcony Design  

Mark Taylor, Technical Director at Allies and Morrison Architects 

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The Role of Digital:

Using Digital Tools to Improve Quality Control 

Troy Geddes, Quality Process Engineer, Warren Services 

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Digital Traceability – The Key to Success 

Karl Pallister, Quality Manager, Sapphire Balconies 

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The Digital Golden Thread 

George Stevenson, Chair of BIM4Housing and Managing Director of Active Plan

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BIM – from Design to Build, to Occupation, to End of Life 

Johnny Furlong, BIM Strategy Lead, L&Q Housing Association. 

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Successful BIM Implementation  

Tom Cannon, Group BIM Manager, Hill Group UK. 

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BIM In Practice 

David Philp, Global BIM Consultancy Director, AECOM 

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Delivering better results for clients using BIM 

Allister Lewis, Head of Technology, Ayre Chamberlain Gaunt Ltd 

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How BIM is Inspiring Construction  

Andrew Gamblen, Digital Manager, Willmott Dixon 

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The Role of Configurators in Building Design 

Dr Nimrita S. Bassi, Associate Lecturer at the University of Kent and Director of Marketing Essentials Lab  

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Optimising Productivity:

Supply Chain Collaboration 

Tony Ball, Managing Director, C3 Alliance.

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The Benefits of Standardisation in Construction 

Luke Haughton, Sales Director, Sapphire Balconies. 

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Optimising Scaffolding Erection On Site Through Intelligent Delivery 

Adam Reeve, Operations Director, Durston Group.

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Managing Build Risks:

Managing Construction Sites Safely 

Kenneth Farnon, Director, Cooley Construction Services. 

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The Role of CDM in Project Safety 

David Ackerley, Senior Consultant, Arup.  

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Combining Speed and Safety at Install  

Brian Hooper, Managing Director, Dantaag 

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The Impact of Non-Combustible Materials in High-Rise Buildings 

Richard McMullan, Head of Business Development, MyDek Aluminium Decking 

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How Residential Construction Can Build Better and Safer 

Jonathan Davies, Façades Manager, Premier Guarantee 

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