AUE Conference 2013

GoldsmithsThis year's AUE Conference was held at Goldsmiths, University of London, from Wednesday 4 to Friday 6 September, and the event was a huge success. The theme of the conference was Recycling of Buildings, and over 100 delegates enjoyed a varied programme of plenary sessions, with a chance to interact with other engineers and the 50 exhibitors during the breaks. There was an interesting range of tours to choose from on the first afterrnoon and the two evenings provided a good opportunity for exhibitors and delegates to network in a more informal setting.


The Gala dinner was held in the National Maritime Museum and diners were entertained by Dick Strawbridge MBE, who is well known as an energetic and versatile television presenter. The dinner was also the setting for the presentation of three awards - the Harland Roberts Award for the best apprentice/trainee was awarded to Lyn Ha of Bradford University, the Tom Bradley Award for the best member presentation at the conference went to Nigel Young of Coventry University, and the John Hallett Award, which was new this year, was awarded to Tony Hammond of Brighton University for his outstanding contribution towards the AUE website over the last 12 months. Many congratulations to them all.


GoldsmithsMany thanks to Richard Groves of Goldsmiths and Assured Events for their hard work

in providing such an excellent conference.

As always, we are indebted to our Sponsors and Exibitors, without whom the conference could not take place. Please click on the link above for contact details.

Click here to see photos taken at the Conference.

Donations for a local charity, New Cross Library, were generously given by AUE delegates at the two evening events, and a cheque for over £700 was presented to Library staff by Richard Groves. Click here for further details.

Please click here to read the Post-Conference Report, which is in the Members' Only Area of the website

The Conference ended with a presentation by Russell Smith about next year's conference at Bradford.


Conference Presentations

Plenary 1

Drivers for Recycling of Buildings

by Michael Dick, Former Director of Estates and Facilities, Goldsmiths, University of London


Plenary 2A

Fabric Changes for Recycling of Buildings

by Giovanni Zemella, Senior Engineer, Arup and Henry Bird, Architect/Managing Director, Shepheard Epstein Hunter


Plenary 2B

Showing the benefit of BIM to operation and maintenance teams in overcoming the paucity of information normally provided in responct of Asset registers, O & M's, Log Books, etc.

by Professor David Philp, Head of BIM Implemention, MACE and Jeff Stephens, Information Systems R & D Project Manager - Special Projects, VINCI


Plenary 3A

Passive Ventilation in Recycling of Buildings

by David Reynolds, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Services Consultant, TGA Consulting Engineers LLP


Plenary 3B

Business Case and Assistance for Recycling of Buildings

by Philip Tooms, Associate Director - Head of Utility and Infrastructure Management, Turner & Townsend


Plenary 4

Control Systems for Recycling of Buildings

by Joe Short, Chief Executive Officer, Demand Logic Ltd


Plenary 5B

The Control of Keys, Keys and More Keys!

by Nigel Young, Building Services and Contracts Manager, Coventry University


Plenary 6

Creating Great Workplaces

by Henry Stewart, Chief Executive, Happy Ltd and author of The Happy Manifesto


Plenary 7

Beyond PC

George Moss, Director, NG Moss Services Ltd