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Evening Networking Event

netMAGevents - evening of Thursday 21st November, 18.30 - 21.30

21 November 2013,  1 day

Venue: The Building Centre, London WC1E 7BT

Organizer: The Building Centre and sponsored by Stelrad and Armstrong Industries

Participate in two RIBA Accredited CPD seminars and browse the Vincent and Product Galleries. Also on display will be a gallery showcasing major building projects featured within the last year's issues of Architects Datafile magazine with the chance to vote for your favourite.


With the search on for ever more energy efficient heating systems for our homes and commercial premises, the search is being focused on the individual components of the heating system, including the radiators. This seminar will introduce the concept of serial feed radiators, explaining the differences between standard parallel feed radiators and the serial feed option. The presentation covers:

•The basics of radiator technology, explaining the mix of radiant and convection heat

•How parallel feed radiators work – with both panels heating up at the same time and rate

•The concept of serial feed technology – with the front panel heating up first and quickest

•The positive effects on a condensing boiler and the rest of the heating system from the use of serial feed radiator

The overall measureable effects of using a serial feed radiator such as the Radical from Stelrad, has been independently assessed by KIWA as an impressive 10.5% energy saving.


Following its launch of the eco-friendly CoolZone system, Armstrong Ceilings now has a RIBA-approved CPD on the use of the PCM (Phase Change Material).

The CPD "Using phase change materials in construction for a more sustainable built environment" is designed to help specifiers better understand where and how PCMs can be used to create a more energy-efficient and comfortable environment and how they play a role in supporting high-performing sustainable properties.

The CPD advises on the how, what, where and when of PCMs in new-build and refurbishment projects in the office, education, healthcare, commercial and retail sectors particularly.


A Building Projects Gallery will be on display featuring the following case studies published within the Architects Datafile magazine:

•BBC Cardiff

by Holder Mathias Architects and FAT

•Slough Bus Station by bblur architecture

•LICA Building, Lancaster University

by Sheppard Robson

•Kings Cross Station

by John McAslan + Partners

•Finchley Memorial Hospital by Murphy Philipps

•Cannon Place by Foggo Associates

•Archbishop McGrath Catholic High School

by HLM

•Deptford Station by Dawson Horrell Architects

•Charles Carter Building, Lancaster University

by John McAslan + Partners

It will be a great opportunity to network with some of the architects who worked on the projects and you can vote for your favourite and runner up.

The gallery will be taken to all of the netMAGevents throughout 2013 and the results will be announced in the February 2014 issue.