Yearly Archives: 2022

RIDBA office Christmas closure

Thank you for supporting RIDBA in 2022.

The RIDBA office will be closed for Christmas from midday on Thursday, December 22 until 9am on Tuesday, January 3.

We hope you find some time over the festive period to wind down with family and friends and prepare for...

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Heat and moisture: Predictable design issues

“In hot conditions, cattle can become unproductive, overheat or die”.

Those words are from the opening line of a paper in the Journal of Agricultural Engineering Research published in 2000 by two colleagues - Rod McGovern and Jim Bruce. They had produced a model of the thermal balance for cattle...

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Members enjoy factory tour

RIDBA members were greeted with open arms during a visit to their fellow member Shufflebottom earlier this month.

Director Alex Shufflebottom gave an insightful talk on the history of the Llanelli-based and spoke about its recent investments in its production process and people.

Designing buildings to withstand winter storms: Part II

In the previous issue of the RIDBA Journal I wrote about wind loading on buildings and how to design with it in mind.

The article considered the many factors that affect the speed of the wind as it approaches a building, or other obstruction, and the need to perform bespoke...

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Review: RIDBA Industry Day 2022

Thank you to everyone who attended, spoke at and sponsored RIDBA's Industry Day. It was a fantastic event and good to see so many members enjoy the day at the Abbey Hotel in Malvern.

The day began with RIDBA's AGM, before livestock consultant Jamie Robertson delivered a talk on the design...

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