RIDBA Industry Day

RIDBA is hosting its first Industry Day for members on Thursday 15 March 2018 at the Jaguar Experience in Birmingham. The Industry Day will be combined with the RIDBA AGM, where we will welcome a new RIDBA Chairman.

The Industry Day will start from 10:00 with a welcome from current RIDBA Chairman, James Anthony (M D Anthony). He will run through the formalities of the AGM, followed by a high profile line-up of key industry speakers, covering topics that RIDBA members have said they would like to hear more about; closing with a Jaguar Manufacturing Tour.

RIDBA members can book tickets for £55 + VAT.
Simply fill out the booking form and on confirmation of your booking, we will invoice you for payment. For sponsorship opportunities please contact marketing@ridba.org.uk.

RIDBA Industry Day - Jaguar Experience Centre


09:30 Welcome and Introduction
10:00 AGM
10:50 CPD ‘Not all Insulation is the same’, Paul Grimshaw, Regional Manager, Kingspan Insulated Panels
Paul has been in the construction industry for over 35 years, and during that time he has worked at both a distribution and a manufacturer level. Throughout his career, he has specialised in the design and supply of cladding systems, both metal panels and rainscreen systems. Paul has been involved in many building types, from a simple portal frame, to the largest UK distribution centres; and from domestic housing to high-rise accommodation/office developments.
11:30 Presentations:
How CDM Regulations affect you, Tony Mitchell, HM Principal Inspector of Health and Safety, HSE
Tony is the Principal Inspector leading the construction team covering the West Midlands, Warwickshire and Worcestershire and has worked in HSE for 24 years. Apart from construction, he has worked with the agriculture, woodworking and forestry sectors and was formerly the HSE representative on the BSI Farm Buildings Committee.
Building Design and Animal Welfare, Jamie Robertson BSc MSc MIAgrE, Livestock Management Systems
Jamie is an expert in research and development projects examining the link between environment and animal health. He worked at the SAC Centre for Rural Buildings and then the University of Aberdeen. He is the UK representative on the International Commission for Agricultural Engineering working group on animal house environments. He is Director of Livestock Management Systems Ltd and Honorary fellow at the University of Aberdeen, and the University of Edinburgh Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies.
Latest Technical News, Dr Martin Heywood, RIDBA Technical Consultant
Dr Martin Heywood is RIDBA’s technical consultant and is a specialist in the structural engineering of agricultural and industrial type steel framed buildings. He is the author of the RIDBA designed, Protocol and Load Tables, and is the Chairman of the BSI committee for agricultural buildings B/549. He also represents the agricultural buildings sector on the BSI ‘Actions’ and ‘Steel structures’ committees. Dr Heywood is currently a Senior Research Fellow at Oxford Brookes University and was previously an Associate Director at the Steel Construction Institute.
13:15 Lunch
14:00 Manufacturing Tour of Jaguar Experience
The Jaguar Manufacturing Tour will give guests a unique opportunity to go behind the scenes of a premium British brand, with a VIP tour of a state-of-the art production facility. Led by expert hosts, guests will experience the pioneering craftsmanship and logistics that go into building Jaguar’s luxury vehicles. Guests will also see first-hand how the robot army rivets and bonds in perfect sync, how each vehicle goes from primer to base colour to lacquer, and just how those beautiful rear haunches take shape.

Thank you to our sponsors, Kingspan, Marley Eternit, Hadley Group and Joseph Ash Galvanizing for their support of RIDBA’s first Industry Day.

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Hadley Group
Joseph Ash Galvanizing