Future-proofing is on the agenda

The British Rigid Urethane Foam Manufacturers’ Association (BRUFMA) will put future proofing our buildings in the spotlight at its second annual conference, taking place at the Building Centre in London on Wednesday 28 June 2017.

The annual event has an overarching theme: Regulation or Education? The role of design in future proofing the UK building stock, and will provide valuable insight and debate into the key issues that affect the industry from some of the leading players in sustainability, design and building standards.

The line-up of speakers at the conference includes Dr Stephen Garvin, director of BRE Centre for Resilience, Claire Curtis-Thomas, chief executive of the BBA, Dr Howard Porter, chair of the Each Home Counts Implementation Board and CEO of BEAMA, and Lynn Sullivan OBE, co-founding partner of sustainableBYdesign. They will be joined by, amongst others, Will Waller from leading design and consultancy firm Arcadis who will provide an overview of the built environment.

Simon Storer, chief executive of BRUFMA, said: “This year’s annual conference will provide a unique and exciting opportunity for anyone engaged in future proofing new and existing buildings, including architects, specifiers and local authorities as well as BRUFMA members. The event is also the perfect platform to discuss the drive towards greater sustainable housing in light of the Government’s latest attempt to solve our housing shortage.”

Over the years BRUFMA has built up its credibility within the industry and across government and non-governmental organisations involved in legislative areas affecting the production and use of PIR/PUR insulation products.

BRUFMA is the representative body for the PIR and PUR Insulation Industry in the UK. Its membership comprises all of the major companies in the industry, including manufacturers of finished products, suppliers of the various raw materials and associated services. The industry supplies more than half of all insulation products in the UK and is the largest sector by value.

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