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On-Demand: Thermal Breaks Webinar

Posted on June 24, 2021
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On-Demand: Thermal Breaks Webinar

On June 8, 2021 , Farrat in association with Passive House+, chaired a hugely informative roundtable debate on the topic of thermal breaks. If you missed it, watch the on-demand video below.

Within this popular virtual event, which saw over 600 registrations to watch live from construction professionals, Farrat bought together a panel of noteworthy experts to explore the conflicts between Building Physics and Architecture when it comes to detailing out thermal bridging.

The panel debated the current and future challenges in designing buildings, the role of climate change, and our combined responsibility (from design to supply) to ensure that buildings are fit for purpose in a changing environment.

Key Questions:

Would some of the world’s great pieces of architecture have been built if they had to pay such close attention to cold bridge details? Does the world of architecture, construction, and structural engineering need new ways to think about architecture in the 21st century?


Hosted by Passive House+ editor, Jeff Colley, the panel includes:

  • John Morehead, director, Wain Morehead Architects
  • Dr Sarah Price, Associate Director of Building Physics, Enhabit
  • David Stevenson, housing energy officer, Renfrewshire Council
  • Ruth Butler, Pritchard Architecture
  • Robert White, technical associate, Architype
  • Rafael Delimata, director, Bow Tie Construction
  • Dr Marc O’Riain, MTU & Rua Architects
  • Nick Grant, Elemental Solutions
  • Prof Will Swan, Applied Buildings and Energy Research Group at the University of Salford
  • Joe Pemberton, PhD candidate at the University of Salford
  • Chris Lister, commercial manager, Farrat
  • Tara Fraser, director, Build Collective


Final word from Farrat

“It was exciting to see the diversity of the group involved and the level of interest in the discussion,” states Chris Lister, Structural Thermal Break expert and roundtable contributor.

“The multiple levels in which building physics impacts every building design from the different perspectives of those involved in the design process quickly became clear, as did the relevance of the Passive House Standard 5 fundamental principles for all modern building design.”



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