UK Construction Week 2019

National Branch

8th - 10th October 2019
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

NEC Birmingham


Member: Free

Non-member: Free

Event Details:

UK Construction Week
8-10 October 2019
NEC, Birmingham

Supported by The Forum for the Built Environment (fbe) on stand B432, UK Construction Week is the UK's largest built environment event and brings together all stakeholders within the built environment across design, build and supply; promoting innovation, projects, learning and networking.

UKCW is FREE to attend and with a single registration, visitors can enter the co-located sections including: Build, Building Tech, Civils, Energy & HVAC, Surface & Materials, Timber and Grand Designs Live and newly launched Concrete Expo.

UK Construction Week will be showcasing innovation from all sectors, and making it easier for any professional to update their CPD, get inspired by amazing people and projects, and walk away with practical information on new technologies, systems, products and collaborations from around the world that would otherwise take months to research

Seminar on Thursday 10th Oct Time: 10:00 - 11:00  Wind Microclimate Assessment for Tall Buildings

We are running a seminar on the Thursday called Wind Microclimate Assessment for Tall Buildings
Date: Thursday 10th Oct Time: 10:00 - 11:00  Location: Digital hub with complementary Teas, Coffees, Pastries on arrival.

Click here to book your free Ticket

Many councils are now requiring wind microclimate assessments as part of planning applications due to the increased awareness of the impacts that tall buildings can have on the local wind environment. The increased awareness of high wind speeds was a result of 25 injuries and a fatality at the poorly designed Bridgewater Place, in Leeds, when a lorry was blown over.

Wardell Armstrong, has developed a Wind Microclimate assessment tool for the tall buildings across the UK. The assessment uses Computational Fluid Dynamics to assess the wind speeds for pedestrian safety and comfort. This service has been used to model many tall buildings across the UK, including Manchester, Liverpool and Birmingham.

Our method allows uses CFD software the mathematically models air flow across a 3D model of the Proposed Development and the surroundings, creating a virtual wind tunnel. The mesh created has millions of cells and therefore provides a vast amount of wind speeds for analysis.

Paul will outline the impacts associated with tall buildings on the wind environment and the surrounding street level effects.  He will then outline the assessment tool and how this can assist at an early stage the design of tall buildings and their resultant impact on the local wind environment.
We will then have networking afterwards.

To attend this seminar you simply need to register for your FREE delegate pass to UK Construction Week, and join us on the morning of Thursday 10th October.


Contact Name:

Kirsty Wallis

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Contact Telephone:

01625 664548

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