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Actis to present SAP training course at LABC’s two March roadshows

Insulation specialist Actis will be presenting its popular SAP training sessions at two LABC virtual roadshows next month.

The first takes place on Wednesday March 3 from noon until 1.30 pm and, despite its virtual nature, is aimed at construction professionals in Cornwall and Devon. Delegates in Tyne and Wear are the target market for the event on Wednesday March 24 at the same time.

Actis’ contribution will focus on how insulation can be used to meet revised SAP requirements, while other experts will talk on issues such as damp protection for the concrete beam industry and acoustic failure.

SAP, the basics, how it’s changing and how insulation will need to adapt is full of in-depth, technical detail and looks at all elements which need to be taken into account when undertaking a calculation under the updated SAP 10.

The Standard Assessment Procedure – used to work out the predicted energy use and emission rate of a dwelling – assesses how much energy will be used, how much of it will be lost or gained, how efficient the home is at retaining heat, and ensures minimum fabric energy efficiency requirements are met.

The module looks at how a building’s energy efficiency is quantified by offsetting heat losses against heat gains and examines the eight areas which have been updated under the new, revised SAP 10. It highlights changes to default y-values and reminds developers of penalties for those who don’t consider heat loss through building junctions. And it illustrates how the scrapping of the old Accredited Construction Details means architects depend more on product specific details supplied by manufacturers such as Actis to ensure as-built SAP is as close to what was predicted at design stage.

The free roadshows, designed for builders, architects, specifiers and building control officers will also provide insight into the latest news on building regulations and compliance.

Reserve your place for the Cornwall and Devon event here and for the Tyne and Wear affair here.

Actis specification specialist Amaret Chahal (pictured) will be presenting a training course on SAP, the basics, how it’s changing and how insulation will need to adapt at LABC’s Tyne and Wear virtual roadshow, with specification manager Dan Anson-Hart offering training at the Cornwall and Devon event.

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