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Special events

Watch this space for events and conferences being held by organisations outside LABC. Expect to see construction industry-related talks, discussions and networking opportunities.

For LABC-run events, courses and workshops visit our What's on page.

Event When & where How

Plumis Automist Technical Seminar


Borough Hall, Bedford

7 June 2017

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Air, Water and Fire Compliance Awareness Seminars - Delivered by Swiftclean

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The Fire Research Conference 2017 - Hosted by BRE


BRE Watford

8 June 2017

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The Sustainable Traditional Buildings Alliance Conference

The Gallery at Alan Baxter Ltd, 75 Cowcross Street, London, EC1M 6EL

​13 June 2017

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CABE Annual Conference & Exhibition 2017

Chesford Grange, Kenilworth, Warwick, CV8 2LD

18-19 October 2017

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Concrete and Masonry Roadshows

Glasgow - 17 May and Manchester - 15 June

These full-day events, in Glasgow and Manchester, will provide the latest best practice guidance for the design and construction of concrete and masonry solutions.

The sessions will feature the latest guidance on designing concrete and how concrete continues to innovate and evolve. The day will also include a wealth of case studies presented by designers and contractors with exemplars of ready-mixed concrete, structural precast, cladding, post-tensioned concrete and masonry solutions.

This event is delivered in partnership with product, design and construction experts and these organisations will be available to delegates in the event’s exhibition and networking area.

For more information on this event and to register visit

Plumis Automist Technical Seminar

Council Chamber, Borough Hall, Bedford, MK42 9A

This seminar takes place from 12:15pm in the first floor Council Chamber in Borough Hall, Bedford MK42 9A and includes a tea, coffee and a free buffet lunch.

To book your place please contact Peter Hazelwood at

Please arrive at no later than 12.15pm on 7th June 2017, sign in at reception at ground floor and make your way to The Council chamber on the first floor. The presentation is likely to be around 60 minutes followed by questions.

Please confirm your place by email to Peter no later than Tuesday 30th May 2017 for catering purposes.

There is ample parking in the pay and display car park in Prebend street opposite Borough Hall.

The CPD presentation will be by Plumis an atomist water fire extinguishing system. Plumis will gladly issue a certificate of attendance for each attendee.

Air, Water and Fire Compliance Awareness Seminars - Delivered by Swiftclean

Various dates and locations

The problem with some challenges is that they're invisible day to day.

Either they are hidden away inside ductwork, as with fire dampers or grease in kitchen extract systems; or they are genuinely undetectable to the naked eye, as in the case of legionella bacteria in water.

Swiftclean run free seminars at your premises to help you stay compliant.

Click here for further information and to book

Fire Research Conference 2017 - Hosted by BRE

BRE Watford

8 June 2017

Now into its 3rd Year, BRE will host its Annual Fire Research Conference.

Reflecting BRE's standing in the field of fire behaviour research and fire performance testing, the diverse programme of speakers will attract a wide range of stakeholders including architects, engineers, building control officers, local authorities, housing associations, manufacturers, fire safety consultants, and representatives from the NHS, fire services, academia and insurance industry.

This year's keynote lecture will be given by Grunde Jomaas, Professor and BRE Chair of Fire Safety Engineering at The University of Edinburgh.

Book before 30 April 2017 to receive your early bird discount - use code early2017. To see the full agenda and book your place click here.

All LABC members will receive a £25 discount when using the code LABC2017. If you have any questions please contact Laura Cox at or call Laura on 0333 321 88 11.

The Sustainable Traditional Buildings Alliance Conference

The Gallery at Alan Baxter Ltd, 75 Cowcross Street, London, EC1M 6EL

13 June 2017

One day conference on ‘Context, continuity and change’

The conference will be opened by a keynote from Peter Rickaby of the“Each Home Counts” Implementation Board. However, the topics include not only energy efficiency and carbon but also the wider, often overlooked, issues of sustainability.

Presentations include

  • sustainability via maintenance (John Preston, IHBC),
  • building pathology & BS7913 (John Edwards, CIOB)
  • healthy buildings (Ian Mawditt, Fourwalls & Simon Corbey, ASBP)
  • and a fresh approach to mortgage survey for sustainability (Steven Hodgson, PCA)
  • In addition, Sofie Pelsmakers (Sheffield University), Caroline Rye (Archimetrics & SPAB) and Natasha Ginks (De Montfort University) will present their research into thermal upgrades of floors, walls and windows.

Cost: £100+VAT generally otherwise £80+VAT If you mention LABC when booking.

Venue: The Gallery at Alan Baxter Ltd, 75 Cowcross Street, London, EC1M 6EL To book, email – (due to the size of the venue, places are limited).

CABE Annual Conference & Exhibition 2017

Chesford Grange, Kenilworth, Warwick, CV8 2LD

18-19 October 2017

This two-day event will be taking place on 18-19 October 2017 at Chesford Grange, Kenilworth, Warwick CV8 2LD

The programme for this event has been put together to provide technical information of the latest practices, processes and materials in the construction sector, together with information relating to the core skills needed for individuals, practices and organisations to thrive in the construction sector of the future.

For a full programme of this year's conference visit here. For more information, or to book a delegate and/or exhibition space, visit