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Construction industry-related talks, discussions and networking opportunities. 

Watch this space for events and conferences being held by organisations outside LABC (for LABC events, courses and workshops visit our What's on page)

Newcastle Breakfast Briefing - Robust Details Ltd


You're invited to a free ‘breakfast briefing’ at The Mercure Newcastle George Washington Hotel on Thursday 11th May 2017.

There will be coffee on arrival at 08:30, followed by a 90 minute briefing that commences at 09:00.

The presentations will focus on: 

 (1)    How to decide which robust detail to use.

 (2)    How to get it right on site.

To find out more and to book your places please contact Robust Details Ltd at

11 May 2017 


Plumis Technical Seminar


Plumis Automist Technical Seminar

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.

7 June 2017 


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


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


The Sustainable Traditional Buildings Alliance Conference


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)

13 June 2017

CABE Annual Conference & Exhibition 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 view here. For more information, or to book a delegate and/or exhibition space, visit

18-19 October 2017