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The STBA / SPAB 2020 Sustainability of Traditional Buildings Online Conference

The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB)

From: Tuesday 06.10.20
at 10:00am
To: Tuesday 13.10.20
at 12:30pm



£65 full conference fee (STBA & SPAB members)

£100 full conference fee (non-members)

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This year’s long-awaited STBA and SPAB Conference will take place online in manageable chunks spread over three days focusing on key issues affecting the traditional built environment: embodied carbon, skills and research. Some of the country’s leading experts will present to help us understand the underlying issues, explore some potential solutions and then discuss all this together with a Q&A session at the end of each morning.

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Day 1 - 6 October 2020
Embodied Carbon

The core of Government policy, and indeed the concern of the public, is to radically reduce our world’s dependency of carbon and to reduce our emissions to a level that is sustainable for the planet. This is a key goal that is fully supported by both the STBA and the SPAB. The issue comes with how we achieve this in a sustainable manner that does not adversely impact on the many social and historical factors that are embedded into our existing built environment.

Day 2 - 8 October 2020

Knowledge and skills go hand and hand. It is imperative therefore that we ensure that we have a workforce that is capable and competent to undertake the changes that the built environment needs to shoulder. In this section of the conference we aim to share the context of an emerging new skills requirement, explore background training data, view one working solution and facilitate a constructive debate.


Day 3 - 13 October 2020

Underpinning all of the above is research. It is therefore imperative that we are all up to speed with what’s going on from some of our top researchers in the field. These can be both academically funded or undertaken from the keenest of practitioners.