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Damp and Mould in tenant accommodation

Solutions for Councils and Landlords

Part II of our Damp & Mould GB Focus will bring together a panel of health, building and air quality experts to discuss not just causes and preventative measures but solutions around effective ways to report poor living conditions to landlords caused by damp & mould. 

The panel will also examine how reported information can be used across all sectors and how collaborative approaches, SMART working and engaging with tenants can help minimise risk and get things right, first time.

Dr. Hector Altamirano, Associate Professor at UCL and Academic Director for The UK Centre for Moisture in Buildings will be joined by a panel of experts, including James Berry, Deputy Chief Executive of the Property Care Association, Doug Booker at Lancaster University's Environment Centre and Dr. Peter Rickaby of The UK Centre for Moisture in Buildings

This webinar has been carefully designed to support those responsible for social housing in the UK to avoid the pitfalls associated with ignoring damp and mould.

Damp and Mould in tenant accommodation

10.30 Welcome & Event Overview
Dr Hector Altamirano-Medina, Director, UK Centre for Moisture in Buildings / Associate Professor, UCL 
10.40 Damp & Mould - why it is not the fault of the tenant
James Berry, Deputy Chief Executive, Property Care Association
10.50 Developing an equity focused approach to improving indoor air quality
Dr Douglas Booker - Co-Founder & CEO, 
National Air Quality Testing Services / Lancaster University Environment Centre
11.00 Thinking outside the Building
David Bly - Managing Director, Cornerstone
11.10 Developing a moisture-safe built environment
Dr Hector Altamirano, Director. UK Centre for Moisture in Buildings & Peter Rickaby, Energy and Sustainability Consultant (Buildings and Housing)
11.20 Panel discussion / Q and A session
featuring today's speakers plus the interactive poll results 
12.00 Event Roundup & Close


Dr Hector Altamirano-Medina

Academic Director, UK Centre for Moisture in Buildings (UKCMB)
Dr Hector Altamirano-Medina is an Associate Professor in Environmental Design and Engineering at the Bartlett School of Environment Energy and Resources, Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering, Faculty of the Built Environment. Hector is a building scientist with a broad research interest in the health and well-being impact of the built environment and a wide-ranging experience in the indoor environment and operational performance of buildings, the development of mould and humidity conditions, in-situ monitoring, field surveys and experimental setup of buildings and its components.

Douglas Booker

Co-Founder & CEO of NAQTS
Douglas Booker is Co-Founder & CEO of NAQTS, a business with a mission to provide holistic indoor air quality information using its high-quality air pollution monitoring technology to inform choices and improve quality of life.

David Bly

Managing Director, Cornerstone Management Services
As Managing Director of Cornerstone Management Services, David has spearheaded a service that strives to help people understand the health of their homes in greater detail, from living within them to managing their condition, providing guidance, recognisable improvements and solutions for the long term to improve their quality of life.

Peter Rickaby

Energy and Sustainability Consultant (Buildings and Housing)
Peter Rickaby studied architecture at Cambridge University and holds a doctorate in energy studies from the Open University.  From 1982 to 2017 he was a Director of Rickaby Thompson Associates Energy and Sustainability Consultants, working on building and housing projects throughout the UK and across the EU.

James Berry

Deputy CEO, Property Care Association
James joined the PCA team as Technical Manager in 2016 and later became Head of the Technical Department. He is a graduate of the University of Plymouth, where he achieved a BSc (Hons) in Applied Geology but some of his earliest work experience is in the world of preservation and has held various roles within an industry he now feels proud to represent.

*Speakers are subject to possible change – please come back regularly for updates

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