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  • Apprentice Centre Warrington G#1008 N#1028
  • New British Library: Phase 1A: Stages: 1AA & 1AB G#740 N#762
  • Imperium, Speculative B1 Building, Worton Grange, Reading
  • Powergen Operational Headquarters Warwick University Science Park, Coventry
  • Bluewater Kent Regional Shopping and Leisure park
  • Arts Centre, Aberystwyth University Wales
  • Oxford Science Park Plot 4 B1 Office building
  • Comax Nursery, RAF Farnborough
  • Greenwich Millennium Village Phase 2a Blocks 11-20 & Live/Work units
  • Artists Studio Peterborough
  • Royal Docks Nursery, East London G#633 N#655
  • Forum Queensgate Building Science Museum London
  • Penthouse flat interior The Effra Site, Vauxhall, London
  • 66-68 Sclater Street, Whitechapel, London
  • City Lofts Hoxton Square Shoreditch, London
  • Ark Nursery and Women’s Day centre, Southwark London
  • City Lofts Argus House, Robert St. Brighton
  • 6 Penthouse flat interiors, Eaton House, Canary Riverside, London
  • New Office Block 64 Great Suffolk Street, Southwark
  • Public House Refit, New 4 Flats in upper floors and 6 New maisonettes
  • 76 Sclater Street, Whitechapel, London
  • Health Club for Bank of England’s own staff
  • City Lofts Manchester
  • Jupiter 4 Birmingham Residential development
  • Peterborough Innovation Centre
  • Wakehurst place Visitors Centre
  • White City Retail Development
  • Greenwich Millennium Village Phase 2b
  • City Lofts Piccadilly Basin, Rochdale Canal, Manchester
  • Queripel House, Duke of York, Cadogan Estate, London
  • Royal College Street Apartments Kentish Town London
  • Sandbanks Poole, £1m Private House on beach
  • Colchester Housing Specification
  • Hastings Commercial Development Specification
  • Pembrokeshire Landscape Gallery extension at St Davids
  • 2012
  • Cambridge Housing site
  • WWMC Windsor Walk Medical Centre
  • 2013
  • Summerfield House
  • Orchard Park Cambridge Co-Housing
  • And many more to add……

© GBE NGS ASWS BrianSpecMan aka Brian Murphy
12th December 2012 – 30th January 2017

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  • ASWS Specification
  • Product Specification Clause libraries
  • Syntha Pulvin Plus Specification Guide G#1341 N#1327
  • Outline Specification Guidelines
  • Metal Compatibility Chart and notes G#522 N#542
  • Public Declaration of Intent to work on Green projects in future
  • Application for post as Senior Lecturer in Architecture (Technology) 
  • AECB Association of Environment-Conscious Building
  • Construction Best Practice Club Cambridgeshire
  • NATIONAL GREEN SPECIFICATION
  • AECB AGM Conference 2002 Sub-committee 
  • Mungo TGR member’s Magazine
  • GAIA Environmental Audits for Manufacturers and Products
  • Anne Thorne Architects
  • Greater London Authority visit to discuss NGS funding
  • Urban Mines, Halifax, West Yorkshire
  • NGS Budget meeting with Collaborators
  • Cambridge CBPP Club, National Green Specification Workshop
  • NGS Brochure
  • NGS Presentation to London RIBA and CLAWSA
  • NGS, BPG and HAPM
  • NGS and BRE CWR meetings
  • Laing Homes Central Procurement
  • RIBA Enterprises Specifiers Network
  • NGS and NBS meeting
  • NGBPB National Green Building Price Book
  • GRANT APPLICATIONS
  • TGR Expo 2002
  • TGR induction Seminars
  • Resigned from AECB in support of TGR
  • BRE WRAP Certified Recycled Building Products
  • BRE WRAP
  • WRAP Aggregain
  • NGS Website replacement
  • RIBA Sustainable Futures Committee April 2003
  • NGS and BRE CSC meeting
  • Joined EDA Ecological Design Association
  • Joined ZEN Zero Energy Network at Hockerton Housing Project
  • NATIONAL GREEN SPECIFICATION  Jan ’02 and ongoing
  • Design Guide to Using Reclaimed Equipment, Components and Materials in Buildings
  • DTI Partners In Innovation Waste and Recycling G#552 N#572
  • EcoConstruction.org recycled database in its Phase 2
  • BREMAP.co.uk waste and recycling GIS website
  • Identifying the Potential for Recycled Content in Project SLAM
  • GBE have initiated a number of other proposals to develop other parts of GBS.
  • Fund application to EEDA East of England Development Agency to assist with GBE development:
  • Development of the definitive sustainable timber specification and FSC Certified product clauses.
  • DTI Volutary Code of Practice SWMP Site Waste Management Plan
  • WRAP AggRegain Website development of two modules as partners with other parties:
  • Application for WRAP Education and Training Programme:
  • Development of Eco-Refurbishment products pages and clauses.
  • Invited to be on the Code of Sustainable Building Draft review panels
  • Developed and presented Landscape Reclaim/Reuse Refurbishment/Recycling
  • Initial discussions started in setting up a Specification Subscription Service
  • Invited to review BRE’s Proposed development of Green Guide to Specification
  • Fund application to EEDA East of England Development Agency to assist with NGS development: 2005-7-
  • Grant Fund Applications:
  • Faber Maunsell, EcoDevelopment & EcoConstruction.org website
  • Meeting with UKCEED and EEDA to develop Toolkit-East website:
  • NGS User Group meeting
  • Buro Happold Guide on Reclaim/Reuse or Recycling
  • Joined BRE in bid for Defra Project
  • WRAP Recycled materials & Waste Management project
  • East Sussex Supplementary Planning Document Construction and Demolition Waste
  • Envirowise Construction Packaging Guide
  • BRE CoRE Project
  • SWMP Site Waste Management Plan Data Sheet Spreadsheet
  • Launch of NGS GreenSpec website
  • CD2E Environmental Declaration/Profiling Method
  • Hemp-Lime Guide and Specifications
  • GreenSpec
  • CAP’EM Cycle Assessment Procedure for Eco Materials G#546 N#566
  • Future Cities G#872 N#892
  • C2CN Cradle to Cradle Network N#890
  • And many more to add……

© GBE NGS ASWS BrianSpecMan aka Brian Murphy
12th December 2012 – 30th January 2017

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  • Synths Pulvin Plus Specification Guide Launch
  • Benoy TAG CPD seminar:  Durability, Life expectancy, Product Quality and the HAPM manual.
  • CIIG Events Organising Working Group
  • Green is the Colour: The Practical Application of Sustainability
  • Public Declaration of Intent to work on Green projects in future
  • Application for post as Senior Lecturer in Architecture (Technology)
  • CIIG Visit to BRE
  • Interbuild 2000 CIIG Conference
  • Lunchtime CPD @ Libraria
  • January Gabion Walls  Macafferri Ltd.
  • February Safe Access Latchways  Latchways plc.
  • March Solar shading Levolux the Louvre Blind Company
  • June  Green Materials available in the UK today Lucy Pedler of the CR
  • July  Designing to reduce water demand Cath Hassell of the CR
  • CIIG AGM Events Review
  • The Green Register of Construction Professionals
  • CAT Centre for Alternative Technology
  • Construction Best Practice Club Cambridgeshire
  • CIIG Events & Visits Organising Working Group
  • CBPP, M4I, Environment Building & Integer House  Feb ’01
  • Greenwich Millennium Village & Sainsbury Store July ’01
  • BedZED Beddington Zero Energy Development Aug ’01
  • BRE Environment Design test Facilities Sept ’01
  • London Development Agency Oct ‘01
  • Environment Agency Nov ’01
  • CPD EVENTS:
  • Great Notley Discovery Centre M41 Demonstration Project Feb ’01
  • Visited Centre for Alternative Technology, Wales Mar ’01
  • Cambridge CBPP Club Discussion: Sustainability KPI due for launch soon Mar ’01
  • Cambridge CBPP Club Discussion around Sustainability April ’01
  • Digital Camera
  • CIIG Review & AECB Green Pro
  • Attended TGR events
  • BedZED visit (Southwark Building Inspectors visit)
  • Talk by Jon Broome of Architype
  • BedZED and other ZED projects Talk by Bill Dunster
  • Green Dragon Housing Covent Garden visit
  • Peter Rickarby 21st Century House
  • Solar Century visit
  • Specification workshop at the AECB AGM/Conference
  • CPD EVENTS:
    Attended GAIA Sustainable Construction Series
  • Materials Selection
  • Lighting and daylighting
  • Joined EDA Ecological Design Association
  • Joined ZEN Zero Energy Network at Hockerton Housing Project
  • CPD events
  • Welsh Civic Trust Awards Cardiff Millennium Stadium Aberystwyth Arts Centre
  • CBPP/M4I/CITB at BRE Construction and Demolition Waste
  • Self Build Exhibition Alexandra Palace
  • WSSBT Self Build Conference
  • WSSBT Segal Self Build Seminar
  • BRECSU & Sussex CC Energy efficiency drive
  • AECB VISITS ORGANISER:
  • NATIONAL GREEN SPECIFICATION
  • CPD EVENTS:
  • Attended TGR events
  • Hockerton Housing Project                                                                        Nov ’01
  • Mile End Park, Green Bridge and Earth Sheltered Community Build       Dec ’01
  • Urban Nature Talk by Andre Viljoen                                                          Dec ’01
  • AECB AGM Conference 2002 Sub-committee 
  • Mungo TGR member’s Magazine
  • CPD EVENTS:
  • Attended GAIA Sustainable Construction Series
  • Water and Sewage treatment
  • Heating, NGS Display at Exhibition
  • Attended AECB events:                                                                           
  • Centre for alternative technology: new environment information building.     Feb ’02
  • Guided tour with Cindy Harris and Pat Borer, followed by NGS Presentation.
  • Attended TGR events
  • Attended 4 additional in depth TGR seminars at CR                                Feb ’02
  • XCO2 Connisbee Talk by Robert Webb                                                     Mar ’02
  • NATIONAL GREEN SPECIFICATION
  • NGS Promotional Activity:
  • Green Drinks Peterborough, UK CEED Dec ’01 and monthly
  • GAIA Heating event, NGS Display at Exhibition, short presentation Jan ’02
  • Building for a Better future Guildford Sussex CC, Display at Exhibition Jan ’02
  • WRAP event Cambridge Feb ’02
  • HECA event Godmanchester Fenland DC, Display at Exhibition Feb ’02
  • Greater London Authority visit to discuss funding Feb ’02 (more below)
  • Invitation to be a Peterborough Ambassador (UK CEED link) Feb ’02
  • Attended Peterborough Chamber of Commerce Construction Committee Feb ’02
  • Peterborough Environment Cluster Launch, Display at Exhibition Feb ’02
  • AECB event: NBS Launch in Machynlleth Wales at CAT Feb’ 02
  • Cambridge CBPP Club, Cambridge University Building Programme Mar ’02
  • CIIG AGM Years review of events and visits including NGS launch Mar ’02
  • Marketing & Sustainability Construction Products event, NGS Display Mar ’02
  • Recycled Plastics Are you missing out? Recoup Peterborough Mar ’02
  • Architects Can’t Read
  • Paul Davis & Partners Staff Training CPD evening
  • NBS SpecMan Standard and Advanced, SpecWriter & NBS Landscape Software Training
  • AECB Visits Organiser:

    Walter Segal Self Build In Brighton 2 site visits May ’02
  • ZEN, TGR and AECB Joint meeting at Hockerton Housing Spring ’02
  • BRE Visit Summer ’02
  • NATURAL SWIMMING PONDS  Sept ’02
  • Cambridge CBPP Club, National Green Specification Workshop
  • NGS Presentation to London RIBA and CLAWSA
  • NGS and BRE CWR meetings
  • CIIG 40th YEAR CONFERENCE & AECB Green Pro
  • AECB SUMMIT 2002 COMMITTEE, AGM & CONFERENCE
  • RIBA Enterprises Specifiers Network
  • Green Construction and NGS Presentation to Ryder Architects
  • BENOY Staff CPD Event: Green Specification and Retail Developments
  • Pre-Johannesburg Summit Conference
  • RIBA Sustainable Futures Committee  April 2003
  • Ethical Consumer World Exhibition
  • Groundwork LASEER June 2003
  • AECB AGM
  • NGS and BRE CSC meeting
  • NGS User Group Meetings
  • Joined EDA Ecological Design Association
  • Joined ZEN Zero Energy Network at Hockerton Housing Project
  • AECB VISITS ORGANISER: Nov ’01 to Sept ’02
  • MAKING BUILDINGS IN ABERYSTWYTH:Nov ’01
  • Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Crafts Council, Centre for Alternative Technology and Smith Roberts Associates.
  • CENTRE FOR ALTERNATIVE TECHNOLOGY: NEW ENVIRONMENT INFORMATION BUILDING.
  • Guided tour with Cindy Harris and Pat Borer, followed by NGS Presentation. Feb ’02
  • ZEN, TGR and AECB Joint meeting at Hockerton Housing  Spring ’02
  • WALTER SEGAL SELF BUILD IN BRIGHTON  Spring ’02
  • BRE VISIT  Summer ’02
  • NATURAL SWIMMING PONDS Sept ’02
  • AECB AGM CONFERENCE 2002 SUB COMMITTEE Jan ’02
  • ARCHITECTS CAN’T READ Mar ’02
  • CIIG 40th YEAR CONFERENCE & AECB Green Pro Jul ’02
  • The Green Register Workshops
  • Kingston University’s Recycled by Design
  • East of England EofE Sustainable Construction Strategy
  • ‘Exploiting the value of (local) demolition and construction Waste’
  • SITEwise Waste Campaign
  • BSRIA seminar re Design Guide to Using Reclaimed Equipment, Components and Materials in Buildings
  • BRE Certification of Recycled Building Products:
  • Development of the definitive sustainable timber specification and FSC Certified product clauses.
  • DTI Launch of the SWMP Site Waste Management Plan
  • Application for WRAP Education and Training Programme:
  • British Waterways annual meeting of sustainability officers from UK wide
  • Developed and presented Eco-Refurbishment Presentation:
  • Joined the SDRT Sustainable Development Round Table Water Group in GO East Offices Cambridge.
  • Invited to be on the Code of Sustainable Building Draft review panels
  • Developed and presented Landscape Reclaim/Reuse Refurbishment/Recycling
  • Organised speakers and spoke at one day seminar and ran workshops for Groundwork Merton
  • Speaker at Constructing Excellence London HQ Breakfast meeting
  • Spoke at the FSC Forest Stewardship Council’s Construction Forum
  • Somerset County Council Sustainable Development Group Presentation
  • BRE CfRM bid to WRAP, CE, EA, Envirowise SWMP workshops
  • BRE Demolition Event in Birmingham
  • SWMP for EMBEC E Midlands Business Environment Club
  • NGS User Group meeting
  • NGS with BRE joint conference on DTI PII funded Project
  • London Constructing Excellence Club
  • East Sussex Supplementary Planning Document Construction and Demolition Waste
  • Specification IS the Design Process
  • SDRT and TGR Joint Conference on water shortage in East
  • Construction Excellence East Expo
  • Envirowise Construction Resource Efficiency Club East Midlands
  • Eco-Design day Expo London Docklands
  • Defence Estates Debut Annual Conference and Exhibition
  • Launch of NGS GreenSpec website
  • CH Design Partnership
  • Visit to LCCC London Construction Consolidation Centre
  • Cardiff University MSc in Theory and Practice of Sustainable Design
  • Landscape Symposium
  • Architects Journal Conference
  • Cardiff University MSc in Theory and Practice of Sustainable Design

And many more to add……


© GBE NGS ASWS BrianSpecMan aka Brian Murphy
12th December 2012 – 30th January 2017

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