NGS 2013 Q4 (News) G#1179 N#1180

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NGS 2013 Q4 News

NGS October 2013 News

1: Scope of work schedule for Budget for house extension specification


2: 2 PASS Assessments of Hand Driers completed


2-5: Enquiry for PASS Assessments for French Clay products
13 applications to be considered, price to be determined
PrePASS to sift out likely fails


2: Scribd added to NGS Website

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3: CAP’EM bid for EC PEF Pilot success promotion

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3: 1 million projected page views exceeded
based on one months actual statistics projected to 1 year


4: SBEE Book Proposal
Mike Malina Green Services Engineer 2nd Book
Book proposal brainstorming meeting at Cambridge University
Mike Malina, Ian Cooper, Alice Moncaster & BrianSpecMan

5: Update NGS Future Events diary page


8: FSP Committee to decide agenda for next years activities

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8: ASBP event Overcoming Barriers to Mainstreaming Sustainable Products

8: NGS website 100,000 page views in 39 days

11: Cleantech Business Breakfast: Collaboration Workshop Peterborough

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11: Environment Capital Workshop Peterborough

12-13: Grant Proposals


15: EcoShowcase Liverpool, Devonshire House Hotel
BrianSpecMan speaking: Flooring Accessories Adhesives & Incompatibilities

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16: CAP’EM Steering Group and Working Committee meeting Lille France
Developing Generic material Data Sheets

17: 36 year reunion PNL PAN class of ’77 36 year reunion

  • PNL (Polytechnical of North London) Integrated part time Architecture Course (36 year) reunion
  • 1977-81: RIBA Part 1 PAN 1-4 BSc. Degree Architecture (Integrated part‑time)
  • 1981-84: RIBA Part 2 PAD 1-3 Diploma Architecture (Integrated Part-time)
  • Venue: Cullinan Studios N1 7RU,
  • Peter Rich’s and Robin Nickolson’s PAN & PAD course
  • Attending: Peter Rich, Robin Nickolson, Yvonne Dean, Derek Hill, Nick Guy, Spud Murphy, Rick Burgess, Ali, John Dawson, Alan Corrigun, etc.
  • Contact: Derek Hill 07530 425 368 or BrianSpecMan
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17-19: How PAN & PAD Course Changed My Life
A tribute to Peter, Robin, Krome & Yvonne, etc.

19-24: 36 Year Reunion Polytechnic of North London
Created website page with photos, names and commentary


18: SBEE Book proposal 2nd meeting

21: SBEE Book proposal topic schedule


22: Supply Chain Environment School
Timber procurement certification and EUTR


22: TGR Steering Group Meeting

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23: EnviroForm Systems N. Ireland
Preview specification and product page opportunities
Drylining, insulation and thermal break solutions


24-25: CAP’EM Generic materials Data Sheets
15 materials in 5 countries developed for CAPEM COMPASS

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24: Oliver Caroe Architects Conservation Practice Specifications
Discuss NBS Building and NBS Create software options and how to set up Practice Template Specification

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25: GreenSpecPASS Clay finish
Argilus Gillaizeau Clay Products 1 clay finish plaster ‘Finition’ 

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25-27: The Big Green Home Show Self-builders NSBRC Swindon
BrianSpecMan on Q&A panel Energy Efficiency and Expert Alley on Saturday
Met with Argilus French clay manufacturer PASS underway
Met with Reifa green roof PASS to start
Met with EcoMerchant discuss opportunities

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26-31: NGS JARGON BUSTER Updates
CAP’EM Definitions added

© GBE NGS ASWS Brian Murphy aka BrianSpecMan
7th September 2013 – 27th July 2019

NGS 2013 Q4 News

NGS November 2013 News

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30: November CFJ Contract Flooring Journal
Agreed to write a page
Topic: Resource Efficiency, Waste minimisation, Site Waste management Plan Checklist and Material Exchange

© GBE NGS ASWS Brian Murphy aka BrianSpecMan
7th September 2013 – 27th July 2019

NGS 2013 Q4 News

NGS December 2013 News

1: Marketing to manufacturers file

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1: Manufacturer Web page pricing calculator

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1: Specification Sales to Architects

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2: Planning Portal White house Software Licence Discussions


3: EcoShowcase Cardiff, Cardiff City Stadium
BrianSpecMan speaking: Flooring Accessories Adhesives & Incompatibilities

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3: Marketing Diagrams

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3: Marion Baeli Retrofit Book Launch London


4: Keep it Local, TGR BiteSize CPD, London


6: EH Smith Suppliers Initiate discussions


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6: RetroExpo, Design Centre Islington London

6: NGS website 200,000 page views in 98 days

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7-8: CAP’EM Huddersfield Award page

8: Manufacturer marketing update

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9: Critique of the RIBA Plan Of Work

9-10: Compile List of UK Thermal Insulation Stakeholders for PEF

10: CAP’EM Huddersfield Award page


11: SBEE Committee SmartLIFE LCC

12: BSI PAS 600 Bio-Based Products & Economy Conference

13: School Building Specification Scope of work update

13: SBEE Book Chapter title schedule and Book Title Update

14-15: NGS Download website update

14: Specification Sales to Architects
Expand for Gemini


16: School Building Specification Briefing Oxford
Time and Budget Proposal

17-18: CAP’EM Extension Steering Committee
Calthorpe Hall, London,
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Review for Manufacturer to consider applicability
20: Meeting Manufacturer about Specification Sales to Architects
Planning CPD test run with 6 Practices.

21-24: VAT

24-31: AJA Adrian James Architects
Shrewsbury Private School
Writing up Employer’s Requirements from meeting notes

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Enviroform Solutions of N Ireland
Review draft specifications and consider product page opportunities
Drylining, thermal insulation and thermal bridge solutions

© GBE NGS ASWS Brian Murphy aka BrianSpecMan
9th November 2013 – 27th July 2019

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