HVAC & Engineering Theatre

Theatre Programme 

The HVAC & Engineering theatre will feature presentations by leading NHS Trusts on recently completed innovative engineering projects. The theatre is supported by IHEEM, CIBSE, and SoPHE and will feature examples of engineering excellence, case-studies and best practice across the Healthcare sector.

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8 October

10.45 - 11.15 Keeping the Power on in Theatre

Speaker: Paul Harris – Director, Harris Associates

11.15 - 11.45 Limiting the Effects of Overheating in Building Services Applications

Rising temperatures have highlighted issues with overheating in buildings such as care homes and hospitals and the contribution of building services to unwanted heat gains is coming under scrutiny.

Recent research from AECOM has suggested that the use of an enhanced specification of pipe insulation and insulated pipe supports on hot water and heating pipework can drastically reduce overheating in some buildings.

This seminar examines the issues of overheating, including in void and corridor spaces, relating to building services insulation. The benefits of going a step further than the base Building Regulation requirements are considered, along with optimising the design and implementation of building services insulation systems.

Speaker: Carl Davison, Technical Services Manager, Kingspan Industrial Insulation 

11.45 - 12.15 Eco Design and How it Affects us all in Heating and Cooling Systems

New legislation which focuses manufacturers on energy improvement leads to the reduced impact in global warming, hospitals need to have both efficient heating and cooling systems.

Compliance must be made under eco design where applications require high temperature cooling which must show efficiency, along with provision for increased boiler requirement.

As part of moving forward the correct choices must be made when it comes to differing refrigerants becoming available, and the necessary actions that have to be made for future applications.

This seminar will discuss how applications must comply with all relevant legislation regarding efficiency, give an understanding of major changes in refrigerant and the move to reduce boiler usage which will have a impact on how desired temperatures are achieved.

Speaker: Malcom Edwards, Chief Technical Manager, ICS Cool Energy

12.15 - 12.45 Temporary Equipment: A lifeline to Ageing Hospitals

The challenge of aging equipment in hospitals, and how temporary equipment can create a flexible, off-balance sheet solution to meet temperature and power needs, session will include:

  • The importance of the Health Technical Memoranda and key takeaways from HTM03, HTM06 and HTM07
  • The risks around over-investing in capital equipment
  • Consideration of alternatives to permanent fixed plant in providing a scalable and flexible solution

Speaker: Craig Fleming, Sector Team Leader NHS & Government Services, Aggreko

14.00 - 14.30 A Sustainable Low Carbon Heating Strategy For the Healthcare Facility

Development of design enabling efficient use of low carbon energy systems and low energy output systems to decrease the carbon footprint of healthcare heating & cooling systems.


James Chimeura, Project Design Leader, ARUP
Richard Venga, Senior Product Manager, Mitsubishi Electric Living Environmental Systems
Chris Thomas, Technical Manager, Roth UK

14.30 - 15.00 The SoPHE/CIPHE Plumbing Centre of Excellence Initiative

In September 2018, the Society of Public Health Engineers (SoPHE) and the Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineers (CIPHE) launched the Plumbing Centre of Excellence (PCE) at Havering College. The intention of the PCE was to provide enhancements to NVQ Level 1 to 3 syllabus for plumbing trainees, offering skills and knowledge aligned to commercial plumbing installations and public health engineering consultancy. Through input from Contractors, Consulting Engineers and Plumbing Product Manufacturers, students were provided with training to ensure they were best equipped to start a career in the construction industry. To compliment the PCE scheme, a Bursary was also established which awarded a fund to the winner of the Level 2 Plumbing Competition, providing a financial sum to contribute towards further training courses and design/installation guide material. Having now completed the first academic year of the scheme, we reflect on the success of the course, the aspects that require further development, feedback from the students and ultimately how such schemes could be rolled out to other educational establishments across the country.

Speaker: Steve Vaughan, Regional Director, Public Health Engineering, AECOM (Representing Society of Public Health Engineers)

15.00 - 15.30 Insulation Monitoring Saves Lives in Finnish Operating Rooms

Electrical damages in operating rooms are an invisible danger – the early detection prevents risky situations and protects patients and personnel.

Speaker: Timo Ohtonen, Managing Director, PPO-Elektroniikka Oy

15.30 - 16.00 IFHE 2022 Congress in Toronto Canada - September 17-21, 2022

CHES (Canadian Healthcare Engineering Society) are excited to have been selected to host the IFHE 2022 Congress in Toronto. Details of the Congress location and program will be explained as well as the benefits of attending this International Healthcare Engineering event.


Steve Rees, Alberta Canada, IFHE Vice-President
Roger Holliss, Ontario Canada, CHES National President
Jim McArthur, Ontario Canada, CHES Ontario Chapter Chair and IFHE 2022 Congress Chair

9 October

10.45 - 11.15 Benefits of Involving Authoring Engineer in New Build and Cap-Ex improvements

Speaker: Jeremy Slann, Director, Institute of Occupational Medicine

11.15 - 11.45 Preventing Corrosion by Continuous Monitoring in Enclosed Systems

Abbreviated Presentation on Preventing Corrosion by Continuous Monitoring. How industry moves towards Real Time Monitoring and Data Capture can assist in Revolutionizing Corrosion Risk Management in closed systems.

Speaker: Gordon Pringle, Managing Director, HASL UK & Ireland Distributors for RisyCor

11.45 - 12.15 HVAC optimisation for healthcare estates - improving performance and efficiency

Speaker: Chris Davis, UK Sales Manager, Hysopt

12.15 - 12.45 Infection Prevention in air supply systems using Venturi Valves linked to a Trend BMS

Valves linked to Trend BMS

Healthcare spaces today require better environmental management to address the increased risk of airborne contamination sources such as bacteria, viruses and other microorganisms, also known as Healthcare Associated Infections (HAIs). Managing ventilation and monitoring of critical environments is now easily achievable, which helps your hospital provide quality environments for better patient care

Meeting the requirements of HTM03-01 for air change rates (necessary to provide acceptable air quality to comply with HBN00-09) whilst also providing energy efficiency improvements may sound like opposing aims. With Trend’s IQVISION working in conjunction with our new Venturi Valve, air quality and air change rates are optimised – with the potential to reduce HAI’s by 30% … while providing energy efficiency savings of 20% … and a subsequent improvement in operational costs of around 20% … you can now have the best of both worlds!

Come and see us on Stand C32 for more info and live demonstrations – we look forward to meeting you.

Speaker: Trend Controls