BBA supports the NIA Conference

The BBA is delighted to be sponsoring and exhibiting at the NIA (National Insulation Association) conference that is being held on December 7th in Hinckley, Leicestershire. Richard Beale, BBA’s Commercial Director commented:

“The NIA conference is a key event in the insulation industry calendar and we are delighted to be supporting it. It is a great opportunity to network with industry professionals and discuss issues affecting this sector.”

The BBA exhibition stand will have information about the importance of BBA certification and how it offers installers, clients, building owners, users and insurers confidence and assurance via its trusted – and independent – third party testing and certification. Conference delegates can also learn about the BBA’s latest development the BBA BIM Object Assurance Scheme.

Details of the speakers and topics to be covered at the NIA conference are detailed below:

The Winning Bid
Denise O’Leary of multi-award winning Purpol Marketing is an experienced bid professional across the manufacturing and construction sectors. She will share knowledge on how businesses can realise their potential and win critical bids. The presentation will focus on 3 key points – the attributes of consistently successful bids, how your team can recover from a lost bid and golden rules to deliver repeatable bid success.

As well as defining essential elements in the bidding approach, Denise will also provide hints on where to look for opportunities and an overview of the alternative procurement processes, allowing you to focus on the strengths of your business.

Is IWI an opportunity ripe for exploitation?
Dr Kerry J Mashford OBE CEng FIMechE FICE FIET FRSA, Chief Executive, National Energy Foundation. Research suggests that seven million homes in the UK could benefit from internal wall insulation as well as large proportions of our public and commercial building stock. Against that background Kerry Mashford explores the underdeveloped opportunities for internal wall insulation in the UK. She considers the characteristics of operating in this sub-sector and what potential there is for reshaping supply, increasing demand and maximising improvement in energy performance.

Looking ahead at Government policy on fuel poverty and home energy efficiency
Richard Mellish, Deputy Director for Home and Local Energy, Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy will reflect on the Government’s manifesto commitment on fuel poverty, the recent publication of the Clean Growth Strategy and what might be expected from future iterations of the Energy Company Obligation.

Minimum Ventilation Requirements
BEAMA is the trade association which represents companies involved in the provision of ventilation. BEAMA will explain the minimum requirements and options for ventilation to enable insulation installers to comply with the ventilation standards contained within PAS2030.

General Data Protection Regulations
In May 2018 the GDPR will replace the current Data Protection Act. The regulations will be significantly more onerous than the current DPA and NIA members that utilise Energy Company funding are expected to be required to evidence compliance with the new regulations in contracts. In addition, if companies are unable to prove compliance with GDPR at all stages in the supply chain (with jobs / installs in particular), this could be translated as a breach of contract with them and without a robust audit trail of compliance, companies will struggle to win contracts in the future.

A specialist Data Protection Consultancy will be delivering a presentation to explain to companies what the new regulations mean, when they come into force and how to ensure compliance.