Thank you to all who attended the symposium  on Wednesday 21st of September 2016 at the Glasgow School of Art. The event provided a platform for participants to present their research findings and knowledge of buildings and health, stimulate debate and promote knowledge exchange.

The objectives of the symposium were are as follows:

  • To establish a cross-disciplinary group connecting researchers and practitioners from the health, architecture and environmental design communities
  • To exchange knowledge on research activity and knowledge domains
  • To stimulate new debate and knowledge exchange across disciplines, countries and methods
  • To advance knowledge by fostering intellectual exchange in a trans-disciplinary environment
  • To identify key issues, refine topics for the workshop, and identify champions for workshop sessions

Speakers Biographies

Programme and Presentation Slides

10:00            Registration, tea/coffee

10:30            Tom Inns, Director of the Glasgow School of Art

10:35            Tim Sharpe, Mackintosh Environmental Architecture Research Unit
                      Welcome and introduction to the network

10:50            Anthony Seaton, University of Aberdeen
                      The air and how the body reacts to it

11:20            Raymond Agius, University of Manchester
                       Ill-health related to air contaminants

11:50            Tea and coffee break

12:20            Ian Mawditt, Director of Fourwalls, Bristol
                       The state of ventilation in the UK

 12:40           Sani Dimitroulopoulou, UKIEG and Public Health England
                       Healthy indoor environments: Challenges for Policymakers

13:00             Lunch break

14:00            Mich Swainson, BRE, Watford
                       Observed effects of poor ventilation in modern homes

14:20            Atze Boerstra, Director of BBA Binnenmilieu, The Netherlands
                       Residential ventilation, health, comfort and control: the NL experience

14:40            Pawel Wargocki, Technical University of Denmark
                       Links between Ventilation and Health

15:10            Tea and coffee break

15:40             Jan Sundell, Tsinghua University Beijing
                        Ventilation in homes and health

16:10             Lynne Sullivan
                        What do designers need to know?

16:30            Discussion session

17:00            Close