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The Federation of Master Builders (FMB) has secured funding from the Employer Ownership of Skills initiative (E-OS) to fund skills training that will create jobs, raise skills and drive enterprise and economic growth.  The FMB has appointed CoRE to deliver Technical Skills training on an exclusive basis. This means that eligible courses offered by CoRE will be subsidised at a reduce rate.

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  • Ventilation for Retrofit (London based)

    Start Date: 30/10/2014

    This unit is London based This unit is presented by Peter Rickaby (Managing Director, Rickaby Thompson Associates). Effective ventilation is critical to successful domestic retrofit, and poor ventilation can lead to problems such as poor indoor air quality, poor energy performance,...

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  • Fundamentals of Solid Wall Insulation (London based)

    Start Date: 03/11/2014

    This unit has is London based This unit is delivered by Peter Rickaby (Managing Director, Rickaby Thompson) and provides a generic introduction to solid wall insulation (SWI - both internal and external) as a precursor to the product-specific training courses for installers offered by...

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  • Understanding Sustainable Refurbishment in the Social Housing Sector (Stoke based)

    Start Date: 05/11/2014

    End Date: 07/11/2014

     This is a three day module, delivered by Russell Smith and is designed to give candidates a thorough understanding of the policy, principles and practice of sustainable refurbishment in the context of both social and private housing.   The unit outlines the need for energy efficient...

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  • Ventilation for Retrofit (Stoke based)

    Start Date: 06/11/2014

    This unit has been subsidised by the Employer Ownership of Skills initiative (E-OS) in partnership with the Federation of Master Builders (FMB). This unit is presented by Ian Orme (Principal Consultant, BSRIA) and Peter Rickaby (Managing Director, Rickaby Thompson Associates). Effective...

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  • Retrofit Building Physics (London based)

    Start Date: 06/11/2014

    This unit is London based.   This unit provides essential technical knowledge of building physics for retrofit, with particular emphasis on how energy is used in and flows through buildings, and on how moisture interacts with and migrates through the building fabric.  The aim of the unit is...

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  • Understanding what you have: Assessing your Housing Stock (Stoke based)

    Start Date: 11/11/2014

     (Understanding What You Have Got: Assessing Your Housing Stock and Understanding Your Residents Fears and Needs Tutors: David Shewan and Peter Rickaby   The starting point for any retrofit programme is to know what type of stock you have in the first place. Many landlords rely on data that...

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  • Fundamentals of Solid Wall Insulation (Stoke based)

    Start Date: 13/11/2014

    This unit has been subsidised by the Employer Ownership of Skills initiative (E-OS) in partnership with the Federation of Master Builders (FMB). This unit is delivered by Peter Rickaby (Managing Director, Rickaby Thompson Associates) and Russell Smith (Managing DIrector, Parity Projects); and...

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  • Responsible Retrofit of Traditional Buildings (London based)

    Start Date: 13/11/2014

    This unit is London based This unit is presented by Encraft. Most buildings constructed before 1920 incorporate traditional types of construction that are no longer in use for new buildings, and with which the retrofit industry is not yet familiar.  These buildings often rely on vapour...

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  • Retrofit Coordination and Risk Management (London based)

    Start Date: 18/11/2014

    This unit is London based This unit is presented by Robert Prewett (Owner, Prewett Bizley Architects) and Peter Rickaby (Managing Director, Rickaby Thompson Associates). This masterclass first explains the mission-critical role of the Retrofit Coordinator in providing end-to-end retrofit...

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  • Evaluating Options for Stock Improvement and Creating a Retrofit Plan (Stoke based)

    Start Date: 25/11/2014

    Tutors: Kathryn Derby & Peter Rickaby Once you know what stock you have, you need to decide what to do with it. This unit deals with the comparative evaluation of retrofit options for dwelling types, using BREDEM-based software, in order to identify the most cost effective ways of meeting...

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  • Responsible Retrofit of Traditional Buildings (Stoke based)

    Start Date: 26/11/2014

    This unit has been subsidised by the Employer Ownership of Skills initiative (E-OS) in partnership with the Federation of Master Builders (FMB). This unit is presented by Neil May, Chief Executive of Natural Building Technologies and Chair of the Sustainable Traditional Buildings Association...

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  • Retrofit Coordination and Risk Management (Stoke based)

    Start Date: 02/12/2014

    This unit has been subsidised by the Employer Ownership of Skills initiative (E-OS) in partnership with the Federation of Master Builders (FMB). This unit is presented by Robert Prewett (Owner, Prewett Bizley Architects) and Peter Rickaby (Managing Director, Rickaby Thompson Associates)....

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  • Finance and Procurement Options for Retrofit Schemes (Stoke based)

    Start Date: 10/12/2014

    Tutors: Bill Taylor and Luke Smith   This unit summarises the funding schemes set up by the UK Government to promote energy efficiency in domestic buildings. It covers the Green Deal, the Energy Company Obligation, the Feed in Tariff for microgeneration of electricity and the Renewable Heat...

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