For architects and specifiers, the SCI (Steel Construction Institute), together with the DTI, Corus, MCRMA (The Metal Cladding and Roofing Manufacturers Association) and EPIC (Engineered Panels in Construction), has published a best-practice guide in response to Part L which examines steel cladding design with respect to improvements in building envelope performance. To obtain a copy, contact c. convy@steel-sci. com Members, £25. Non-members, £50.
London Metropolitan University School of Architecture recently hosted a seminar 'Energy Use and Comfort in Public Buildings'.
Presentations and papers, which include post-occupancy evaluation of 25 European high-quality low-energy buildings, can be viewed at www. learn. londonmet. ac. uk