Wednesday, October 18, 2023 13:40 - 14:20

In recent years there has been a major focus on competency across the industry, including the quality of installations. Whether addressing the performance gap or simply complying with the building regulations, contractors are at the forefront of ensuring that the built environment is both safe and energy efficient.

Insulated panel systems are one of the most straightforward types of construction, but there is still a right and a wrong way to install them. Chris Pateman unpicks some of the key considerations and explores ‘what good looks like’ through EPIC’s new Code of Practice for the Installation of Steel-Faced Sandwich Panels.

5 Key Learning Points:
1. Competence and the Building Safety Act
2. Core benefits of insulated panels
3. Pre-construction considerations - from specification to site preparation
4. Inspection, storage and handling of panels
5. What good doesn’t look like! Some examples

Chris Pateman, General Secretary , Engineered Panels in Construction (EPIC)