CEDA and CESA have detailed the interactive seminars to be held at the Industry Technical Conference, and how its new quick-fire technical surgeries will operate on 12 October at the Nottingham Belfry.

Two key industry topics, of particular interest to kitchen designers, specifiers and project managers as well as general and service management, form the interactive seminars – Ventilation, An Update on the Review of DW172, and Tendering and CDM Regulations.

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The DW172 ‘Specification for Kitchen Ventilation Systems’ is the bible as far as kitchen ventilation is concerned.

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First published in 1999 as DW171 as the ‘Standard for Kitchen Ventilation Systems’ it was updated and re-titled as DW172 in 2005 by the then Heating and Ventilating Contractors Association.

Ten years later the HVCA is now BESA and the document is being reviewed and revised.

Peter Rogers, the author of the revised document will lead a seminar to explain what elements of the document are being reviewed and why.

Additional information will be included in the new document, which is not yet complete.

Rogers, who is now retired, is well known to the catering equipment industry as he was the former owner of DPL Ventilation Ltd who were key suppliers to many CEDA members.

The second seminar on tendering will walk through the process including PQQ’s (Pre-Qualification Questionnaires) health and safety, staff qualifications and how accreditations such as SSiP and ISOs can help.

The information presented by Derek Maher will be relevant to all company sizes. Maher has sat on both sides of the fence as senior project engineer and buyer in industry and now as a contractor with Crystaltech.

The second part of the seminar will focus on the role of CDM in the hospitality sector and how the 2015 regulation changes have impacted upon design and implementation of projects and how it can impact on small works and occasionally maintenance.

Mike Sinclair, design director of Catering Design Group who has worked exclusively within the catering and hospitality industry for the past 30 years will deliver this part of the seminar.

As well as the normal opportunities to question speakers and seminar leaders, this year’s Industry Technical Conference introduces an additional opportunity for delegates to pose questions to industry experts.

Resulting from requests for more time to question speakers there will be four ‘surgeries’ where delegates can pre-book a 10 minute appointment with any of four experts to discuss any relevant points.

The surgeries take place during the refreshment breaks in the exhibition area and the subjects and experts are:
• Gas regulations – Robert Briscall – Gas Safe register
• Water regulations – Paul Millard – WRAS
• Water treatment – Steve Buckmaster – Brita Professional
• Refrigeration – Steve James – First Choice Group

To book a place at the conference go to www.cetechnical.co.uk