UKCMB

Core Knowledge Partners: 

The following organisations are Core Knowledge Partners in the UK Centre for Moisture in Buildings

UCL
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Who we are

Management team

The Management Team oversees the development and on-going activity of the UKCMB on a day-to-day basis in the following areas:

  • Legal and governance issues
  • Financial management and business planning
  • Research work
  • Marketing and promotion of the issues
  • Training, consultancy and events

Technical Working Groups

Technical Working Groups (TWGs) will be central to the work and the development of the UKCMB, providing input about concerns and knowledge gaps, scoping research issues, reviewing and then promoting and disseminating the findings of research. They provide a productive way to involve others both within and beyond the CKPs in research and development work. In addition, through bringing together national expertise for the public good they will help reinforce the standing of the UKCMB as the main knowledge base and authority for building moisture issues in the UK. We also hope to involve many of the members of the TWGs in aspects of the research.  

The following groups started in autumn 2016:

  • Monitoring and modelling of moisture in buildings
  • Ventilation, airtightness and moisture in buildings
  • Moisture in new build
  • Moisture in existing buildings and retrofit 
  • Flooding and escape of water
  • Financial, insurance and legal context and consequences of moisture in buildings

Advisory Group

The Advisory Group will meet with the CKPs (UKCMB Board) 3 times per year giving advice about strategy, providing information about the sectors they represent, giving feedback on the work undertaken by the UKCMB, proposing areas and avenues of activity and assisting with specific management issues, funding and UKCMB initiatives.

Membership of the Advisory Group should therefore represent those most directly connected to the work of the UKCMB and most affected by moisture issues in buildings, along with those who are able to provide contextual overview and breadth of understanding relevant to moisture issues.  Membership selection will prioritise concerned and knowledgeable individuals, who ideally should have knowledge of one or more of the following sectors:

  • Government
  • Industry (professional bodies, manufacturers, contractors, training bodies, standards and certification)
  • Finance and insurance
  • Users (Landlords, Building occupants)
  • Advisory bodies
  • Additional knowledge groups 

Core Knowledge Partners

The Core Knowledge Partners (CKPs) are UCL Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering (UCL IEDE, which is part of BSEER) and UCL Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering (UCL CEGE), London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), the Building Research Establishment (BRE) and Heriot Watt University (HWU). 

The CKPs are the main decision making body of the UKCMB, acting effectively as the governing board. They are advised by the Advisory Group. Day to day management is undertaken by the Management Team.

The CKP group can be enlarged as the UKCMB develops, on the basis of important contributions from other universities, institutes or knowledge bodies.  It is not necessarily confined to academic or research institutions, or even not-for-profit bodies. 

 It should be clearly understood that the UKCMB hopes to engage with all research bodies and interested parties in its research work, involving them and working with them wherever this can improve the understanding of moisture in buildings and produce a safer moisture environment. Academic institutions and knowledge bodies which are not currently CKPs (or members of the Advisory Group)  can have an equal or greater stake in this work in both short and long term, both generally in the UKCMB and through the specific work streams identified above, depending on the level of input and collaboration.