Schöck Industry Workshop: Designing Effective Thermal Breaks

Schöck Industry Workshop The Institution of Structural Engineers is delighted to host the Schöck Industry workshop on Thursday 30th November 2017

• With increasingly improved airtightness and fabric U-values in UK buildings, it is common for thermal bridges to account for 20% - 30% of the heat loss in multi- residential units (as calculated by thermal modelling). Balcony and other cantilever connections can be a major contributor to this thermal bridge heat loss, if effective thermal isolation is not included in the design.

• This workshop is intended to bring the latest principles of structural thermal break design to Structural Engineers, Architects and Technicians.

• It will consider how to achieve optimum thermal break solutions at cantilever connections, plus BIM and Fire Resistance issues.

• In addition, the workshop will look at Natural Frequency calculation and discuss the ways in which it can be reduced.

• There will also be an introduction to the latest dedicated Schöck product software; and consider how other FEM software can also be used.

This workshop is an independent undertaking and does not necessarily reflect the views of The Institution of Structural Engineers’ Board, Council, committee, members or employees.

Keynote Speaker

Solitair Kluth plays a central role in the Schöck Building Physics department at Baden-Baden; advising on the construction and renovation of high performance, energy efficient buildings, while minimising their environmental impact. Building Physics Engineering addresses several different areas in building performance, including thermal performance; heat losses via thermal bridges; control of moisture; ambient energy and climate. Initially Solitair studied physics at Heidelberg University for three years, followed by a further four years in Stuttgart, specialising in building physics and obtaining a degree as a Bachelor of Engineering.


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Event Date

09:15 - 14:00


Institution HQ, 47-58 Bastwick Street, London, EC1V 3PS

Solitair Kluth

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