De-Risking Retrofit

Rickaby Thompson Associates’ Director Dr Peter Rickaby will be speaking about ‘de-risking retrofit’ at the annual conference of the National Housing Maintenance Forum (NHMF) in Stratford-upon-Avon on 21-22 January.  Peter’s plenary presentation is based on Rickaby Thompson Associates’ retrofit forensic work, carried out over several years for a variety of clients including the Technology Strategy Board, the Energy Saving Trust and the Institute for Sustainability.  The aim of the work is to identify what goes wrong in retrofit projects, why it goes wrong, and how to mitigate risks and reduce impacts on outcomes.  Peter recommends sample inspection and monitoring regimes targeted by risk assessment, combined with rapid feedback into retrofit processes to ensure that problems are not replicated at scale