Getting a building’s ventilation right is key to its performance for energy efficiency and occupant comfort. The complexity of the subject is being diffused with a new series of training sessions.

Gilberts Blackpool, Britain’s leading independent provider of air movement solutions, is offering the “lunch and learn” continuous professional development presentations. Gilberts is widely recognised as the ‘go to’ organisation for ventilation technical knowledge: the company’s technical team regularly present to building services graduates, and sit on numerous relevant committees for BSI, CIBSE and HEVAC.

Under the new programme, consultants and contractors can choose any or all of the topics, depending on requirements.

Initially, topics addressed are:

  • selection basics, including strategies, velocities, inlet/outlet positioning, heating and cooling options
  • component overview including types available (eg grilles, diffusers, louvres), fixing methods, aesthetic options (borders, finish)
  • product selection, encompassing room layouts, throws, noise levels, pressure drops.

Observes Ian Rogers, Gilberts Sales Director, “Products and technology are constantly evolving, hence the need for such CPD sessions. We have designed our sessions to address the issues we most commonly get asked about, utilising our expertise as the market leader, and practical experience, to help our customers’ staff get it right from the outset.”

Gilberts’ CPD sessions can be booked via the Blackpool head office (telephone 01253 766911) or by email (

Founded over 55 years ago, privately owned Gilberts is unique in air movement in its ability to design and manufacture in-house. Its technical expertise is unrivalled, and includes the ability to offer standard and bespoke solutions, full CFD services, plus the ability to offer bespoke testing in its in-house laboratory. All components are engineered to order within its 95,000 ft2 facility in Lancashire.