Schedule of events


The BDA meet every second Wednesday evening of the month except in August.

Meetings start 5:30pm for 6:00pm.

If you are interested in joining the BDA come along and introduce yourself.

We meet at

The Bear of Rodborough Hotel
Rodborough Common

See the map below. Please ask at the reception desk which room the BDA are meeting in.

Have a look at the events record page for a list of subjects covered in past meetings.

8th November 2017 - Richard Lupo - Measuring happiness and wellbeing

Richard is a Gloucestershire based, Chartered Environmentalist, he does environmental management for businesses and organisations.

Yes this is a bit different to the usual techie stuff we love to hear but relevant to all of us in an increasingly complex and pressured world. Richard offers the following taster:

Title:  Measuring happiness and wellbeing

  • a short history of measuring wellbeing
  • Maslow framework for bring together wellbeing measures
  • built environment institutions using wellbeing measures (e.g. UKBGC, BRE in their new Home Quality Mark standard)
  • how built environment can improve wellbeing

Please arrive by 5.45pm so coffee/teas can be organised as soon as possible to minimise any delay in getting the meeting started.

More information about Richard

13th December 2017 - Richard Cornock ||The Funky Farmer||

Our BDA meeting in December is less of a CPD event and more of a get in the mood for Christmas social event.

There is our evening meal at The Bear of Rodborough to enjoy and we have also booked the Funky Farmer to entertain us with one of his talks about his dairy farm in Tytherington. Richard Cornock as well as farming has also had a book published called “A Year on a Dairy Farm” showing life on the farm through the seasons. He is the resident farmer on BBC Radio Bristol where he has a regular feature talking about life on the farm on the Ben Prater Drive Time show. He also has a YouTube channel all about farming in general and his dairy farm in particular.

If you would like to find out more about him here are his social media links

(1) The funky farmer – Home

(35) thefunkyfarmer – YouTube

He is apparently expert at delivering the phrase ‘Get off my Laaand!’ A useful skill in these parts.

10th January 2018 - Bexmedia - the use of drones in building design, construction and infrastucture

Bexmedia extensively use drones for video capture and measurements. Their state-of-the-art drones can be used for building inspections and assessments of large areas of land producing three-dimensional data that could be presented in video format or can be used to create drawings.

Drones are everywhere, Come and find out how they could be useful as part of the building design process as well as building inspection.

Bexmedia are also involved in a wide variety of video production including promotional videos and have worked with housebuilders promoting new sites.

March 2018 - provisional - Fabric Architecture

Details to follow

The Bear of Rodbrough