Part B - Fire Safety

LABC Conference

Controlling the Spread of Fire in High Risk Buildings

When: 31 January 2018
Where: London
Cost: £130+VAT
CPD: 6 hours

A lot of discussions over the past nine months have focussed solely on the "18 metre rule". But many smaller buildings are also high risk when it comes to fire safety. So what is a high risk building and do we need to change our thinking and practices?
A one day conference for senior professionals and managers in:

  • Architecture
  • Project management
  • Structural and fire engineering
  • Building services
  • Main contracting
  • Specialist sub-contracting

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09.30 – 09.55    
Registration & Refreshments
09.55 – 10.00
Welcome to the conference
Phil Hammond, LABC

10.00 – 10.30    
Hackitt Interim Report  - the key points that may affect professionals in the industry
Barry Turner, LABC

10.30 – 11.00
Scene setting - what is "high risk?"
David Ware, Fire Risk Consultancy

11.00 – 11.30    
Crowd Behaviour & Emergency Management
Dr Chris Cocking, University of Brighton

11.30 – 12.00    
Structural Safety in High Rise
Andrew Lawrence, Arup

12.00 – 13.00
Lunch & Networking

12.30 – 13.30    
A better way to stop passing the buck and achieve better cover
Graham De Roy, Griffiths & Armour

13.30 – 14.00    
Arups' current top 10 design and specification concerns
Neil Hitchen, Arup
Judith Schultz, Arup

14.00 – 14.45    
We see this thousands of times - why?
Rob Burridge, LABC Warranty
Richard Smith, LABC Warranty

14.45 – 15.15    
Networking & Refreshments

15.15 – 15.45    
How fire fighters respond and what you've done that will hamper them
Merlyn Forrer, Greater Manchester Fire & Rescue Service

15.45 – 16.15    
Should industry agree to limit who can work on high risk buildings?
Neil Gibbins, Institution of Fire Engineers

16.15 – 16.30    
Conference summary and close
Phil Hammond, LABC

*Programme subject to change