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Fire Safety in Towers Conference

This one-day event is organised by LABC and looks beyond the building regulations at a number of key issues. Its purpose is to create awareness across professions and to help all to see fire safety as a ‘golden thread’ that everyone needs to protect through the design, specification, purchasing, construction and post-occupation management.

Event overview

  • Dates:
  • Times: 10.00 - 16.30
  • Location: Novotel Birmingham Centre
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Venue information

Novotel Birmingham Centre
70 Broad St
B1 2HT Birmingham
Deyrnas Unedig

Fire Safety in Towers ConferenceThe recent tragedy at Grenfell Tower has rightly focussed attention on industry practice, regulations, testing and certification.  It’s also raising questions about retrofit work, the RRO and fire risk assessments.  All aspects of the relationship between building owners, design teams, manufacturers, contractors and sub-contractors are also coming under examination. 

All professionals need to review their own areas and understand what others are doing, either before them or after them in the chain that delivers new build and refurbished towers.

This one-day event is organised by LABC and looks beyond the building regulations at a number of key issues. Its purpose is to create awareness across professions and to help all to see fire safety as a ‘golden thread’ that everyone needs to protect through the design, specification, purchasing, construction and post-occupation management.

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Programme

10.00 Registration & Refreshments  
10.30

Introduction & Welcome - What are the issues and challenges for professionals?

Phil Hammond, 

Managing Director, ​LABC

11.00 High rise façade fires: a worldwide concern

Douglas H. Evans, P.E., FSFPE

Fire Protection Engineering for the Built Environment

11.45 LABC analysis of existing compliance and a critique of potential flaws

Barry Turner, 

Director of Technical Policy, LABC

12.15 Lunch & Networking  
13.15 ETICS

Merlyn Forrer.

Station Manager, Greater Manchester Fire & Rescue Service

13.45  Getting it right on site - what are the common failures during construction?

Richard Smith, 

LABC Warranty

14.15 Protecting the "Golden Thread"

Neil Gibbins, 

Chief Executive, Institute of Fire Engineers

14.45 Networking & Refreshments  
15.00  Sprinklers - are they the always fail-safe answer?

Steve Mills, 

National Fire Sprinkler Network​

15.30 How to properly assess occupied buildings

Martin Taylor, 

Commercial Director, LABC

16.00  Final Round-up & Questions

Phil Hammond,

Managing Director, LABC 

*Programme subject to change

Cost

The day delegate rate including refreshments and lunch is £110 + VAT per delegate

Who should attend?

Senior managers and professionals who should attend include:

  • Housing association professionals
  • ALMOs
  • ​Developers
  • Home builders
  • Architects and architectural technologists
  • Project managers
  • Quantity surveyors
  • Main contractors
  • Specialist sub-contractors
  • Hospital trusts
  • University and public sector property owners and managers commissioning and managing towers 
  • Compliance specialists and other professional specialists in structure
  • Fire and facilities management
  • Manufacturers and distributors

LABC

LABC represents all local authority building control teams in England and Wales and is the national organisation for local authority building control compliance policy, guidance, training, standards and marketing covering 320 teams and 3,000 professionals and technical support personnel.