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Programme: RICS Fire Safety Conference 2018

08:30 - 10:30

08:30 Registration and refreshments

09:30 Chair’s opening comments
David McCullogh, Chair, RICS Fire Safety in Tall Buildings Working Group and Fire Compliance Manager, Balfour Beatty

09:45 The Independent Review on Building Regulations and Fire Safety
Dame Judith Hackitt DBE
, Chair of the Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety

10:15 International Fire Safety Standards
Gary Strong, Global Building Standards Director, RICS

10:30 Networking refreshment break

11:00 - 17:00

11:00 Passive fire protection and insulation

  • Ensuring best practice in Passive Fire Protection
  • Fire rated foams - myth and reality
  • Latest trends in the industry

Niall Rowan, Chief Executive Officer, Association for Specialist Fire Protection

11:30 Total fire engineering

  • Strategies and planning for safety
  • Design and compliance standards
  • Evacuation strategies through engineering

Judith Schulz, Associate Director, Arup

12:00 Human behaviour and fire

  • Considering human behaviour in fire and emergency evacuation design
  • Human behaviour in a crisis
  • Evacuation vs stay-put strategies

12:30 Networking lunch

13:30 The Golden Thread – Accountability throughout the building lifecycle

  • Fire safety in the building life-cycle
  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Different types and stages of fire management
  • Role of technology in fire safety: how can we integrate this effectively?
  • How do we achieve the Golden Thread?

Chair: Martin Conlon, Chair of the RICS Building Control Professional Group & Director of Assent Building Control
Romain Hourquieg, Director - Head of UK Fire Engineering, WSP
Niall Rowan, Chief Executive Officer, Association for Specialist Fire Protection
Paul Bussey, Senior Technical Consultant, AHMM

Maintaining fire safety during occupation

14:10 Fire alarm systems for apartments - A new approach

  • Grades of residential fire alarm systems
  • Using fire alarm technology to complement ‘stay put’
  • Integration with other safety systems
  • Monitoring and analysing data from residential systems via the Cloud
  • Lifetime costs of ownership

Andrew Foster, Managing Director, C-TEC

14:40 Fire-related building defects

  • Façade cladding defects and failures
  • Cladding materials
  • Cavity barriers and compartmentation
  • Penetration through walls

Diego Alves, Director, Building Consultancy - Building Surveying, CBRE

15:10 Integrating fire safety into different property types

  • High-rise vs. low-rise buildings
  • Commercial vs residential buildings
  • Case studies and strategies

Romain Hourquieg, Director - Head of UK Fire Engineering, WSP

15:40 Networking refreshment break

Ongoing compliance

16:00 Fire testing and risk assessments

  • Current fire tests and risk assessments
  • Different types of fire testing (e.g. combustibility tests vs fire resistance vs spread of flame)
  • Who should be qualified to undertake fire reviews under the RRO?
  • Approved Document B

16:30 Remediation – not as straight forward as it seems

17:00 Chair’s closing remarks

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() 20 Jun 2018