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      September 16, 2020

      Wednesday   2:00 PM

      100 Longwater Avenue
      Reading, Berkshire RG2 6UL

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      RIBA South-South East (Reading) - Designing for fire safety in residential buildings

      Designing for fire safety in residential buildings The construction industry is under pressure and scrutiny in relation to fire safety and design compliance. Compliance is paramount, and this starts with good design.       The session will provide a clear understanding of the basic fire safety principles, review how to choose the right fire safety strategy, discuss the way passive and active fire safety measures can be best used and show how to achieve compliance effectively. Using real world examples and case studies, this seminar will provide you with confidence on when to challenge and seek further information.    The seminar will include details of prescriptive requirements & guidance (Approved Document B vs BS9991)   Fire safety strategy principles: risk management, systems approach and layers of protection  Fire safety design principles: passive and active protection  External wall construction   Residential sprinkler systems   Means of warning and evacuation strategies, including inclusive means    Materials, workmanship, quality control and site inspection  Future regulatory oversight, competence regime and the Hackitt review    Speaker: Colin Blatchford Brown, Blatchford Brown LimitedColin is a chartered building control surveyor with over thirty years’ experience across both public and private sectors of the profession. With a wide range of project involvement, he is currently working on the Hinkley Point C power station scheme as well as the redevelopment of Wimbledon Stadium and numerous other large-scale projects. Colin is a fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and a regular presenter on building regulations and fire safety.      Core Curriculum Topics Health, safety and well-being Legal, regulatory and statutory compliance Business, clients and services Terms and Conditions (PAYG)  Cancellations are acceptable in writing up to 10 working days of the event, please contact regional office for cancellation requests Substitutes are permitted at any time*, please contact regional office for substitution requests If the RIBA has to postpone or cancel the event the booker is entitled to a full refund of the ticket price only, no compensation will be given for travel costs We may contact you regarding future CPD events The RIBA accepts no responsibility for the views or opinions expressed by speakers or any other person at the event A photographer will cover this event and the images may be used to publicise future RIBA events By accepting an invitation or purchasing a ticket you consent to being photographed, filmed or recorded as a visitor attending the event.  On entry to the event you agree to accept and abide by any venue rules The RIBA reserves the right to refuse admission to any ticket holder The details you provide will be processed in line with the RIBA's GDPR obligations. For information on how we handle your personal data please see our Privacy Policy on The personal data you provide is managed via Eventbrite in order to provide a better service. The RIBA staff process the data at all times * Non-members cannot substitute for a member and/or student ticket

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