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Fire Safety Update

5:30pm - 6:30pm, Thursday 13th May 2021

Delivered by Gareth Ainley Senior Fire Engineer at Arup. via Microsoft Teams

Join the Sheffield Society of Architects for a CPD for an hour including Q&A on:

Building Regulations, Building Safety Bill and Fire Safety Bill

This is a free event, and we welcome everyone – architects, other built environment professionals, students, families and friends.

Please click the button above to register, and we'll send you the link to join in!

This seminar will focus on:

Building Regulations, Building Safety Bill and Fire Safety Bill

The government is bringing forward fundamental changes in fire safety legislation with amendments to the Building Regulations and the upcoming draft Building Safety Bill that will improve building and fire safety, so that people will be, and will feel, safer in their homes.

The Grenfell Tower fire in West London on 14 June 2017 claimed 72 lives. The tragedy exposed failings across the whole system of building and managing high-rise homes. Dame Judith Hackitt carried out an independent review of building regulations and fire safety to understand the causes of the fire. The review concluded that the whole system needed major reform and that residents’ safety needed to be a greater priority through the entire life cycle of a building – from design and construction, through to when people are living in their homes.

The government accepted the review’s recommendations and the draft Building Safety Bill, which, alongside the existing Fire Safety Bill and fire safety consultation sets out how those proposals are being brought forward to provide the biggest improvements to building safety in nearly 40 years.

This presentation will cover the recent changes to the Building Regulations, the draft Building Safety Bill and the Fire Safety bill and how this will impact the design on the affected buildings.

About Arup:

Arup is an independent firm of designers, planners, engineers, consultants and technical specialists, working across every aspect of today’s built environment. Together we help our clients solve their most complex challenges, turning exciting ideas into tangible reality as we strive to find a better way and shape a better world. Arup was one of the first companies in the UK to create a fire engineering team. It is currently the largest fire practice in the UK with over 115 fire engineers across ten offices.    In our 40-year history of fire engineering, we have remained at the forefront of safe fire engineering design.

The session will be recorded (guests may appear in the recording), and made available online free of charge after the event.

We hope this method of CPD sessions will be more accessible to more people.

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