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Date:

Thursday 18 March

Time:

5pm to 6pm

Venue:

virtual via Zoom

Cost:

£0.00 for non-members

Buildings and Fire – Industry Reform

With the need for industry reform, we approach the brink of transformation for fire safety and the building design process. Whilst 2020 has been an unprecedented year globally, the progress and development of this reform has continued to make considerable progress towards the new regulatory and building design system as well as also impacting upon existing building stock. Dan’s presentation will explain a number of the new standards and systems being developed within the industry and their potential to divide the construction industry.

Dan is an Associate Director, Chartered Architectural Technologist and BIM Information Manager at One Creative Environments as well as a member of the CIAT Fire Taskforce. With a passion for new construction technology, technical design and building regulations, Dan has experience and knowledge across a number of sectors awarding him several design and construction prizes throughout his career.

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Dan Cooling

Building Regulations Update

This session presented by Richard Cymler, a Regional Director of CE members Ball and Berry, will give you an essential overview of the implications of the 2020 amendments to Approved Document B Fire Safety and Approved Document M Access. Also included is an update on the Future Homes Standard including the recently published draft Parts F & L 2021 together with new requirements in the mysteriously titled draft Part X

Richard is responsible for the management and running of B & B’s Midland’s office, as well as leading on projects, maintaining client relationships and identifying new business opportunities. Having worked in the building control sector for more than 35 years, Richard uses his extensive experience of complex projects, supporting clients through the challenges of building control, inspections and regulations.

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Richard Cymler