Tuesday 5 June


18:00 refreshments, 18:30 presentations


Worcestershire County Cricket Club, WR2 4QQ – Kenyon Suite, Level 2, The View building


£10.00 for non-members

Grenfell Tower – A fire fighter’s view of fires in tall buildings and what the industry can do to shape the future of asset management and delivery in response to these tragic events.

David Payton – West Midlands Fire Service

David has been a serving fire officer with West Midlands Fire Service for 26 years having worked at many of the area’s busiest stations. David now trains all West Midlands Fire Service personnel in breathing apparatus operations, including high rise incidents. He has designed a bespoke training building to highlight the many issues fire fighters have to overcome to successfully deal with high rise fire incidents. He has lectured on fire fighting operations throughout the world.

David will address in his presentation the issues tall buildings bring to fire service personnel and how they tackle fires 42 floors above ground.

Terry Stocks – SNC Lavalin – Faithful+Gould

Following the tragic events at Grenfell Tower, Terry has been working as the Director for Building Solutions at the Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government. His role was to put in place a team that could immediately support the response surrounding affected buildings and building owners, post the Grenfell Tower fire.

Terry is a Chartered Structural and Civil Engineer with over 30 years’ experience in the construction industry. He is currently a Director with SNC Lavalin – Faithful+Gould and is their UK Head of Public Sector and Director for BIM. He has previously worked in both the public and private sectors managing large organisations and delivering social infrastructure projects, including schools, universities, prisons, courts and administrative estates. As Deputy Director of Estates for the Ministry of Justice Terry had responsibility for the delivery of all estates related projects across the whole asset lifecycle, including strategic planning, capital delivery, operations and end of life; he led the UK Government’s first BIM projects and became Digital Built Britain’s Delivery Director for BIM Level 2 and is currently chair of the Government BIM Working Group. Terry has chaired the UK Cabinet Office New Forms Of Construction Procurement Group, developing and implementing collaborative procurement models across UK Government Departments and was also formerly a non-executive director at ‘Build Off Site’.

Terry will speak about how we must take the awful events of Grenfell Tower and use them as a catalyst for change in the way we specify, design, deliver, operate and manage our assets.