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RIBA Presents - Protecting Lives: design and construction post Grenfell

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Where does the responsibility lie for ensuring our buildings are safe for tenants and other building users?

At the RIBA fire safety conference, you will
hear experts from across the built environment sector analyse current
failings in the design, procurement, construction and maintenance of
buildings and provide alternative solutions for industry and

Gain insight into the processes and
responsibilities that impact quality of design and construction, and how
we can work to achieve a cohesive safe building program. Develop your
regulatory knowledge and hear how the RIBA recommendations for an
improved Part B can help to ensure the life safety of building users.
Learn how to help address the public’s dwindling confidence in the
industry and understand your roles and responsibilities recommended in
the new Fire Safety Overlay to the RIBA Plan of Work.

The conference will include:

  • debate on the extent of and scrutiny of the Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety on regulatory change

  • a comparative study between the UK and International standards

  • investigation of new economic models for housing development that follow raised building regulations standards

  • discussion on professional ethics and how trust can be re-built with our communities to provide safer places to live and work

  • learning from the recent damning report on the Construction of Edinburgh Schools

  • insight into how we can improve quality through better procurement and decision making

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Read the RIBA's latest reports on Fire Safety.

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