As Australia continues to grapple with the issue of non-compliant cladding, there is a need for stakeholders within the built environment to maintain a level of competency and be accountable for their role in driving fire safety standards and ensuring compliance.
This workshop provides you with structured guidance to assess the most effective ways forward to improve the safety and standards of buildings across the construction lifecycle.
What you will learn:
- How to assess the competency of building professionals
- Effectively manage and mitigate legal risks
- Ensure fire safety and compliance in building materials
- Criteria for safety risk assessments in rectification works
SESSION 1 – 9.00-10.30AM
Improving competency of building and construction professionals
- The need for a competency framework for all stakeholders and what it entails
- Benefits of a consistent methodology in assessing competencies and ensuring that stakeholders working across the building lifecycle maintain the same level of competence
Gary Strong, Global Building Standards Director, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors; Chair, International Fire Safety Standards Coalition
10.30 Morning Tea
SESSION 2 – 11.00AM-12.30PM
Mitigating legal risks and challenges within the building supply chain
- What are key legal issues and risks arising out of the latest reforms and how can stakeholders effectively manage these risks?
- How do insurance changes affect relevant stakeholders and how can professionals continue to operate in light of such changes?
- Liability vs. Accountability; strategies to establish a realistic way forward for all stakeholders
David Glinatsis, Director, Kreisson
12.30 Networking Lunch
SESSION 3 – 1.30-3.00PM
Fire safety testing and compliance in building cladding materials
- Key considerations in fire testing of building façade systems
- Navigating key cladding and façade risks, defects and failures
- Mitigating construction issues and ensuring that new builds and refurbishment adhere to fire safety standards
Steven Halliday, Operational Manager, Warringtonfire
Stephen Wise, ACT Manager, Fire Safety Engineering, Warringtonfire
3.00 Afternoon Tea
3.30 End of Workshop
Gary Strong, Global Building Standards Director, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors;
Chair, International Fire Safety Standards Coalition
Gary Strong is a Chartered Building Surveyor, Chartered Arbitrator, Chartered Loss Adjuster and Chartered Building Engineer, and practised as a surveyor, building engineer, expert witness and arbitrator for 38 years. He is currently responsible for developing standards and guidance for RICS professionals globally in 137 countries and is RICS media spokesman on technical surveying subjects. He has appeared on many international tv channels including BBC One Show, BBC radio and is a regular contributor to various journals and as a presenter at conferences. Currently consultant to BBC, consultant to the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS), and post Grenfell Tower, Gary is leading the RICS fire advisory group advising government and is a member of the UK Construction Industry Council Expert Panel. Gary has also recently taken over as Chair of the CTBUH Fire & Facades Working Group and is leading the work on developing a global coalition of professional bodies who aim to achieve International Fire Safety Standards particularly for high rise, high risk buildings.