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Our Risk & Regulations Summit is back and returning to the live stage!

Join us this March for two full days of expert panel debates and networking opportunities.

Day one will be hosted at The Building Centre in London looking at regulatory reform with sessions dedicated to the building safety and net zero agendas.

Day two will be made up of several virtual sessions to give you the best of both worlds! The webinars are designed to help understand and comply with the Building Safety Act. See below to view the full programme and register for your chosen sessions.

DAY 1: TUESDAY 21 MARCH 2023
2pm Arrival

2.30pm-4.00pm

What regulation is needed to drive the built environment to net zero?

The mounting pressure in the race to net zero is undeniable right across the
economy and is absolutely at the top of the agenda for firms working in the
built environment. And while regulatory measures such as the Future Homes
Standard including Part L are already in place there is a widespread belief
they do not go far enough. As such, the question arises: what measures need to
be taken?

Our panel will look at the positives and shortcomings of current requirements as well as discussing the merits of different regulatory frameworks. They will also analyse the regulatory measures needed to help drive net zero in the existing building stock.

Speakers include:

Chair: Chloe McCulloch
Editorial director
Assemble Media Group
Gary Clark
Regional leader of science + technology
HOK
Tim den Dekker
Associate
Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios
and Author of Part Z
Hugh Dugdale
Associate principal
Introba

4:00pm - 4:30pm Refreshment break

4.30pm-6.00pm

Sponsored by:​
MicrosoftTeams-image (38)

Building Safety Act: Managing, meeting and understanding competency requirements

With the Building Safety Act being the single biggest change in building regulations in 40 years there are no shortage of issues the industry needs unpacked. It contains many measures, but one area that is of particular importance to construction professionals is the new responsibilities that will be taken on by designated duty-holders, who will have to demonstrate competency in their field and meet new building safety requirements.

In this session our panel of experts will look to zero in on the competency requirement changes impacting the sector, the challenges they pose to firms and individuals and the levers to compliance. They will look at the short and long-term measures individuals and firms will need to adopt and discuss the requirements for different roles in the supply chain.

Speakers include:

Chair: Carl Brown
Head of content
Assemble Media Group
Rick Atha
Partner
Shoosmiths
Hanna Clarke
Digital and policy manager
Construction Products Association
Camilla Sheldon
Deputy director
Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities
Lorna Stimpson
Chief executive
LABC

6:00pm - Networking drinks

DAY 2: WEDNESDAY 22 MARCH 2023

11.30am-12.30pm

Webinar: Demystifying the specification requirements of building safety reform

The post-Grenfell pursuit of building safety improvements has laid out some of the biggest regulatory changes the construction sector has ever had to tackle. While data sharing, cultural reform and competence requirements are among the biggest challenges the industry has to tackle the significance of the product, manufacturing and specification changes needed cannot be understated.

In this session, our panel of experts drawn from across the construction supply chain, will explore and unpack the new requirements for firms from a product perspective. They will discuss the new requirements for manufacturers when attaining and supplying specifications, the changed obligations for the design team and the onus that falls on construction firms when it comes to installation and record keeping. They will also look at the ramifications of non-compliance.

Speakers include:

Chair: Hollie Tye Specification editor Assemble Media Group
Hanna Clarke
Digital and policy manager
Construction Products Association
Adam Eaton
Director – fire safety
Hydrock

 

Andrew Mellor
Partner
PRP

 

2.00pm-3.00pm

Sponsored by:​

Webinar: Building Safety Act compliance: Tackling the challenges of the Golden Thread

The Building Safety Act has made building safety requirements a priority on construction projects. But despite the increased focus of project teams, understanding its requirements can be a headache. The new legislation means any owner of a high-rise residential building must create and maintain a building safety case, with the support of the project team. This is widely known as the Golden Thread.

In this session we will explore how to manage and prepare for the requirements of the changed legislation. Our panel of experts, drawn from across the sector, will unpack the requirements and explore how to create, manage and maintain this shared and true data source. They will look at what new measures need to be implemented and how the barriers to compliance can be overcome.

Speakers include:

Chair: Jordan Marshall
Special projects editor
Assemble Media Group
Robert Cridford
Technical manager
Siniat
Simon King
Director
Robert Bird Group
Anthony Langan
Managing director
AHR
Dr Holy Liang
Fire & life safety director
AESG

For sponsorship enquiries contact Cameron Marshall, commercial director: cameron.marshall@building.co.uk

For speaking enquiries contact Jordan Marshall, special projects editor: jordan.marshall@building.co.uk