Join Industry experts at one of our upcoming events
How fire safety might change construction in the next few years?
14 April, 10:20 - 14:00
Fire Safety is an essential yet complex area all builders must address. As high-rise development increases so does the chances of fire hazards. In recent times, London has seen some of the worst high-rise building fires. This ultimately led to the widely known Hackitt Report.
The first major part of implementing Hackitt was the combustible cladding ban which is well underway. However there have been several queries and challenges in implementing the ban causing confusion and hesitation, for example regarding laminate glass and decking.
At this virtual event we look to uncover the what and the why of the grey areas of fire regulation changes. We will also help our audience understand the importance of having a fully traceable information train or “Golden Thread”.
Construction’s Carbon Dilemma: Why, When & How?
26 May, 12:00 – 16:00
The environment we are facing today means that the way we see homes, and the role they play in our everyday lives, is forever changing.
Sustainability and climate change continue to be key topics within the construction industry globally. The UK Government has set out to achieve an 80% reduction in greenhouse emissions by 2050. It is estimated that 25% of carbon emissions come from homes and a further 17% from non-domestic buildings, so a decision was been made to improve energy efficiency in every household.
But why are considering embodied carbon and carbon during occupancy so important? How can the construction industry make an impact?
We seek to uncover the answers to these questions in our virtual event focused on why carbon consideration is so important, when you can make a difference and how you can take practical steps toward carbon reduction.
BS8579 Implementation & Future Trends of Balconies
07 July, 12:00 - 14:00
With the construction industry using so many different interpretations of national standards it was felt there needed to be guidance to clear up some differences in opinion. This was the aim of the new British Standard for design of balconies and terraces, BS8579, which was published in August 2020. The standard is to have a unified set of ideas relating specifically to the design of balconies and terraces.
While the guidance is not mandatory, it goes a long was to clear up many anomalies in the industry. The new standard applies to all nations in Britain although there may remain some differences with English, Northern Irish, Scottish and Welsh regulations.
We hope to uncover the success of the BS8579 and explore future trends in balconies for the resident & developers.