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Is Britain Flood Ready? A flood resilience event for business

Business in the Community

Wednesday, 26 April 2017 from 10:30 to 15:30 (BST)

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A flood resilience event for business

During Responsible Business Week, Business in the Community’s The Prince’s Business Emergency Resilience Group (BERG) in collaboration with the Building Research Establishment, the UK’s premier multi-disciplinary building science centre, and Adler and Allan Limited, a key partner of the Government’s Property Level Flood Resilience Roundtable will demonstrate how collaboration between the private, public and charitable sectors is helping to positively shift the UK’s response to flooding while helping to transform the UK Flood industry.

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On Wednesday 26 April, join Business in the Community, the BRE and guest VIP speakers from the community, business and Government, to explore BRE’s Resilient House – a new demonstration project on the world renowned BRE Innovation Park.

This exemplar project shows the key role that resilience measures installed in homes can play in preventing and alleviating the devastating effects of flooding on householders and businesses.

Adler & Allan, member of BERG, will be on hand to demonstrate a range of practical and innovative design, material and technology features – important in transforming how Britain prepares for future flooding.

The Resilient House shows how to prevent flood water entering a property as well as how to deal more effectively with flood waters if they do enter a property. The overall aim is to reduce the potential for damage and speed recovery, helping people get back on their feet quickly and easily.

The BRE project has been funded by the BRE Trust under its resilience research programme and by partners AXA Insurance, British Damage Management Association, Cunningham Lindsey, Defra, Kingspan, Natural Cement Distribution and Property Care Association.

Building on the BRE’s Resilient House, Business in the Community will announce a new collaboration called The Flood Resilient Demonstration Project where a number of properties within Carlisle will have flood resilience measures installed as an exemplar demonstration.


10:30               Arrival, registration and refreshments

11:00               Welcome Address

                        Dr Peter Bonfield, Chief Executive, BRE

11:10               Flood Industry Business Collaboration

Graham Brogden, Chair, The Property Level Flood Resilience Roundtable and Head of Technical Claims – Property & Specialty Risks, Aviva

11:20               The Government’s Flood Resilience Role

                        Robbie Craig, Flood Advisor, DEFRA

11:30               Using Common Sense

                        Mary Dhonau OBE, Mary Dhonau Associates

11:40               The Resilient House Approach

                        Dr Stephen Garvin, Director of BRE Centre for Resilience

12:10               The Property Level Flood Resilience Demonstration Project Proposal

                        Mark Calvert, Chief Executive, Adler & Allan

12:00               Resilient buildings

                        Edward Barsley, Founder & Director, The Environmental Design Studio

12:10               Delivering Greater Data Capture Capability with Drones

                        Dr Beverley Adams, GC-CPR Catastrophe Planning & Response, Guy Carpenter & Co

12:20               Collaboration and Partnerships

   Mike Still, Chair of The Prince’s Business Emergency Resilience Group, Business in the Community and Managing Director, Marsh

12:30               Lunch and Tours of Innovation Park

                       Joey Tabone, Head of The Prince's Emergency Resilience Group.

                       The Flood House and flood resilience demonstrations

Directions: Situated close to the motorway junctions of the M1 and M25, there is complimentary car parking onsite. Public transport includes British rail links less than five miles away at both St Albans (Thameslink) and Watford Junction stations.

BRE Innovation Park full address is BRE, Bucknalls Lane, Watford, Hertfordshire WD25 9XX (WD25 9NH for SatNav) and you can view map and directions here.

On arrival: Please come to Building 16 Conference Suite. Registration and refreshments will be from 10:30 – 11:30am.


Audience: This event is for business - practitioner level attendees


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BRE Innovation Park, Bucknalls Lane
WD25 9XX
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Wednesday, 26 April 2017 from 10:30 to 15:30 (BST)

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