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RIBA London - Fire safety design: active and passive fire protection

RIBA London

Tuesday, 7 July 2020 from 10:00 to 12:30 (BST)

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RIBA/CIAT Individual member (£47 + VAT) 6 Jul 2020 £47.00 £0.00 £9.40
Non member (£94 + VAT) 6 Jul 2020 £94.00 £0.00 £18.80
RIBA Student member (£15 + VAT)   more info 6 Jul 2020 £15.00 £0.00 £3.00

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Fire safety design: active and passive fire protection

The government intends to implement those recommendations outlined within the Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety led by Dame Judith Hackitt, in England. In this seminar, you will learn about appropriate fire safety design primarily for residential buildings, covering: 

· The new regulatory environment, including the roles of the Dutyholders and the proposed new role of Accountable Person 

· The role of the new Building Safety Regulator and the three Gateway points 

· The RIBA Plan of Works overlay for fire, including the need for a holistic approach to fire safety involving active and passive measures, and how this forms part of the Golden Thread of key information available throughout the lifecycle of the building 

· The implications of the ban on combustible materials on the outside of buildings 

· Key elements of fire science, enabling you to understand the five phases of fire, how building products react to and resist fire, and how these factors might impact on a particular building design 

· Where to gain additional knowledge of passive fire protection 

· Key information on passive fire protection, including fire-stopping, cavity barriers, fire doors, fire resisting glazing, fire resisting ducts and dampers 

· Information required under Building Regulation 38 and handover 

· The need to provide for maintenance of fire safety systems in fire design 


Speaker: Niall Rowan, Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) 

Niall has worked in the fire safety sector since 1979, managing Warringtonfire’s testing laboratories in the early 2000s. During this time, he drafted the first 12 European fire resistance standards for CEN and was president of EGOLF, the European organisation of fire laboratories. In 2009, Niall became the ASFP’s technical officer, responsible for the ASFP Colour Books, the ASFP Guide to Passive Fire Protection for Fire Risk Assessors and others. Providing leadership to the ASFP, Niall became the CEO in 2018, currently spending much of his time working on the initiatives arising from the Grenfell Fire and the Hackitt review of the Building Regulations. 


Speaker: Phil Brownhill, Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) 

Phil is the head of training at the ASFP and he has established the ASFP’s foundation course to improve levels of competency throughout the passive fire protection sector, from design to installation and ongoing maintenance. Phil has over 30 years of experience in the passive fire protection industry, having started his career with Promat in 1989 and working for a range of manufacturers including Cafco and Isolatek International. He has also worked with Building Research Establishment in the development of its Installer certification schemes. Phil has been involved in a range of ASFP, British Standards Institute and CEPE committees, as well as the European Council for the paint Industry dealing with reactive fire protection coatings. 


Speaker: Wilf Butcher, Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) 

Wilf has worked within the fire protection sector for over four decades, both in product manufacturing and as a consultant. In 2007, he became the CEO of the Association for Specialist Fire Protection, also representing the fire protection sector within a number of other industry bodies. Retiring in 2016, Wilf continues as an independent chair of the Construction Products Association’s Technical Expert panel, and BSI committee ‘Fire Safety and Built Environment’. He has also authored a foundation course in passive fire protection on behalf of the ASFP, which in cooperation with the Institution of Fire Engineers, carries a Level Three Diploma. 

Terms and Conditions (PAYG) 

    • Cancellations are acceptable in writing up to 10 working days of the event, please contact regional office for cancellation requests
    • Substitutes are permitted at any time*, please contact regional office for substitution requests
    • If the RIBA has to postpone or cancel the event the booker is entitled to a full refund of the ticket price only, no compensation will be given for travel costs
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    * Non-members cannot substitute for a member and/or student ticket. 

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Herman Miller
61 Aldwych
WC2B 4AE London
United Kingdom

Tuesday, 7 July 2020 from 10:00 to 12:30 (BST)

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