Two hours of CPD points are available. Presented by Ian Abley
Webinar Date: 15 February 2024
The Class O Conundrum; Class 0 was said to be the highest national performance classification for construction materials and products, such as in external walls, until the fatal fire of Grenfell Tower on 14 June 2017. Despite a warning about the potential combustibility of Class 0 “cladding” products from the Select Committee to the Ministry publishing statutory guidance after Garnock Court fire on 11 June 1999.
Class 0 was defined in the statutory guidance of Approved Document Part B and not in any British Standard. When Grenfell Tower Inquiry finally reports by June 2024 it will be seven years since 72 deaths. That was an unnecessary and high price for British society to discover that Class 0 could in fact be achieved by composite products with highly combustible cores.
This webinar explains the Class 0 Conundrum using the evidence in a continuing process of disclosure, which led to Inquiry publication in 2022 of the Research on the Approved Document And Revision (RADAR) project, undertaken with construction industry partners in 2000.
Global Technical Services (GTS) attended HOMES UK 2023 An unmissable event for housing and asset management, development and sustainability professionals
HOMES UK 2023 Highlights – is the largest free-to-attend conference and exhibition of its kind. Bringing together over 4,500 housing sector professionals to discuss how to build and maintain high-quality, sustainable homes in communities where people will thrive.
On the first night of HOMES UK – Global hosted a networking event at The Fox, Excel. Connecting with social housing providers and frameworks.
HOMES UK was a huge success for The Global Group, meeting many clients and prospective customers. We also showcased our latest brochures, which can be found here:
Global Technical Services (GTS) attended London Build 2023 Highlights THE UK’S LEADING CONSTRUCTION & DESIGN SHOW
London Build 2023 Highlights for the UK’s biggest Festival of Construction features a jam-packed two days of incredible content with 500+ inspiring speakers across 8 conference stages, CPD training workshops, 350+ exhibitors, entertainment, celebrity guests, networking parties, live music and much more!
Global HSE Group will be exhibiting at London Build 2023. THE UK’S LEADING CONSTRUCTION & DESIGN SHOW
The UK’s biggest Festival of Construction features a jam-packed two days of incredible content with 500+ inspiring speakers across 8 conference stages, CPD training workshops, 350+ exhibitors, entertainment, celebrity guests, networking parties, live music and much more!
Ross O’Loughlin – Head of Global Technical Services (GTS) will be available throughout the two days to answer any questions or queries you may have.
Global Technical Services are headline sponsoring the Architect Journals’ Fire Safety Design Conference.
The Grenfell Tower fire and the subsequent (ongoing) public inquiry forced a major reassessment of how we design, monitor and deliver housing in the UK, and in particular, how we should approach the question of fire safety.
In response to this, The Architects’ Journal and AJ Specification launched the Fire Safety Design conference, where we united a community of over 1000 people in 2021 and 2022 to examine the lessons learned from the Grenfell Tower fire tragedy, focusing on the implications for design, specification, and management within architectural practices.
The 2023 edition will delve deeper into the ongoing developments surrounding the inquiry, which has been instrumental in reshaping regulations and standards within the profession. We will explore the nature, scope, and progress of the inquiry thus far, speaking to practices about their lived experience of adapting to the changing standards, and shedding light on the significant reforms that lie ahead.
As the architectural community continues to evolve and adapt to the ever-changing fire safety standards, it is crucial for us to come together, share knowledge, and collaborate to shape a safer and more resilient built environment. Join us on 2 November 2023 to be at the forefront of the latest developments in fire safety design.
This presentation is an argument for thinking about fire safety through the RIBA Plan of Work 2020, even before an architect is appointed. Work Stage 0 is about strategic thinking by the investor in a building, who precedes the client, employer and the duty-holding owner or operator. In STICCE there is a memorable sequence of Strategy, Testing, Inspection, Certification, Compliance and Enforcement through to Work Stage 7. Strategy informs a plan.
Global Technical Services are sponsoring The Future of Fire Conference
Women Talking Fire
Thu 16 Nov 20239:00 AM – 4:30 PM
The Queens Hotel, LS1 1PJ
Global Technical Services are excited to be sponsoring The Future of Fire Conference.
Join us to talk, listen and learn at this one-day fire safety technical event designed to inspire, inform and develop delegates.
Earlybird tickets available at a 30% discount until 16th September 2023.
Standard Tickets £150
9.00am Welcome – Judith Evans, Rowans Fire Safety
9.15am Keynote – Mandy Youssef, Associate Fire Engineer at BB7 and three-time national award-winning Engineer
10.00am Planning Gateway One – Fire Safety at the Planning Stage – Mark Wilson, Planning Gateway One Operational Lead at the Building Safety Regulator
11.15am Legal Pitfalls for Fire Safety Professionals – How to Safeguard Your Practice – Hannah Eales, Partner and Barrister at Kingsley Napley LLP and Head of Fire Safety. Hannah is a regulatory, health and safety and criminal law specialist and an experienced advocate
12.00pm Human Behaviour in Fire – Mary Button, Senior Fire Engineer at Delta Fire Engineering Ltd
1.45pm Timber, Steel & Concrete – Materials in Fire (panel discussion) – Jenny Burridge, Head of Structural Engineering at The Concrete Centre, Cameron Creamer, Senior Fire Engineer at Arup and Dr Mostafa Jafarian, Technical Director at Hydrock 3.15pm Why the Public Respond in Emergencies: A Behavioural Science Approach –Dr Anne Templeton, Senior Lecturer in Social Psychology at The University of Edinburgh
4.15pm Close – Judith Evans, Rowans Fire Safety
Getting to the Conference: The Queens Hotel is next door to Leeds train station. Leeds Bus and Coach Station is a short walk from the hotel. Leeds Bradford International airport is 12 miles away. There is no parking at the hotel but there are 2 nearby car parks which offer discounted rates for hotel delegates – see By Road section at www.thequeensleeds.co.uk/find-us/
Overnight Accommodation can be booked at a discounted rate of £175 inc VAT per room by quoting ‘Women Talking Fire’ when contacting The Queens Hotel directly by phone on 0113 243 1323 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Online hotel booking websites may offer cheaper rates.
A Welcome Dinner will be held on 15th November 2023 in the John Charles Suite at the Queens Hotel at 7pm with pre-dinner drinks at 6.30pm. Tickets for the dinner are £20 and can be purchased with the conference tickets.
Conference Photographer: Angela Carrington at The Bigger Picture Agency Ltd will be documenting the conference. Looking to update your social media profile? Angela will be available to take professional headshots of delegates for a nominal fee of £10.