The refurbishment of existing buildings constitutes a large proportion of the building work being carried out in the UK.
Much of the work is carried out by smaller developers and contractors and even by self-builders. Issues of structural stability often occur, occasionally resulting in collapses. Often, structural engineers have not been appointed to save cost, or their advice overlooked but in many cases the dangers of structural stability during refurbishment are simply not appreciated. HSE inspectors who attend sites have reported that while larger contractors had made strides in improving the health and safety of workers on their sites, smaller contracting companies, often engaged in smaller refurbishment projects, were more of a concern. CIRIA has prepared this guidance to provide information to these smaller companies, as well as providing general guidance for clients, designers and contractors. Messages to government are also presented based on industry feedback.
The guidance has been prepared following a period of consultation with industry bodies and individual experts and will be presented as a PDF download.
08:30 Registration and refreshments
For more information on the guidance please visit the project page
Delegates at this event will:
- Learn more about CIRIA's new guidance and how it can improve current building practices during structural refurbishment.
- Hear case studies from the Temporary Works Forum and Structural Safety.
- Network with clients, designers and contractors undertaking structural refurbishment, structural engineers and temporary works specialists.
09:00 Welcome & Introduction, Kieran Tully, CIRIA
09:10 Overview of C740 Structural stability during refurbishment
Alan Gilbertson, CIRIA consultant & speaker tbc, HSE
09:30 Case study
Temporary Works forum, Tim Lohmann
09:50 Case study
Structural Safety, Alastair Soane & Paul McNulty
10:30 Refreshments and networking
11: 30 Close
Who should attend?
Clients, designers and contractors undertaking structural refurbishment, structural engineers and temporary works specialists.
This event has the value of 1.5 hours towards your CPD.
28 November 2017
09:00 - 10:30
15 Long Lane
London, EC1A 9PN
FREE to attend for CIRIA members
£50 + VAT for all other attendees
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