Devonshires is pleased to invite delegates to a panel discussion on new Owner Obligations in respect of External Wall Construction on Tall Buildings. The panel shall consist of legal, fire engineer and architectural experts who are all instructed in a significant number of cases involving defects and other issues with External Wall Systems on Tall Buildings.
December 2018 saw the government introduce the Building (Amendment) Regulations 2018 and Advice Note 14. The Amendment requires owners of Tall Buildings to only use materials of limited combustibility in their External Wall Systems, while Advice Note 14 attempts to ‘clarify’ what they should be doing to ensure their existing buildings are safe for the purposes of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.
While both developments are significant, it is the impact of Advice Note 14 that will be of greatest concern to owners of Tall Buildings.
For this seminar, we have collated a panel of experts to discuss the serious implications of Advice Note 14, what the ‘clarification’ really amounts to, and why now is the time to embrace change if you want to future-proof your Tall Buildings. We will also consider the clear insight this provides into how the Government intends to adopt the recommendations of the Hackitt review in formulating its new regulatory regime.
Mark London, Partner and Head of Construction & Engineering, Devonshires
Gerard McLean, Independent Architectural Expert and Associate Director, Probyn Miers
Steve Cooper, Fire Engineer and Director, Tenos
Andrew Mellor, Head of Development Consultancy and Research Team, PRP
Kathryn Kligerman, Partner, Construction and Engineering, Devonshires
Ben Davis, Associate Director and Building Surveyor, Martin Arnold
Conor Rodgers, Senior Solicitor, Construction and Engineering, Devonshires
Who should attend this seminar?
All of those within asset management and development roles who are responsible for the construction, maintenance, refurbishment or remediation of Tall Buildings. Those within organisations tasked with assisting in the implementation of Advice Note 14 and the recommendations of Dame Judith Hackitt.