The panel will share their thoughts on the new Building Safety Bill and Fire Safety Bill, which when implemented will introduce a series of significant obligations and duties in relation to both high-risk buildings alongside all multi-storey multi-occupancy buildings.
The Building Safety Bill
The Building Safety Bill introduces a regime for high-risk buildings which will impose significant new obligations on building owners, contractors and designers that will cover the very conception of the building, right through to its demolition at the end of its life cycle.
The Fire Safety Bill
The Fire Safety Bill will introduce an obligation to carry out a risk assessment of the external wall system in any multi-occupancy multi-storey building in order to assess its safety.
- We will consider the Building Safety Bill through both the design and construction phase, and the occupation phase. We will look at the obligations imposed and will consider how the duty holders will be required to discharge them.
- We will consider the practical implications of the Fire Safety Bill, the methods of evaluating risk, and the impact external wall risk assessments will have not only for building owners, but also for lenders and valuers.
Mark London, Head of Construction & Engineering, Devonshires
Nick Billingham, Head of Housing, Housing Management and Property Litigation
Yaasica Hamilton-Haye, Solicitor, Devonshires
Andrew Mellor, Partner, PRP Architects
Steve Cooper, Partner, Hollis Global