The new Building Safety Act 2022 is set to have a huge impact on the construction industry.
The intention is to ensure that building safety is a priority when it comes to the design, construction and operation of all forms of building and to drive a culture of quality in construction.
The Act is part of the response to the Grenfell Tower tragedy of 2017 and includes an overhaul of existing regulations covering building standards and construction materials. It requires the production of critical information about how a building is constructed and gives extensive new rights to claim compensation by those impacted by inadequate building work.
The Cambridge Forum for the Construction Industry supported by the Cambridge University Land Society Residential Forum has set up a focused half day conference for members of the construction industry in our region. With speakers from the RICS, the RIBA, NHBC and the Insurance sector, the conference will address key issues given rise to by this new Act.
The conference will be of benefit to building industry professions, as well as employers, contractors and suppliers to the sector and include a networking lunch.
Itinerary as follows:
9.10am Gary Strong, Global Standards Director at RICS
9.30am Liz Oliver, Safer Homes Director at Hyde Housing Association
10am Sarah Kiesel, Senior Technical Operations Manager at NHBC
10.45am Jane Duncan OBE , RIBA
11.10am John Winter, Apex Insurance
Ticket are £75 / delegate and include refreshments and lunch.