Remediation of building defects and fire engineering

Online event
Tuesday, 30 April 2024
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm (UK time)
    • Mario Lara Ledermann, Head of Halliwell Fire Research UK & EU, Halliwell Fire Research
  • Property

In this IIL property webinar, Mario Lara Ledermann talks about how the investigation and the scope and outcomes of remediation of building defects are influenced by fire engineering.

Building design is significantly influenced by fire safety objectives. These objectives could relate to life safety, property protection, business continuity, etc. The significance of fire safety is such that most design decisions would impact the outcome from a fire safety perspective, requiring competent fire engineers to be involved throughout the design, construction, and operation of buildings.

Fire safety objectives translate into functional requirements buildings get assessed against when defining compliance with building regulations, insurance policy, client briefs, etc. To meet these requirements, buildings get designed with a multi-layer of components and systems that contribute towards adequate performance. Identification and understanding of what constitutes a defect in the overall performance of a building is critical to inform scopes of remediation: i.e. probability of component failure is accounted for as part of the overall building system design. At the same time, outcomes are significantly influenced by the competence of those involved in establishing component, building system or overall building performance.

Learning objectives:

  • What is the basis/premise of fire design?
  • The complexity of determining fitness for purposes of a building
  • What are the multiple routes for remediation?
  • The variance in competence required in addressing building defects
  • The role of the fire safety expert in the remediation and recovery process

Chair: Ian France, Head of Property for European Operations, QBE

  • Online event

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