26 February 2013
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
RIBA West Midlands, BMI, Margaret Street, B3 3SP
BS9999 is a new British Standard replacing the old established BS5588 series of Fire Design codes, which became obsolete in April 2009. The new BS9999 allows a more flexible approach to fire design, taking into consideration both the reaction of people and the fire growth characteristics of the building. This then translates to more sensible travel distances and exit widths.
BS9999 provides a framework of design in between that of the Approved Document B and a fully Fire Engineered solution.
To use the standard and have a knowledge of how people react in a fire and how a fire develops is a must, and this presentation takes you through the daunting process in easy-to-understand language.
Numerous examples and 'live' case studies will enhance this session.
Speaker: Andrew Crooks, jhai limited is Director for Technical Services & Learning and is responsible for all technical activities throughout England and Wales. Andrew joined jhai Ltd in 2007 after 18 years working in local authority Building Control. Andrew is a chartered surveyor and fire engineer and holds a Masters degree in Management Studies. He is an APC Assessor For the Building Control faculty of the RICS. He has particular experience within the historic environment having worked in the City of Bath for seven years.
Core Curriculum topic: Being safe – health and safety
RIBA/ CIAT Members - £55 + VAT
Others - £80 + VAT
RIBA Student Member - £15 + VAT
CPD Club Member – 20% discount on the relevant rate
RIBA West Midlands