Asbestos and other nasty surprises - Leeds

16 July 2014

2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Venue:

Humanities Building, Broadcasting Place, Leeds Metropolitan University, Woodhouse Lane, Leeds, LS2 9EN

Description:

Even the best designed project can come 'unstuck' by the discovery of asbestos, damp rot or other nasty surprises. In this seminar, learn how to avoid disruption to your project and stay safe – plus how to minimise expensive liabilities should it all go wrong.

This session will help you to understand:

  • planning your project: how risk assessment can ensure you do not miss a 'nasty surprise' from the start or even mid project
  • designing around the problem: what to do if you suspect a problem, how and when to seek external advice and how to record this, the effect of external advice on liability and consideration of possible design solutions
  • managing liability: is the nasty surprise my fault, am I liable under the contractual arrangements, what is the difference between civil and criminal liability, what can I do to protect myself and minimise costs?
  • involving the regulator: when should surprises be reported, to whom and how, what is likely to happen next and will it hold up the project?

Speakers: Emma Davies and Edward Colclough, Manches LLP

Fees:

RIBA CPD Club Members: Free of charge
RIBA members: £70.80 (£59 + VAT)
Others: £102 (£85 + VAT)
RIBA Student members: £18 (£15 + VAT)

Booking:

RIBA and CIAT Member booking (if already registered)

Non-Member booking (if already registered)

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Organiser:

RIBA Yorkshire

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