Asbestos and Other nasty Surprises - Nottingham

Date

July 23 2014 • 2.00pm
to 4.30pm

Contact

Henrietta McCabe 01522 837 480 henrietta.mccabe@riba.org

venue

MediCity, D6 Boots Campus, NG90 1WT, Nottingham

Tickets

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

Tickets

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

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?

The session will include a case study which will take account of recent case law, for example R v. Oxford Architects and Wells v. Rigby.

Speakers:

Emma Davies, Regulatory Senior Associate, Manches Edward Colclough, Construction Associate, Manches

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