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Designing for fire safety

RIBA Members get 50% off the RIBA CPD Programme, compared to non-members

The construction industry is under pressure and scrutiny in relation to fire safety and design compliance. Compliance is paramount, and this starts with good design.

The session will provide a clear understanding of the basic fire safety principles, review how to choose the right fire safety strategy, discuss the way passive and active fire safety measures can be best used and show how to achieve compliance effectively. Using real world examples and case studies, this seminar will provide you with confidence on when to challenge and seek further information.

The seminar will include details of prescriptive requirements & guidance (Approved Document B vs BS9991)

  • Fire safety strategy principles: risk management, systems approach and layers of protection
  • Fire safety design principles: passive and active protection
  • External wall construction
  • Residential sprinkler systems
  • Means of warning and evacuation strategies, including inclusive means
  • Materials, workmanship, quality control and site inspection
  • Future regulatory oversight, competence regime and the Hackitt review

2020 Programme


  • Colin Blatchford Brown, Blatchford Brown Limited

Seminar fees

RIBA Core CPD seminar: seminar including refreshments

  • RIBA/CIAT members £47 + VAT
  • Non-RIBA members £94 + VAT
  • RIBA student members £15 + VAT

RIBA City CPD days: two or three seminars in one day, including lunch and refreshments

  • RIBA/CIAT members £108 + VAT
  • Non-RIBA members £216 + VAT
  • RIBA student members £50 + VAT

Core Curriculum topics

  1. Health, safety and wellbeing
  2. Legal, regulatory and statutory compliance
  3. Business, clients and services

This CPD seminar is a part of the RIBA Core CPD 2020 and the RIBA City CPD 2020 programmes.

If you would like to see this seminar delivered in your region, please contact the CPD Programme team, or call +44(0)207 307 3848.

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