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Fire safety design

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

The government intends to implement those recommendations outlined within the Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety led by Dame Judith Hackitt, in England. In this seminar, you will learn about appropriate fire safety design primarily for residential buildings, covering:

  • The new regulatory environment, including the roles of the Dutyholders and the proposed new role of Accountable Person
  • The role of the new Building Safety Regulator and the three Gateway points
  • The RIBA Plan of Works overlay for fire, including the need for a holistic approach to fire safety involving active and passive measures, and how this forms part of the Golden Thread of key information available throughout the lifecycle of the building
  • The implications of the ban on combustible materials on the outside of buildings
  • Key elements of fire science, enabling you to understand the five phases of fire, how building products react to and resist fire, and how these factors might impact on a particular building design
  • Where to gain additional knowledge of passive fire protection
  • Key information on passive fire protection, including fire-stopping, cavity barriers, fire doors, fire resisting glazing, fire resisting ducts and dampers
  • Information required under Building Regulation 38 and handover
  • The need to provide for maintenance of fire safety systems in fire design

2020 Programme


  • Niall Rowan, Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP)
  • Phil Brownhill, Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP)
  • Wilf Butcher, Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP)

Seminar fees

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. Places, planning and communities

This CPD seminar is a part of the RIBA City CPD 2020 programme.

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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