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Ensuring safety through specification and detailing
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Ensuring safety through specification and detailing

Looking at safety through specification and detailing by focussing on the principles of the Designer responsibilities and the importance of drawings and specifications in the delivery of a project, this seminar will analyse how the safe approach used at design stage can have an impact on the building when in use.

Ensuring safety through specification and detailing

Effective health and safety management is fundamental to the success of any project. This seminar will address safety through specification and detailing by focussing on the principles of the Designer responsibilities and the importance of drawings and specifications in the delivery of a project. Through a cradle-to-cradle approach to the project, the talk will cover subjects such as the ethics and understanding of delivering safe specification and detailing. The seminar will touch on material toxicity, the main statutory requirements of safe specification and how to ensure the design intent and its specifications are successfully delivered by the Contractor.

Design decisions made during the pre-construction phase have a significant influence in ensuring the project is delivered in a way that secures the health and safety of everyone affected by the work.

Touching on the pros and cons of safety at every stage of the process, the seminar will:

  • Explore how BIM can assist in the delivery of safe design and specifications
  • Review how specifications can help and support the architect when preparing or modifying designs
  • Address problems related to eliminating foreseeable health and safety design risks associated with the materials and products specified
  • Justify the use of certain materials
  • Address problems linked to testing, workmanship and overall responsibilities

Providing a view of the CDM’s background, the current CDM regulations and how these will change, the seminar will present case studies and how the safe approach used at design stage can have an impact on the building when in use.

Speakers

Jonathan Baldwin, AECOM Specification Consulting
Jonathan is an associate director within AECOM and heads the Specification Consulting team in Manchester. He has over 40 years’ construction experience and has worked in most market sectors. His specialisms include procurement, the use of contractor design and allocation of design responsibility, conservation and fit-out works. He has worked on many significant projects, including the Manchester Central Library Extension, the Tonbridge School Extension and Science Centre, Oldham Coliseum Theatre and Arts Centre and Kelvingrove Museum in Glasgow. He has an interest in building conservation and is an associate of the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists.

Paul Francis, AECOM Specification Consulting
Paul is an Associate within AECOM and leads a team in Specification Consulting, working closely with designers and Architects to help produce the world’s finest buildings. He advises clients on design liability, workflow, coordination, design management and oversees the production of specification documentation in different formats – CAWS, CSI and bespoke international service level requirements to suit the individual project. Paul has a background in project management and building surveying with over 25 years’ experience including over 11 years working in Specification Consulting. He has consulted on a number of landmark projects, including Apple Campus 2 (Cupertino), Manchester Engineering Campus Development, Grangegorman (Dublin), Marble Arch Tower (London) and Zayed National Museum (Abu Dhabi).

Core Curriculum topics

  1. Design, construction and technology
  2. Health, safety and well being
  3. Legal, regulatory and statutory compliance

Seminar fees

  • RIBA/CIAT members £46 + VAT
  • Non-RIBA members £92 + VAT
  • RIBA student members £15 + VAT

How to book

For more information on other seminars in Core CPD 2019, and Club Ticket booking, saving £160 per year, go to Core CPD 2019.

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