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From April to June, join our built environment experts as they present their latest series of webinars. Topics include ‘Wind and Storm Damage’, ‘Accommodating Movement in Structures’, and ‘Flood Risk Mismanagement’.

Find out more about each webinar below and click to to register.

Building Services: Hidden in Every Corner

Presented by David Edwards
Thursday 4th April 2024 at 9.30am BST

David will be exploring the world of building services, from the obvious such as lighting and heating, to the more unusual systems he has worked with. This webinar will highlight some of the more specialist systems within buildings as well as potential failure points.

Fire Safety Pitfalls Arising From Modern Methods of Construction

Presented by Tom Dale
Thursday 18th April 2024 at 9.30am BST

Tom will summarise the advantages of modern methods of building construction, including modular construction and alternative materials.

He will also identify some of the fire safety issues associated with them such as, poor final onsite installation, usage of combustible materials and the use of plasterboard and its reliability. Each of which has the potential to increase the likelihood of a fire, and the extent of damage caused.

Accommodating Movement in Structures & Facades

Presented by Dr Rob Baldock 
Thursday 2nd May 2024 at 9.30am BST

Finite movement under load or changing environmental conditions is an inescapable phenomenon in any structure. Rob discusses the issues that must be considered by the design team and what can go wrong during or after construction.

Blowin’ in the Wind: Making understanding wind & storm damage a breeze

Presented by Bernard Travers
Thursday 16th May 2024 at 9.30am BST

Find out more about storm and wind damage assessment in this presentation wrapped in a nod to Bob Dylan’s iconic lyrics. Bernard delves into the forensic examination of building failures during storms, and helps you get to grips with factors such as wind speed, funnelling effects, and the impact of named storms.

Scaffolding: Design, Construction & Common Problems

Presented by Hannah Fletcher
Thursday 30th May 2024 at 9.30am BST

Hannah takes a look at the requirements for scaffolding design, construction, and management, including a review of the common problems and failure points.

Is Slope Failure During Heavy Rainfall a Natural Disaster?

Presented by Shimin Zhuang
Thursday 13th June 2024 at 9.30am BST

Shimin discusses the special design considerations for slopes that are subject to heavy rainfall and climate change, taking a look at design methodology and good practices for slope protection.

Flood Risk Mismanagement: Why New Developments Flood

Presented by Richard Keightley
Thursday 27th June at 9.30am BST

Flood damage to new developments, or during their construction, should raise a ‘red flag’ for policy coverage issues or potential subrogated recovery. 

Richard introduces the relevant planning policies and industry guidance, and uses case studies to highlight where things can go wrong.

We look forward to presenting for you.

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