Fire Safety in Construction: The Future 

21 May 2019
Hilton Carlton, 19 North Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1SD

BSI's 10th Annual Fire Conference - Manchester

Our Fire and Construction Industry Conference is the must-attend event filled with the latest fire safety updates and an insight into the standardization within the fire safety sector. Speakers from all aspects of the fire safety community will provide cutting edge opinions and commentary on the major issues facing the industry today. 

By attending the conference you will:

  • Gain an in-depth understanding of the forthcoming changes to key fire safety standards and hear about the impact they will have on you, your organization, and the fire safety industry
  • Understand how standards development encourages best practice
  • Enhance your knowledge about fire safety and ensure that you have successful fire safety practices in place
  • Network with your peers and have your questions answered by fire safety experts and standard makers

Conference Topics:

  • BS 7974 Fire safety engineering
  • Fire evacuation techniques in tall buildings
  • Fire risk assessment 
  • Building regulations 
  • Fire suppression systems 
  • Facade testing 
  • Brexit's impact on standards.
Join us for the BSI Fire and Construction Industry Conference as we celebrate the past and look to the future                                                                                                       

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08:00 - 08:30 Registration Opens

08:30 - 08:45 Welcome from BSI 

Scott Steedman - Director of Standards, BSI Group

08:45 - 09:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Ian Moore, CEO, Fire Industry Association

09:00 - 09:45 Overview on implementing changes the current system, following Hackitt

Chandru Dissanayeke - Deputy Director, Head of Energy Performance, Construction Materials and Investigations, Building Safety Programme

09:45 - 10:30 Fire Safety – Changes to Approved Document B

James Lavender, Technical Director, Hoare Lea

10:30 - 11:00 Coffee break

11:00 - 11:45 Fire evacuation techniques in tall buildings

Adreena Parkin-Coates, NFCC Policy, London Fire Brigade

11:45 - 12:30 How are fire-related aspects of tall buildings viewed by an insurer?

Stuart Lloyd, Principal Risk Engineer - Practice Leader Fire Protection Engineering, Zurich Risk Engineering

Gary Howe Senior Fire Protection Engineer, Zurich Risk Engineering

12:30 - 13:30 Networking Lunch

13:30 - 13:50 Brexit and standards

Richard Collin, Head of European & National Policy, Standards Policy, BSI

13:50 - 14:10 How the new British Standard BS 9992, dealing with fire safety in railways will help support the safety of the forecast works on the UK railway system

Martin Weller, Associate Director Technical Authority (Fire Engineering), Atkins  

14:10 - 14:55 The role of standards in Scottish regulation

Clyde Ashby, Senior Building Professional, Building Standards Division, Local Government and Communities Directorate

14:55 - 15:20 Networking break

15:20 - 16:20 BS 7974 - The future of fire safety engineering

Michael Spearpoint, Research Leader at OFR Consultants

Nigel Hiorns, Managing Partner Fire Ingenuity LLP

16:20 - 16:50 Facade testing

Debbie Smith, Managing Director, BRE Global

16:50 - 17:00 Closing remarks and end of conference



Who should attend?

The conference will be of interest to all those responsible for fire safety including:

  • Fire Engineering
  • Commercial Manager
  • Fire Consultant
  • Fire Officer
  • Fire & Safety Officer
  • Managing Consultant
  • Principal Fire Surveyor
  • H&S Manager
  • Fire Safety Advisor
  • Fire Safety Professionals
  • Government & Local Councils
  • Building Managers
  • Landlords
  • Contractors and Construction Professionals
  • Architects
  • Facilities Management Professionals
  • Safety and Security Experts
  • Equipment Buyers
  • House Builders
  • Housing Associations

Sponsoring the Fire Safety Conference or taking an exhibition stand is an excellent way of increasing your company’s profile within the fire safety market and creates greater awareness of your brand.

We tailor our sponsorship and exhibition packages to help you meet and influence the people who are going to ensure the growth of your business. We will work in partnership with you to develop a bespoke package that meets your objectives. Ensuring you achieve all the benefits of sponsoring our conference. For more details please email

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* The BSI Fire & Construction Industry conference is open for registration bookings. Please contact customer services on 0345 086 9001 or email, if you have any questions. 

Fire & Construction Industry Conference
21 May 2019 

  • Members* £115.00
  • Non-Members £230.00     


*BSI Membership is an annual subscription which entitles you up to a 50% discount on various BSI products and services.  Please ensure you have register your details, including your membership number for the discounts and benefits to be applied at the checkout stage.

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