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Flood Mitigation for Developments

17 February 2012, London

Flood mitigation for new developments 

Attend this complimentary event to enhance your knowledge of BS 8533 and find out more about the requirements and best practice for protecting developments against the risk of flood damage through effective design

BS 8533:2011 Flood mitigation for developments. Code of practice can help you to cost-effectively align new developments with relevant legislation and offer the developers protection against the risk of damage from flooding. This conference will examine planning, construction, and drainage issues by demonstrate best practice in approving and constructing flood-mitigated developments and offer practical guidance on implementing the new code of practice.

The free to attend launch event will introduce the new publication and demonstrate how BS 8533 can help you in optimizing the cost effectiveness of your flood management and design. It will also offer you practical guidance in implementing the new code of practice.

During the afternoon presentations, you will hear from members of the standards committee and other flood mitigation experts.

The launch will culminate in a reception to celebrate the publication of BS 8533. The evening reception will give you the opportunity to network with developers of the standard, your peers and industry experts.


Register your interest in attending BSI's Flood Mitigation for Developments conference

     


    This is a complimentary event to celebrate the publication of BS 8533:2011 Flood Mitigation for new developments. Code of practice. The event will examine the implications of climate change on construction, demonstrate best practice in constructing flood-proof developments and offer practical guidance on implementing the BS 8533 Flood mitigation for developments code of practice. Attendees will gain a firm understanding of how this newly developed standard can help to protect their developments against the risk of damage from flooding.

    Register your interest in attending BSI's Flood Mitigation for Developments conference


    Event Programme                                                                           

    14.30 -14:50 Chairman’s Introduction: Development of BS 8533

    • Examining how and why the Standard was developed
    • The process of consultation with the industry
    • The rationale for each element of the Standard: Explaining the weighting and scope of each component
    • The business case for BS 8533: How can it benefit your organization?

    Karen Dingley, Senior Engineer & Technical Team Leader - Natural Resources ,Golder Associates (UK) Ltd      

    14.50 – 15:10 BS 8533 as part of the wider BSI picture

    • BSI’s involvement with the development of BS 8533
    • How this Standard fits with the existing portfolio of standards
    • Examining how the Standard will keep pace with regulatory changes
    • Outlining the next steps for further development of the Standard

    15.10- 15:30 The Government perspective

    • The latest update
    • The key flood and coastal erosion defence projects
    • BS 8533 and government legislation plans?

    15.30-15:45 Afternoon refreshments

    15:45- 16:05 Local Authorities perspective

    • Benefits of implementing  BS 8533 for Local Authorities
    • Planning development within flood affected areas
    • Flood Risk Management
      - prevention
      - protection
      - preparedness
      - emergency response
      - recovery and lessons learnt

    16:05 – 16:25 Enviromental Agency perspective

    • Tailored flood warning services
    • Future plans and funding
    • BS 8533 – a way forward?

    16:25- 17:00 Panel discussion – BS 8533 – have your say

    17:00 Drinks reception

    Delegates are cordially invited to a complimentary drinks reception at the close of the conference to celebrate the publication of BS 8533.  The drinks reception is an ideal forum for networking opportunities and discussing the day’s findings.

    18.30 Close of event

    Register your interest in attending BSI's Flood Mitigation for Developments conference

     


    Who should attend?

    The Flood Mitigation for Developments conference has been tailored to meet the information needs of individuals in both the private and public sector responsible for the planning and construction of buildings, including:

    • Contractors
    • Developers
    • Designers
    • Local authority planners  
    • Water companies
    • Land drainage authorities
    • Internal drainage boards
    • Environment agencies and similar regulatory bodies.

    Register your interest in attending BSI's Flood Mitigation for Developments conference


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    If you are interested in promoting your company, its products or services at the conference, please call 020 8996 7705 or email liliana.matic@bsigroup.com

    If you would like to work with BSI on a contra basis as either a supporting organization or a media partner for the conference, please call 020 8996 7665 or email christopher.edmunds@bsigroup.com

     

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