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Conference to discuss Grenfell’s legacy

Grenfell fire safety
CIOB past president Paul Nash will be among the speakers

A CIOB Scotland conference held in Dundee on 5 September will host a team of experts discussing new modern methods of fire safety, early detection of defects, technology solutions and construction law.

CIOB past president Paul Nash will be among the speakers at the Grenfell’s Legacy Reflect and Progress conference.

Nash chaired the working group on procurement as part of the Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety led by Dame Judith Hackitt and is a member of the Industry Safety Steering Group that was established in 2018 to drive culture change in the industry in the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire.

Jocelyne Fleming, CIOB policy and public affairs officer – Scotland, will provide an update on CIOB’s engagement on the Housing (Cladding Remediation) (Scotland) Bill and wider discussions about building safety.

Assa Abloy will discuss fire doors, Multivista will demonstrate how technology is used to see behind walls, ceilings and slabs to avoid unforeseen cost and FIS (Finishes and Interior Sector) with Fire DNA will share work done to raise awareness of post-Grenfell issues. 

DWF will give a legal perspective, including the EWS1 certification process, cladding requirements and building owners’ obligations, as well as the Building Safety Act 2022 from a Scottish law perspective.

The presentations will be followed by a Q&A with Paul Nash (CIOB), Eddie Tuttle (CIOB policy), Alison Scott (Scottish Fire and Rescue) and representatives from Assa Abloy,  FireDNA and construction law.

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