10 Mar 2022 | Online
09:30am - 15:15pm

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The Building Safety Bill continues its passage through Parliament and is likely to receive Royal Assent between April and July 2022. This complex piece of legislation is part of the Government’s continuing efforts to respond to the Grenfell Tower tragedy and recommendations made following the Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety led by Dame Judith Hackitt. The new Building Safety Bill will be the biggest improvement to building safety in a generation, overhauling current regulations and setting out a clear pathway on how residential buildings are designed, constructed, altered and maintained.

The House Briefing will explore the key elements of the reforms and their implications on the future of the construction and residential property sectors. Hear first-hand from the Government, policy experts and leaders in industry who will share their insight and discuss tools and strategies to secure regulatory compliance and meet the new competency standards. How will the reform promote a culture of building safety at all levels and across all roles? How do you develop a framework of trust and competence to safeguard future building safety? What is the role of the Building Safety Regulator and how will it operate? What is needed to deliver the “golden thread” in practice?

Who should attend?

  • Construction companies, developers and building services providers
  • Local government housing executives
  • Building inspectors
  • Housing associations
  • Insurers
  • Fire services
  • Solicitors
  • Consultants (architects, designers, engineers and industry bodies)

Chair's introduction

Harry Banton, Principal Political Consultant, Dods Group; Consultant, Levelling Up, Housing and Communities


Opening address: The Building Safety Bill: Latest updates and changes

Dr Hywel Davies, Technical Director, Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE); Chair, Building Regulations Advisory Committee (BRAC)


Building safety: The future of limitation – bringing a claim

  • The Building Safety Bill and liability for residential building defects
  • Appropriate limitation periods
  • How will liabilities be managed?
  • Key implications for developers

Sir Peter Bottomley MP & Father of the House


Building Safety Bill: Compliance and legal issues

  • Timeline for implementation and the definition of a high-risk building
  • The role of Building Safety Regulator with approval, enforcement and prosecutorial powers
  • The new roles of the “Accountable Person” and the Building Safety Manager
  • The Gateway regime
  • Defective Premises Act 1972. - The time limit for residents to bring a claim in relation to substandard construction work will be extended from the usual six years up to 15 years pursuant to s1. DPA

Phil Morrison, Partner, Clarion Solicitors


What is the future of the market?

  • Exploring the potential ramifications of the Leasehold Reform
  • What can landlords do to prepare for building safety regulatory change?
  • Implications of residents being responsible for building and fire safety
  • The future of purpose built high-rise apartments

Lawrence Bowles, Director, Residential Research Team, Savills




The future: Building a digital “golden thread”

  • What will it look like across the building’s lifecycle?
  • What is needed to deliver and maintain the golden thread in practice?
  • Who will verify the integrity of the information?
  • Promoting full transparency

Rupert Parker, Founder & CEO, Building Passport


Panel discussion: Understanding competency, liability, and responsibility in preparing for the new Building Safety regime

This interactive panel discussion will bring together industry experts to discuss the practical implications of the new Building Safety regime and share their views on the challenges faced and proposed approaches to securing compliance.

Jennifer Barrett, Regional Director, Ball & Berry

Martin Conlon, Chair, Building Control Professional Group, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)

John Miles, Fire Safety Building Regulations Group and Group Business Development Director, Assent Building Control


Lunch break


The role of the Building Safety Manager (BSM)

  • Exploring the new roles and responsibilities of the “Accountable Person” and the BSM
  • Where will they be sourced from and how will they be trained?
  • What competency standards must they meet and how will these standards be monitored?

Jonathan Moulam, President, The Association for Project Safety (APS)


Panel discussion: Creating a safer build environment for everyone: Closing the skills gap

During this session, a panel of experts will discuss how the industry can work collaboratively to:

  • raise competence levels of those working in safety critical roles and look to create a national competency standard
  • increase the capacity to meet the prescribed competency standards
  • develop a skills pipeline

Jane Ballantyne, Academic Delivery Manager and BSc Building Surveying Course Leader, University College of Estate Management (UCEM)

David Cowburn, Chief Operating Officer, NAPIT Group

Dr Gavin Dunn, Chief Executive, Chartered Association of Building Engineers

Eddie Tuttle, Director of Policy, External Affairs and Research, Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) 


Chair's closing remarks


Event close


Jane Ballantyne
Academic Delivery Manager and BSc Building Surveying Course Leader, University College of Estate Management (UCEM)

Jane is a Chartered Building Surveyor and Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, with many years of experience working in private practice in London. She moved into higher education a few years ago, working at the University of Westminster, and the University College of Estate Management (UCEM). She has experience in teaching full time students and degree apprentices and was responsible for setting up the BSc Building Control Surveying (Degree Apprenticeship) at University of Westminster and UCEM. Jane is also an RICS assessor, assessing candidates to become members of the Institution.

Harry Banton
Principal Political Consultant, Dods Group; Consultant, Levelling Up, Housing and Communities

Harry Banton is Dods' Principal Political Consultant for Housing, Communities, Faith and Local Government, mirroring the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities. This wide brief means he provides finger-on-the-pulse analysis to a broad range of charities, religious organisations, private businesses, and public bodies.  

Before joining the Dods Group Harry most recently worked on the Conservative London Mayoral campaign. He holds an MSC in International Security and Risk as well as an undergraduate degree in Politics and International Relations.   

Jennifer Barrett
Regional Director, Ball & Berry

Jennifer began her career in the industry as a trainee civil engineer technician in 1991, quickly transferring to Building Control and acquiring a building surveying degree in 1999. Following several roles within Local Authority building control Jennifer has been a Director of Dunwoody Building Legislation and Technical Manager at jhai before recently joining Ball and Berry as Regional Director.  Her current role combines management of a team of building control staff with focused project work relating to complex or high rise schemes.

Jennifer has expertise in quality assurance and legislation across the built environment, including retail, industrial, public sector and residential developments.

Jennifer is a past Vice Chair of ACAI and has contributed to several national panels and working parties during her time within the industry, is an active member of FSBRG (Fire Service and Building Regulations Group) and has a keen interest in encouraging education to develop the next generation of Building Control Surveyors.

Sir Peter Bottomley MP
Member of Parliament & Father of the House

Peter was born in 1944. He was educated at a mixed comprehensive school in Washington DC, Westminster School and Trinity College, Cambridge. His wife, Virginia, is a former Member of Parliament for South West Surrey. They have one son and two daughters. 

He served as Under-Secretary of State at the Northern Ireland Office where his responsibilities included agriculture and the environment, Secretary of the Conservative Parliamentary Committee on Health and Social Services (1977-1979) and Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1979 to 81). In June 1997, he was appointed to serve on the Select Committee on Standards and Privileges. In 2011 Peter was knighted for Public Service.

In the 1997 general election, Peter was elected Member of Parliament for Worthing West, West Sussex. Peter became involved in leasehold when one of his constituents, on behalf of older more vulnerable neighbours, rightly questioned significant service charges. He has since battled on behalf of leaseholders to include highlighting with others the scandal of doubling ground rents, unjustified charges, the random justice and injustice of the legal system, and delays in implementing Law Commission proposals to make leasehold extensions and buying the freehold simple and affordable. He strenuously champions for the implementation of commonhold as more balanced/fairer form of leasehold tenure going forward.

Peter, has the longest unbroken service in the Commons and became Father of the House in the current 2019 Parliament.

Lawrence Bowles
Director, Residential Research Team, Savills

Lawrence is a director in the research team, focusing on the private rented sector, student accommodation, and housing policy. He provides market intelligence and strategy advice, as well as contributing to the Savills house price and rental forecasts. 
His clients include housing associations, investors, national and local government, and property management companies. Recent projects include calculating the impact of green development finance on housebuilding, identifying development sites for build to rent and retirement housing developers, and calculating the impact of First Homes on affordable housing delivery. 

Martin Conlon
Chair, Building Control Professional Group, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)
David Cowburn
Chief Operating Officer, NAPIT Group

David is the Chief Operating Officer for the NAPIT Group of Companies, a government authorised and UKAS accredited certification body. David is an experienced mechanical engineer having been involved in third party certification and the evaluation of competence in the built environment for over 25 years and for several organisations and is currently heavily involved in the review of minimum technical competence for DLUHC.

David sits on a range of industry committees, including the Industry Interim Competence Committee, which cover standards for the installation of building services and building fabric measures, where a critical element is the competence of those conducting the work.Competence is much more than qualifications, and it fundamentally underpins compliance, from the perspective of the safety of all those involved in the construction, maintenance, and use of buildings as well as the performance of those buildings.

Dr Hywel Davies
Technical Director, Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE); Chair, Building Regulations Advisory Committee (BRAC)

Hywel Davies has been the Technical Director of CIBSE, the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers, the professional body for building engineering services, and has been with CIBSE for over twenty years. CIBSE delivers authoritative guidance on the design, installation, operation and maintenance of engineering systems in buildings. Prior to joining CIBSE he worked in construction research, standardisation and policy in a number of roles.

Hywel leads the technical and policy development work of the Institution with a particular focus on the Building Regulations and building safety reforms. He regularly speaks and writes on current policy around safe, healthy and sustainable buildings. He currently chairs the Building Regulations Advisory Committee, which advises DLUHC on the Building Regulations, in a personal capacity and he leads the BRAC Working Group on the Golden Thread.

Dr Gavin Dunn
Chief Executive, Chartered Association of Building Engineers

Originally trained as an Architect, Gavin initially practised in North America with a large construction engineering consultancy before returning to the UK to specialise in the energy and environmental performance of buildings in 1998.

Gavin has continued to advance this specialism through a number of positions. At the Welsh School of Architecture, he was a researcher within the Centre for Research in the build environment. He also held a Technical Executive role at the Chartered Association of Building Engineers where amongst other activities, he led the Association's research and the rollout of Part L 2006 within Building Control. Gavin was Group Operations Director at Elmhurst Energy before taking the role as Director of BREEAM at the Building Research Establishment (BRE).

In April 2018, Gavin was appointed as CEO at CABE and is responsible for developing the position at CABE by raising the profile of the Association, with a view to increasing its influence with industry and government in order to have an impact on policy and standards. He is also responsible for promoting the unique role its members have in creating better buildings and safer and healthier communities to improve the environment and economy and further its international reach. 

John Miles
Fire Safety Building Regulations Group and Group Business Development Director, Assent Building Control

John Miles is a Chartered Building Control Surveyor and has 22 years in industry and 20 years Building Regulations experience with both Local Authority Building Control and Approved Inspectors dealing with commercial and domestic clients, key past projects include Birley Fields Campus, Manchester Met. Vox, Manchester. North Stand, Headingley Stadium. 

John has now moved into the Group Business Development Director role leading on resourcing and opportunities within the wider Assent business which incorporates two other independent Approved Inspectors.

John also sits on the Executive Committee for the ABCAI and the Building Regulations Advisory Group for the RICS. Away from Building Control John is also the Chair of trustees for a local Charity which runs a community hall and Pre-School. 

The FSBRG (Fire Safety Building Regulations Group) is an inclusive group of senior individuals all passionate about helping create that safer built environment, our values as a group are being inclusive, professional, accountable and innovative.   The group is constantly evolving and has come a long way since the beginning of lockdown and consists of representatives from Approved Inspectors, ABCAI, Local Authority Building Control, Fire Engineers, NFCC, CABE and UCEM.

Phil Morrison
Partner, Clarion Solicitors

Phil is head of Clarion’s construction offering. He is dual-qualified in English and Scottish Law and has over 25 years’ experience in both contentious and non-contentious matters advising large private and public sector bodies and all parties involved in the construction industry.

Phil provides commercial advice concerning procurement, development agreements, building contracts, including JCT, FIDIC, and PFI contracts, sub-contracts, professional team appointments and collateral warranties. He works closely with his commercial property and banking colleagues providing construction related input into their transactions and documentation.

Phil’s contentious experience includes representing parties in mediation, adjudication, arbitration and the Technology and Construction Courts. These contentious issues are often complex, involving a number of parties in multi-million-pound claims across different jurisdictions.

Phil has built a practice where he is regularly instructed by NHS Trusts and parties working in the fire protection industry.

He regularly provides training on construction-related topics and is often invited to speak by professional governing bodies at CDP events.

Jonathan Moulam
President, The Association for Project Safety (APS)

Jonathan Moulam is the current APS President. He took over the presidency from Stella Clutton-Saunders in October 2020.

Jonathan is a senior health and safety professional with over 40 years’ construction industry experience gained in both public and private sector organisations. He has worked for a number of client organisations taking on senior management and consultancy roles. He is an experienced consultant and director of Moulam Pragmatics Ltd.

Jonathan understands the complexities and challenges the CDM Regulations 2015 created for the industry and now assists APS members with technical advice on CDM issues. He previously chaired the association’s governance committee.

Rupert Parker
Founder & CEO, Building Passport

Rupert is the Founder & CEO of Building Passport - a fast-growing technology company focused on creating a safer built environment. We help building owners and their representatives collect and maintain up-to-date and accurate building information in line with existing and upcoming legislation. By sharing otherwise elusive building information with emergency services; we hope to improve incident prevention measures and enable a more informed response to incidents. 
Prior to setting up Building Passport, Rupert was Head of Futureproofing at Avison Young and set up the award-winning startup accelerator programme - the aim of which was to inject creativity into the real estate industry in order to facilitate positive and innovative change. 


Eddie Tuttle
Director of Policy, External Affairs and Research, Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB)

Experienced Senior Policy, Research & Public Affairs operative with a history of working in the construction industry and in senior public sector roles.  

Skilled in policy formulation and development and public affairs. Extensive experience working in the public sector alongside government ministers, senior civil servants and stakeholders across a variety of regulatory and legislative issues within many facets of government policy.  

Who should attend?
  • Construction companies, developers and building services providers
  • Local government housing executives
  • Building inspectors
  • Housing associations
  • Insurers
  • Fire services
  • Solicitors
  • Consultants (architects, designers, engineers and industry bodies)

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