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Conference 2014

Fire and Flood in the Built Environment: Keeping the Threat at Bay

Following our very successful conference, we will load the conference presentations on this page


The conference programme

The conference will examine principles and case histories to help designers and users benefit from lessons learnt in consequence of dealing with fire and flood.



Key topics

  • Disaster planning and management
  • What work is being carried out in the field
  • The range of available technical solutions
  • The challenges that have to be addressed

Including the following presentations:

COST ACTION C17: Fire Loss to Historic Buildings
Speaker Ingval Maxwell OBE
Chair, COTAC


Fire Safety in Heritage Buildings: Providing guidance with the context of the built heritage
Speaker Johanna Berntsson-Arje
Heritage Lead, London Fire Brigade


The Glasgow School of Art Fire: Lessons learnt
Speaker David Mitchell/Chris McGregor
Historic Scotland


Building Regulations: Sympathetic Interventions in the Care of Heritage Buildings
Speaker Toby McCorry
Chartered fire engineer, TOGA Fire


Selection of Fire Suppression Systems for Cultural Resources
Speaker Stewart Kidd
Secretary-General, British Automatic Fire Sprinkler Association


Flooding and the Historic Environment
Speaker David Pickles
Senior Architect, English Heritage


Tirley Church case study in flood resilence measures
Speaker Henry Russell OBE
Chair, Gloucester DAC; University of Reading


Flooding and the National Trust experience
Speaker Katy Lithgow
Head Conservator, National Trust


Code of Practice for the Recovery of Flood Damaged Buildings
Speaker Stephen Hodgson
CEO Property Care Association


Disaster Planning and its Implementation for BIM4C requirements
Speaker Ingval Maxwell OBE
Chair COTAC





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