Fire Safety in the Design, Management and Use of Residential Buildings: BS 9991

Date, Time and Location

Date: Thursday 31st May 2018 Time: Tea & Coffee from 09:00 Hrs. Course commences at 09:30 Hrs.

Venue: CABE Headquarters, UK

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Event Summary

BS 5588-1 has been superseded by BS 9991 which was revised and published in December 2015.

This seminar provides an introduction to the principles on which BS 9991:2015 Fire Safety in the Design, Management and Use of Residential Buildings are based. This standard compliments BS 9999:2017 Code of practice for fire safety in the design, management and use of buildings, which excludes residential uses from its scope.

This code of practice reflects current thinking in specifying fire precautions  for long term residential use buildings and provides greater flexibility for certain features that were previously commonly agreed using a fire engineered approach. This is typified by extended travel distances when additional features such as sprinklers, mist systems or HVAC systems are incorporated in the design. The fire resistance of the elements of structure can also be reduced if the ventilation conditions are favourable in the compartment.

CPD 6 Hours

Who's it for?

  • Design Engineers
  • Building Managers
  • Fire Safety Professionals
  • Building Control Officers
  • Fire Safety Officers
  • Fire Risk Assessors

Key Areas

  • Position of BS 9991 in fire safety codes
  • Underlying concepts
  • Design of means of escape to BS 9991

Development Outcomes 

  • Improved understanding of the guidanceJames Lane BB7
  • The ability to be able to interpret regulatory requirements and guidance
  • An awareness of alternative solutions to compliance
  • An appreciation of the practical solutions to common problems

Speaker: James Lane, BB7BB7 logo 

James joined BB7 as Head of Fire Safety Engineering and is responsible for the fire consultancy services within the Fire Engineering group.

He comes from a background of developing fire safety strategies for compliance with standard guidance and engineered solutions for non-standard designs, including means of escape, smoke and fire spread calculations and firefighting access provisions.

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Lutyens House
Billing Brook Road

+44 (0)1604 404121
+44 (0)1604 784220
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CABE Members £195 + VAT, Non Members £220 + VAT, 10% Training Affiliate Discount

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