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Tues 24th November 2020, 11:00-12:00

In the wake of the Grenfell disaster, the government is planning a complete overhaul of the way compliance with building regulations is assessed and high rise residential buildings are operated.  At the same time, the construction industry itself has been developing ways of assessing and increasing the competence of everyone working in it.  These are radical changes, and will affect not just the construction and operation of high rise residential buildings, but every other type of building as well.

Gillian Birkby, legal adviser to the Association for Project Safety, has been following these developments closely. She will explain the government’s latest thinking, in the draft Building Safety Bill, and the likely changes in the level of competence required for both professionals and contractors.


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Gillian Birkby is a construction lawyer with wide-ranging experience of advising all sides of the construction industry on drafting contracts and dealing with disputes in connection with the design and construction of a wide variety of structures. She has a particular expertise in the health and safety issues that can arise during design, construction and maintenance, is legal adviser to the Association for Project Safety and has lectured extensively on the CDM regulations.

Gillian has taken a close interest in the forthcoming legislation in response to the Grenfell disaster, and the construction industry’s response in terms of increasing the competence of both professionals and contractors.

How to attend

Please register to attend at Eventbrite.

Registered attendees will receive a link to join the webinar.


Please note that attendance is by invitation to clients, contractors and partners of YORhub.