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CIOB events – what’s on this month

8 January 2021

Highlights of the CIOB Calendar throughout January. All events are online webinars unless otherwise stated

Three Leading Experts Talk Building Regs and Building Safety

13 January, 12-1.30 pm

Join us for this unique opportunity to hear from Peter Dawber, Richard Cymler and Damien West, talking about their input into current legislation, recent changes to the Building Regulations, and how the industry can help the Fire Service with the challenges they face.

Towards Net Zero Carbon

20 January, 9-10.15am

Wales has strong sustainable policies and targets including ‘Towards Zero Carbon by 2050’. ICE Wales Cymru is hosting an interprofessional debate to discuss these, with a keynote address by Sophie Howe, future generations commissioner for Wales.

Join us and other members of the Built Environment Alliance Cymru (ICE, CEW, RICS, RTPI, CIH, RSAW and CIAT) to debate these matters that affect the future of us all. 

Identifying Confined Space Hazards, Risks and Control Measures

21 January, 1-2pm

The aim of this webinar is to make delegates aware of:

  • What confined spaces are;
  • What hazards and risk require controlling;
  • What competencies are required for entry into a space; and
  • Why rescue plans must be in place.

This presentation will be delivered by Peter Jackson, health and safety advisor and compliance training officer for Jackson & Jackson.

Immune – World’s First open-source Healthy by Design Building Standard

28 January, 2-3pm 

Join us to discuss the Immune Building Standard – the first open-source standard for the built environment that is designed with health in mind. Dr Darren Allen DBA FCIOB MRICS, Immune project director and development manager of Genesis Property, will tackle the launch of the standard, what Immune is, how it works as well as the objectives and the benefits.

Transgender issues in the workplace 

28 January, 6-7pm

Employment solicitor David Gibson and fashion designer Lydia Bellamy have teamed up to deliver an informative and practical guide to transgender issues in the workplace. 

This key area of employment law has received increased prominence following the groundbreaking case of Taylor v Jaguar Land Rover where JLR was fined £180,000 for breach of the Equality Act 2010. 

Gibson will highlight the key legal principles and Bellamy will guide you through practical dress code issues to ensure that transgender workers are respected within the workforce. 

The seminar will last approximately 50 minutes and there will be time for questions.

Daytona Speedway Design & Build

3 February, 6.30-7.30pm

CIOB past president Chris Soffe will discuss the reconstruction of the iconic grandstand at Daytona International Raceway in Florida. The owner’s challenge was to deliver this 101,000 seat facility by an immovable deadline for the 2015 Daytona 500 race. 

Construction had to take place through two hurricane seasons, and allow for two reduced capacity Daytona 500s and other race meets to take place without interruption. 

The success was in the pre-planning, the design, the risk allocation and of course a fabulously committed project team.

For more information, to register and find more events, visit the CIOB website

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