Our online sessions are dedicated to addressing the latest legislation outlined in the Building Safety Act, focusing on the implications, challenges, and opportunities these new regulations introduce. Fire safety design will remain a pivotal topic throughout all three masterclasses, emphasising the lessons learned from the Grenfell tragedy and underscoring the importance of vigilance and compliance in architectural design.

Book by 31 July 2024 to save £50 on a single ticket or up to £400 on our ticket bundles.

Masterclass one

Mastering the Evolved Responsibilities of the Principal Designer Role under the Building Safety Act

In the evolving landscape of building design and construction, the Principal Designer's role is becoming ever more crucial. The first series of the AJ Building Safety Masterclasses delves into the transformative impact of the Building Safety Act 2022 and the 2023 Regulations amendment. Learn the differences between Principal Designer roles under CDM and Building Regulations, and prepare to confidently steer through new obligations.

In this CPD-accredited masterclass, you'll gain clarity on your health, safety, and compliance duties, from planning to overseeing high-risk buildings. Learn to navigate the additional roles and responsibilities, including the need for a competence declaration and a Building Regulations compliance statement. Embrace this opportunity to ‘step up’ and elevate your role, navigating increased demand and the intricate, redefined responsibilities within the architectural landscape.

Date: 10 October 2024
Timing: 10:00 – 12:00
Location: Online

Masterclass two

Safe and Sustainable: Navigating Fire Risks and The Use of Timber in Architecture

In the second instalment of the AJ Building Safety Masterclasses, we explore the imperatives of fire safety and the pursuit of sustainability across various architectural forms, not just high-rise buildings. This two-hour session offers an in-depth exploration of how innovative building practices, such as those involving timber or living walls, influence fire safety strategies and sustainability outcomes.

Examine the multifaceted fire performance of facade systems and scrutinise the practicalities and challenges of using mass timber and other materials. Gain a comprehensive understanding of current regulations and the critical role architects play in advancing fire-safe, sustainable construction methodologies.

Date: 24 October 2024
Timing: 10:00 – 12:00
Location: Online

Masterclass three

Mastering Building Safety: Deep Dive into Safety-Critical Elements

This comprehensive final masterclass zeroes in on essential practices for managing safety-critical elements. Over the course of two hours, we’ll delve into the importance of proper management and implementation strategies for glass, glazing, windows, and other structural fixings. We'll also explore the technical management of overheating and ventilation.

This session is designed to arm you with the crucial insights required to understand elements whose failure could lead to serious injury or fatality.

Date: 20 November 2024
Timing: 10:00 – 12:00
Location: Online

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