31 October 2013, 10.00am – 3.30pm London Fire Brigade HQ, 169, Union Street, London SE1 0LL
Increasingly throughout the built environment, fire engineering principles are used to resolve complex fire safety issues. This allows for the construction of progressively iconic buildings across the UK, as well as the realisation of the ‘architect’s dream’.

The Shard – Western Europe’s tallest building - is a fantastic example of how the use of fire engineering can benefit the modern built environment.

This seminar will explore how fire engineering processes were followed from design to occupation of The Shard. It will examine how the Shard management team are now implementing necessary protocols in order to fulfil the expectation of the design and fire safety strategy for the building. It will demonstrate how a Qualitative Design Review procedure can support effective approval processes by relevant statutory authorities, resulting in more effective and timely approvals and subsequently reducing any compliance risks to the end-user.

The conference will examine how the London Fire Brigade pre-plans to effectively deal with operational incidents at these premises:
Fire Engineering – Qualitative Design Review: Working Together - Group Manager Guy Foster, London Fire Brigade

Fire Engineering – Design Concepts - Dr Graeme Flint CEng (MIFireE), Senior Fire Engineer, Ove Arup

Building Control – The Approval Process - Simon Harvey, Group Manager (Major Projects), Southwark Council / Beryl Menzies, Fire Safety Consultant and Director, Menzies Partners Chartered Building Surveyors

Operational Preparedness and Response - Station Manager Neil Chisholm, London Fire Brigade

Implementation and Management of the Fire Strategy - Kevan McCrone, Head of Security, London Bridge Quarter (LBQ) Estate Management

This one-day seminar at London Fire Brigade headquarters is IFE accredited for four CPD hours.

Who should attend?
The conference is aimed at staff working in fire-rescue and other blue-light services, local authorities, building control bodies and fire engineering organisations.

Why attend?
• Experience a comprehensive agenda of outstanding value
• Hear about modern methods of best-practice from experts in their field
• Contribute to pro-active discussions on pioneering building techniques
• Accrue four CPD hours

London Fire Brigade and The Shard

The London Fire Brigade continues to work closely with the LBQ management team for the Shard to ensure pre-planning for operational response to the building is both appropriate and well rehearsed. This collaborative and close working relationship is essential in developing robust intervention plans.

Sign up!
• £45.00 + VAT (including lunch and refreshments)
• For more information and to book, visit: london-fire.gov.uk/Shardseminar
• Email your completed booking form to: Hazel.McGrouther@london-fire.co.uk 020 8555 1200 ext. 30768