The Building Safety Agenda
Understanding your responsibilities when providing remediation works to existing housing stock.
We look forward to welcoming you to our first Retrospective Building Safety Forum on the 11 May 2022.
This session’s topic ‘The Building Safety Agenda: Understanding your responsibilities when providing remediation works to existing housing stock’, will explore the future of the EWS1 form, building ownership responsibilities under the Building Societies Associates, the utilisation of the Defective Premises Act over an extended 30 year liability period and risk mitigation in cladding and remedial works.
Our keynote speakers include Sir Ken Knight, Former Commissioner of the London Fire Brigade, Mark Pratten, Director of Airey Miller Surveys, Mark Humphreys, Director of Airey Miller Surveys, and TBC.
Sir Ken Knight
London Fire Brigade
Round Table Discussions
Round Table 1
Future of the EWS1 Form
Round Table 2
Building Owner Responsibility under the Building Societies Associates.
Round Table 3
How will the Defective Premises Act be utilised over an extended 30 year liability period?
Round Table 4
Risk mitigation in cladding and remedial works.
Why the Retrospective Building Safety Forum?
The Airey Miller group of companies is committed to supporting our public sector clients in any way we can. The Retrospective Building Safety Forum is being modelled on our highly successful Councils Building Homes event, which was founded 2019, as the senior leadership team recognised the absence of support for local authorities, as they restructured to self-deliver their housing development programmes.
The Retrospective Building Safety Forum will bring together subject matter experts and councils from across the country to share lessons learned from remediation works completed on existing housing stock, in response to regulatory reform in the sector, including their challenges and success stories, assisting other councils to avoid and overcome some of the common barriers to successful programme delivery.
Airey Miller is a multi-discipline organisation, specialising in the delivery of affordable housing and regeneration projects, with a long and successful track record delivering professional services to public sector housing clients. We have handed over more than 1,000 dwellings annually since 2008, with 1,890 units handed over in 2021. A key to our success has been the formation of new services and innovation in our service delivery in response to the changing requirements of our public sector clients.
Airey Miller Surveys Limited (AMSL) was established in 2021 as an associated company of Airey Miller Limited, founded in 1994, and provides Employer’s Agent, Contract Administration, and associated services for fire remediation works to external walls. AMSL procures PI Insurance obtained separately to other Airey Miller associated companies.
How we help deliver 'Retrospective Building Safety'?
EWS1 forms are undertaken by our sub consultant Fire Engineers. They additionally sign off our survey proposals, any emergency measures recommended, remedial work specifications and inspections necessary to issue any final EWS1. A warranty is made available to the client from the fire engineer.
Airey Miller Surveys Limited actively adheres to its core skills of:
Building wall surveys, risk appraisals and investigations;
Design and technical reviews;
Quantity surveying and cost consultancy;
Principal designer (CDM);
Post contract activity requires us to manage a design and build procurement process where Contractors and their design team take responsibility for the design and often the EWS1 issue. Again our liability is limited to our core services i.e. Employers Agent. Our work follows our bespoke Quality Management Systems and is audited by a senior member of staff.
I found the event both highly informative but also inspiring in terms of achieving housing aspirations and different approaches to doing this. Thank you so much for organising and allowing me to attend.
Kate Lowman, Devon County Council
Supporting you beyond the forum
As a follow up to the success of our Councils Building Homes forums many local authorities have benefited from in person consultations with Airey Miller, which have provided the opportunity to explore in more depth any of their challenges, including those identified at the forum, so that we can work together towards solutions.
If you would like to arrange an in-person consultation with an Airey Miller consultant, please get in contact at this LINK.
Some of our Local Authority Clients
I found the forum highly informative, supportive, creative and very worthwhile. The opportunity to discuss common issues with an experienced cohort public and private professionals was refreshing. I will certainly attend again in the future.