Birmingham Best Practice Club committee are delighted that 3PB Barristers, the new incumbents of The Colmore Building, have not only offered to allow us to continue within their facilities but also to actively support and sponsor our activities to promote Best Practice in Birmingham.
'Convergence' is the challenge word for many in 2018 and perhaps for construction the convergence of high volume, uncertain labour conditions, retirement demographics and changing standards will be the challenge in producing best practice for our buildings and infrastructure.
Our February event considered Firefighting in Tall Buildings and the BBPC committee express their great thanks to Dave Payton of the West Midlands Fire Service who gave a forthright presentation of the enormous and complex task they face when fire breaks out and how their activities interact with the building construction and condition. We also thank Richard Cymler from Acivico who outlined their current activity in the city, how they are acting on the Hackitt Review interim report and the assistance they have given to Birmingham City Council when auditing their high rise blocks following the Grenfell tragedy. And finally we thank Nick Kaplan of 3PB Barristers for clearly explaining how employers and contractors allocate responsibility for fire safety.
BBPC is a not for profit organisation and relies on contributions from membership, event attendance, sponsorship and the goodwill of participating organisations to host and help organise events.
Our events have been well received and well attended in the past and we have an ambitious programme for the future.
Individual attendance is £15 per event.
Please discuss offers of sponsorship directly with the Club Secretary.
CPD Accreditation Certificates will be issued for attendance at our events.
A forum for individuals to learn about the principles of Best Practice, while creating a culture and local support network of continuous improvement.
It offers the opportunity for an informal group of highly developed, innovative people to learn from each other, share that knowledge, and ultimately improve their business.
Anyone who is in the construction industry can get involved - from the client or owner of a building to the design team, main and specialist contractors, house builders and materials manufacturers and suppliers. However, anyone linked to the construction industry and its supply chain is welcome to join.