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Session 1

What are the possible physical problems? 

•    How they might be identified?
•    How might they be resolved?
•    What is the range of possible costs of rectification? 

The session will also review, from a non-contentious construction perspective: 
•    How to appoint the right specialists 
•    Form of Appointment
•    Framework Agreements for larger property portfolio review and what needs to be covered - for example: the fire risk assessment, EWS1 report, forms etc. etc. etc. 
•    Selecting and appointing a contractor to do the opening-up works. 

For this session, Construction Associate Neave Maguire will be joined by quantum expert, Chris Everett from CCi and Andrew Swarbrick, Associate, Health and Safety from Norton Rose Fulbright and Stuart Macdougald-Denton, Architectural and Construction Expert from Diales.


Session 2

Who is responsible for what?

Deficiencies in the fire safety aspects of a building's design and construction may constitute a breach of obligations by the original project team and lead to a recovery of losses. Legal requirements and acceptable standards (including for design, construction and record keeping) have moved on significantly since the tragic fire at Grenfell Tower in 2017. In this bespoke session, Architectural and Construction Expert Stuart Macdougald-Denton and Neave Maguire, and Environment and Health & Safety lawyer Caroline May will talk through the key considerations, they include:
•    Who may be responsible?
•    How has that responsibility arisen? 
•    What are the responsibilities? 
•    Who can take action? 
•    When can such action be taken? 
•    How should such action be taken? 
•    What is the likely outcome of action? 

Consider the potential impacts of the Building Safety Act, the Fire Safety Act and the Publicly Available Specification (PAS) 9980:2021 (which provides a new code of practice for fire risk appraisal and assessment of external wall construction and cladding of existing blocks of flats and recommendations and guidance on undertaking a fire risk appraisal and assessment (FRAA) of the external wall construction of a multi-storey, multi-occupied residential building) on claims. 

Chair: Neave Maguire, Associate, Norton Rose Fulbright
Stuart Macdougald-Denton, Architectural and Construction Expert, Diales
Caroline May, Partner, EMEA Head of Environment, Health and Safety, Norton Rose Fulbright
Andrew Swarbrick
, Associate, Health and Safety, Norton Rose Fulbright


Session 3

Implications for surveyors and engineers undertaking Structural Surveys, Homebuyer Reports and Valuations

•    After all the assumptions have been laid out and the condition assessed how do we estimate the values of the different interests in the building:
-    If works are not done.
-    If the works are done.
•    Working out the likely costs of doing the work.
•    Who pays the cost (either the whole or part; and if a part what proportion)?

Norton Rose Fulbright will host a workshop with Surveyor Richard Fitz-Hugh and Senior Surveyor Steven Goovaerts – Gerald Eve.