Fire Safety in the Design, Management and Use of Residential Buildings: BS 9991
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When: Thursday 12 Dec 2019
09:00 arrival for 09:30 start
Where: CABE HQ, Northampton
Chartered Association of Building Engineers
Lutyens House, Billing Brook Road
Northampton, Northamptonshire  NN3 8NW
United Kingdom
Contact: Training and Events Team
01604 404121 Option 3

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Event Summary

BS 5588-1 has been superseded by BS 9991 which was revised and published in December 2015.

This seminar provides an introduction to the principles on which BS 9991:2015 Fire safety in the design, management and use of residential buildings is based. This standard complements BS 9999:2017 Code of practice for fire safety in the design, management and use of buildings, which excludes residential uses from its scope.

This code of practice reflects current thinking in specifying fire precautions  for long term residential use buildings and provides greater flexibility for certain features that were previously commonly agreed using a fire engineered approach. This is typified by extended travel distances when additional features such as sprinklers, mist systems or HVAC systems are incorporated in the design. The fire resistance of the elements of structure can also be reduced if the ventilation conditions are favourable in the compartment.

Who's it for?

  • Design Engineers
  • Building Managers
  • Fire Safety Professionals
  • Building Control Officers
  • Fire Safety Officers
  • Fire Risk Assessors

Key Areas

  • Position of BS 9991 in fire safety codes
  • Underlying concepts
  • Design of means of escape to BS 9991

Development Outcomes

  • Improved understanding of the guidance
  • The ability to be able to interpret regulatory requirements and guidance
  • An awareness of alternative solutions to compliance
  • An appreciation of the practical solutions to common problems

CPD: 6 Hours


£195+VAT for CABE members

£220+VAT for non-members

How to Book

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Online booking will be open up to 2 days before the course. Please call us to book a place after this date. 

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