Dealing with Dangerous Structures and Demolitions
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 Export to Your Calendar 15/10/2020
When: 15 October 2020
09:00 arrival for 09:30 - 16:30
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CABE HQ, Northampton
Chartered Association of Building Engineers
Lutyens House, Billing Brook Road
Northampton, Northamptonshire  NN3 8NW
United Kingdom
Contact: Training Team
01604 404121 Option 5

Online registration is available until: 14/10/2020
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Event Summary

Many professionals are required to visit premises which may be considered ‘dangerous’, to assess the condition and determine the appropriate action to make the situation safe.

This one-day course explores the legislative background in relation to dangerous structures and considers the options for remedial measures.

By using real examples, you will examine the risks to individuals and the public, as well as discussing the factors to be considered when dealing with potentially dangerous buildings. You will also gain an understanding of the legal responsibilities placed on Local Authorities and the powers delegated to officers.

The demolition of premises requires a number of legal processes to be followed as well as numerous practical aspects to be considered. During the second half of this course you will also consider aspects such as planning permission and sale of premises, the Building Act and formal notifications, site work, CDM and asbestos removal.

Who's it for?

  • Designers, Building Control Professionals and Contractors
  • Those working as first responders

Development Outcomes

  • Improved understanding of the legislation
  • The ability to be able to interpret legislation and adopt a practical approach
  • An appreciation of the practical solutions to common problems
  • Shared experience
  • Professional development

Trainer: Ken Ewing

Ken is a Building Engineer with over 45 years’ professional experience in the building industry, mostly spent within Building Control and associated fields, and much of which has been spent working within Local Government, where he was a Chief Officer, before starting up his own Building and Access Consultancy. 

He has worked with the CABE in a voluntary capacity, setting and marking examinations and interviewing applicants for membership for in excess of 35 years, and continues to offer advice to applicants and serve on interview panels.

Ken has been working as a consultant on behalf of CABE for over ten years, providing training covering building construction, Building Control Legislation and ancillary matters, together with the Building Regulations and Approved Documents.

Safety Precautions - COVID 19

We are putting in place several measures to keep everyone safe at HQ:

  • Temperature checks will be carried out on arrival.
  • Course numbers will be limited to 15 to ensure delegates are spaced out in the training room to allow for social distancing
  • HQ staff will use a separate staircase and areas of the building from external visitors
  • A strict hygiene routine including anti bac gel to be used on entering the building, anti bac gel and tissues available in the training room.
  • Food safety will be paramount, including:
    • no tea and coffee stations (hot drinks can be brought in provided that all rubbish is disposed of correctly or taken away)
    • Bottled water provided
    • Individually sealed biscuits provided
    • Individual lunch box provided consisting of sandwich (choice of filling to be made at time of booking), finger savoury, fruit and cake

CPD: 6 Hours


£270 inc VAT for CABE members

£350 inc VAT for non-members

How to Book

If you would like to book a place on this course, please click on the register button at the top of the page or use the contact details above.

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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