The 25th Annual Fire Safety Conference 2023 Presentations

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The 25th Annual Building Control Northern Ireland Fire Safety Conference was held in the Armagh City Hotel on the 23 and 24 February 2023.

This year our Conference theme was “The Changing Face of Fire Safety" and it also marked 50 years since the introduction of Building Regulations in Northern Ireland.

Our speakers were drawn from various disciplines in the field of fire safety and included building safety regulators from across the UK & Ireland, fire safety professionals, professional organisations along with the fire and rescue service. 

In addition, delegates had an opportunity to visit our numerous trade stands where we had product manufacturers and suppliers showcasing how their companies are continuously rising to the challenges of the changing environment.


Day 1

Implications for the Building Control profession and the regulation of buildings in England Lorna Stimpson, LABC
Updates to Fire Safety Standards in Building Regulations  Damian Fairley, DoF Building Standards Branch
The Evolution of Regulation: Lessons and Opportunities for Construction  Meryln Forrer, Design Fire Consultants
National Fire Safety Update (Ireland) Chris Barry, Dept. of Housing Local Government and Heritage
National Fire Safety Update (Scotland)  Colin Hird,Scottish Government Building Standards Division
The Impact of Changes to Fire Engineering  Andrew Nicholson, The Fire Surgery 
National Fire Safety Update (Wales)  Colin Blick, Building Regulations Welsh Government
National Fire Safety Update (England)  Carl Sherwood, DLUHC Technical Policy Division
A New Approach?  Keith Todd, Ridge and Partners LLP


Day 2

The Building Control Profession  Sandra Ashcroft, Building Safety Regulator HSE
Northern Ireland Buildings Safety Programme Update - The Implications for Buildings Control   Martin McCook, BCNI


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