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LABC Annual Member Conference 2020


The Challenges of Raising Standards and Delivering Effective Building Control

The LABC Annual Member Conference will be returning to Jury's Inn Hinckley Island on 23 and 24 March 2020.

Public service building control is at the centre of strategic changes. It’s not just the Building Safety Regime implementing Hackitt. The ‘climate emergency’, Parts L and F and the review of new homes standards will be creating new demands and challenges for how we deliver building control in practice. We are being told by officials to expect radical changes in the building control system and the anticipation of measurable outputs. Local authorities will have to address building control as a strategic service and reconsider its status, resourcing, recruitment, training and staff retention. LABC will have to reflect changes and new demands in what we deliver to support growth, professionalism, provable competency and consistent delivery of compliance. 

This 2-day conference will have three streams:

  1. Change and development within the LABC network, between regions and the Nations and within LABC itself 
  2. Best practices and raising our game in delivering a measurable compliance service
  3. Understanding and contributing to regulatory changes that will raise standards in fire risk, energy conservation, ventilation and inclusive design

The three streams will be debated and evidenced by leading external speakers through keynote sessions and panel discussions. The focus will be technical, practical and about future practice. MHCLG is expected to contribute to the event. 

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Peter Baker, Director, HSE Building Safety Programme Response
  • Nick Coombe, National Fire Chiefs Council
  • Melissa Dillon
  • Chandru Dissanayeke, MHCLG
  • Phil Hammond, LABC
  • Victoria Hills, RTPI
  • Robert Holdaway, Brunel University
  • Peter Keates, LABC
  • Dr Angus Law, Fire Safety Engineer, Edinburgh University
  • Andrew Orriss, STA
  • Rachel Smalley
  • Lorna Stimpson, LABC
  • Barry Turner, LABC
  • Bill Whitfield, LABC Acoustics


Once again, LABC have frozen conference prices at the 2015 rate and the following booking options are available:

  Price  What's included
Option A £350 2 nights bed & breakfast (22 & 23 March), 2 day conference and gala dinner place
Option B £250 1 night bed & breakfast (23 March), 2 day conference and gala dinner place
Option C £150 2 days conference only
Option D £100 1 day conference only (Monday)
Option E £100 1 day conference only (Tuesday)

Click here to book your place online. 

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