Mr. Ben Bradford
BSc MSc MBA CEng FCIBSE FRICS PPCABE FIFireE
ABSTRACT: The design of buildings for fire safety relies upon an understanding of the resources of fire, material and systems likely to be involved in fire, and the likely spread of fire. UK legislation is performance based and national guidance documents offer perspective solutions to standard design. This presentation will introduce the primary legislation and guidance applicable to residential fire safety design. It will observe the latest fire statistics and touch upon topical themes such as ‘Is stay put safe’ and does high rise, mean high risk?
Ben is the proud founder of BB7, an outstanding fire and security consulting firm that advises Architects and design teams but also building owners and operators. The firm imagines new ways to mitigate risk within the built environment. Under his stewardship the firm has national coverage via six offices throughout England, Scotland and Ireland, with Engineers working on some fantastic projects worldwide. He is both a Chartered Engineer and Chartered Surveyor. In 2016 IFSEC Global recognised Ben as ‘The Most Influential Person in Fire’. Ben authored PAS 7: 2013 – Fire Risk Management Systems Specification on behalf of British Standards Institution and the plan is to move this to BS 8777. In 2014 Ben became the Marketing and events Chair for the London Branch of the Institution of Fire Engineers and between, May 2016 – 17, he served as The President of the Chartered Association of Building Engineers.