Wind induced failures of buildings & Reducing flood risk during remedial works

Thursday, 17 November 2022
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm (UK time)
    • Ian Major, Principal Associate, Hawkins
    • Richard Keightley, Principal Associate, Hawkins

In this webinar Ian Major will discuss wind induced failures of buildings and structures with some case studies to show how they are investigated. This will be followed by a discussion from Richard Keightley about property flood resilience (‘PFR’): what it is, how it works, and the benefits of ‘building back better’ after a flood.

Learning Objectives

By attending this webinar, delegates will be able to:

  • Have an appreciation of wind speeds and “storms”
  • Be aware of the factors that influence wind load and how engineers design for the wind
  • Describe the typical outcome and benefits of a forensic investigation into the cause of a wind induced failure
  • Identify what PFR is and how it works
  • Be aware of the different types of PFR
  • Be familiar with recent developments in the industry including CIRIA’s Code of Practice for PFR and Flood Re’s “Build Back Better” scheme

Speaker Biographies

Ian is a Chartered Civil Engineer and since joining Hawkins in 2010 has investigated hundreds of incidents relating to failures in the built environment. Since 2017, Ian has been the Regional Manager of Hawkins’ Reigate office, leading a multi-disciplinary team of around 18 forensic investigators.

Richard Keightley is a Principal Associate based in our London Office. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Water and Environmental Management and a Chartered Environmentalist, with a background in flooding investigations and flood risk management.

Webinar Platform

This webinar will be held via MS Teams.

  • Online

Please note: This event is a regional collaboration between the local institutes in the area. Your booking details will be shared with the Insurance Institute of Chelmsford and South Essex, which is acting as the host institute for this event.

CII Accredited

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