North East Institutes Webinar: Building Resilience and Sustainability in the 21st Century

Tuesday, 07 December 2021
10:30 am – 12:00 pm (UK time)
    • Dr Jim Glockling, RISCAuthority
    • Ian Gibbs, National Technical Manager, Sedgwick
    • Matt Barker, Property Flood Resilience Surveyor, RAB Consultants Ltd

This webinar explores what the terms Resilience and Sustainability mean in an Insurance related context, including an overview of current legislation as it relates to building resilience and sustainability and an introduction to the imminent Building Safety Act.

We also look at today’s housing stocks, current resilience measures (pre and post incident damage), and current innovative thinking.

Learning Objectives
At the end of the session attendees will have gained an insight into:

• How questions in relation to Resilience and Sustainability impact the following areas: The broking of risks; Underwriting issues; and Post event claims management
• What the house of the future may look like – a “connected” world

This webinar's target audience is:

• Underwriters
• Insurers
• Brokers
• Claims Management Professionals


Dr Jim Glockling
Jim began his career at the Atomic Energy Authority, Harwell as a sandwich student. AEA then re-employed Jim and sponsored his PhD. Jim went on to undertake a post-doctorate study at the Fire Research Station and worked at South Bank University London as a lecturer in chemical and fire safety engineering. From 2002 to the present day, Jim has been at the Fire Protection Association where he continues to undertake research into fire protection, with particular emphasis on risk avoidance, reduction and management.

Jim has worked extensively with the ABI, major insurers, the MoD and other clients developing the next generation of fire safety management strategy, equipment and policies. There has been many studies all of which varied in nature from experimental to desk-based research tasks, statistical exercises, and the development of software and other toolkits. They have ranged in size from small studies with limited scope to ongoing, blue skies continuous strategy reviews.

Ian Gibb
Ian Gibbs is a National Technical Manager in Sedgwick. His background is in the insurance sector, project managing claims for and repairs of domestic and commercial buildings. He has developed a service to the insurance market, to minimise the impact of wet peril claims and providing flood resilient advice and repairs to customers.

Ian has been a member of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) Property Flood Resilience Roundtable for several years and is currently Vice-Chair. He is on the Steering Committee of the Environment Agency (EA) Resilience Pathfinder Projects which is driving the uptake of flood resilience and part of the CIWEM team delivering flood resilience training to the EA and the wider flood community. He works closely with universities researching into flood resilience, to advance the understanding of the intersection of flooding and insurance. His work in these groups provides him the opportunity to influence the thinking on future flood response.

Matt Barker
As a property flood resilience (PFR) surveyor, Matt is a project manager and PFR surveyor for a range of technical scenarios including non-traditional constructions, listed buildings and conservation areas. He is a lead author of CIRIA’s Code of Practice for Property Flood Resilience and is part of the development team for CIWEM’s industry training programme.

Through his previous experience as part of the Defra PFR Roundtable, he has worked closely with a number of industry stakeholders from the insurance sector to various levels of government. This experience has allowed him to work closely with a range of both public and private sector client to seek to improve the flood resilience, and to help future-proof assets given the challenges of climate change and sustainable development.

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 York, which is acting as the host institute for this event.

CII Accredited

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