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Smarter Building Podcast Ep.4 - The Future Normal Post Grenfell - A Design View

In this episode of our Smarter Building podcast, we caught up with Brent Rees, Partner at Ridge and Partners LLP, who is also a chartered construction professional (MCIAT). Listen to this episode to hear his thoughts on fire safety and the recently released BS8644-1 standard and how his team is developing digital innovations to help with the compliance and digitisation of this.

Smarter Building Podcast Ep.4 - The Future Normal Post Grenfell - A Design View

Ridge and Partners LLP is a multidisciplinary construction and property consultancy firm. They provide a comprehensive range of services across various sectors, including architecture, engineering, project management, cost management, and more.

As the construction industry continues to evolve, embracing technological advancements and adopting robust fire safety practices are vital for creating safer buildings and protecting occupants. This podcast delves into the crucial topic of fire safety and the recently released BS8644-1 standard. Brent shares his valuable insights on the standard's significance and its impact on the industry. Moreover, he reveals how his team at Ridge and Partners LLP is leveraging digital innovations to facilitate compliance and digitisation in relation to fire safety.

I think the effect that the Building Safety Act will have on the industry is far more profound than the original BIM mandate was. The BIM mandate was setting out to achieve efficiency on projects and efficiency on operation... Where the Building Safety Act is kind of saying we need to use these principles and these processes in order to drive building safety, and if we don't there are ramifications...

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