The past 10 years have witnessed a series of significant flooding events that have impacted thousands of households across the UK. In 2015 Defra, commissioned the private sector to devise an action plan to improve the uptake of flood resilience measures in homes and small businesses. This will be published in 'The Property Flood Resilience Action Plan’

This highly interactive conference, supported by case studies and insights from stakeholders, will examine the recommendations contained in the report, around issues such as funding, standards, skills and awareness. It will provide delegates with the opportunity to discuss how industry can best implement the recommendations.

Network with representatives from the following organisations:

RSK Land Development Engineering                 

Polypipe Terrain                                             

Starfish Group

Aviva

Business in the Community

National Flood Forum

 

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Resilience is being hosted at the BRE offices in Watford, which is home to the world renowned BRE Innovation Park and the BRE Centre for Resilience.

When: 1 November 2016
Where: BRE, Bucknalls Lane, Watford, Herts, WD25 9XX

Start: 09:00
Finish: 17:00

Conference Partner

Presentation Sponsor

Conference Season Partners


 

Speakers

Joey Tabone

Joey Tabone

Business in the Community

Graham Brogden

Graham Brogden

Aviva

Stephen Garvin

Stephen Garvin

BRE

Chris Loaring

Chris Loaring

Landmark

John Alexander

John Alexander

Aquobex

Paul Cobbing

Paul Cobbing

National Flood Forum

Mary Dhonau

Mary Dhonau

MD Associates

Peter Bonfield

Peter Bonfield

BRE

Mindy Hadi

Mindy Hadi

BRE

Colin Gallaugher

Colin Gallaugher

Sovereign Housing Association

Elaine Toogood

Elaine Toogood

MPA The Concrete Centre

Alan Cripps

Alan Cripps

RICS

Programme

 

Chairs Welcome - Stephen Garvin, Director, BRE Centre for Resilience 

Keynote - The Property Flood Resilience Action Plan, published in September 2016 at the same time as the wider National Flood Resilience Review, is the culmination of work carried out by a ‘Roundtable’ task group representative of the charity, insurance, loss adjusting, business services, products, legal, surveying and flood recovery industries - Pete Bonfield, Chief Executive, BRE Group

SESSION 1: FUNDING AND ASSISTANCE FOR PROPERTY LEVEL FLOOD RESILIENCE

Access to funding and assistance for solutions that are fit-for-purpose - Joey Tabone, Head of The Prince’s Business Emergency Resilience Group, Business in the Community (BITC)

Improving risk management with more effective data management - Chris Loaring, Commercial Manager, Landmark

The role of the supplier in providing better access to flood resilience measures - John Alexander, Managing Director, Aquobex

SESSION 2: IMPROVING STANDARDS AND SKILLS IN THE SUPPLY CHAIN

How to improve standards, skills and certification - Stephen Garvin, Director, BRE Centre for Resilience, BRE

Flood resilience measures in Buckskin: outline of the steps and measures Sovereign have put in place to reduce the impact of flooding on its residents and their properties - Colin Gallaugher, Head of Operations - East, Sovereign Housing Association

SESSION 3: EMBEDDING RESILIENCE AND IMPROVING KNOWLEDGE

Driving behaviour change in businesses and communities - Graham Brogden, Head of Technical Property Claims, AVIVA

The benefits of a community-led approach - Paul Cobbing, Chief Executive, National Flood Forum

Case studies of home owners who have adapted their homes to manage residual risk - Mary Dhonau, Chair of the Flood Protection Group, Property Care Association

Engaging with communities on climate change adaptation - Mindy Hadi, Head of Social Research Building Futures Group, BRE 

SESSION 4: SKILLS AND STANDARDS WORKSHOP

A one hour workshop to discuss the skills and training recommendations contained in the ‘Property Flood Resilience Action Plan’. Find out more here

 

Sponsors

Conference Partner

Landmark Information Group has been sourcing, creating, analysing and adding value to geospatial data for 30 years. As a leading provider to the environmental consultancy, lending, conveyancing, surveying, asset management, utilities and Government markets, Landmark's breadth and depth of service, experience and expertise, and its ability to deliver genuine, client-specific value from Big Data, make it a valuable partner to any business in need to such information. www.landmark.co.uk

Conference Season Partners

Aconex provides a leading cloud and mobile project control platform for the global construction industry. The platform connects owners, contractors and their project teams in the construction, infrastructure, and energy and resources sectors, providing project-wide visibility and control between the many different organisations collaborating across their projects. With more than 60,000 user organisations and over $1 trillion of project value delivered in more than 70 countries, Aconex is the industry’s most widely adopted and trusted platform. Founded in 2000, Aconex has 47 offices in 23 countries around the world, including headquarters in Melbourne, Australia and European Headquarters in London, UK. www.aconex.com 

 

Air Quality Plan (AQP) provides two specialist services related to Indoor Air Quality:

  • Preparation of site-specific Indoor Air Quality Plans (to help gain the first credit under BREEAM Hea02 or LEED IEQ Credit 3.1)
  • Post-construction testing for VOCs and Formaldehyde (to gain a further credit under Hea02 or IEQ 3.2)

AQP was formed as an off-shoot from Building Monitoring Services, a company with over 20 years’ experience carrying out measurements to the exacting standards stipulated in BREEAM and LEED.  So we know what we’re doing. www.airqualityplan.com

Presentation Sponsor

The Concrete Centre provides material, design and construction guidance. Our aim is to enable all those involved in the design, use and performance of concrete and masonry to realise the potential of the material. Our vision is to make concrete the material of choice. www.concretecentre.com

 

Supporters

The BPF represents the commercial real estate sector – an industry with a market value of £1,662bn which contributed more than £94bn to the economy in 2014. We promote the interests of those with a stake in the UK built environment, and our membership comprises a broad range of owners, managers and developers of real estate as well as those who support them. Their investments help drive the UK's economic success, provide essential infrastructure, and create great places where people can live, work and relax. www.bpf.org.uk

 

We are a business-led, issue-focused charity with more than 30 years' experience of mobilising business. We engage thousands of businesses through our programmes driven by our core membership of over 800 organisations from small enterprises to global corporations. We provide a range of services, practical guidance and creative solutions that help businesses review, improve, measure and report. www.bitc.org.uk

 

Aviva provides around 31 million customers worldwide with insurance, savings and investment products. We are the UK’s largest insurer and one of Europe’s leading providers of life and general insurance. www.aviva.co.uk

 

Mary Dhonau Associates (MDA) is a specialist independent community flood consultancy working to raise local flood awareness by advising and assisting on flood prevention and resilience. Mary Dhonau Associates consultants have in-depth knowledge of current government strategies, flood resilience and insurance issues and are now able to offer expert literature reviews, synthesis reports and the like for public or private sector organisation. www.marydhonau.co.uk

With a comprehensive training programme and a wealth of information for members, industry professionals and householders, the Property Care Association works to be the industry expert. Always striving to promote the work of the specialist contractor to clients, the PCA provides an industry voice on behalf of members. We work with government departments, respond to consultation documents and provide assistance with the development of new guidelines, all with the aim of improving outcomes and promoting best practice. www.property-care.org 

We are the worldwide alliance of environment and sustainability professionals, working to make our businesses and organisations future-proof. Belonging gives us the knowledge, connections and authority to lead collective change, with IEMA’s global sustainability standards as our benchmark. www.iema.net

We’re here to provide homes for people that need them, and we currently have over 88,000 residents. We want the homes we build and the services we provide to help people live the best life they can. We give support where it’s needed, and promote independence where it’s sustainable. This means thinking about how our properties are designed, improved and maintained to provide comfort at the lowest cost. www.sovereign.org.uk

Constructing Excellence is the single organisation charged with driving the change agenda in construction. We exist to improve industry performance in order to produce a better built environment. We are a cross-sector, cross-supply chain, member led organisation operating for the good of industry and its stakeholders. www.constructingexcellence.org.uk 

 

The National Flood Forum is a national charity dedicated to supporting and representing communities and individuals at risk of flooding.  We do this by helping people to prepare for flooding in order to prevent it or mitigate its impacts, helping people to recover their lives once they have been flooded and campaigning on behalf of flood risk communities and working with government and agencies to ensure that they develop a community perspective. www.nationalfloodforum.org.uk

 

Aquobex provides the highest standard of flood protection products and flood management services specific to your individual requirements. Our flood control systems offer effective alternatives to sandbags, utilising higher levels of protection. We work information into intelligence, forming flood products into flood systems. www.aquobex.com

The Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT) is the lead qualifying body for Architectural Technology and represents those practising and studying within the discipline. CIAT qualifies Chartered Architectural Technologists, MCIAT, and professionally qualified Architectural Technicians, TCIAT. www.ciat.org.uk

We are a professional body that accredits professionals within the land, property and construction sectors worldwide. We regulate and promote the profession; maintain the highest educational and professional standards; protect clients and consumers via a strict code of ethics; and provide impartial advice and guidance. www.rics.org/uk

 

The Chartered Institute of Loss Adjusters (CILA) is a globally recognised membership organisation for claims professionals. The Institute sets the professional and ethical standards for those who work in the handling of claims through its qualification framework and guide to professional conduct. www.cila.co.uk

We focus on water related projects and provide specialist advice from initial conception to project completion. Clients include water companies, contractors, developers, architects, surveyors, local authorities, businesses, communities, individuals and the legal profession. www.waterco.co.uk

Venue

Resilience is being hosted at the BRE offices in Watford, which is home to the world renowned BRE Innovation Park and the BRE Centre for Resilience.

Ideally situated close to the motorway junctions of the M1 and M25, within 60 miles of London’s four main airports and with British rail links less than five miles away at both St Albans (Thameslink) and Watford Junction stations, we are easily accessible from all parts of the UK. For those who come by car, complimentary car parking is available.