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September 5, 2017

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Tall building focus for annual Capita health and safety lecture

The theme for this year’s annual Capital health and safety lecture has been announced and will focus on the concept of ‘managing compliance in the world of tomorrow’.

The lecture will specifically focus on ‘living in the sky’ and will take both the design process when considering high-rise construction as well as the issues around ensuring that the sector are creating healthy places for people to live & work.

It will take place at the Royal Society of Medicine in London from 4pm on Tuesday, 3 October.

The lecture series has now lasted a quarter of a century. Previous speakers have included Sir John Cullen and Lord Woolf, the-then Lord Chief Justice and the Lord Dannatt.

This year’s speakers and topics include:

Nigel Dancey – Senior Executive Partner at Fosters & Partners

Tall Storeys – the density debate: As a senior leader of one of the most innovative architecture and integrated design practices in the world, Nigel has directed a range of tall building projects across Europe, Northern America and the Middle East.

James Cook –  Planning Director at GL Hearn

The London Tall Buildings Survey 2017: Cook is the Planning Director and Head of Residential Planning at GL Hearn – one of the UK’s leading property consultancies providing trusted commercial property advice to the public sector, developers, investors and occupiers.

Kevin Hughes – Deputy Assistant Commissioner at London Fire Brigade

Living in the sky:  when innovation challenges the boundaries of experience – Hughes has over 29 years’ experience in the London Fire Brigade (LFB) and will draw from his extensive fire background to consider the fire safety issues involved in high-rise construction.

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