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The APS National Conference 2019

Delivering leadership in CDM - a blueprint for 2020 (12 CPD points) 
Wednesday 4 September 2019

This year’s flagship Association for Project Safety conference, taking place in central Sheffield will unveil its proposals for the future of the Construction [Design and Management[] regulations 2015, considering how the association's professional membership believes construction can be made safer and healthier for everyone and how the CDM Regulations can be efficiently and cost-effectively brought up to date.

The APS conference – coming this year from central Sheffield - will be addressing key issues facing the construction sector. Concentrating on cross-industry collaboration the APS conference will bring together a top flight line up of leading industry experts and practitioners for keynote thought-leadership sessions and technical break-outs on emerging issues. These will include the quinquennial review of the Construction [Design and Management] Regulations 2015 coming up in 2020, building regulations post-Brexit and how colleagues from across construction can work effectively together to ensure continuity and improve safety


08:00: Registration, refreshments and exhibition viewing
09:45: Welcome and introduction by the moderator for the day, APS CEO,
09:50: Opening Address, Stella Saunders, APS President
Session One: Challenges in Construction
10:00: Alexander Naraian, President of the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT)
10:30: Lynda Rawsthorne, Project Delivery Director, Ministry of Justice, Estates Directorate
11:00: Inter-active questions followed by refreshments and exhibition viewing
Session Two: Celebrating Excellence – the CDM and Student Awards 2019
11:40: Special guest speaker
12:10: CDM and Student Awards 2019 presented by APS President, Stella Saunders
12:40: Lunch and exhibition viewing
Session Three: Skills Gym – an APS fit for the future
13:30: Daniel Ladbury, Director of Estates, Sheffield Hallam University
13:50: Questions
13:55: Delegates are free to move to their session of choice. Places are available on a first-come-first-served basis:

  •  Session A: Design Risk Management, Mark Snelling, Managing Director, Safetymark Consultancy Services
  • Session B: Temporary Works, Rob Millard, Temporary Works Forum
  • Session C: Working at Height, Steven Allen Tidy, Health and Safety Advisor, National Access & Scaffolding Confederation 
  • Session D: Building Regulations, Sofie Hooper, Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management

14:30: Refreshments and exhibition viewing
Session Four: Construction design risk management in a changing world
15:00 Mark Snelling, Managing Director, Safetymark Consultancy Services
15:20 Questions
15:25  Panel session: The triumphs and failures of CDM 2015. ​Contributors:

  • Lucy Carmichael/Alex Tait, Royal Institute of British Architects
  • Nathan Baker, Institution of Civil Engineers
  • Philip Campbell, Federation of Master Builders
  • Stella Saunders, President, APS

15:55     Inter-active question followed by Moderator's summary
16:05     Valedictory address, APS President
16:30     Networking Reception


Members: £195 until 4th August (normally £215)
Non-members: £225 until 4th August (normally £250)

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Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield,

Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - 09:00

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