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Thursday 28th February 2019

Are we ensuring compliance with regulations in the design & maintenance of our education estate?



Venue: RICS, Great George Street, London, SW1P 3AD

Time; 7.45 - 10.15am


When schools and colleges have new education buildings constructed or refurbished, they assume that these will be in compliance with all the relevant standards and regulations and in accordance with best practice.


However end users are sometimes finding that this is not necessarily the case and are left with a liability or an expectation which did not meet their original vision or requirements.


Come and join us as our panel of experts look into the reasons behind this:


  • Why are works not completed to the required standard?

  • How can certification of compliance be in place but tests subsequently invalidate them?

  • Is non compliance due to inadequate client briefs or employers requirements?

  • Are schools made clear of their obligations under the School Premises Regulation or Equalities Act once a project is complete?



Richard Daniels
Department for Education


Richard has worked in the Department for Education and the Education Funding Agency since 1987. He is a Chartered Engineer and Member of Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers.


He is responsible for producing Environmental Guidelines for the Design of Schools.

Matt Endean
Matt started his teaching career in the East End of London, soon becoming HoD. He was then appointed as a Local Authority Science Advisor, where he worked on improving Science teaching and education. This included a lot of work on the Buildng Schools for the Future Programme (BSF). Matt joined CLEAPSS in 001 as Assistant Director and became Deputy Director in 2015. Work at CLEAPSS has included work with the DfE testing and reviewing BB101 and a review panel member for IGEM UP/11 and UP/1101.
Felix Bowerman

Felix is a Senior Mechanical Design Engineer with over 10 years’ experience in both a Consulting and Contracting environment on building services and infrastructure projects.


Felix has worked on a wide array of projects from single room fit-outs valued at £9K to complex projects valued at over £300m. He is a dedicated individual with a strong focus on developing facilities that will make a positive impact on people’s lives and the environment.

Tom Kerr

Tom has been in the roofing industry for over fifteen years and has worked for Langley since 2009. He was promoted to the position of Sales Director after eight years as a Regional Sales Manager. Before Langley, he worked on the contracting side of the roofing industry, and is a member of the Institute of Roofing.


Tom works closely with clients to assist them with all aspects of roofing asset management and has a comprehensive understanding of roof systems and services and the evolving needs of the roofing industry. Langley Waterproofing Systems Ltd is a leading supplier of high performance waterproofing systems, products and associated services across the UK.

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