Fire safety and Building Regulations for MMC structures

13 March 2024 , Webinar Add to calendar

The National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) outlined their concerns about modular methods of construction (MMC) in their Position Statement (November 2022) and Written Evidence (November 2023). Their concerns include:

  • lack of guidance of design and build an MMC building incorporating fire safety
  • lack of long-term data on the performance of MMC and fire safety
  • exposure to legacy issues from existing MMC buildings

This webinar, organised by BUILDOFFSITE and CIRIA, will consider whether the new regulations will reduce the fire safety risk posed by cavities in modular buildings, and explore key considerations including Building Regulations for consultants, local authorities, developers, and designers to be aware of when using modular construction.

Speaker Dr Jennifer Charlson will provide an explanation of the Building Safety Regime and the legal/regulatory framework drawing on research from her book Lessons from Grenfell Tower: The New Building Safety Regime which analyses prior significant building fires.

Sponsorship opportunities
For information about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Tam Simmons.

Why attend

  • Gain insight into the legal framework, regulatory issues, and insurance risks for MMC construction.
  • Earn valuable CPD.

Who should attend

  • Building owners, managers and inspectors
  • Property risk specialists
  • Safety, Health and Environmental leads
  • Fire risk assessment managers and fire safety coordinators
  • Engineers
  • Anyone wishing to understand more about building regulations and fire safety for MMC construction.


16:00 Welcome and introduction
Ken Davie, Industry Advisor, BUILDOFFSITE

16:10 Building safety – the legal framework and regulators
Dr Jennifer Charlson, MMC Manager, Project Futures, Infrastructure and Projects Authority, Reporting to HM Treasury and Cabinet Office and Co-author of Lessons from Grenfell Tower: The New Building Safety Regime

16:30 Consultant perspective – regulatory issues relating to MMC
Chris Miles, Commercial Director, Fire Protection Association

16:50 Insurance perspective – risks for MMC construction
Samantha Ferneley, Head of Specialist Risks, Vista Insurance

17:10 Interactive discussion and Q&A

17:25 Closing remarks

Additional Information

Fees and booking
BUILDOFFSITE and Fire Protection Association members – Free to attend – Complete and return the booking form to Charlotte Draper
Construction Industry Council Approved Inspectors – Free to attend – Complete and return the booking form to Charlotte Draper
CIRIA members – Free to attend – Register here
Non-members – £75 + VAT – Register here

Alternatively please contact us on 07933 181 765 or email our Customer Services team.

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Notice for new bookings from EU/EEA customers only.
CIRIA is currently unable to directly process your transaction if you are purchasing from the EU/EEA region. If you wish to book onto this event please email your request to and we will respond in the first instance.

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