10:45-11:15 - Fixfast - Chris Duffy

Tuesday, December 8, 2020 10:45 - 11:15

The UK’s weather is getting more extreme. With buildings typically expected to have a lifespan of over 40 years, it’s important to consider the impact of environmental change on the performance of the building envelope.

Fasteners play an essential role in joining structural systems, but they do not always receive due consideration. We examine the role of correct fastener specification in protecting the life and value of a building – and ultimately, mitigating risk for its designers, builders, owners and users.

Participants can expect to learn:

1.The importance of fastener specification in protecting whole-life building value

2. How fasteners perform when faced with extreme weather

3. Environmental considerations for fastener specification and building design

4. The risks associated with incorrect specification and implications for liability