Council for Aluminium in Building

CAB Aluminium in Building Conference & Exhibition – 16 May 2018

The 13th Annual CAB Technical Conference & Exhibition ‘The Facade as Protection against Fire and Flanking Acoustics’ offers key topical presentations by leading industry experts as well as the opportunity for CAB members to exhibit.

Dame Judith Hackitt’s interim report as part of the Independent Review of Building Regulations found that the whole system of fire safety regulation regarding complex and high-rise buildings was “not fit for purpose”, and left room for those who wanted to take shortcuts to do so. A programme of change is needed to safeguard our built environment.

The first theme for CAB’s conference this year looks at the issues facing our industry, particularly considering this on-going review of regulations. We are pleased to announce the first three of five speakers in this area.

Keynote Speaker: Merlyn Forrer, Fire Protection Manager, Greater Manchester Fire & Rescue Service who will set the scene with his first-hand experience of a variety of pertinent fire safety issues.

David Metcalfe, Director, CWCT will focus on Windows and Curtain Walling including such areas as:
• Cavity Barriers and Fire Stopping in Curtain Walling
• Spandrel panels as used in Curtain Walling
• Curtain Walling testing.

Clive Everett, Facades Technical Standards Director, MD Insurance Services
‘Fire compliant facades – Practical considerations’.
MD Insurance provide technical support to warranty providers which include LABC Warranty. Clive, who has held senior roles with SIAC Facades and Glassolutions, will consider:
• The warranty perspective
• Other façade elements requiring consideration
• Complying with BCA Guidance Note 18
• Defects we continue to see

Registration opens at 8:30am, for a 9:30am start and the event closes at 4:30pm.

Delegate Rates
The cost of attending is:
£135 + VAT for Members/ Guests
** Free table top exhibition space for 2 or more delegates attending **
£250 + VAT for Non-Members.

Please note our new venue for this year’s conference is:-
Jaguar Visitor Centre Castle Bromwich, Chester Road, Castle Vale, Birmingham, B35 7RA
Directions can be found at There is parking on site or subject to numbers you may be directed to alternative Jaguar parking nearby

Member’s letter & booking forms

CAB AIB Conference & Exhibition on 16.5.18 – Members letter

Booking Form – AIB Conference & Exhibition 16.5.18