• Nov 16
  • 12.00pm - 1.00pm

CPD: Fire Regulations and the use of Laminated Glass by Colman Billings

  • CPD Events
  • Member Events
Thursday 16 November 2023
12.00pm - 1.00pm
Member Rate: €35 | Practice Rate: €30
Live and Online Webinar via Zoom
1 Structured CPD Point

Event Information

This course aims to provide a comprehensive understanding of the latest fire regulations in relation to the use of laminated glass, specifically in the context of the UK's TGD Part B and its implications for Irish architects. It delves into alternative materials like heat-strengthened and toughened glazing and examines the complexities arising from conflicting expert opinions.

Learning Outcome

By the end of this course, participants will be able to identify potential regulatory compliance issues with the use of laminated glass. 

Speaker - Colman Billings

Employed as an Industrial/Façade Designer by Billings Design Associates Ltd., Dublin. A director of Billings Design Associates since 2001 and Managing Director since 2009. Currently MD, lead designer and owner. Colman has worked on the detailed design, testing and installation of prestigious projects, such as the solid bronze façade on Portcullis House in London for Michael Hopkins & Partners and the 15,000 anodised aluminium disks on the façade of Selfridges Department Store, Birmingham, for Future Systems. To view Coleman Billings full BIO click here


1. Introduction

  • Brief overview of the course objectives
  • Importance of fire regulations in building design

2. Understanding TGD Part B in the UK

  • The specifics of the latest changes
  • The impact on laminated glass usage

3. Alternatives to Laminated Glass

  • Heat-strengthened glazing
  • Toughened glazing
  • Pros and cons of each

4. Navigating Conflicting Expert Opinions

  • Examples of differing expert opinions
  • How to make informed decisions

5. Relevance to Irish Architects

  • How UK regulations affect Irish projects
  • Anticipated changes to Irish TGD Part B

6. Q&A and Closing Remarks

  • Open forum for participant questions
  • Summary and key takeaways

This webinar will be recorded to purchase for future delivery via RIAI Digital Chalk.