FIS Industry Day: Housebuilding and residential

Event Details

Date: 28 June 2023
Location: NFRC, 31 Worship Street, London EC2A 2DY
Time: 10.00 registration
Event: 10.30 – 16:00

You are invited to join us at our specialist Industry Day for the housebuilding and residential sector on 28 June in London.

This event will look at the trends and prospects in the housebuilding and residential sector, the new compliance landscape and managing quality and reducing re-work. 

Market Overview and New Compliance Landscape

10.30 Trends and Prospects in the housebuilding residential sector – David O’Leary, Executive Director, Home Builders Federation

11.00 The Building Safety Act: The Changing Regulatory Landscape – Iain McIlwee, FIS Chief Executive 

11:30 Break

11:45 Common issues in finishes and interiors and preparing for the Building Safety Act: Insights from an Inspector – Lewis Taylor, Technical Specialist Standards, Innovation and Research , NHBC

12:15 The changing landscape, passive fire protection systems – Will Pitt, Technical Leader, Laing O’Rourke

12:45 Rethinking fire walls – Paul McSoley, MACE

13:00 Lunch

Quality, Productivity and Safety

13.30 Managing Quality: Introducing changes to BS8000-8 – Joe Cilia, FIS Technical Director

14:00 Reducing re-work and improving productivity (interactive session) (competence, preconstruction and procurement)

15.00 Unravelling the Golden Thread and aligning to CDM – Russell Smith, Director for London, Project Four Safety Solutions Ltd

The day is contractor focussed and designed to give you tangible outcomes to help you to start the process (or check that you are on the right track). We hope you can join us.


Lewis Taylor

Lewis Taylor


Lewis started his career in the construction industry over 20 years ago in building and environmental acoustics, before working for TRADA as a specialist in timber and timber construction systems.  Lewis recently joined NHBC as technical specialist in the Standards, Innovation and Research team, and is responsible for reviewing and maintaining a number of Standards chapters including Chapter 9 – Finishes.