The Building Safety Forum from Intelligent FS – Event 2

by | Aug 7, 2023 | Past Events

The Building Safety Forum from Intelligent FS – Event 2

Introduction to The Building Safety Forum from Intelligent FS – Event 2

Following the success of our first event at the Etihad Stadium in March-23, specifically covering the challenges faced by property management companies and landlords responsible for the safety of high-rise residential buildings, this second event will provide case studies and solutions on just how those challenges can be overcome.

Event Overview

The Building Safety Forum, 14th June 2023, 0900-1400 (networking until 1600), will be held at the Molineux Stadium, Hayward Suite, Wolverhampton.

With speakers from The Bailey Partnership, BFT Mastclimbing, Langley UK, Valcan and Fox Cooper, we will be providing real world solutions to the cladding remediation crisis and support for the changes in construction legislation.

Who Should Attend

Property Management companies, Developers, Landlords, Consultants, Architects or a potential PAP for high-rise or mid-rise residential buildings.

Breakfast will be available during registration, with lunch and networking from 1230 to 1600.


Rob Williams

Co-Founder, Executive Director of Operations

Rob co-founded Intelligent FS with Adam back in 2015. Rob has extensive experience both nationally and internationally in the construction and facility services sectors. Leading major military infrastructure projects for the MoD and Commercial Airport radar facilities in Syria.

In the UK he has directed high value capital building projects across the country including the City of London. His background in construction and subsequently Facilities Management enables him to fully understand the needs of the built environment.

Rob and Adam decided to focus the business on Cladding Remediation in the hope of making Britain’s buildings safe and sustainable and Rob is responsible for project and programme management together with client relations and strategic planning of all works.

Rob will be opening our event and providing a little context as we look closer into the solutions required to meet the cladding crisis head on.


Michael Smith,
BA (Hons) DipArch, RIBA l

Director, Architect and Practice
BIM Manager

Meet Mike Smith, one of our visionary Directors at Bailey Partnership. He has a wealth of experience in the architectural and construction consultancy field and brings a unique blend of creativity, technical expertise, and leadership to our team.

Known for his unwavering passion for design excellence and fire safety, Mike is a true advocate for creating buildings that prioritise the safety and well-being of occupants. His deep understanding of fire safety regulations and best practices ensures that our projects go beyond aesthetic appeal and incorporate robust fire safety measures. As an expert in fire safety, Mike has successfully led numerous projects that have implemented innovative fire prevention and mitigation strategies

Beyond compliance, Mike’s focus on fire safety goes beyond legal requirements. He recognises the importance of proactive risk assessment and works closely with our in-house multidisciplinary teams and clients to develop tailored fire safety strategies that address their specific needs. His commitment to creating safe environments is evident in every aspect of his work.

As a seasoned professional, Mike understands the intricacies of the construction industry and embraces the challenges it presents. His strategic thinking and ability to navigate complex projects make him a trusted advisor to our clients.

Beyond his technical prowess, Mike is a natural communicator, with the ability to articulate ideas and engage with diverse audiences. He collaborates closely with clients, fire safety authorities, and project teams (internal and external) to ensure effective communication and seamless coordination throughout the project lifecycle.

Outside of work, you’ll often find him keeping up with his professional development, studying the latest advancements in fire safety technologies, attending industry conferences, and actively participating in fire safety forums.

As a Director, Mike embodies the values of Bailey Partnership and is dedicated to shaping a sustainable future through exceptional design, construction, and fire safety practices. His leadership inspires his design team to push boundaries and deliver outstanding results while ensuring the highest levels of safety.

Rob Munns

Sales Director

As a Business Development professional with 20+ years’ experience in different industries Rob loves nothing more than asking questions and learning more about WHY certain decisions are made. This curiosity, along with a passion for mental health awareness, has allowed him to really look into the access provision sector and understand which method is more suitable when.

Working for BFT Mastclimbing, the leading supplier of Mast Climbing Work Platforms in the UK, has given him unique insights into a variety of different organisations and their decision-making processes and also provided opportunities to speak directly with residents to learn more from their perspective about how decisions impact them.

As he looks to bring more awareness within the industry to different solutions he operates by the mantra “It is ok not to know all the answers, it is better to admit our ignorance than to believe in answers that might be wrong”.

With this in mind we are looking forward to the Q&A session following his presentation at the Building Safety Forum.

Justin Howard


Justin Howard is an accomplished Senior Area Manager at Langley UK. With extensive experience in the building materials industry, Justin has a proven track record in team management, operations, coaching, and sales.

With previous roles as an Area Technical Manager at Bauder and Area Sales Manager at Xtratherm, Justin has a wealth of experience in building materials, team management, and sales, demonstrated over many years. Justin brings valuable insights and expertise as a speaker and we look forward to his presentation at the Building Safety Forum.

Alan Lamming


An experienced Sales and Marketing Director in the rainscreen cladding industry. Skilled in Sales Management, Cladding, Rainscreen Cladding, Cladding Remediation, Facade Fire Safety, Construction, Management, and Problem Solving.

Alan started his working life when he entered his father’s automotive paint and consumables business, APW (Chippenham), in 2001, where he worked his way up from serving customers on the trade-counter, to field sales management for the company.

In June 2008 Alan joined Valcan® as Sales Director and serviced the UK rainscreen cladding industry with Fairview’s flagship product, Vitrabond®. He has been with the company ever since, contributing to its exponential growth in the sector and the introduction of many new A1 and A2 rated quality products. Alongside his primary role of Sales Director, he leads the research and development team for products. With a wealth of technical knowledge and considerable experience in the rainscreen facade market, Alan is a hands-on director and regularly visits customers and specifiers – an aspect of his role he enjoys very much!

With this valuable experience, we are looking forward to Alan’s presentation and Q&A session.

Jason Fox


Jason Fox is an experienced construction industry professional with over 35 years of expertise in multi-disciplinary engineering. He is a Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers. He is the Co-founder and Director of Fox Cooper, which is an EWS Consultancy established to address the remediation of unsafe buildings, specifically focusing on UK homes with combustible external wall systems (EWS).

Acting for the client, Fox Cooper specialises in bridging the gap between government regulations and building owners, and in doing so can unlock potential projects and funding. Jason brings extensive experience of support and engineering advice to developers, contractors, and the wider project team.

The Building Safety Forum from Intelligent FS – Event 2

Please register your interest by completing the form and an invitation will be sent by reply.

8:00 9:00 Registration & Breakfast
9:00 9:15 Opening Address Rob Williams – Intelligent FS
9:15 9:45 What is the Cladding Crisis? Michael S Smith, Bailey Partnership
9:45 10:15 Changing Mindsets to access solutions? Rob Munns, BFT Mastclimbing
10:15 10:45 Mitigating Fire CPD Justin Howard, Langley UK
10:45 11:15 Break
11:15 11:45 Safe Cladding Solutions for High Risk Buildings Alan Lamming, Valcan
11:45 12:15 Building Safety; the legislation, funding and leaseholder journey Jason Fox, Fox Cooper
12:15 12:30 Q&A
12:30 16:00 Lunch & Networking

Traveling to the event

By Car. Molineux Stadium, Waterloo Road, Wolverhampton, WV1 4QR. Parking is FREE. Use carpark  on Waterloo Road (closest) or the Stan Cullis carpark on Jack Hayward Way (largest).

By Train.  Wolverhampton station is a 7 minute walk.

By Metro. Wolverhampton St George’s is a 10 minute walk.