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TODAY’S TRAINING – TOMORROW’S PROFESSIONALS

Claire Johnson looks at the growing demand for BDMA training and the different ways in which the Association is supporting the education of its members and the wider industry     BDMA TRAINING was set up in January 2013 to deliver a comprehensive, targeted, training and education programme to support practitioners in the damage management…

BS 12999 – The British Standard For Damage Management

BS 12999 provides a code of practice for damage management practitioners and a point of reference for third parties, incident owners, businesses and members of the public.  The BSI’s decision to develop a standard for damage management recognised a need for a common framework for the organization and management of property recovery and restoration following…

Clandon Park House Fire – The Value of Specialist Restorers In Returning Historic Buildings & Contents To Their Original Condition

The fire at Clandon Park House in Surrey, on 29 April 2015, was a symbol of both hope and despair, highlighting once again the fragility of our heritage collections and historic buildings, while demonstrating the level of dedication and expertise that ensures the greatest chance of restoration. According to the National Trust, Clandon Park House…

Desmond, Eva & Frank – A Weather Surge To Remember

Desmond, Eva & Frank did their worst over the winter of 2015-16 but did they bring out the best in those responding to the challenge? In addition to the immense efforts of the emergency services and Environment Agency staff, the winter floods triggered a huge collaborative response from the wider insurance and damage management industries,…