Barbados needs BuildIng Code ratified

An upcoming conference on Facilities Management exposed Barbados’ glaring lack of a building code, which could have prevented the September 2010 tragedy of the Campus Trendz fire where 6 young girls died trapped in a blaze started by robbers.

Caribbean industry professionals will be meeting in Barbados to deliberate during a two-day World FM Day Conference & Exhibition under the theme Maintaining Asset Value in the Caribbean and Latin America.

The conference, set to take place at the Savannah Hotel, Christ Church on July 13th -14th, will be the first of its kind in Barbados and is being hosted by locally-based FM and Property Development firm ACE Project Solutions.

News of the impending seminar and its potential ramifications led BajanReporter.com to ask if Barbados is any closer to having a building code finally made law, only Jan Brown from Terra Caribbean sought to try and answer the query head on.

The Leader on FM at Terra Caribbean says older buildings in the City tend to have more lax standards while newer offices created tend to face more stringent practices before being allowed to function as per normal…

The FM leader of Terra Caribbean says in order for Bridgetown to have a rapid move to achieving a building code would require a paradigm shift and she does not see that happening in a hurry.

The FM leader of Terra Caribbean says in order for Bridgetown to have a rapid move to achieving a building code would require a paradigm shift and she does not see that happening in a hurry.

Independent Senator John Watson sees Barbadian roads in need of repairs as part of wider Facilities Management scope, he sees a building code as increasing productivity if employees were operating in better complexes, but this can only be achieved through standards made a permanent fixture in Barbadian legislature…

The Independent Senator lamented how only Health matters have been made mandatory as set forth by the Barbados National Standards Institute, he'd like similar rulings apply towards the creation of a Building Code for Barbados, but he stopped short of addressing the Campus Trendz tragedy now almost six years old...

The Independent Senator lamented how only Health matters have been made mandatory as set forth by the Barbados National Standards Institute, he’d like similar rulings apply towards the creation of a Building Code for Barbados, but he stopped short of addressing the Campus Trendz tragedy now almost six years old…

World FM Day Conference & Exhibition is being held in support of this year’s World FM Day, themed “Empowering People for a Productive World“.

Conference sponsors and supporters include Terra Caribbean, B.A.G Consulting Limited, Barbados Yellow Pages, Pilot Management Services, RTek Services Limited, the Trinidad and Tobago Chapter of the International Facilities Management Association (TTIFMA) and the British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM).

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