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Tall Buildings Fire Safety Conference 2018 will focus on future after Grenfell Tower tragedy

Published on 28 November 2017
Tall Buildings Fire Safety Conference 2018
The conference will consider design and fire engineering in tall buildings and management and insurance of fire risk

The tragedy at Grenfell Tower, along with several other similar fires in Tall Buildings around the World has highlighted the need for a review of fire safety practice, engineering, and risk management. The rate and complexity of Tall Building construction is increasing, and cities will house many more people in Tall Buildings.

Firefighting in tall buildings

The 5th International Tall Building Fire Safety Conference will take place on 19–21 June 2018 at Excel, London alongside the FIREX International Exhibition, supported by organisers UBM.

Day 1 will consider design and fire engineering in tall buildings; day 2, management and insurance of fire risk in tall buildings; while the last day will consider firefighting in tall buildings. With Early Bird rates available, anybody interested in attending is advised to book now as space will be limited.

Speakers confirmed for the conference

 Justin Francis (Australia), will discuss his Winston Churchill Fellowship studies into Tall Building Evacuation. Justin travelled to eleven countries to examine current best practice. Merlyn Forrer (UK), will detail his research and studies into ETICS (external thermal Insulating cladding systems) and fire performance test. Curtis Massey (US), will detail current best practice regarding high rise firefighting, while Stewart Kidd (UK), will give a status update on Tall Building construction fire safety issues

Global fire safety community

Conference Director Russ Timpson commented: “This is a timely opportunity to get the Global fire safety community together and discuss a ‘way forward’ for tall building fire safety. FIREX provides a great platform to encourage people to travel to London and take part. With a great line up of World class speakers, this should be a seminal event for those concerned with learning lessons from Grenfell and other recent tall building fires”.

All delegate will also get VIP access to FIREX and associated exhibitions. 

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