High-rise protection opportunity during Firex

Published:  19 May, 2016

The speakers for the Tall Building Fire Safety Network meeting taking place 22 June during the Firex exhibition in Excel, London have been announced.

High-rise facade fires have featured heavily in the news headlines recently so it is no surprise that facades will take centre stage at the Tall Building Fire Safety Network meeting. Other areas that will be covered during the one-day conference are evacuation strategy and technology; passive fire protection and fire systems.

The event will conclude with a panel discussion and Q&A session.

Agenda, Wednesday 22 June 2016

09:20 - 09:40: Registration.

09:40 - 09:50: Welcome and opening comments – Emily Scragg, Canary Wharf – head of health and safety.

09:50 - 10:20: Is there a fire safety problem with tall building facades? Andrew Kay – Siderise.

10:20 - 10:50: Are we using the wrong design fires for tall building fire strategies in light of recent full height fires? Eoin O’Loughlin – Trenton Fire.

11:10 - 11:40: A forensic examination of tall building façade fires Martin Edwards – Probyn-Miers.

11:40 - 12:10: Should lifts be used for evacuation of tall buildings? Santeri Suoranta and Sasha Brozek – Kone.

12:10 - 12:30: Long seconds and short hours, the lifetime of a fire system in a tall buildings emergency. Aston Bowles – Advanced.

14:00 - 14:30: Protective security advances, UK government security adviser, CPNI.

14:30 - 15:00: Is stay put/remain in place strategy in residential tall buildings valid? Tom Gilbert – Frankham RMS.

15:00 – 15:30: The role of passive fire protection in tall buildings. Wilf Butcher – AFSP.

15:30 - 16:00: Can we fight and extinguish full height tall building fires? Mark Fishlock – Horizonscan.

16:00 – 16:30: Using smart phones to manage evacuations. Erik Endress – Share911

16:30 - 17:00: Tall building fire safety panel - question time facilitated by Russ Timpson.

To book a place click here.

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