High-rise fire safety conference to focus on Grenfell tragedy

Published:  12 January, 2018

The 5th International Tall Building Fire Safety Conference takes place 19–21 June 2018 at Excel, London alongside the Firex International Exhibition.

Day 1 will consider the 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. 

Speakers already confirmed for the conference include:

  • Justin Francis (Australia), discussing 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 external thermal insulating cladding systems and fire performance tests.
  • Curtis Massey (US), detail current best practice regarding high-rise firefighting.
  • Stewart Kidd (UK) will give a status update on tall building construction fire safety issues.

All delegate will also receive VIP access to Firex and associated exhibitions.

More details of the Tall Buildings Conference can be found here.

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