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Conference Programme 6th International Tall Building Fire Safety Conference

As the international fire industry comes to terms with the serious tall building fires that have occurred in recent times, there is a need to consider how we can improve and enhance the current processes and equipment used for tall building fire safety and firefighting.

The 6th International Tall Building Fire Safety Conference will take place on 18–20 June 2019 at ExCeL London alongside FIREX International, supported by organisers UBM.

  • Day 1: Fire Engineering, Fire Testing, Fire Science in Tall Buildings
  • Day 2: Fire Risk Management, Insurance, Construction in Tall Buildings
  • Day 3: Firefighting in Tall Buildings

This fire conference will seek to answer the following questions posed by the industry worldwide:

  1. What does a ‘fit for purpose’ testing regime for tall building facades look like?
  2. In connection with above, what does combustibility and non-combustible mean?
  3. Is tall timber a good idea?
  4. What is the latest thinking in computer modelling of tall building fires?
  5. How should drones be best used for fire risk management in tall buildings?
  6. What is best practice in tall building construction fire safety management?
  7. How should fire-related aspects of insurance cover of tall buildings be calculated?
  8. How should drones be best used for firefighting in tall buildings?
  9. What do world-class tall building firefighting procedures look like?
  10. What are the latest innovations in tall building fire safety?

Conference director Russ Timpson commented: “2018 was our best fire conference to date with 32 countries attending the conference, along with 28 of the UK fire and rescue services. As an industry, we must get to the bottom of the fire testing debate and provide a reliable standard for the construction industry.

Drones and new technology have a major role to play and we want the conference to be the place where new innovations can be showcased.”

Said Rachel Eaton, Brand Manager, FIREX International: “We are delighted to be supporting and having The Tall Buildings Conference running alongside FIREX International for its fourth year.”

6th International Tall Building Fire Safety Conference 18 – 20 June

Book your place at www.tallbuildingfiresafety.com

Conference Programme

Day 1, Fire Engineering and Fire Testing – Sponsor Rockwool  https://www.rockwool.com/about/

Chairperson: Jim Senior, H&S Director Multiplex

08:00 Breakfast Briefing Opens for networking and conference registration

08:15 Breakfast Croissants/Rolls available

08:30 Question Time with Panel of Experts

09:30 Question time completes

09:45 Delegate to be seated for conference

09:50 Housekeeping announcement

10:00 Official opening – Richard Fowler, International President IFE

10:10 Keynote – Gary Strong (RICS) – CTBUH Fire & Facades Working Group and the International Fire Safety Standards (IFSS) Coalition Update

10:50 MC Hui – Combustibility, Flammability and fire resistance from Fire Safety Engineering Perspective

11:20 Tea break

11:50 KWOK Wai-shun, Hong Kong Fire Service – Fire Safety Design of High Rise Buildings in Hong Kong

12:10 Dr. Jim Glocking (FPA) – will discuss the latest findings from FPA research following the Grenfell Tower Fire

12:50 Panel Discussion

13:00 Lunch

14:00 Keynote – Tim Vincent, Rockwool

14:40 Michael Spearpoint, OFR – Tall building façade fire incident database for a machine learning environment

15:10 Tea break

15:30 Beth Tubbs, Senior Staff Engineer, ICC – Impact of Grenfell on the US Building Regulatory System

16:00 Carl Pettersson – Performance Based Design of Fire Safety in High Rise Timber Buildings

16:40 Panel Discussion

              17:00 Conference Day 1 closes

Day 2, Fire Risk Management, Insurance, Construction – Sponsor Multiplex https://www.multiplex.global/

Chairperson: Jonathan O’Niell, CEO UK FPA

08:00 Breakfast Briefing Opens for networking and conference registration

08:15 Breakfast Croissants/Rolls available

08:30 Question Time with Panel of Experts

09:30 Question time completes

09:45 Delegate to be seated for conference

09:50 Housekeeping announcement

10:00 Official opening – Michael Harper Chairman of the Fire Sector Federation

10:10 Keynote – Anthony Taylor (GVA), Fire/Life Safety Management of Residential Accom

10:50 Matt Hodges London (Trackmyrisks) – Using technology to manage compliance in high risk buildings

11:20 Tea Break

11:50 Geoff Wilkinson – What Now for Building Control Post Grenfell

12:20 Dr. Kathryn Woolham O’Brien (UCLAN) Innovative approach to fire risk management

12:50 Panel Discussion

13:00 Lunch

14:00 Prof. Ed Galea – Latest Research developments at Greenwich University

14:40 Gary Howe (Zurich) An Insurers view of water mist for tall buildings

15:10 Tea Break

15:30 Neil O’Connor (MHCLG) – Update on Govt response to Grenfell Fire

16:00 Brent O’Haloran and Matthew Baxter – Procuring Competent Fire Safety Services in the Social Housing Sector

16:30 Panel Discussion

              17:00 Conference Day 2 closes

Day 3, Firefighting – Sponsor Allianz https://www.agcs.allianz.com/solutions/property-insurance.html

Chairperson: Dave Etheridge OBE

08:00 Breakfast Briefing Opens for networking and conference registration

08:15 Breakfast Croissants/Rolls available

08:30 Question Time with Panel of Experts

09:30 Question time completes

09:45 Delegate to be seated for conference

09:50 Housekeeping announcement

10:00 Official opening – Emma Dent Coad MP

10:10 UKNFCC Representative (TBC)

10:50 Brent Brooks – Toronto’s High Rise Response Unit

11:20 Tea break

11:50 Petra Duvanna (LFB) – Occupant Hoarding in Tall Buildings

12:10 Nigel Brown, Cabinet Office – Emergency mobile alerting: reimagining incident ground communications

12:50 Panel Discussion

13:00 Lunch

14:00 Sergio Selman (Cuerpo de Bomberos de Santiago) – Tall Building Firefighting in Chile

14:40 Michael Jacobsen, Denmark. Overview of the New Tallest Building in Europe

15:10 Tea break

15:30 Pippa Malmgren, Hrobotics – Use of Drones for Fire Safety and Firefighting in Tall Buildings

16:10 Russ Timpson – Looking to the Future

16:40 Panel Discussion

 17:00 Conference Day 3 closes