ABC seminar - Fire Incidents Challenging our Building Standards

The Association of Building Compliance (the IQP people) have an overseas speaker Justin Francis coming over. There is a seminar on Wednesday 30th August 2017
I cant upload the brochure but the text is below. Email if you want to go - $195


In recent years a number of fire incidents have occurred in buildings around
the world, exposing a number of failings. From Cathedral Place in Brisbane,
to the Lacrosse Building in Melbourne, The Address Hotel in Dubai and the most recent tragic event in London, Grenfell Tower.

This seminar session aims to put the participants in the jacket of the Fire Officer and attempt to deal with a range of
emergencies in a variety of buildings. Fire Officers don’t always get it right, but neither do those who design, develop and
construct these structures. One small flaw introduced into a building of many floors, can identify potential failings.

About the Presenter:
Justin Francis is a passionate operational Fire Officer of 22 years, employed by Queensland Fire and Emergency Services. He holds
formal qualifications in Emergency Management from Charles Stuart University and was recently awarded a Churchill Fellowship.
The Churchill Fellowship enabled significant international research into the world of high-rise evacuation and how we can continue
to improve our methods in Emergency management in the built environment. Combining knowledge from a vast operational firefighting
background with experience gained from working in the Building Approval process and Building Fire Safety Departments
in Queensland enables Justin to challenge both fire services and the building industry. “If we think we have our Firefighting
procedures, our building design and standards perfectly structured, then why are we here? It is because there are still vast
improvements to be made”.
Justin is an active researcher and presenter around the world on Building Fire Safety with presentations recently performed in the
United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates, Japan, Australia and the U.S. His current actions are centred around making safety
improvements for people that visit, work and reside in high-rise buildings. Justin is still actively involved in training firefighters on
how best to manage emergency incidents in high-rise buildings through a course he co-wrote called, “Firefighting in the Built
Environment”. In late 2017, expect a comprehensive report to be published through the Churchill Trust that will challenge our ideas
on how we improve Fire Safety in high-rise buildings.

Venue: Pakuranga Hunt Room, Ellerslie Event Centre, Ascot Ave, Ellerslie, Auckland
Date: Wednesday 30
th August 2017
Time: 8.00am – 12.30pm (coffee and tea/light food from 7.30am)
Cost: $195 (no GST).

This cost includes coffee/tea and light food on arrival, Morning Tea and Lunch.