The Grenfell Tower fire in London focused the world’s attention on combustible cladding and failing fire safety standards. Join this discussion about the lessons learnt on the ground.
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The 2017 Grenfell Tower fire in London focused the world’s attention on combustible cladding and failing fire safety standards.
Director of Practice Standards and Technical Guidance Gary Strong FRICS leads RICS’ ongoing efforts to reduce the risks associated with combustible cladding. He is visiting New Zealand to discuss the need for international fire safety standards.
Join us for this insightful discussion about the lessons learnt on the ground in the UK in the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire and the role of the newly created International Fire Safety Standards (IFSS) Coalition.
17:15–17:30 Arrival and registration
17:30–18:00 Presentation by Gary Strong FRICS
Gary Strong FRICS, Director of Practice Standards and Technical Guidance
Gary is the Director of Practice Standards and Technical Guidance for RICS globally. As a chartered building surveyor, arbitrator, chartered loss adjuster and chartered building engineer, he has over 38 years’ experience in residential, commercial and industrial property matters.
In his role, Gary oversees the creation of international standards, RICS standards, guidance, and technical information together with the APC and Associate pathways to membership. His team comprises mostly Chartered Surveyors in various specialisms who work with the Professional Groups member boards to develop these standards and maintain the highest levels of professionalism for RICS professionals.