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Lessons from Grenfell & global fire safety standards

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.

Hosted by Beca

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Date:
Tue 21 Aug 2018
Time:
05:15 PM - 07:00 PM
Venue:
The Auditorium, Ground Level, Beca House, 21 Pitt Street, Auckland, 1010
CPD:
1 hours CPD

Limited spaces available

From
NZD$50 + GST

Overview

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.

Program

17:15–17:30 Arrival and registration

17:30–18:00 Presentation by Gary Strong FRICS

18:00–18:30 Q&A

18:30–19:00 Networking

Gary Strong FRICS
Gary Strong FRICS

Meet the speaker

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.

International Fire Safety Standards

Ensuring public safety

Differences in materials testing and certification, national building regulations or codes and guidance on managing buildings in use, particularly higher-risk premises, mean that there is confusion, uncertainty and risk to the public. Multiple differing standards mean there is no single authoritative way to work. But for the first time at a global collaborative level, International Fire Safety Standards (IFSS) will bring greater consistency by setting minimum levels of fire safety and professionalism across the world.

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Price

  • RICS professional NZD$50 + GST
  • Non-RICS professional NZD$65 + GST
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