Program

Tuesday 11 May 2021

Day 1

7:30 am6:30 pm

Registration Open

7:30 am6:30 pm

Tradeshow Hall Open

Plenary Sessions

8:40 am9:00 am

Welcome Address

Bill Lea
President
FPA Australia

Uptick Plenary Theatre

9:00 am9:10 am

Conference Opening

The Honourable Kevin Anderson MP
Minister
NSW Government

Uptick Plenary Theatre


presented via live
stream to room

9:10 am9:45 am

Steps towards Fire Safety Reform in NSW.

Michael Lambert
Chair
NSW Fire Safety Reform Steering Committee

Uptick Plenary Theatre

9:45 am10:30 am

Creating trustworthy buildings to bring back pride, confidence and customers.

Matt Press
Director
Office of the Building Commissioner at NSW

Uptick Plenary Theatre

10:30 am10:55 am

Morning Tea

Expo Hall 1

Breakout Sessions

10:55 am11:40 am

Lacrosse – What does the recent Appeals Court ruling mean for the fire protection industry?

Greg Campbell
Partner
Pinsent Masons Lawyers

Simone Pappas
Senior Associate
Pinsent Masons Lawyers

Uptick Plenary Theatre

Fire Safety Engineering – Did we Drop the Ball?

Nate Lobel
Senior Fire Engineer
Performance Based Consulting (PBC)

Sarnia Rusbridge
Project Director Sydney
Holmes Fire

Meeting Room E3.1

Construction of Buildings for Better Bushfire Protection

Julie de Jong
Director
H&H Architects

Kathryn Kinnear
Director and Principal Bushfire and Environmental Consultant
Biodiverse Solutions

Meeting Room E3.2

11:45 am12:30 pm

Building Regulation in Australia – How did we get to here?

Ivan Donaldson
Principal
IJ Donaldson & Associates

Uptick Plenary Theatre

The effect of audible headset use in modern day working environments during fire scenarios.

Mr Dale Spurway-Humphries
Associate
Fire Safety and Fire Services Manager Lucid Consulting Australia
Australia

Meeting Room E3.1

Differences between PBS and DTS for a construction in bushfire prone areas

Justin Leonard
Research Scientist – Bushfire Urban Design
CSIRO

Meeting Room E3.2

12:30 pm1:20 pm

Lunch

Expo Hall 1

1:20 pm2:05 pm

Models for Improving Association & Practitioner Competency

Bronwyn Weir
Director
Weir Legal and Consulting
Australia

Uptick Plenary Theatre

NSW EPA Regulation 2000 Part 9, Fire safety and the Building Code of Australia -Session 1

Kingsley Lunt
Manager Building Surveying
Hendry

Meeting Room E3.1

‘This is Ridiculous – We can and Must do Better’

Mr Graeme Thom AFSM
Director
GT & Associates
Australia

Meeting Room E3.2

2:10 pm3:00 pm

Legal liability and professional conduct. How to protect yourself.

Greg Campbell
Partner
Pinsent Masons Lawyers

Uptick Plenary Theatre

Engineers Role in Building Construction

Mr Keith Thomas
Director/Fire Engineer/Building Certifier
Thomas Management Design
Australia

Meeting Room E3.1

Case Study Wye River and Separation Creek – lessons learnt for urban design.

Dr Maria Kornakova
Manager, Bushfire Services
FPA Australia

Meeting Room E3.2

3:00 pm3:30 pm

Afternoon Tea

Expo Hall 1

3:30 pm4:10 pm

An Overview of Fire Safety in European Taller Buildings Incorporating a Framework for Fire Safety

Mr Quentin de Hults
Executive Chair, MBA
Modern Building Alliance on behalf of Australian Modern Building Alliance
Belgium

Uptick Plenary Theatre


presented via live
stream to room

Building Confidence Report Update

Matt McDonald
Team Leader BCR Implementation
Australian Building Codes Board

Meeting Room E3.1

Lessons and experience of Kangaroo Island Bushfire

Leah Bertholini
Bushfire Safety Officer (Residential)
SA Country Fire Service

Meeting Room E3.2

4:15 pm5:00 pm

Restoring Trust – How the spotlight from Grenfell is challenging behaviours globally

Matthew Wright
Business Development Manager Australasia, Building & Life Safety Technologies
UL International

Chris Miles
Business Development Director
UL International

Uptick Plenary Theatre


presented via live
stream to room

NSW EPA Regulation 2000 Part 9, Fire safety and the Building Code of Australia – Session 2

Kingsley Lunt
Manager Building Surveying
Hendry

Meeting Room E3.1

5:00 pm6:30 pm

Welcome Cocktail Reception

Expo Hall 1

Wednesday 12 May 2021

Day 2

8:00 am5:00 pm

Registration Open

8:00 am5:00 pm

Tradeshow Hall Open

Plenary Sessions

9:00 am9:45 am

Women in the Emergency Services

Ms Kristy Walters
Director PoliceLink Command
NSW Police Force

Uptick Plenary Theatre

9:45 am10:30 am

Future challenges for the fire brigades

Stuart Ellis AM
Chief Executive Officer
AFAC

Uptick Plenary Theatre

10:30 am10:55 am

Morning Tea

Expo Hall 1

Breakout Sessions

10:55 am11:40 am

Women in Firefighting

Bronnie Mackintosh
Manager Inclusion and Diversity
Fire & Rescue NSW

Uptick Plenary Theatre

The Emergency Plan Process – how the industry can improve

Mr Ian Collins
Fire Safety Assessor
Fire Awareness Technology
Australia

Meeting Room E3.1

Fire Hydrants & Hose Reels – Design & Commissioning Fundamentals

Justin Morris
Technical Director
Wormald

Meeting Room E3.2

11:45 am12:30 pm

Practitioner accreditation – FPAS and NSW regulatory update

Amanda Hogarth
National Manager Accreditation
FPA Australia

Uptick Plenary Theatre

Fire Protection in ESS Facilities

Mr Howard Tomlin
Product Manager Gaseous Systems, Lithium Ion FIre Protection, Nitrogen Generation
Fire Protection Technologies
Australia

Meeting Room E3.1

AS2118 Suite Design fundamentals

Michael Stuckings
Operations Chief Engineer
FM Global, Australia Operations, Sydney

Meeting Room E3.2

12:30 pm1:20 pm

Lunch

Expo Hall 1

1:20 pm2:05 pm

Risk Management of a National Asset Portfolio

Elissa Fazio
National Operations Risk & Compliance Manager
News Corp Australia

Uptick Plenary Theatre

Current Trends in Fire Safety Engineering

Hank Van Ravenstein
Principal
LCI

Meeting Room E3.1

AS1670 – Smoke Detection

David Isaac
Business Principal and Director
Fire and Safety Technologies Pty. Ltd.

Meeting Room E3.2

2:10 pm3:00 pm

Women in Fire Panel Session

Ms Kristy Walters
Director PoliceLink Command
NSW Police Force

Bronwyn Weir
Director
Weir Legal and Consulting
Australia

Elissa Fazio
National Operations Risk & Compliance Manager
News Corp Australia

Gina Patrick
Managing Director
Plus Systems

Bronnie Mackintosh
Manager Inclusion and Diversity
Fire & Rescue NSW

Uptick Plenary Theatre


this session will also be live streamed online
, register HERE for a virtual pass

Revisiting the Warren Centre project to professionalise Fire Safety Engineering

Dr David Lange
Senior Lecturer
University of Queensland
Australia

Meeting Room E3.1

Understanding Lightweight Construction

George Nikolas
National Technical Services Manager
CSR

Michael Ryan
Research Engineer
CSR

Meeting Room E3.2

3:00 pm3:30 pm

Afternoon Tea

Expo Hall 1

3:30 pm4:10 pm

Annual Fire Safety Statements and fire engineering reports and alternative solutions.

Lizzie Sieverts
Associate Fire Safety Engineer
Arup

Uptick Plenary Theatre

Fire safety requirements of applying BIPV products in Australia

Mr MC Hui
Technical Director
RED Fire Engineers Pty Ltd
Australia

Dr Quang Le
Fire Safety Consultant
RED Fire Engineers Pty Ltd
Australia

Mr Martin Johanson
Senior Fire Engineer, Manager
RED Fire Engineers Pty Ltd
Australia

Dr Rebecca Yang
Senior Lecturer
Solar Energy Application Group, School of Property, Construction and Project management, RMIT University
Australia

Meeting Room E3.1

Fire and smoke control systems (mechanical services)

Brett Fairweather
Mechanical Engineering Consultant
it’s engineered

Meeting Room E3.2

4:15 pm5:00 pm

International discussion panel – Grenfell and its implications

Bronwyn Weir
Director
Weir Legal and Consulting
Australia

Dame Judith Hackitt
Chemical Engineer

Stephanie Barwise QC

Nages Karuppiah
Senior Fire Safety Engineer of the Community Safety & Resilience Department
South Australian Metropolitan Fire Service (SAMFS)
Australia

Uptick Plenary Theatre


this session will also be live streamed online
, register HERE for a virtual pass

Best Practices in Passive Fire Compliance

Mr Peter Blain
Technical Director
Plus Systems
Australia

Meeting Room E3.2

7:00 pm11:30 pm
Thursday 13 May 2021

Day 3

8:30 am1:00 pm

Registration Open

8:30 am1:00 pm

Tradeshow Hall Open

Plenary Sessions

9:00 am9:40 am

Navigating Complexity: A fire service perspective.

Trent Curtin
Assistant Commissioner
Fire & Rescue NSW

Uptick Plenary Theatre

9:40 am10:20 am

The future of fire safety engineering – changing the culture!

Mr Peter Johnson
Fellow
Arup
Australia

Uptick Plenary Theatre

10:20 am10:40 am

Morning Tea

Expo Hall 1

Breakout Sessions

10:40 am11:20 am

Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition

Mark Whybro AFSM BA MBT GIFireE
Assistant Commissioner Fire Safety Projects
Fire and Rescue NSW

Uptick Plenary Theatre

Material Characterisation for Cladding

Nathan White
Team Leader – Fire Engineering
CSIRO

Alex Webb
Group Leader – Infrastructure Technologies and Fire Safety Engineer
CSIRO

Meeting Room E3.1

FPAA 101D and 101H Workshop – Hydraulics and Electrical

Shae Mete
Fire Protection Specialist – Fire Suppression
FPA Australia

David Isaac
Business Principal and Director
Fire and Safety Technologies Pty. Ltd.

Mark Cummings
Director
Eclipse Fire Pty Ltd

Meeting Room E3.2

11:25 am12:00 pm

NSW Design and Building Practitioners Act Explained

Angus Abadee
Director, Building and Construction Policy
NSW Department of Customer Service
Australia

Uptick Plenary Theatre

FPAA 101D and 101H Workshop – Hydraulics and Electrical

Shae Mete
Fire Protection Specialist – Fire Suppression
FPA Australia

David Isaac
Business Principal and Director
Fire and Safety Technologies Pty. Ltd.

Mark Cummings
Director
Eclipse Fire Pty Ltd

Meeting Room E3.2

12:00 pm12:45 pm

Lunch

Expo Hall 1

Tours