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New Realities of Tall Building Fire Safety

  • Date(s)
    Thursday, 15 February 2018
  • Time(s)
    From 6:30 PM
  • Venue
    Engineers Ireland, 22 Clyde Road, Dublin 4

About the event

The presentation will consider the growth in Tall Building construction, and the rate of change in construction complexity.
As more and more people migrate from rural areas into urban habitats, Tall Buildings will proliferate. Fire Engineering needs to keep pace with developments, and old assumptions are not ‘fit for purpose’. The recent spate of Tall Building ‘full height’ fires will be analysed. Socio-economic factors and their impact on how people will live in Tall Buildings will also be discussed.

The talk will be illustrated with several case studies.

About the speaker

Russ Timpson - founder and CEO of Horizonscan a company focusing on risk, resilience and readiness for crisis events.
Russ began his fire career with Kent Fire Brigade and during this time completed the Fire Engineering Degree Course at South Bank University. On leaving the Fire Service, he took up the position of Head of Safety for Virgin Atlantic Airways, leading a multi-disciplinary team of safety, health and environmental specialists. Highlights included opening new airline routes to South Africa and the Caribbean. In 1999, he was headhunted by BAA (UK airport operator) to lead the response to the major fire at Terminal 1, Heathrow Airport. In the following five years, he contributed to several major airport construction projects. He was awarded the HSE’s award for European Safety and Health at Work achievement 1998 and European Strategic Risk Management Award 2004, International Fire professional of the Year 2015. He now works as a consulting resilience/business continuity advisor to several multinational companies. He is past-president of the UK South East Branch of the Institute of Fire Engineers. He is the inventor of the Crisisboardroom™ concept for management of crisis events which has been deployed around the World to make businesses more resilient.


Free - all welcome!

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