Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
Tall Building Fire Safety Network Meeting & Seminar

Date: Wednesday, 22 June 2016
Time: 09:00 – 16:30 (BST)

Excel, London
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Organizer: Tall Buildings Fire Safety Network

To collectively advance the understanding of fire risk management in tall buildings, during design, construction, occupation and firefighting operations. This will be achieved by group scrutiny of available research data, relevant innovative products and development of a guidance document for fire safety in tall buildings.


09:00 – 09:40


09:40 – 09:50

Welcome and Opening Comments –
Emily Scragg, Canary Wharf – Head of Health & Safety

09:50 – 10:20

Is there a Fire Safety Problem with Tall Building Facades?
Andrew Kay Siderise

10:20 – 10:50

Are we using the Wrong Design Fires for Tall Building Fire Strategies in light of recent full height fires?
Eoin O’Loughlin – Trenton Fire

11:10 – 11:40

Debate: What should be included in a Tall Building Fire Safety Management Guide?
Facilitated by Russ Timpson

11:40 – 12:10

Should Lifts be used for Evacuation of Tall Buildings?
Santeri Suoranta & Sasha Brozek

12:10 – 12:30

Long seconds and short hours, the lifetime of a fire system in a tall buildings emergency.
Aston Bowles

14:00 – 14:30

Protective Security Advances
UK Government Security Adviser, CPNI

14:30 – 15:00

Is Stay Put/Remain in Place strategy in Residential Tall Buildings valid?
Tom Gilbert – BB7

15:00 – 15:30

The role of Passive Fire Protection in Tall Buildings
Wilf Butcher

15:30 – 16:00

Can we Fight and Extinguish Full Height Tall Building Fires?
Mark Fishlock

16:00 – 16:45

Using Smart Phones to Manage Evacuations
Erik Endress

16:30 – 17:00

Tall Building Fire Safety Panel Question Time Facilitated by Russ Timpson
Attendance: To book a place at the meeting, click here.