As governments and fire protection industries internationally scramble to address the problem of combustible cladding, an important new tool (EFFECT) that may significantly reduce fire risk, has come out of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) in the United States and will be formally presented at the Fire Australia 2018 Conference.
The presentation and workshop given by Kathleen Almand at Fire Australia 2018 is one of the first times the EFFECT tool has been brought to an industry audience outside the United States, and will be of interest for anyone working in the fire safety and protection industry.
Fire Australia 2018 will be held from 1-3 May at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre. It will provide attendees with the opportunity to explore new ways of working, stimulate discussion, support professional development and provide opportunities to network.
Local Government representatives involved in facility management, building compliance including building inspectors, building surveyors and building certifiers, would find Fire Australia 2018 of interest, particularly the presentations on the NFPA cladding risk assessment tool, fire system maintenance and baseline data.
The Fire Australia trade show attracted 1000 delegates in Sydney in 2017, and in Brisbane this year will cover more than 2000 square metres and provide attendees with the opportunity to explore the latest technologies and innovations, and discover and source new products.
Fire Australia is run by FPA Australia, the peak industry body for fire safety and protection.