Join us to hear from world renowned industry experts about the design of non combustible facades.Our keynote speaker, Blair Stratton, has worked closely with the Victorian Building Authority and has provided insight and guidance on how he works with cladding suppliers, builders and owners corporations to categorise the risk and appropriate rectification of buildings with combustible cladding.Our second speaker has provided an overview of façade engineering design with reference to a project example, offering insight into the considerations and challenges that led to the final façade design.
Key themes covered:
Fire safety aspects of façades focusing on cladding
Update to the building code relating to non-combustible facades and implications for engineering design
Design Considerations relating to Non-Combustible Façade Material Options
Innovation in façade construction
Blair Stratton FIEAust CPEng NER APEC Engineer IntPE(Aus)
Manager of Major Projects | RED Fire Engineers
Blair Stratton is a founding partner and Manager of Major Projects for RED Fire Engineers. He has over 14 years' experience as a fire safety engineer in Australia and New Zealand and has lead the fire engineering design for significant infrastructure and building projects -including the Victorian desalination plant, and the Tasmanian Museum & Art Gallery redevelopment. Blair has spent much of the past five years reviewing issues relating to combustible facades. He has developed risk assessment techniques that have assisted owners, builders and regulators to understand and manage facade fire risks. Blair was the inaugural Chair of Engineers Australia’s Victorian College of Leadership and Management, and is currently co-chair of the Victorian Society of Fire Safety. Blair recently became a Fellow of Engineers Australia.
Associate Principal| Fjmt
John Perry is Associate Principal at Fjmt. John is considered one of the finest facade engineers and consultants. He has over 30 years of Facade Consulting experience covering a range of facade systems including, Curtain Walling, Glass Structures, precaste concrete, GRC, stone, ceramic and metal claddings and roofings. He has extensive project experience throughout Australia, South East and North Asia, as well as Europe and the Middle East with over 120 major projects completed in roles both as a Consultant and Specialist Contractor.He has an unprecedented knowledge of the facade and envelope requirements for public and commercial buildings in particular, having been involved in many of the recent major projects throughout Australia and New Zealand as well as internationally.