Bringing together government, building owners, developers, certifiers and fire safety professionals to retrofit and refurbish a safer, more compliant Australia

Sydney (Conference) | 27 - 28 February 2018
Sydney (Post-Conference Workshop) | 1 March 2018

The Grenfell Tower tragedy of 2017 has brought Non-Conforming Building Products into question.
The safety of all Australians is dependent on discourse and solution. 
With the same amount of energy released as petrol and with an even higher density, one square metre of polyethylene cladding is the equivalent of over five litres of petrol. Dr Tony Enright aptly called this "buildings wrapped in petrol". There is an unquantifiable amount of this cladding on buildings nation-wide - the building product supply chain is pivotal in the role of fire safety and prevention in Australia.

Safe Cladding and Buildings Summit is the first 2-day conference in Sydney specially designed for key links in the building product supply chain. An unprecedented event, we invite you to look towards new legislation, new regulations and better certification processes for safer building practices.
“The public has a right when they go to sleep at night to know that their families and they are safe in their beds and it’s the government’s responsibility to ensure that’s the case,” Senator Chris Ketter, Chair, Senate Economics References Committee
“Councils everywhere also have a responsibility to make sure our buildings are safe and that we’re not putting our residents at risk of this kind of fire happening here,” Jill Merrin, Councillor, Wollongong Council 
"There are apartment buildings right across Australia that potentially have this cladding issue,” Richard Wynne, Victorian Planning Minister


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Why Attend

  1. Hear from Senator Chris Ketter on how the Customs Amendment (Safer Cladding) Bill 2017 will directly impact importation, supply and use of building products.
  2. Get a primary analysis on the inquest following the Melbourne Lacrosse Tower incident from Commander Mark Carter from the Metropolitan Fire Brigade.
  3. Examine changes to building codes and certification standards and how this will affect certifiers, accreditors and surveyors with leaders from the Australian Institute of Standards Australia, Building Surveyors, Australian Building Codes Board and the Building Products Innovation Council.
  4. Examine retrofitting and refurbishing processes and hear the case on how to redevelop old stock to ensure compliance and keep Australian buildings safe.
  5. Recognize the responsibility building owners of government buildings, hospitals, aged care facilities, hotels, shopping centres and commercial and residential buildings have on establishing building product compliance.

Who Should Attend

  • Government and industry regulatory bodies and associations
  • Building owners and asset managers
  • Developers and construction companies
  • Fire and rescue services
  • Certifiers, accreditors and surveyors
  • Building material importers and suppliers
  • Designers and architects
  • Insurers, lawyers and strata bodies
  • Fire safety and risk officials, engineers and technical managers
  • Fire protection companies and solution providers


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