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With currently more than 6400 buildings higher than 100 metres in cities around the globe, and all of them at risk from fire, greater knowledge of tall buildings is essential.
With 1 ½ days of presentations and workshops delivered by a line-up of local and international speakers, all experts in their chosen disciplines, the IFE Fire Safety Professional Development Seminar 2019 is an essential event in the diaries of any professional whose role encompasses the protection of people, property and assets from the devastating effects of fire. Don’t miss the opportunity to gain knowledge by networking with a wide range of professionals from around the country.

Historic events have helped to shape our approach to fire safety, and changed the way buildings and other spaces are maintained, policed and built. These tragedies still occur, and the only good thing about them is the changes they bring about in laws and practices. Unfortunately, events at Grenfell Tower in 2017 and the Bank of Lisbon 2018 fire in Johannesburg, showed that improvements need to be made in the prevention of deadly fires. The unfortunate legacy of fires is that we know more about how they start, spread and consume. The fortunate part is that we can educate ourselves to change things for the better, and prevent such needless death and damage in future. Certainly, in the past 100 years we’ve made even greater strides in the reduction of fires and especially fire deaths, through technologies. But the problems then and the problems now are quite similar.

While our tools have changed, have our issues changed? Get an update and provide your professional input in the interactive workshops by attending our IPD Seminar& Workshops.

International and Local Speakers:

Richard FowlerMSc BEng (Hons) CFIFireE CMgr MCMI
IFE International President & Vice Chairman of the Board

Andre de BeerBSc FSSocDip MCSFS IAAI-CFI – Hexagon Fire Investigation cc | Director/Fire Investigator

Neil Gibbins QFSM NDipM FIFireE IFE working group participant in the  ‘Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety” report by Dame Judith Hackitt’, following the fire at Grenfell Tower.

Alex Gloster  MIFireE ASAESI eThekwini Metro Council  | Manager: Training 

Dr Susan Lamont CEng MSFPE Arup Dubai | Associate Director | Fire Engineering Leader

Jacobus Strydom   BSc (Building Management) M CIOB (SA) Managing Member | Firelab

Mark te Water  FSAESI MIFireE Ex Deputy Head | Fire Disaster Management and Chief Fire Officer at eThekwini Municipality.

Bevan Wolff GIFireE Accu-SHERQ – Director


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