Flammable Cladding and Non Conforming Building Materials

Flammable Cladding and Non Conforming Building Materials


The recent events involving flammable building cladding at London’s Grenfell Tower and at Lacrosse building in Melbourne’s Docklands highlight issues with the use of potentially flammable cladding materials and non-conforming building materials.

The potential for similar disasters in the Gold Coast and Brisbane requires that suppliers, designers, specifiers and builders must be alert to the problems that could arise from the use of such materials.

Engineers Australia’s Gold Coast Regional Group has been proactive in obtaining two speakers to provide expert commentary on these matters.

This will be a quality presentation not only to Engineers but also to Architects, Building Certifiers, materials suppliers, builders, Government approval officers, building owners and the general public.


Jonathan Barnett


Chair, Society of Fire Safety

Jonathon is an international acclaimed technical expert in fire engineering with over 38 years of experience.

As a former Professor in fire safety engineering and mechanical engineering, and currently as a Chartered Professional Engineer he has conducted fire safety research and designed numerous commercial, residential and special purpose buildings. Jonathon is an experienced expert witness who has investigated and testified about building defects and fires worldwide.

He was involved with the World trade centre investigation, Lacrosse Building in Docklands Melbourne and presented EA information to the recent Senate inquiry relating to cladding.

Craig Mylan

Non-Conforming Building Products Auditor


Craig will discuss QBCC’s legislation for the regulation of non-conforming building products in Queensland, available guidance statements, ways in which non-conforming building products may be recognised and tips for specifiers, designers and builders to avoid non-conforming building products.

Craig has been a Building Certifier for 30 years and has experience in all classes of Buildings He is a Member of the Australian Institute of Building Surveying, Graduate of the Institution of Fire Engineers and has Graduate Diplomas in Building Surveying, Bushfire Protection and Urban and Regional Planning

Getting There:

Participants are advised that Parklands Drive is closed between Village Way/Engineering Drive and Smith Street. Vehicle access is only available via Olsen Avenue.

Participants are encouraged to use the tram and the station located at Engineering Drive.  A map is also attached indicating the location of the presentation

We look forward to seeing you at this great event.

21 / 03 / 2018 - 06:30 pm to 08:15 pm
Registration Closes
21 / 03 / 2018 06:00 pm
Griffith University Gold Coast Campus
Griffith Uni GC Campus Room G39-1.17
(Near Engineering Bld)58 Parklands Drive
  • Member Rate: $0.00 ($0.00 excl. GST)
  • Society Member Rate: $0.00 ($0.00 excl. GST)
  • Student Member Rate: $0.00 ($0.00 excl. GST)
  • Non-Member Rate: $0.00 ($0.00 excl. GST)
Key Speaker(s)
Dr Jonathan Barnett and Craig Mylan
Gold Coast Regional Group
Event Contact
  • Contact:
    Engineers Australia Member Services
  • Phone:
    1300 653 113
  • Email:
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