Design for Bushfire Protection

The NSW Chapter of the Society of Fire Safety (SFS) invites members and associated professionals to attend an upcoming Technical Information Session on the Design for Bushfire Protection.
Design for Bushfire Protection

The NSW Chapter of the Society of Fire Safety (SFS) invites members and associated professionals to attend an upcoming Technical Information Session on the Design for Bushfire Protection.
  
The seminar will cover the following topics:
• Verification Method for Bushfire Protection under NCC 2019 – Yaping He, Western Sydney University.
• Bushfire Planning & Design (BPAD) Accreditation Scheme – Chris Wyborn, FPAA.
• Planning for Bushfire Protection 2019 – David Boverman, NSW Rural Fire Service.

Who should attend?


The recommended audience for this seminar includes, but it not limited to, Architects, Designers, Mechanical Engineers, Fire Safety Engineers, Fire Protection Consultants, Building Regulation Consultants, Fire & Arson Investigators, Private Certifiers and Regulatory Authorities including Councils and Fire Brigade Personnel.


About the Society
For information about the NSW Chapter of the Society of Fire Safety, please contact the NSW Chair Edmund Ang at [email protected] or you may be interested in visiting the Society’s Website

https://www.engineersaustralia.org.au/Communities-And-Groups/Technical-Societies/Society-Of-Fire-Safety

Members who feel they can contribute to the seminar or would like to participate in the discussion during the seminar are invited to contact the NSW Chair prior to the seminar.

 

Topics / Speakers

Verification Method for Bushfire Protection under NCC 2019
Yaping He and Grahame Douglas; School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics, Western Sydney University
The recently released National Construction Code 2019 expands the level of risk into performance requirements through a range of new verification methods. This advancement represents a paradigm shift towards a risk-informed performance-based building code. This seminar presents an overview of Part G5 of NCC2019 that covers performance requirements, verification methods and deemed-to-satisfy provisions for construction in bushfire prone areas. Explanations are given on the essence of the verification method, particularly the simple analysis of APE for design bushfire conditions. The concept of the design bushfire is discussed. The outcome of recent research on the data collection and analysis in support of the implementation of the verification method is illustrated as are the challenges in the full adoption of the verification method.


Dr Yaping He is a Senior Lecturer at School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics, Western Sydney University. Dr Yaping He obtained his first degree from University of Science and Technology Beijing and his PhD from University of Queensland. Dr He served as a Senior Fire Safety Engineer in the industry before he joined the Western Sydney University. He was the Director of Postgraduate Programs in the School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics from 2004 to 2014. He has vast experience in fire safety engineering research, education as well as engineering practice. His areas of expertise include fire dynamics, performance based fire safety engineering design, risk assessment methodology and stochastic modelling.

Bushfire Planning & Design (BPAD) Accreditation Scheme

Chris Wyborn, General Manager Education and Bushfire Services, Fire Protection Association Australia (FPA Australia)
Chris joined FPA Australia in 2011 as a senior technical officer with responsibility for bushfire.  He was appointed Engagement and Education Manager in 2014 and more recently was appointed to the role of General Manager Education and Bushfire Services.
Chris has responsibility for managing the Association’s activities related to training and education for all facets of fire protection as well as developing and implementing the Association’s bushfire initiatives.  These include the delivery of bushfire training courses, supporting government and key stakeholders with the development of legislation, policies and guidelines and providing an accreditation program for bushfire professionals.


Planning for Bushfire Protection 2019
David Boverman, NSW Rural Fire Service
David is the Manager Development Planning & Policy with the NSW Rural Fire Service. A position he has held for 9 years, he oversees Planning for Bush Fire Protection and bush fire prone land mapping for the state of NSW. David is a registered Fire Safety Engineer with Engineers Australia.

Date
17 / 04 / 2019 - 02:30 pm to 05:00 pm
(
AEST
)
Registration Closes
17 / 04 / 2019 02:30 pm
Venue
Engineers Australia Harricks Auditorium
Ground Floor
8 Thomas Street
Chatswood
,
2067
Cost
Group registration - Engineers Australia member
  • Per Person: $30.00 ($27.27 excl. GST)
Registration
  • SFS Member rate: $30.00 ($27.27 excl. GST)
  • Non-Member: $60.01 ($54.55 excl. GST)
Group registration - Non-Member
  • Per Person: $60.01 ($54.55 excl. GST)
Group registration - Student member
  • Per Person: $0.00 ($0.00 excl. GST)
Key Speaker(s)
Yaping He, Chris Wyborn, David Boverman
Host(s)
Society of Fire Safety
Event Contact
  • Contact:
    Engineers Australia Member Services
  • Phone:
    1300 653 113
  • Email:
Maximum CPD Hours
2