Symposium: Aftermath of Grenfell Tower Fire: Are Australian Buildings safe?
4.30–6.30pm 4 July 2017
The Grenfell tower event one of the worst disasters in the world, which has touched many lives. Australian cities will especially be affected as our population is concentrated in urban cities and many medium-rise and high-rise buildings have been constructed with non-compliant products.
In London, lives have been lost and many people have been hospitalised, and the burnt blackened tower has left an important question mark on fire safety and fire protection systems in buildings. It is assured that help is being given to all the homeless survivors, but this catastrophic fire is a tragic warning for the occupants, developers, architects, engineers and all people involved in the construction industry in Australia and around the world. Unfortunately, the Grenfell Tower fire is very severe as the combined effects of many critical factors of fire safety amplified the damage.