FInal Program Announced for October 18 High-Rise Conference

RaCERS is pleased to announce the final program for its October 18 day-long conference on tall building safety. A distinguished group of international experts from the fire service, engineering, code community, and academia will discuss and survey the state of high-rise safety in the US and beyond. This day-long event will include: updates on the Grenfell Tower fire and subsequent reforms, an analysis of tall building trends, global practices in tall building emergency response, FDNY’s approach to tall building firefighting, a survey of future tall building development trends, active shooter threats, and updates on wood construction.

Condensed Agenda
0845 Opening Remarks
0900 Skyscrapers in 2050 — Jonathan Auerbach, PhD Candidate, Columbia University
0930 Improving Fire and Life Safety in a Vertical World — Justin Francis, Queensland (Australia) Fire Service
1030 One Step at a Time: Reflections on a Career in Building Use and Safety — Jake Pauls
1130 FDNY Approach to High-Rise Firefighting — Roger Sakowich, FDNY

115 A Simple Model for Managing Emergency Movement of High-Rise Occupants—Norman Groner, John Jay College
200 Post-Grenfell Updates from the UK — Mark Chubb, Inst. Of Fire Eng.
300 Active Shooters and the High-Rise — Glenn Corbett, John Jay College
345 Update on Wood Structural Systems — Charles jennings, John Jay College
415 Post-Flashover Fires in Large Open Plan Offices — James Quintiere, University of Maryland
445 Special Presentation — Sally Regenhard

Register for the event here.

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