Adam Bannister

Editor, IFSEC Global

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Adam Bannister is editor of IFSEC Global. A former managing editor at Dynamis Online Media Group, he has been at the helm of the UK's leading fire and security publication since 2014.
June 9, 2017

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Watch: The Lakanal House fire safety prosecution revisted by Dr David Crowder

Watch our interview with BRE Global’s Dr David Crowder about the ramifications of the Lakanal House fire safety prosecution.

Senior content manager for The Protection & Management Series Charlotte Wright asks Crowder if lessons have been learned, the fire-safety challenges of residential buildings generally and his forthcoming talk on the Lakanal case.

Dr Crowder, who is head of fire investigation and expert witness services at BRE, will be speaking at FIREX from 14:00 on 20 June, conducting a speaker Q&A and meet and greet between 14:30-14:50.

Topics being covered are:

  • A recap of the issues in Lakanal as presented during the inquest
  • The charges brought and the decisionmaking process that led to those charges being brought
  • Implications of the incident and a future look at the industry

 View the rest of the FIREX agenda.

FIREX International takes place between 20-22 June 2017 at London ExCeL. Get your free badge now.

 

 

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