Editor, IFSEC Global

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Adam Bannister was Editor of IFSEC Global from 2014 through to November 2019. Adam is also a former Managing Editor at Dynamis Online Media Group.
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.

 

 

Fire Safety in 2021 eBook – Is the industry ready to embrace systemic change?

Download the Fire Safety in 2021 eBook, as IFSEC Global and FIREX International keep you up to date with the biggest stories of the year, including new legislation, a round-up of the biggest news stories, and articles on third-party certification and the role of digital information software in meeting golden thread principles.

The eBook also features an exclusive foreword from the Fire Industry Association's Ian Moore, and a look at how the sector embraces systemic change in attitudes to risk and safety.

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DAVID EVANS
DAVID EVANS
June 19, 2017 9:36 am

We have been successfully working on a new construction material that is totally non-combustible and are now available in Europe. These will make every new and old building non-combustible and water proof.

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[…] industry that a Grenfell-type disaster was likely. There had been previous fire incidents, such as Lakanal House in Camberwell, in 2009, where six people died, but cladding was not seen a direct factor and the death toll was […]