We are looking forward to welcoming delegates to the 2022 Australian Bushfire Building Conference.

The conference program will be updated once speakers and sessions are confirmed. Check back regularly to see the most up-to-date schedule.

Wednesday, 14 September 2022

9.00am - 12.30pmPre-conference Planetary Health Field TripOptional activity
Includes Morning Tea
10.00am - 5.00pmPre-conference BPAD Forum

10.00am Registration and Morning Tea
10.30am FPAA Industry Update
12.30pm Lunch Break
1.30pm Practical Update
3.00pm Afternoon Tea break
3.30pm Discussion with regulators
5.00pm BPAD Forum concludes
Optional workshop - in-person or virtual
Available to registered conference delegates who hold BPAD accreditation.
Includes Morning Tea, Lunch and Afternoon Tea for in-person attendees
5.30pm - 7.00pmConference Registration and Welcome Reception

Thursday, 15 September 2022

8.30amRegistrations and Arrival Catering - Expo / Networking
9.00amConference Opening
9.10amWelcome Address
NSW Rural Fire Service
9.20amClimate Change History and Future
9.50amOpportunities for Change
Neil Savery – Consultant, International Codes Board, Former CEO of the Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB)
10.30amMorning Tea - Expo / Networking
11.00amPlatinum Sponsor Presentation
TBA Firefly
11.15amAustralian Fire Danger Rating System
Laurence McCoy - Manager Predictive Services, Community Risk Directorate, NSW Rural Fire Service
11.45amCSIRO House Loss Modelling
Alessio Arena - CSIRO
12.15pmNational Construction Code 2022 Update
Paul England - EFT Consulting
12.45pm - 1.45pmBuffet Lunch - Expo / Networking
1.45pmCultural Fire Management
Brad Moore - Greater Sydney Local Land Services
Landscape considerations for improved masterplanning, subdivision and life & property protection
Rod Rose - Ecological Australia
2.20pmSafer Gardens: Plant Flammability & Planning for Fire
Lesley Corbett
Historic buildings and villages face higher level of bushfire risk. Lessons learned from recent studies and protection strategies
Susan Courtney - Ecological Australia
2.55pmThe future is ‘Firewise': the rise and rise of the firewise landscape as the next chapter in Australian landscaping
Chris Ferreira - The Forever Project
Integrated planning and building controls for bushfire-prone areas: The first ten years in lutruwita Tasmania
Mark Chladil - Tasmania Fire Service
3.30pmAfternoon Tea - Expo / Networking
4.00pmGold Sponsor presentation
Bushfire Roller Shutters
4.10pmBuilding Partnerships for Change – Reform through collaboration
Matt Smith - NSW Rural Fire Service and Maria Kornakova - Fire Protection Association of Australia
4.30pmPanel Discussion and QandAs
5.30pmEnd of Day 1
6.30pmTransfer to Networking Dinner
7.00pmNetworking DinnerThe Lookout Echo Point

Friday, 16 September 2022

8.30amArrival Catering - Expo / Networking
9.00amInternational Speaker Presentation
David Icove - Forensic Fire Engineering Expert, University of Tennessee
9.30amMulti-factor analysis of house loss in two major wildfire seasons in NSW Australia
Owen Price - Centre for Environmental Risk Management of Bushfire, University of Wollongong
10.00amSilver Sponsor Presentation
10.10amFortis House
Bushfire Building Council of Australia
Green Building Toolkit
Nigel Bell / Douglas Brown
10.40amMorning Tea - Expo / Networking
11.10amAdvanced technology-based heat transfer models of buildings for bushfire conditions
Dr Anthony Ariyanayagam - QUT
Bushfire Residential Sprinklers Project
Mark Whybro - Chair of the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition Australia
11.45amUnderstanding the performance of critical members in the external building envelope exposed to bushfire and wind actions
Dr Mahen Mahendran - QUT
As Conjola Park recovers following the 2019/2020 Currowan Bush Fires, how can we address the real challenge of upgrading existing buildings to improve their resilience?
Colin Wood - Shoalhaven City Council
12.20pmPerformance Based Solution Case Studies – Trials and Tribulations
Corey Shackleton - Blackash Consulting
Mark Davis - Mark Davis Design
A collaborative approach to resilience building
Mark Schuster - Ku Ring Gai Council
Andrew Sturgess - Red Eye
12.50pmIntegrating climate futures for bushfire resilience - Roundtable Discussion
Facilitator: Catherine Ryland
1.55pmConference Close - End of Day 2
2.00pmLunch and Networking Drinks
from 6.30pmOptional Dinner and Blue Mountains Stargazing

Saturday, 17 September 2022

10.00am - 4.00pmOptional Blue Mountains Day Tour

- Guided Scenic World Experience
- Light Lunch with beer tasting at Mountain Culture Beer Co
- Wine Tasting in Megalong Valley

* Conference program is subject to change. Check back regularly and follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter for updates.