With the Australian bushfire season underway in many states, this timely presentation will highlight the need to specify and build structures with materials which will ensure the greatest chance of survival in at-risk areas.

The presentation will discuss the risk factors and lessons learnt from recent bushfire events, concluding with how non-combustible steel materials combined with innovative construction methods are providing bushfire resilient building solutions.

The presentation will be followed by a Q&A session with the presenter and expert panel.

The presenter David Cox is Managing Director of Cox Architects, a Brisbane based firm which has experience in designing different types of fire-resistant buildings for many years. David’s interest in designing appropriate structures in bushfire areas began in the 1980’s when he carried out research work on mainly industrial and commercial buildings. Since then his focus has widened to include residential structures. Drawing on his local and overseas design experience, David is passionate about designing highly fire resistant structures to minimise the risk of failure.   

The expert panel for the Q&A will consist of David Cox who will be joined by Neil Creek, ASI National Manager – Steel Shed Group and Ken Watson, Executive Director of the National Association of Steel Framed Housing (NASH).

Webinar (30 mins) presented by David Cox

Q&A (30 mins) with panel members David Cox, Neil Creek and Ken Watson  

Date & Time:

Tuesday 8 December

2.00 pm (AEDT) to 2.30 pm (AEDT) – Webinar

2.30 pm (AEDT) to 3.00 pm (AEDT) - Q&A    

Cost: Free of charge