Performance Solutions – Ensuring Design Success
The first session in the series will be presented by Dr Weng Poh, Principal Fire Safety Engineer, Victorian Building Authority.
Dr Poh will explain how designers need to consider the essentials to ensure the NCC objectives are achieved and improve the standard of fire safety design by exploring the ‘why, what, and how’, including;
- Why are performance provisions and design solutions important?
- What is performance design all about and what does good practice look like?
- What are the upcoming changes on 1 July and how they impact building practitioners?
- How can we utilise the NCC and IFEG to ensure full coverage?
About the Presenter
Weng started his involvement in fire engineering at BHP Research in the 1980s when the pioneering of fire testing and research was conducted in Australia. He was extensively involved in Fire Code Reform Centre Projects in the 1990s, as well as methodology development for fire safety designs of buildings and has published extensively in journals and conference papers.
He has been the leader of the fire engineering team within a major building services consultancy firm in Australia for almost 2 decades and has experience formulating practical, cost-effective fire engineering solutions for various types of buildings such as sports, healthcare, scientific, research, retail, residential, commercial, and industrial buildings.
Weng has continued his active involvement in fire engineering teaching and research and was one of the lecturers of the post-graduate fire engineering courses at Victoria University. He is the Immediate Past National President of the Society of Fire Safety, Engineers Australia and is proud to be a co-recipient of the prestigious R W Chapman Medal from the Institution of Engineers Australia for his contributions to fire engineering. He also received A R Ahern Award for a paper on tenability in building fires he published in the AIRAH journal.
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