The 2018 Australian Bushfire Building Conference & Community Forum

6-8 September 2018, Leura, New South Wales, Australia

The 4th annual Australian Bushfire Building Conference is 2018’s essential event for building, planning and associated professionals living and working in Australia’s bushfire-prone areas. Building on the success of the award-winning previous events, this year’s conference will be the best yet with a national approach to bushfire building practices, innovations and regulations.

The conference agenda includes:

  • Keynote by NSW Rural Fire Service
  • Analysis of the 2017 California fires that destroyed nearly 10,000 structures
  • Analysis of the 2018 Tathra bushfire and a detailed look at a BAL 29 home that survived the fire
  • Info sessions on updates to Planning For Bushfire Protection, AS3959 and NCC19
  • Breakout sessions by industry with CPD points
  • Expert panel session with Q&A
  • Interactive app with live polling and Q&A capability
  • Industry Expo with leading suppliers of bushfire building solutions
  • Field trip on Thursday Sep 6 to the 2013 fire grounds in the upper & lower Blue Mountains
  • Community Forum & Expo in Springwood on Saturday September 8 (more info)
  • …and lots more. View the draft Conference Program

 Field Trip to Blue Mountains Fire Grounds

In 2018 a field trip around the 2013 Blue Mountains bushfire grounds is included the day before the conference. Led by Blue Mountains architect Nigel Bell, you’ll visit rebuilt homes across various BAL zones.

Overview of Conference and Related Events

Thursday, 6 September 2018
Pre-Conference Field Trip (optional)

Friday, 7 September 2018
Australian Bushfire Building Conference

Saturday, 8 September 2018
Bushfire Building Community Day: Forum & Expo
Blue Mountains Community Hub, 106 Macquarie Rd, Springwood

Conference website

Keep regularly updated with announcements on speakers and the programat

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