Auckland 2023

20-21 Jun, Tue–Wed 10am–5pm, Auckland Showgrounds

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Chris Mak

Chris Mak

Chris is a Chartered Professional Engineer with almost 40 years’ experience in fire protection engineering and management roles. He has actively participated in the preparation of many fire protection standards, including chairing the committees that have prepared NZ’s sprinkler and hydrant standards. He is the current President of the Fire Protection Association (New Zealand) and was previously the President of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers (NZ Chapter.)

See Chris Mak live in Auckland 2023

Tuesday 20 June
Fire Safety, Reflecting on the Future - Chris Mak, Ed Claridge, Carol Caldwell and Samantha McNaughton (Moderator)
2:45pm-3:30pm Seminar Series

The panel will discuss the importance of all of the stages of the building lifecycle, from the need to get it right from the start, from the infrastructure that goes into the ground (water) and roads built (to get fire trucks there), to design, construction/installation, maintenance and management (including the vulnerability of occupants etc.). They will discuss some of the big issues of the importance of product compliance, why managing and maintaining buildings is essential and all the steps in between. Holistic fire safety is important, and everyone has a part to play, from the person on the end of a mastic gun to the manager of the building doing weekly checks of the fire doors and daily checks of the escape routes. Future challenges, such as intensification and emerging risks, such as energy storage systems, must be predicted.