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Talk on “Grenfell Tower Fire Disaster – Lessons Learnt”
Venue: Wisma IEM, 02- C&S Lecture Room, Second Floor, 03- TUS Lecture Room, Second Floor
Date & Time: 15 Aug 2017 (5:30 PM - 7:30 PM)
Closing Date Before: 12-Aug-2017


Fire safety is a crucial part of building industry. Fire destroys properties and investments worth millions of dollars each year – a loss to the industry and nation which affects productivity and overall GNP. They will also be unnecessary loss of lives, which is immeasurable when compared to loss of properties. Of all types of building occupancies e.g office buildings, hotels, factories, residential apartments, condominiums and shopping complexes, building category with sleeping facilities are the most vulnerable as far as life safety is concerned. Many fire incidents occur during night time when the human senses are at its lowest. This is also because the presence of fire hazards and fire risks arising from facilities within residential buildings. Mass evacuation for high rise residential buildings during fires is more challenging due to the wide range of age group especially with children, elderly, sick people and disables.  This talk will be looking at lessons learnt from Grenfell Tower in London – the most recent fire disaster. It will also outline the material science, choice of building materials, and impact of combustible building materials on the human beings as well as tenable condition during mass evacuation.


Tay Hao-Giang is qualified and experienced Fire engineer. He is graduated of Heriot-Watt University and a graduate of University of Edinburgh, Scotland with a Master of Science Degree in Fire Safety Engineering. As the principal fire consultant of Fire Safety Engineering Sdn Bhd, he has over 30 years of experience in fire safety engineering and management. His company provides advice, consultancy service and training to corporate clients with a holistic approach to sustainable fire safety management for business continuity. His specialties lies in modern practical fire safety concepts and strategy in terms of fire risks assessment and management, fire protection, life safety and mass evacuation design, mitigation of fire hazards and fire risks, emergency response planning and management. Tay Hao-Giang is the Past International President and a Trustee and Board of Directors of The Institution of Fire Engineers. He is the current President on The Institution of Fire Engineers Malaysia Branch, a very active member of Linkedln Professional network sharing the safety engineering knowledge and experience for those within the Linkedln network in the world. Actively involved in Malaysia Standards development for more than two decades, he is a Chairman of technical committee which has developed series of performance-based Malaysia Standards for the fire safety and prevention industry.

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