Bushfire Building Conference sets the stage for future bushfire planning*

The countdown is on to the award-winning Australian Bushfire Building Conference with many building industry professionals from across Australia already registered to attend on 23-25 October at Fairmont Resort, in the Blue Mountains. 

Organised by the Blue Mountains Economic Enterprise (BMEE), the 5th Australian Bushfire Building Conference is the only bushfire building conference in Australia providing a holistic, multidisciplinary approach to building in bushfire prone areas.

With growing concerns of climate change, and the ever-present threat of bushfires during the warmer months, the building industry will continue to face many challenges. This is a must-attend conference for architects, building designers, regulators, council planners, building certifiers, builders, urban planners, engineers, and Bushfire Planning and Design (BPAD) practitioners who want to look to the future and potentially influence standards and regulations in the years to come.

Australia’s Research Leader of Bushfire Urban Design at CSIRO, Justin Leonard, who will be presenting at the conference, said the building industry will benefit greatly from shifting its focus from regulatory compliance to best practice building performance.

“This conference offers a wide range of insights which can help make the leap.

“I will be presenting on a bushfire building best practice guide to promote the idea of moving on from a minimum compliance approach.

“The conference has grown in its diversity and complexity of topics, I hope it continues to grow in this way.”

For more information and to book your tickets visit:  bushfireconference.com.au

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