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ArchiTECH with Resene


Learning Objectives:

  • Understanding timber design and fire safety
  • Understanding different Fire Ratings (FRL)
  • Controlling compliance costs
  • Preventing construction delays
  • Engineered timber and interior timber surface linings
  • Methods of Protection, Encapsulation or Timber coatings.
  • Considerations for High Rise Timber Construction.
  • Testing Methods, Façades, Design Guidance, and Fire Stopping.


Guest Speaker 1: Per Olsson – CEO Fireshield

Per is one of the leading experts in fire engineering design in Australia and NZ. With over 20 years’ experience as a practising Fire Engineer, Per has a strong international industry reputation and a wealth of qualifications and technical skills in all aspects of fire dynamics, heat transfer, egress modelling and human behaviour in fire.

Per has led fire engineering design and implementation across a diverse range of international building and infrastructure projects: high rise, super high rise, commercial, residential, multi – purpose complexes, airports, underground rail transport systems, underground buildings, rail and road tunnels.


Guest Speaker 2: Blair Rouse – Business Development Manager Fireshield

Blair comes from an Architectural background having run his own practice, and been a partner for over 15 years. This construction experience is essential in understanding the requirements of our clients and offering the best possible solutions to meet their needs.  He joined the Fireshield team in 2017 to lead the launch of Fireshields new eco-friendly steel protection range. He has an in-depth knowledge of the intricacies of the fire rating steel structures, and of how to achieve smooth and well-defined finishes. 



Fireshield has a complete range of passive fire products for the protection of timber and steel structures to bring our Australasian customers products from Scandinavia’s leading manufacturer in this field.

Our products are manufactured in Sweden under ISO14001, ISO9001 and a broad range of European green building certification schemes. They have been assessed and certified for Declare status under the Living Building Challenge scheme.

Fireshield is part of the Living Future Declare Status program and one of the only intumescent products available in Australasia involved in this program.


Metropole Hotel
81 Palmer St, South Townsville, QLD 4810

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