Event Summary

SESOC in collaboration with Australasian Corrosion Association NZ Branch is holding a 1-day Conference on Protecting structures from fire on November 6, 2023.

Join us on November 6, 2023 at the Ellerslie Event Centre Auckland for a day conference on Protecting structures from fire.

The speakers at this conference are Hamish Denize & Paul Horne of Beca, Tess Beetham of Aurecon, Andy Buchanan of PTL NZ and Professor Charles Clifton of the University of Auckland, Gath Moran of Carbolin, Alex Kokorin of Fire TS Laboratory, Frank Kang of Winston Wallboards Ltd, René Hill of Southern QA Ltd and Raed El Sarraf of WSP.

Hosted by Stewart Hobbs of Proconsult

Fire engineering is often seen as a dark art, sometimes resulting in strange requirements. This stems from deficient consulting from fire engineers and from misunderstandings of the objectives and scope of fire engineering. This conference will:

  • explain the basics of Fire Engineering 101 around the scope, objectives and compliance pathways/documents.
  • cover the role and responsibilities of the structural engineer with respect to design, coordination and documentation to meet the requirements of the fire report. A high-level overview of compliance pathways will be given followed by key tips and tricks from an experienced consulting engineer.
  • cover review of fire safety in mass timber buildings, show structural calculations for fire resistance of mass timber elements and a lot more.
  • provide an introduction to fire resistance testing, its benefits and limitations, and discuss intumescent coating systems in New Zealand and the New Zealand International Convention Centre project.

Please check out this brochure to learn more about this conference.

Event Details

Date: Monday 6th November 2023
Time: 8.00am to 6.00pm
Location: Ellerslie Event Centre (Great North Room, 100 Ascot Avenue, Ellerslie, Auckland 1050)


  • SESOC & ACA member – $600 + GST
  • Non-member – $680 + GST

For group registration, please use this link.



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