Europe Dec 14, 2014
While building and fire safety codes and standards exist in almost every country, requirements addressing Fire Safety for People with Activity Limitations, if they exist at all, are usually inadequate. This is a very significant obstacle to overall building accessibility.
Using the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities as the starting point in International Law, this conference will re-examine Fire Safety and Protection in Buildings for People with Activity Limitations. This conference is intended to be a catalyst for substantive social transformation globally.
GAATES will be represented at the conference by; board member Joseph Kwan, an Architect, Environmental Psychologist & Accessibility Consultant who will be presenting on Real ‘Accessibility for All’ – Metrics, Monitoring & Targeting; and Executive Officer Marnie Peters who will be presenting on ‘Fire Safety for All’ in Buildings – Fire Service Awareness & Training.
The conference is co-sponsored by the Rehabilitation International (RI) – International Commission on Technology and Accessibility (ICTA) and the CIB W14, a Working Commission of CIB (International Council for Research & Innovation in Building & Construction) responsible for addressing the spatial planning, design, engineering, construction and operation requirements for a Safe, Resilient and Sustainable Built Environment for All.
Post event, a Declaration document will be issued to propose a critical update to conventional fire engineering design and practice.
For more information on the International Fire Conference, Industry Exhibition & Workshops at Dublin Castle, Ireland – 9 & 10 April 2015 please visit the website at www.fire-safety-for-all.ie