Gurps Gill

Technical Advisor in Fire Protection - FSi Ltd

Presentation Title:  Implications of disaster on competency of Marketing, Specification and Installation of FR products – ‘Part of BASA daily session’

Presentation Time: Wednesday May 1st – 11.00 – 11.20 – Stage 1

Abstract: In the early hours of 14 June 2017, a fire spread through Grenfell Tower. Seventy-one people died, many homes were destroyed, and countless lives have been affected. The fire appeared to be accelerated by the building’s exterior cladding system, leading to a national programme of extensive testing of the cladding on other high-rise buildings. The disaster prompted an independent review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety and as the review progressed, it became clear that the whole system of regulation, from what is written down and the way in which it is implemented, is not fit for purpose, leaving room for shortcuts to be taken without understanding the consequences. This presentation will examine lessons we can learn and steps that should be taken to improve the competency of installations with respect to fire resistant products.

Biography: Gurps Gill is an experienced Account and Business Development Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the public safety industry. Gurps is a strong sales and technical professional with a Bachelor of Science focused in Construction Management. Gurps is employed by FSi Ltd as part of the technical team providing training, support and solutions to wide range of construction professionals. FSi is a company who develop and manufacture a full range of Passive Fire Protection Systems to Protect infrastructure and assets around the world.

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