Safeguarding Australia 2012

  • 2012

    Next Generation Disaster Management Forum for Practitioners and Researchers

    24 October 2012
    1:15 to 5:45pm, Rydges Lakeside, Canberra

    Chair: Hon Robert McClelland MP, former Australian Government Attorney-General
    Facilitators: Prof Priyan Mendis, Dr Athol Yates and Dr Mike Clarke

    Disaster management continually faces new challenges in scale, speed, impacts and important response expectations. This intimate forum will consist of a series of short presentations minute presentations exploring technology, process and/or approach that will improve disaster management over the next decade.

    Program
    Start time Presenter Title
    1:15 Prof Priyan Mendis, Dr Athol Yates, and Dr Mike Clarke Welcome from the organisersBook launch by The Hon Robert McClelland MP, Federal Member for Barton, former Attorney General and former Minister for Emergency Management
    1:30 The Hon Robert McClelland MP, Federal Member for Barton, former Attorney General and former Minister for Emergency Management Enhancing Commonwealth Leadership of National Resilience Strategy
    2:00 Dr Michael Eburn, Senior Fellow, Fenner School of Environment and Society and ANU College of Law, The Australian National University Sharing responsibility and community resilience: The role of law in converting policy to action
    2:25 Ged Griffin, University of Melbourne Network-Centric Public Safety
    2:45 Dr Tuan Ngo and Prof Pascal Van Hentenryck, University of Melbourne Next generation of Disaster Management – An intelligent Disaster Decision Support System
    3:05 Break
    3:35 Prof Edward Blakely, University of Sydney Post-Disaster Management
    3:55 Glenn Wightwick, Director, IBM Research – Australia Natural Disaster Management research at IBM
    4:15 Dr Paul Steinfort, CEO of the PSA Project Group and Angela Lecomber,CPPD, Project Management Education Consultant Disaster Project Management Training
    4:35 Dr Anne Tiernan, Associate Professor, School of Government and International Relations, Griffith University Bridging the policy gap: integrating lessons learned from response & recovery into policy processes
    4:55 Dr. Mike Clarke, CEO, M.E.T.T.S. Pty Ltd Energy Security and Australia
    5:15 Terry Linford, Managing Director, ARCIS Solutions Towards Network Centric Disaster Management
    5:35 Close
    6:30 Networking drinks
    7:30 Safeguarding Australia Conference dinner

    Blast Design and Modelling Forum for Practitioners and Researchers

    24 October 2012
    1:00 to 6:15pm, Rydges Lakeside, Canberra

    In today’s world, knowledge of modern protective structures is vital for both building engineers and protective security specialists.

    The Blast Design and Modelling Forum provided participants with a valuable overview of Australian case studies, modelling tools and research projects in this area. Practitioners, researchers and clients involved in blast engineering issues are encouraged attend. The Forum will be informal to maximise networking and information transfer.

    Program Co-ordinator: Asher Gehl, Senior Engineer, AECOM, Asher.Gehl@aecom.com
    Program Co-Chairs: Prof. Priyan Mendis, University of Melbourne, Dr. Athol Yates & Don Williams, Australian Security Research Centre

    Program

    Start time Presenter Title
    1:00 Prof Priyan Mendis – RNSA Welcome Address and Introduction
    1:05 Don Williams – DSW Consulting Implementation of Blast Modelling Into Real World Security Planning and Management
    1:20 Prof Hong Hao – University of Westen Australia Dynamic Properties of Construction Materials and Their Influence on Structural Responses to Blast and Impact Loads
    1:40 Dr Brian Jarvis (Dr Jadranka Sunde, Dr Hiroshi Yokohama) – DSTO Lessons learned in the validation of blast modelling tools and their performance in urban environments.
    2:00 Assoc Prof Alex Remennikov – University of Wollongong Utilizing the Benefits of Infill Materials in Designing Protective Structures
    2:20 Prof Mark Stewart – University of Newcastle Reliability and Risk Reduction of Blast Protective Measures for Infrastructure
    2:40 Nigel Buckley – AVSelli Blast Testing Results of Lightweight Wall Panels
    3:00 Dr Gavin Wight (VSL), Leonardo Torres (KCSE), Dr Mark Rebentrost (VSL) Mitigation Solutions for Blast vulnerabilities of Buildings
    3:15 Afternoon Break
    3:40 Michael Salu – Parsons Brinckerhoff Blast Wall Modelling using Full-Scale Explosion Test Data
    4:00 Suresh Hada – Vistek Engineering Solutions Basement Carparks Design for Blast Loads
    4:20 Assoc Prof Alex Remennikov – University of Wollongong Blast Effects Modelling in a Passenger Bus
    4:40 Dr Tuan Ngo – APTES, University of Melbourne Progressive Collapse of Concrete Buildings Subjected to Blast Loading
    5:00 Leonardo Torres (KSCE), Dr Gavin Wight (VSL), Dr Mark Rebentrost (VSL) Column Retrofit to Prevent Progressive Collapse
    5:20 Dr Victoria Steblina, Senior Consultant, ASI Australia Simulation of Blast and Progressive Collapse – Extreme Loading® for Structures
    5:40 Marc Zobec – Permasteelisa Blast Enhanced Facades- A Holistic Integrated Design Approach
    6:00 Asher Gehl – AECOM Discussion
    6:15 Closing
    6:30 Networking drinks
    7:30 Safeguarding Australia Conference dinner

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