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About Olsson Fire & Risk

Olsson Fire & Risk is an internationally renowned and respected fire engineering partner to owners, designers and builders for private, commercial and public sector works. Our distinctive combination of excellent service and international expertise enables us to design and tailor unique and accountable fire engineering solutions.

We develop alternative design solutions to overcome challenges and at the same time meet the design, financial and operational aspirations of your project. Our expertise ranges from risk assessment to design, engineering, approval and implementation of safer and smarter fire protection solutions.

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Olsson Fire & Risk Connected Global News

Gravity Tower in Melbourne’s Fishermans Bend Now Complete

Gravity Tower in Melbourne’s Fishermans Bend Now Complete

24 Oct 2017, Melbourne – Gravity Tower has completed in Melbourne’s Montague precinct in Fishermans Bend…

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Olsson Fire & Risk at CTBUH

2017 Research Seed Funding Results Released

13 Sep 2018, CTBUH Research – The results are now available for the CTBUH 2017 Research Seed Funding…

Future Forty Emerging Technology Hackathon

29 Nov 2017, Event Report – The Manchester Committee of the CTBUH United Kingdom Chapter held the event "Future…

CTBUH Façade Fire Performance Workshop at University of Sydney

29 Oct 2017, Event Report – One day before the CTBUH 2017 Australia Conference, delegates convened at the…

Olsson Fire & Risk at CTBUH

2017 Research Seed Funding Results Released
13 Sep 2018, Chicago – CTBUH Research
The results are now available for the CTBUH 2017 Research Seed Funding program, sponsored by Sun Hung Kai Properties, which centered around façade fires and machine learning.
Future Forty Emerging Technology Hackathon
29 Nov 2017, Manchester – Event Report
The Manchester Committee of the CTBUH United Kingdom Chapter held the event "Future Forty Emerging Technology Hackathon: Creating a Community in Tall Buildings."
CTBUH Façade Fire Performance Workshop at University of Sydney
29 Oct 2017, Sydney – Event Report
One day before the CTBUH 2017 Australia Conference, delegates convened at the University of Sydney facilities in Darlington for the Fire Performance of Façades workshop.
CTBUH Leaders Connect at 2017 Conference
29 Oct 2017, Sydney – Event Report
The Annual Leaders Meeting was held the day before the start of the CTBUH 2017 Australia Conference, bringing together the Council’s leaders.
Senior Fire Engineer Wins Research Seed Funding
19 Oct 2017, Venice – CTBUH Research
CTBUH is pleased to announce the awarding of the 2017 International Research Seed Funding grant to Dr. Kate Swinburne, a Senior Fire Engineer at Olsson Fire & Risk.
CTBUH UK: Manchester Urban Housing Debate
26 Jul 2017, Manchester – Event Report
CTBUH held its first Manchester event in coordination with the CTBUH UK Chapter in a debate on the development of urban housing in the city.
CTBUH Releases Initial Statement on Grenfell House Fire in London
14 Jun 2017, London – CTBUH-Related News Report
CTBUH Fellow Simon Lay authored an official statement on behalf of the CTBUH regarding the devastating Grenfell House fire that occurred in London on June 14.
Second CAF-CTBUH Event Examines Tall Building Safety
18 May 2017, Chicago – Event Report
The CTBUH, in conjunction with the Chicago Architecture Foundation (CAF), held the second of the four-part “Building Tall” lecture series, this time focused on "Securing Tall."
CTBUH UK & ZHA: Tall Towers as Catalysts for Social Interaction
8 May 2017, London – Event Report
Zaha Hadid Architects and CTBUH UK hosted an event in the ZHA gallery space, featuring presentations and a panel discussion on tall towers as catalysts for social intercation.

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Simon Lay

Simon Lay

CTBUH Advisory Group, 2008 – 2014
Manchester, United Kingdom

Kate Swinburne

Kate Swinburne

CTBUH Research Seed Funding Winner, 2017

CTBUH Resources Involving Olsson Fire & Risk

CTBUH Expands UK Presence with Debate on Urban Housing in Manchester

26 Jul 2017 – Other Videos
Steve Watts, Alinea Consulting; Antony Wood, CTBUH; Matt Hayward, 5Plus Architects; et al.

What's the Biggest Threat to a Skyscraper?

18 May 2017 – Building Tall Skyscraper Lecture Series
Fire Safety: Simon Lay, Olsson Fire & Risk; Structural Engineering: Don Davies, Magnusson Klemencic Associates; Urban Realm: Nicole Dosso, SOM; Architecture: Antony Wood, CTBUH

What's the Biggest Threat to a Skyscraper? (Highlights)

18 May 2017 – Building Tall Skyscraper Lecture Series
Fire Safety: Simon Lay, Olsson Fire & Risk; Structural Engineering: Don Davies, Magnusson Klemencic Associates; Urban Realm: Nicole Dosso, SOM; Architecture: Antony Wood, CTBUH

Connecting the City: People, Density & Infrastructure

30 Oct 2017 – CTBUH Journal, 2017 Issue IV
CTBUH 2017 Conference Speakers

Remodel, Recycle or Rebuild? - Addressing the Fire Safety Challenges of Repurposing Skyscrapers

17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism
Simon Lay, Olsson Fire & Risk

Papers/Research

Connecting the City: People, Density & Infrastructure
30 Oct 2017 – CTBUH Journal, 2017 Issue IV; CTBUH 2017 Conference Speakers
The future of humanity on this planet relies on the collective benefits of urban density; reducing both land consumption and the energy needed to construct and operate the horizontally dispersed city. Tall buildings must now be the vehicles for…
Remodel, Recycle or Rebuild? - Addressing the Fire Safety Challenges of Repurposing Skyscrapers
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism; Simon Lay, Olsson Fire & Risk
Some of our established world cities are already facing the challenge of older tall building stock that is no longer relevant to the most commercially attractive uses. One of the biggest challenges faced by any re-purposing of high-rise buildings is…

Tall Buildings Involving Olsson Fire & Risk

1   Vision Apartments 2016 229 m Melbourne
2   Gravity Tower 2017 99 m Melbourne
3   Flinders Lodge 2016 92 m Melbourne
  Completed   Arch. Topped Out   Struct. Topped Out   Under Constr.
1   Vision Apartments 2016 229 m Melbourne
2   Gravity Tower 2017 99 m Melbourne
3   Flinders Lodge 2016 92 m Melbourne
4   Iglu South Yarra - 74 m Melbourne
  Completed   Proposed