Title: A Study of the Performance of Office Workers Descending Multiple Flights of Stairs in High Rise Office Buildings in Trial Evacuations.
1. Professional Experience
2014 - present - Researcher and Adjunct Associate Professor in Inclusive Design, FBE, UNSW
2014 - present - Life safety Scientist and Inclusive Design Safety Specialist - Unisearch Experts, UNSW
2007 - present - Founding Principal of Holmesfire
2007-2012 - Researcher in Inclusive Design, Surface Inclusive design Research Centre, University of Salford, UK.
1995-2007 - Founder of Holmes Fire and Safety and then Principal and Director growing the business from one to thirty four engineers with offices in San Francisco, Sydney, Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.
1993-1995 - Lecturer in Graduate Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety at UTS
1990-1995 - Consultant and specialist on egress and evacuation Fire Code Reform Centre, Department of Trade and Commerce
1990 - 1995 - Member of NSW State Building Certification Task Force
1989 - 1995 - Member of Fire Safety Technical Subcommittee - Heritage Council of NSW
1986 - Guest Research Scientist, National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA
1979-1995 - Lecturer to Associate Professor/ Head of Building/ Director of Postgraduate Research, Faculty of Design Architecture and Building UTS (Numerous research projects for the equivalent of the ABCB)
Other roles including Chief Engineer on the Sydney Opera House Stage 3.
2. Design Project Experience
3. Research Experience
See Research activities
4. Conference Papers, etc.
See Research Activities
1985 - 1990 ABCB Equivalent -
1995 - Fire Code Reform Centre - Grant to UTS and VUT for the development of a full scale fire test facility at Fiskville - Department of Trade and Commerce
2007-2010 - ESPRC Research Grant to U of Salford UK dealing with study of the movement of Older Persons Outdoors - extensive case study
2017 - 2018 ABCB 4 Research Grants on Access Verification Methods UNSW