Join an expert panel to listen to a discussion an update on flammable cladding from a legal, fire engineer and valuer's perspective. 

Experts will discuss: recent cases, each state's legislative response, anticipated changes, implications for various key stakeholders and fire engineering testing and innovative engineering solutions.


  • Moderator: Robert Hecek, API Chair, APIV
  • Dr Jonathan Barnett, FSFPE FIEAust CPEng NER PE APEC Engineer IntPE(Aust),Managing Director, Basic Expert Pty Ltd
  • Prof Chris Pettit, Urban Science and Associate Director of the City Futures Research Centre, UNSW Sydney
  • Francisco Urbina, National Manager Alliances and NSW Commercial Sector, Esri Australia
Meet the Presenters

Moderator: Todd Svanberg
Senior Director, Public Sector Valuations Team
Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) Australia 

Todd is a Senior Director in JLL’s Public Sector Valuations Team which provides comprehensive property valuation services to government and non-for-profit entities. Since 2017, Todd has helped develop geospatial applications and tools that now form an integral part of our work processes and valuation outcomes.


Travis Brousseau
Enterprise GIS Manager
Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) Australia 

Travis serves as the Enterprise GIS Manager for Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) Australia with the responsibility of empowering his workforce, from agents to valuers, with mapping technology for enhanced data visualisation. Prior to JLL, Travis was used in geospatial consulting for environmental and social impact assessment studies based around the world as well as for local government projects.


Prof Chris Pettit
Urban Science and Associate Director of the City Futures Research Centre
UNSW Sydney

Chris Pettit is the inaugural professor of Urban Science and Associate Director of the City Futures Research Centre, UNSW Sydney. Prof Pettit recently (2018) established the Master of City Analytics Program at UNSW, the first of its kinds in Australia and one of only a handful of courses in the world which is focused on  upskilling the next generation of practitioners and policy-makers with the ability to work with data-driven approaches for understanding the inherent complexity of the city.

Prof Pettit also recently (2018) established the  City Analytics Lab (CAL), a dedicated space designed to support collaborative city planning and user-centred design In the last few years he been an investigator on a number of ARC, CRC and Industry projects including Chief Investigator on the Rapid Analytics Interactive Scenario Explorer Toolkit and more recently – “Value Australia – Sharpening our land and property decisions with Artificial Intelligence”.

Prof Pettit’s expertise is in the convergence of the fields of city planning and digital technologies including Geographical Information Sciences (GIS). He has given numerous keynote addresses at conferences around the world and has published widely including the recently edited book: Reed, R. and C. Pettit (2018). Real Estate and GIS: The Application of Mapping Technologies, Routledge publishers. For the last 25 years, he has been undertaking research and development in the use of digital planning tools to support the envisioning of future city scenarios. His research expertise also spans into applications, development and the evaluation of geographical visualization tools including, advanced spatial decision support systems and city dashboards. He is currently Chair of the Board of Directors of CUPUM (Computers in Urban Planning and Urban Management) and on the International Advisory Board for the “Geo for all” initiative.


Francisco Urbina
National Manager Alliances and NSW Commercial Sector
Esri Australia

A self-professed geo-geek, Francisco (Cisco) has a reputation as one of the nation's leading GIS specialists, and has a particular interest in how the influence of new technologies is creating opportunities for location-based data beyond visualisation, into the workflow of businesses everywhere.

As Esri Australia’s National Manager for Alliances and Commercial sector, Francisco works across the commercial real estate sector to bring the latest solutions in GIS technology to amplify the value of location across the industry.

Francisco has a degree in Environment Geography and has been Past Chair of the NSW Branch for SIBA, Past Chair of the NSW Government Location Intelligence Industry Advisory Committee (LIIAC), former Fellow of the API and is also co-founder of GeoRabble, a community based forum for all things geo related.

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