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Stephen Grubits

Specialist Fire Safety Consultant


Stephen is widely regarded as Australia’s foremost authority in fire safety engineering, with more than 50 years of experience in the field. Starting his career in fire research, his unmatched knowledge of fire science allows him to provide specialist support to clients and colleagues.

He is a sought-after fire safety consultant, speaker and expert witness. Stephen has contributed to some of Australia’s most complex and significant construction projects, including the Epping to Chatswood Rail Link, the Deutsche Bank building, and the award-winning Westpac Place.

Stephen’s extensive knowledge and broad background allow him to think creatively to identify innovative fire engineering solutions and approaches. He has an enviable international reputation in fire safety, having published widely on the subject. Stephen played a crucial role in the reform of Australian fire regulations, resulting in a shift to a performance-based approach to building regulations and fire safety codes

Education / Certifications
  • Bachelor of Science, The University of Sydney
  • Member, International Association of Fire-Safety Science, International Association of Fire-Safety Science
  • Member, Institution of Engineers Australia, Society of Fire Safety
  • Certificate of Appreciation, Forum for Int. Corp. in Fire Research, 1996