Emilis Prelgauskas is a well-respected architect who has helped clients build climate appropriate, low energy buildings.
Following the Sampson Flat fires, Emilis led a team of architects and planners who worked pro bono to help victims of the bushfire to rebuild their houses and sheds, supporting them through the maze of planning regulations.
He also spent several weeks coordinating the retrieval of animals from the fire zone.
Emilis has published in many professional papers including the bushfire section of the AGO “Your Home” manual.
Emilis will focus on essential design issues for buildings in bush fire prone areas: looking at the site in relation to natural landforms, creating barriers and reducing fire loads, and fire resistant building constructions, that is – going beyond minimum compliance.
This talk will be invaluable to anyone living in bush fire prone locations, to gain some good advice before building or renovating and to re-evaluate your current situation to improve your home’s bushfire resistance.
Emilis Prelgauskas will be talking at the Adelaide Hills Natural Resource Centre, 4 Crescent Drive, Norton Summit. Registration is essential so please phone 8390 1891 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to book. The cost is $5 per person and includes a light supper.