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Phil Murphy is a Manchester-based High Rise Residential Building (HRRB) fire safety management consultant.

Accredited with being the lead technical fire safety author of the Housing Health and Safety Rating System (HHSRS) Addendum for High Rise Buildings, Phil's client list consists mainly of owners, landlords and building management professionals with responsibility for fire safety in purpose-built multi-occupied accommodation. From nationwide portfolios to individual buildings.

Since 2019 Phil has been researching fires in purpose-built blocks of flats, specifically between 2009 and 2020, looking at fire cause and spread, rates of serious injuries and fatalities, and possible links to compartmentation failure, alongside Dr. Stuart Hodkinson, Associate Professor at the University of Leeds. That research is continuing. He is also an experienced expert witness in matters relating to HRRB fire safety management.

Society of Fire Protection Engineers, member number 8842.



Download a copy of "The Fire Risks of Purpose-Built Blocks of Flats: an Exploration of Official Fire Incident Data in England" from the HRRB Fire Safety Blog.

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Unipol National Codes, "because students need safe and secure accommodation". There are 300,000 bedrooms registered under Unipol National Codes.

University of Birmingham Estates Office manages more than 200 buildings, consisting of about five million square feet of floor space, and includes large scale residential buildings.

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