Safety Design 2020 – Strategies and Implementation

SDiB is the leading debating platform for safety and fire professionals in the construction industry. Initiated in collaboration with Intersec in 2012, the Safety Design in Buildings Campaign debates safety standards and practices in the built environment. Expert Talks discuss improved protection of people and buildings by looking at trends in the GCC and construction sector.

The event brings leading Fire Safety Consultants, Architects, Engineers and Testing Experts together with Safety System Suppliers to give updates on industry standards and provide a debating platform for best practice.

The conference program will feature presentations and discussions including:

  • Retrofitting for Fire Safety: Assessing operational and business risks and incentives of retrofitting cladding for improved fire safety.
  • Using tools and technologies of BIM, VR, AR & 3D modeling to create optimal fire safety strategies and building operations.
  • Achieving fire safety in the construction phase: How to best involve the design team to mitigate fire safety risks.
  • Promoting an organisational culture of prioritising safety: from design, planning, implementation and building operation.
  • Meeting NFPA standards and Fire Safety considerations for high-security and military installations.
  • … and more

Event Schedules

  • 08:00 - 09:00

    Registration & Breakfast

  • 09:00 - 09:10

    Opening by Conference Chair

  • 09:40 - 10:10

    Panel Discussion: Maintaining consistency of fire safety standards in construction – from materials, code applications and supervision of construction.

    Outlining the roles of stakeholders: from the client, consultants, Contractors and government. How can the approvals process and transparency of communication be improved?

    • Panellists:
      Abhishek Chhabra, Market Development Manager | Thomas Bell-Wright International Consultants
      Peter van Gorp, Director of Fire and Life Safety | AESG
      Andy Dean, Head of Facades | WSP
      Shamim Rashid Sumar, Director Business Development | Jensen Hughes
  • 10:10 - 10:30

    Coffee Break


  • 11:25 - 12:00

    Panel Discussion: Looking to the Future of Technology in Fire Safety

    • Panellists:
      Karen P Martin, Founder & President | MARTECH Services & MARTECH Fire Solutions, Inc.
      David Black, Middle East Director and Principal Fire Safety Engineer | Joule Group
      Harold S Dickenson, Founder & CEO | Kanousei
      Chris Chennell, Associate Director, Middle East Lead | BuroHappold Engineering
      Shamim Rashid Sumar, Director Business Development | Jensen Hughes
  • 13:10 - 13:20

    Panel Discussion: Bridging Security And Safety In The Early Stages Of Design And Masterplanning

    Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED) can be best described as designing a physical space with security principles in mind. In order to do so, it is crucial for designers and architects to bring in security design professional at an early stage. The aims of designing for safety are often seen as clashing with the objectives of security. This panel explores this intersection and asks the question of how to achieve the optimal balance.

    • Moderator:
      John Cowling, Director - Middle East | Acutech
      Panellists:
      George Philip, DVP Strategic Projects Middle East | dormakaba
      Chris Ripley, Associate Director | Mediatech Design Group
      Tom Sagris, Group Principal | Design Confidence
      Peter van Gorp, Director of Fire and Life Safety | AESG
  • 13:20 - 14:20

    Lunch

 

Event Speakers

Lt. Gen. Yousef Alansari

Former Chief, Kuwait Fire Service Directorate; Honorary Board Member Kuwait Fire Protection Association, Kuwait

Abhishek Chhabra

Market Development Manager | Thomas Bell-Wright International Consultants

Andy Dean
 

Head of Façade Engineering | WSP

Shamim Rashid-Sumar

Director Business Development | JENSEN HUGHES

Karen P Martin

Founder & President | MARTECH Services & MARTECH Fire Solutions, Inc.

Harold S Dickenson

Founder & CEO | Kanousei

Chris Chennell

Associate Director, Middle East Lead | BuroHappold Engineering

Tom Sagris

Group Principal | Design Confidence

Peter van Gorp

Director of Fire and Life Safety | AESG

David Black

Middle East Director and Principal Fire Safety Engineer | Joule Group

George Philip

DVP Strategic Projects Middle East | dormakaba

John Cowling

Director - Middle East | Acutech

Chris Ripley

Associate Director | Mediatech Design Group

Event Speakers

Registration


Early Bird Price Until February 18

210 USD (63 KWD) Payment by Credit Card
225 USD (68 KWD) Payment by Bank Transfer

Regular Price from February 19