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 programs in Jeddah and Riyadh 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

    “Welcome and Opening”

  • 11:00 - 11:30

    Coffee Break


  • 12:15 - 12:30

    Looking to the Future of Technology and Fire Safety

    • Panellists:
      John Noone, Co-founder - Fire Engineering | Joule Group
      Altaf A. Afridi, Deputy Vice President Marketing, Middle East and Africa | dormakaba
      Simone Vernacchia, Senior Technology Consulting Director | PwC
  • 12:30 - 13:00

    Panel Discussion: Bridging the roles of Design, Implementation and Operations: Incorporating Design in the Early Stage of a Project to Mitigate Fire Safety Risks

    The increasing number of fires on construction sites and maintenance related deficiencies brings added urgency to improve planning and establish procedures and guidelines. This panel brings together a selection of construction professionals representing stakeholders from the owner, programme manager, consultant and contractor to discuss how to start the dialogue earlier to plan out the safety requirements and putting them into practice, both in the construction phase and the management of buildings.

    • Moderator:
      Wael Allan, CEO | Tarouk

      Panellists:
      Peter van Gorp, Director of Fire and Life Safety | AESG
      Tom Baines, Health, Safety, Environment & Quality Director | Arcadis Middle East
      Andy Dean, Head of Facades | WSP
      Sumir Pattoo, P.Eng.(Canada), CFPS, Sr. Fire Protection Engineer | Saudi Aramco
  • 13:00 - 13:30

    Panel Discussion: Meeting the Standards in the Construction and Operation of High National Security Government Facilities

    This panel brings together contractors, fire safety experts, civil defense and government representatives to discuss the requirements to meet NFPA standards in military and government projects, why they are so strict and how to best achieve them.

    • Moderator:
      Terry Smith, Managing Director | Bluewater Global Advisors, LLC

      Panellists:
      Gregory M. Michaels, P.E., Fire Protection Engineer | US Army Corps of Engineers
      Peter van Gorp, Director of Fire and Life Safety | AESG
      Sumir Pattoo, P.Eng.(Canada), CFPS, Sr. Fire Protection Engineer | Saudi Aramco
  • 13:30 - 14:30

    Lunch

 

Event Speakers

Lieutenant colonel Abdullah al Shahrani

Civil Defense

Lieutenant colonel Yousef al Mutairi

Civil Defense

Eng. Ali A Mokhtar

President Safety Engineering Chapter | Saudi Council of Engineers

Gregory M. Michaels, P.E.

Fire Protection Engineer | U.S Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)

Wael Allan

CEO | Tarouk

Terry Smith

Managing Director | Bluewater Global Advisors, LLC

John Woycheese, Ph.D., P.E.

Fire Protection Engineer | Saudi Aramco

Sumir Pattoo, P.Eng.(Canada), CFPS

Sr. Fire Protection Engineer | Saudi Aramco

Shamim Rashid-Sumar

Director Business Development | JENSEN HUGHES

Ian Roy

Head of Property Risk Consulting (MENA) | Marsh

John Noone

Co-founder - Fire Engineering | Joule Group

Peter van Gorp

Director of Fire and Life Safety | AESG

Tom Baines

Health, Safety, Environment & Quality Director | Arcadis Middle East

Andy Dean

Head of Façade Engineering | WSP

Altaf A. Afridi

Deputy Vice President Marketing, Middle East and Africa | dormakaba

Simone Vernacchia

Senior Technology Consulting Director | PwC

Craig Ross

Head of Project and Building Consultancy | Cavendish Maxwell

Jaime Paucar

Project Director | Jensen Hughes

Mike Ward

Sales Director | Coopers Fire
 

Registration

280 USD (1050 SAR) Payment by Credit Card
295 USD (1105 SAR) Payment by Bank Transfer