Peter Stephenson
Peter Stephenson
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Branch President, GCC Branch – The Institution of Fire Engineers.

IFE GCC UAE Branch Update October 2019

As the hot summer draws to an end and the region looks forward to the cooler climate of the winter months, it is a good opportunity to reflect on the summers activities which focused around the Annual General Meeting (AGM)…

IFE GCC UAE Branch Update July 2019

At the time of writing the Holy month of Ramadan has come to an end and the region is celebrating Eid al-Fitr also called the “Festival of Breaking the Fast”. The Moon Sighting Committee of the Ministry of Awqaf and…

Fire compartmentation

Readers may recall in Issue 14 of Gulf Fire (April 2019 edition), an article that featured the development of international fire codes and standards. In a similar fashion the use and development of compartmentation can be traced back historically to…

IFE GCC UAE Branch Update April 2019

The first quarter of 2019 is flying past and the local business sentiment remains challenging but significant projects are materializing. To put things into perspective 2018 was the worst year for construction project awards since 2004. In recent years we…

Codes and standards – an international overview

The historical development of fire safety legislation, regulations, codes and standards has all too often followed significant fire incidents resulting in extensive property damage and/or loss of life. Codes, regulatory requirements, standards, specifications and recommended practices are used in all…

IFE GCC UAE Branch Update January 2019

At the time of writing the end of 2018 is fast approaching and we look forward to 2019 and new opportunities awaiting us. The current business climate in the Middle East, particularly in the UAE, remains challenging. The branch license…

IFE GCC UAE Branch Update September 2018

s the summer months come to a close in the Middle East and we look forward to the cooler climate of the winter period, it is a time to focus implementing and updating our branch business plan. There are several…

IFE GCC UAE Branch Update

It is pleasing to see that the Branch has again been able to run an examination centre in Dubai and thanks are extended to Johnson Controls for providing their TechXchange Conference Room at Dubai Internet City as the venue. The…

IFE GCC UAE Branch Update December 2017

In our last update it was highlighted that 2018, being the IFE’s Centenary year, we should not forget the importance of promoting international best practice and bringing together the fire community to celebrate the 100th year of the IFE. Much…

Promoting International best practice

As 2018 draws ever nearer the importance of the IFE in promoting international best practice has never been stronger. 2018 will bring together the international fire community to celebrate the 100th year of the IFE. From a historical perspective, it…

Fire engineering and the international design process

The 2017 revision of the UAE Fire & Life Safety Code has reinforced the importance of fire safety across the built environment from a design, construction and operational perspective. The engineering and architectural community play an important role to ensure…

Fire Engineering in the Middle East

Since our last Branch update there has been a lot of activity behind the scenes bringing us closer to fully rolling out the Branch across the region. March is always a busy month for the IFE internationally with the examinations…

Fire Engineering in the Middle East

Establishing a registered branch within the UAE has been a long but worthwhile process. The journey began in 2014 with the establishment of a Founding Committee consisting of Peter Stephenson (BuroHappold), David Black (Burohappold), Terry Johnson (Dubai Civil Defence), Matt…

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