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

IFE GCC UAE Branch Update April 2021

To say 2020 was a challenging year is, in reflection, a major understatement. However, as we leave the doom and gloom of 2020 behind us, we look forward to emerging stronger and more resilient to tackle any challenges we encounter…

Hotel fire safety

Modern hotels come in various shapes and sizes and are often part of more complex buildings, such as airports or large shopping malls. But their purpose in providing paid lodging on a short-term basis remains constant. Hotel operations vary in…

IFE GCC UAE Branch Update January 2021

As the year closes out and we move into 2021 there is a general feel of optimism for 2021. The year 2020 has challenged us all, whether this has been in our work or personal lives or within the wider…

IFE GCC UAE Branch Update October 2020

The last few months since the previous IFE Branch update have been a period of adjustment for living and working with the Covid-19 pandemic. I personally was locked down in the UK from April through to August before I could…

IFE GCC UAE Branch Update July 2020

Our last IFE Branch update went to press just as the current COVID-19 situation took a turn for the worst. At that time we were celebrating the new decade being kicked-off in the Middle East with a very successful Intersec…

IFE GCC UAE Branch Update April 2020

The new decade kicked-off in the Middle East with a very successful Intersec 2020 Exhibition. With the major projects and construction activity continuing in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) it is encouraging to see that Intersec Saudi Arabia took…

IFE GCC UAE Branch Update January 2020

As the year end approaches we look forward with great excitement to 2020. Since the 2014 announcement that the UAE had been successful with the bid for the Expo 2020 the preparation for the event has been unprecedented. We also…

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…

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