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Safety Design in Buildings, Dammam Conference – October 10, 2018, Sheraton Dammam

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 Dammam 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

 

Program


08.00 – 09.00 Registration & Breakfast

09.00 – 09.10

“Welcome and Opening”


Session I : Retrofitting for Fire Safety 
Chairman : Andy Dean, Head of Facades | WSP

09:10 – 09:30

“Opening Keynote: Fire Protection In Buildings Under Construction”

Many building fires in Saudi Arabia occur during the construction phase. The ongoing increase in construction will likely lead to more construction-related fires. The owner of the property confirms a program preventing fires of projects under construction to be followed up with implementation that complies with the provisions of the standard. Among overlooked requirements are escape routes and transition distances. This presentation will look at eliminating unsafe practices and keeping safety a priority. Drawing on experience from risk assessments an overview will be given on control concepts, regulations and applicable EU, UK, US, and NFPA codes.

Major Khalid Abdullah Almutairi, Dammam Civil Defense


09:30 – 09:45

“Fire Protection Engineering And Safety Standards Of U.S. Army And Air Force (TBC)”

This presentation will discuss the US Military Regulations and their relation to Foreign Building Codes and Standards in particular the Unified Facilities Criteria (UFC) 3-600-01 “Fire Protection Engineering for Facilities” as they relate to fire and life safety for Foreign Military construction.

Gregory M. Michaels, P.E., Fire Protection Engineer | US Army Corps of Engineers


09:45 – 10:00

“Selection, Testing and Performance of Fire Protection Systems in Buildings and Industrial Facilities”

Sumir Pattoo, P.Eng.(Canada), CFPS, Sr. Fire Protection Engineer | Saudi Aramco


10.00 – 10.30

Panel Discussion: Assessing Operational Risks for Complex Industrial Facilities

Adopting a holistic approach to fire safety through design and planning of process safety, security and emergency response.

Moderator: 
Shamim Rashid Sumar, Director Business Development | JENSEN HUGHES

Panellists: 

Peter van Gorp, Director of Fire and Life Safety | AESG
Eng. Ali A Mokhtar, President Safety Engineering Chapter | Saudi Council of Engineers
Sumir Pattoo, P.Eng.(Canada), CFPS, Sr. Fire Protection Engineer | Saudi Aramco


10.45 – 11.00 TBA


11.00 – 11.30 Coffee Break

Session II : BIM, Software & Technology
Chairwoman : Shamim Rashid Sumar, Director Business Development | JENSEN HUGHES

11:30 – 11:45

TBA


11:45 – 12:00

“Integration of Passive Fire Safety Code Requirements in Building Design using BIM”

BIM (Building Information Modeling) helps achieve operational safety in complex networks of Building Management Systems (BMS) and helps to effectively manage the integration of specifications in the design stage to enable compliance with requirements for approvals and minimise cost and delays from making changes and modifications in the construction phase.

Altaf Afridi, Deputy Vice President Marketing, MEA, dormakaba


12:00 – 12:15

“Digital Health And Safety”

Digital transformation is impacting the construction at an ever-increasing rate. As Safety is an integral part of construction it is inevitable that it will not remain untouched. This session aims to introduce participants to the latest BIM specification from the British Standards Institute PAS 1192-6:2018 and what it means for the management of safety-related information in the BIM era; the use of 4D models, structured risk parameters and a ‘single-source-of-truth’ philosophy. Additionally, the inherent benefits of digitising a notoriously conservative industry will be discussed from the evolution of BIMs to virtual and augmented reality assets to aid with risk visualisation and safety training.

Prakash Senghani, Digital Project Delivery Lead – Construction Services | AECOM


12:15 – 12:45

“Panel Discussion: Looking To The Future Of Technology And Fire Safety”

Altaf A. Afridi, Deputy Vice President Marketing, Middle East and Africa | dormakaba
Majed Almejmaj, Senior Fire Engineer, Buro Happold
Prakash Senghani, Digital Project Delivery Lead – Construction Services | AECOM


12:45 – 13:00

“Safety And Quality In Engineering & Construction”

Wael Allan, CEO | Tarouk


13:00 – 13:15

“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: 
Andy Dean, Head of Facades | WSP
Terry Smith, Managing Director | Bluewater Global Advisors, LLC Craig Ross, Head of Project and Building Consultancy | Cavendish Maxwell
Major Khaled Al-Mutairi, Dammam Civil Defense



13:15 – 14:15 Lunch

Speakers


Major Khalid Abdullah Almutairi Eng. Ali A Mokhtar Sumir Pattoo, P.Eng.(Canada), CFPS Wael Allan Peter van Gorp
Dammam Civil Defense President Safety Engineering Chapter | Saudi Council of Engineers Sr. Fire Protection Engineer | Saudi Aramcoo CEO | Tarouk Director of Fire and Life Safety | AESG
Shamim Rashid-Sumar Terry Smith Prakash Senghani Andy Dean Altaf Afridi
Director Business Development – JENSEN HUGHES Managing Director | Bluewater Global Advisors, LLC Digital Project Delivery Lead – Construction Services | AECOM Head of Façade Engineering | WSP Deputy Vice President Marketing, MEA, dormakaba
Craig Ross Majed Almejmaj Talal Samarkandi
Head of Project and Building Consultancy | Cavendish Maxwell Senior Fire Engineer | Buro Happold

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Looking forward to welcoming you at the conference,

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