For the past seven years, the Safety Design in Buildings (SDiB) conference campaign has been a GCC-wide initiative that allows for the promotion of the safest and best practices in the industry. It was founded in collaboration with Intersec the leading trade fair for Security, Safety, and Fire Protection. It has provided a platform for industry professionals and international experts to debate safety standards and practices in the built environment. The focus of the conference is to improve protection of people and assets in the Gulf.
The event brings leading Fire Safety Consultants, Architects, Security Consultants, Engineers and Testing Experts together with Safety System Suppliers to give updates on industry standards and provide a debating platform for best practice. It is aimed at continuous professional education and improving on the quality standards across all disciplines.
Since it was founded in 2012, the SDiB conference series has gained momentum and visited many GCC countries across the 45 conferences that have been offered. It regularly is offered in Saudi Arabia and the UAE with other annual events in: Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman, and Qatar among others.
Each conference is open to contributions by regulators, construction and safety professionals and international experts. It combines speaker presentations with panel discussions and the latest industry information. It has proven to be a platform appreciated by the industry with regular involvement from key players such as: civil defense, consultants and suppliers alike. Experts from across the industry are regularly involved with the campaign and confirm the value of participating in the SDiB conferences.
Andy Dean – Head of Facades Middle East – WSP
“The people involved in the conference and the speakers almost all have a genuine commonality that they are far more focused on getting information out there about safety in the built environment than anything else. It washes away the competitive elements of the corporate world and most of the experts have become good friends who share information for the greater good. Speaking with people on panels with the regularity that the events take place it allows those involved to transcend any corporate competition.”
Aaron Mc Daid – Principal – Design Confidence
“The intent of the SDiB conference is to promote innovation and challenge convention. As a result of that goal, SDiB has successfully provided that platform for the idea exchange. The campaign promotes innovation. It allows industry professionals to connect, collaborate, communicate and exchange ideas.”
Ali Kilo – Sales Manager – Product Testing & Certification – Intertek
The SDiB conference series provides “exposure to the local markets around the GCC, showing our contribution and commitment to that specific country and meeting the Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) such as Civil Defense.”
Join the conversation with your colleagues in the realm of Fire and Life Safety, Security and more in the built environment. You can get involved showing interest in presenting, sitting on a panel, by attending yourself or by simply sharing this with other industry representatives.
Doha, Qatar on October 16th, 2019
Abu Dhabi, UAE on December 12th, 2019
For more information, go to www.safetydesigninbuildings.com