Safety Design in Buildings, Kuwait Conference March 5, 2019 at Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel & Spa, Kuwait
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 generally.
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 program 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
|08.00 – 09.00||Registration & Breakfast|
|09.00 – 09.10||“Opening By Conference Chair”|
|Session I : Retrofitting for Fire Safety |
Chairman : Andy Dean, Head of Facades | WSP
|09.10 – 09.30||The Importance Of Compatibility Between The Fire Regulation (Safety Design) And Fire / Rescue In High Rise BuildingsLt. Gen. Yousef Alansari, Former Chief, Kuwait Fire Service Directorate; Honorary Board Member Kuwait Fire Protection Association, Kuwait|
|09:30 – 09:40||Outlining The Challenges And Learning From Best Practices Of Implementing Compliance.Abhishek Chhabra, Market Development Manager | Thomas Bell-Wright International Consultants|
|09:40 – 10:10||Panel Discussion: Maintaining Consistency Of Fire Safety Standards In Construction – From Materials, Code Applications And Supervision Of Construction.Outlining the roles of stakeholders: from the client, consultants, Contractors and government. How can the approvals process and transparency of communication be improved?Panellists: |
Abhishek Chhabra, Market Development Manager | Thomas Bell-Wright International Consultants
Peter van Gorp, Director of Fire and Life Safety | AESG
Andy Dean, Head of Facades | WSP
Shamim Rashid Sumar, Director Business Development | Jensen Hughes
|10:10 – 10:30||Coffee Break|
|10:30 – 10:45||Fire Safety Design & TechnologyThe presenter discusses holistic fire safety design, with particular emphasis on sustainable design by integration of operational and end user requirements into the fire strategy design process. All too often designs are purely driven to satisfy code requirements or to obtain approval and ultimately may not meet operator or end user requirements. Many new technologies are now available to support operators manage fire safety in their buildings which can be considered during the design process. The launching of a new operational facility involves complex interactions of people, process, technology and environment – the presenter gives an outline of the technology that can facilitate a greater level of fire safety awareness and implementation.David Black, Middle East Director and Principal Fire Safety Engineer | Joule Group|
|Session II : BIM, Software & Technology|
Chairman : David Black, Middle East Director and Principal Fire Safety Engineer | Joule Group
|10:45 – 11:00||“Using Tools Of VR, AR & 3D To Create Optimal Fire Safety Strategies”Exponentially increasing computer power and advances in software make it possible to radically improve fire safety in buildings by visualizing and factoring in human behavior during a building evacuation. This presentation gives an overview of technologies currently in used and developed for building design and how this benefits safety. |
– Using BIM and VR to identify hidden bottlenecks and natural movements of crowds
– Modeling Evacuation Strategies: simulating scenarios in all types of building layouts
– Analysis of fire protection and buildings operation using 3D and VR visualizationHarold S Dickenson, Founder & CEO | Kanousei
|11:00 – 11:15||Digital Tools For Commissioning WitnessingOnsite data capture for inspection reports, database data mining with the use of AI and collaborating through the cloud to increase productivity, efficiency and accuracy.Shamim Rashid Sumar, Director Business Development | Jensen Hughes|
|11:15 – 11:25||Presentation Introducing Panel Discussion: Looking To The Future Of Technology In Fire SafetyThis presentation will look at advances in digital technologies and tools to achieve better fire safety and rescue operations buildings in the case of fire. From systems that analyze and process data to give advance warning and faster response times to actionable information to help firefighters. How do views and priorities differ across markets as to what is the best return on investment?Karen P Martin, Founder & President | MARTECH Services & MARTECH Fire Solutions, Inc.|
|11:25 – 12:00||Panel Discussion: Looking To The Future Of Technology In Fire SafetyPanellists:|
Karen P Martin, Founder & President | MARTECH Services & MARTECH Fire Solutions, Inc.
David Black, Middle East Director and Principal Fire Safety Engineer | Joule Group
Harold S Dickenson, Founder & CEO | Kanousei Majed Almejmaj, Senior Fire Engineer | Buro Happold
Chris Chennell, Associate Director, Middle East Lead | BuroHappold Engineering
Shamim Rashid Sumar, Director Business Development | Jensen Hughes
|12:00 – 12:20||Presentation: Investigation Into The Use Of Post-Fire Corridor Smoke Clearance In The Early Stages Of Fire Development In Super High-Rise BuildingsThis presentation will look at the principles of life safety and fire fighting approaches for super high-rise buildings and use case studies to demonstrate how to adapt planning for active fire protection, smoke and heat ventilation, design considerations and field testing corridor smoke control. Tom Sagris, Group Principal | Design Confidence|
|12:20 – 12:40||Fire Main Flow Testing: Regional Case Studies Demonstrating Lessons On The Importance And Things To Consider Peter van Gorp, Director of Fire and Life Safety | AESG|
|12:40 – 12:55||Security Risk Assessments and their importance in the initial stages of a project John Cowling, Director – Middle East | Acutech|
|12:55 – 13:10||Presentation By Dormakaba George Philip, DVP Strategic Projects Middle East | |
|13:10 – 13:20||Panel Discussion: Bridging Security And Safety In The Early Stages Of Design And MasterplanningModerator: |
John Cowling, Director – Middle East | Acutech
George Philip, DVP Strategic Projects Middle East | dormakaba
Peter van Gorp, Director of Fire and Life Safety | AESGTom Sagris, Group Principal | Design Confidence
Chris Ripley, Associate Director | Mediatech Design Group
|13:20 – 14:20||Lunch|
|Lt. Gen. Yousef Alansari||Abhishek Chhabra||Andy Dean||Shamim Rashid-Sumar||Karen P Martin|
|Former Chief, Kuwait Fire Service Directorate; Honorary Board Member Kuwait Fire Protection Association, Kuwait||Market Development Manager | Thomas Bell-Wright International Consultants||Head of Façade Engineering | WSP||Director Business Development | JENSEN HUGHES||Founder & President | MARTECH Services & MARTECH Fire Solutions, Inc.|
|Harold S Dickenson||Chris Chennell||Tom Sagris||Peter van Gorp||Chris Ripley|
|Founder & CEO | Kanousei||Associate Director, Middle East Lead | BuroHappold Engineering||Group Principal | Design Confidence||Director of Fire and Life Safety | AESG||Associate Director | Mediatech Design Group|
|George Philip||John Cowling|
|DVP Strategic Projects Middle East | dormakaba||Director – Middle East | Acutech|
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