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Safety Design in Buildings, Kuwait Conference

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 conference 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.

Under the theme of “Safety Design 2020 – Strategies and Implementation” the current cycle of events provides its participants with insights into:

  • Risk assessments for buildings with combustible cladding
  • Holistic fire safety design
  • An update to operational technologies for fire safety management
  • Building accessibility and egress standards

… and more


08.00 – 09.00Registration & 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“Opening Kuwait Fire Service Directorate”
09:30 – 09:40Outlining The Challenges And Learning From Best Practices Of Implementing Compliance.Abhishek Chhabra, Market Development Manager | Thomas Bell-Wright International Consultants
09:40 – 10:10Panel 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 – 10:30Coffee Break
10:30 – 10:45Fire 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.<br> 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 – 11:00Reducing Risk Through Real-Time Emergency Management – IoT (Internet Of Things) SolutionsToday’s technology provides operations professionals with the opportunity to transform their organization. Real-time data can accelerate the response to incidents and calm the chaos. Mobile and IoT applications can capture a wealth of data and then channel it to systems that will analyze and process it into actionable information. That, in turn, will enable you to see what is happening, identify where it is happening, understand why it is happening, then share that understanding with those that require it.Hilton Earl Campbell, Head of Systems Operations | MARTECH® Services
11:00 – 11:15“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
11:15 – 11:30Digital 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
11:30 – 12:00Panel Discussion: Looking To The Future Of Technology In Fire SafetyPanellists:
Hilton Earl Campbell, Head of Systems Operations | MARTECH® Services
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
Shamim Rashid Sumar, Director Business Development | Jensen Hughes
12:00 – 12:20Presentation: 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.Aaron McDaid, Principal |Design Confidence
12:20 – 12:40Fire Main Flow Testing: Regional Case Studies Demonstrating Lessons On The Importance And Things To ConsiderPeter van Gorp, Director of Fire and Life Safety | AESG
12:40 – 13:00Security In The Landscape: CPTED As Public Realm Design DriverSteven Velegrinis, Head of Masterplanning | AECOM (TBC)
13:00 – 13:20Presentation By DormakabaAltaf A. Afridi, Deputy Vice President Marketing, Middle East and Africa | dormakaba
13:20 – 13:30Panel Discussion: Bridging Security And Safety In The Early Stages Of Design And MasterplanningPanellists invited: 
John Cowling, Director – Middle East | Acutech 
Ged King, CEO and Founder | Mediatech Design Group 
Iain Simpson, Director – Security | Jensen Hughes
Senior Representative | OSAC 
Steven Velegrinis, Head of Masterplanning | AECOM 
Nick Brant, Strategic Defence Director | WS Atkins Middle East 
Altaf A. Afridi, Deputy Vice President Marketing | Middle East and Africa, dormakaba
13:30 – 14:30Lunch
David BlackAbhishek ChhabraAndy DeanShamim Rashid-SumarHilton Earl Campbell
Middle East Director and Principal Fire Safety Engineer | Joule GroupMarket Development Manager | Thomas Bell-Wright International ConsultantsHead of Façade Engineering | WSPDirector Business Development | JENSEN HUGHESHead of Systems Operations | MARTECH® Services
Harold S DickensonMajed AlmejmajAaron McDaidPeter van GorpSteven Velegrinis
Founder & CEO | KanouseiSenior Fire Engineer | Buro HappoldPrincipal | Design ConfidenceDirector of Fire and Life Safety | AESGHead of Masterplanning | AECOM (TBC)
Altaf AfridiJohn Cowling
Deputy Vice President Marketing, MEA, dormakabaDirector – Middle East | Acutech

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