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 current cycle of events provides its participants with insights into:
This presentation outlines UAE’s Civil Defense experience on improving the efficiency of its firefighting crews emergencies response. This involved the development of two new definitions of civil defense emergency response, i.e. response time and total response time and related components. Both are currently being implemented on a state level. In addition to this, seven new key standards to raise the efficiency of the internal security system and include:
- The CD’s firefighting crews (FS) area boundaries to reinforce the coverage response and distribution
- CD’s firefighting crews types
- Center requirements for response
- Raising the efficiency of HR and allocation of technical support equipment
- Identifying the CD’s incident command responsibility
- Achieving the concept of command and control
Following the awful Grenfell Tower fire in west London on 14th June 2017, the UK government have been working closely with industry experts to review the Building Regulations and the design, construction, and management of high-risk buildings. This presentation will give a summary of the findings from the investigation and the many industry workshops held to uncover the causes of how the Grenfell Tower fire spread. What actions have the UK authorities taken alongside industry stakeholders to try and prevent future tragedies. Secondly, the presentation will give an update on the ongoing work on the international movement to develop consistent fire safety standards globally for high-risk buildings.
Along with Governments, Property Owners and Insurance Companies; there are a number of stakeholders around the world working to establish accurate knowledge of the fire risk due to installed cladding materials on existing buildings. This brief presentation familiarises everyone with the tools available locally to quickly establish the risk of fire on a building where cladding has been installed in the past. The session also aims to add context to the subsequent panel discussion.
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 visualization
The 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.
Using BIM to effectively manage integration of specifications in the design stage to comply with requirements for approvals to minimise cost and delays from later changes and modifications during construction.