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:
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.
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.
Adopting a holistic approach to fire safety through design and planning of process safety, security and emergency response.
Designs are often driven to satisfy code requirements or to obtain approval. This may not meet operator or end user-requirements. This presentation discusses how to adopt a holistic fire safety design with emphasis on integrating operational and end-user requirements into the fire strategy design process. New operational facilities involve 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. The presentation will showcase new technologies available to support operators in managing fire safety in their buildings that can be considered during the design process.
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.
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.