Safety Design 2020 – Strategies and Implementation

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:

  • 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

Event Schedules

  • 08:00 - 09:00

    Registration & Breakfast

  • 09:00 - 09:15

    “Welcome and Opening”

    • Speaker: Saad Al Shahrani, Chairman of the Board, Saudi Council of Engineers

  • 11:05 - 11:35

    Coffee Break

  • 13:35 - 14:35



Event Speakers

Major Khalid Abdullah Almutairi

Dammam Civil Defense

Eng. Ali A Mokhtar

President Safety Engineering Chapter | Saudi Council of Engineers

Sumir Pattoo, P.Eng.(Canada)

Sr. Fire Protection Engineer | Saudi Aramco

Sharron Halpert

Founder | Halpert Life Safety Consulting

Shamim Rashid-Sumar

Director Business Development | JENSEN HUGHES

Terry Smith

Managing Director | Bluewater Global Advisors, LLC

Wael Allan

CEO | Tarouk

Tim Shelton

Senior Process Safety Consultant | Jensen Hughes

Prakash Senghani

Digital Project Delivery Lead - Construction Services | AECOM

Andy Dean

Head of Façade Engineering | WSP

Peter van Gorp

Director of Fire and Life Safety | AESG

Altaf A. Afridi

Deputy Vice President Marketing, Middle East and Africa | dormakaba

Adam Olomon

Associate Manager, Abu Dhabi | Jensen Hughes

Craig Ross

Head of Project and Building Consultancy | Cavendish Maxwell

Majed Almejmaj

Senior Fire Engineer | Buro Happold

John Noone

Co-founder - Fire Engineering | Joule Group

Abhishek Chhabra

Market Development Manager | Thomas Bell-Wright International Consultants

Karen P Martin

Founder & President | MARTECH Services & MARTECH Fire Solutions, Inc.

Eng. Saad Mohammed Alshahrani

Chairman, Saudi Council of Engineers

Event Speakers


Early Bird Price Until September 27

210 USD (790 SAR) Payment by Credit Card
225 USD (845 SAR) Payment by Bank Transfer

Regular Price from September 28