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 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

Event Schedules

  • 08:00 - 09:00

    Registration & Breakfast

  • 09:00 - 09:10

    Opening by Conference Chair

  • 09:10 - 09:30

    Opening Kuwait Fire Service Directorate

  • 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


  • 11:30 - 12:00

    Panel Discussion: Looking to the Future of Technology in Fire Safety

    • Panellists:
      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
  • 13:20 - 13:30

    Panel Discussion: Bridging Security and Safety in the early Stages of Design and Masterplanning

    • Panellists 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 - 14:30

    Lunch

 

Event Speakers

David Black

Middle East Director and Principal Fire Safety Engineer | Joule Group

Abhishek Chhabra

Market Development Manager | Thomas Bell-Wright International Consultants

Andy Dean
 

Head of Façade Engineering | WSP

Shamim Rashid-Sumar

Director Business Development | JENSEN HUGHES

Hilton Earl Campbell

Head of Systems Operations | MARTECH® Services

Harold S Dickenson

Founder & CEO | Kanousei

Majed Almejmaj

Senior Fire Engineer | Buro Happold

Aaron McDaid

Principal | Design Confidence

Peter van Gorp

Director of Fire and Life Safety | AESG

Steven Velegrinis

Head of Masterplanning | AECOM (TBC)

Altaf A. Afridi

Deputy Vice President Marketing, Middle East and Africa | dormakaba

John Cowling

Director - Middle East | Acutech

Event Speakers

Registration


Early Bird Price Until February 18

210 USD (63 KWD) Payment by Credit Card
225 USD (68 KWD) Payment by Bank Transfer

Regular Price from February 19