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 Muscat 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.
  • … and more

Event Schedules

  • 08:00 - 09:00

    Registration & Breakfast

  • 09:00 - 09:10

    “Welcome and Opening”

  • 11:00 - 11:30

    Coffee Break

  • 13:15 - 14:15



Event Speakers

Afschin Soleimani

Director and Head of Fire Engineering and Specialisms | Ramboll

Altaf A. Afridi

Deputy Vice President Marketing, Middle East and Africa | dormakaba

Andy Dean

Head of Façade Engineering | WSP

Craig Ross

Head of Project and Building Consultancy | Cavendish Maxwell

John Noone

Co-founder - Fire Engineering | Joule Group

Shamim Rashid-Sumar

Director Business Development | JENSEN HUGHES

Peter van Gorp

Director of Fire and Life Safety | AESG

Jonathan Scopes, BSc MSc CEng MICE MIStructE CMIOSH FAPS

Senior HSE Consultant and Trainer | Samara Training Services

Abhishek Chhabra

Market Development Manager | Thomas Bell-Wright International Consultants

Event Speakers


Early Bird Price Until August 22

190 USD (75 OMR) Payment by Credit Card
200 USD (77 OMR) Payment by Bank Transfer

Regular Price from August 23