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:
Professional and industry bodies in the UK are working on guidance to better integrate fire safety engineering advice into the construction process from concept through to completion and occupation. Current practice is often to use a fire engineer to develop a conceptual fire strategy, but not to involve the engineer during detail design and construction. This often leads to deviation from the fire strategy and results in non-compliance with fire safety and building codes, disputes and litigation. Al Brown will explore past examples and look at how the appropriate use of professional fire engineers can improve the successful outcomes of construction projects.
Outlining the roles of stakeholders: from the client, consultants, Contractors and government. How can the approvals process and transparency of communication be improved?
The wave of digital transformation has affected the processes of design, construction & operations of buildings. Altaf will present how modern technologies can help achieve safety of occupants by incorporating measures in different stages of construction and operations of the building. He will also touch on how to effectively manage the integration of specifications in the design stage to enable code compliance, thus minimising costs and delays due to changes and modifications at the construction phase.
This presentation will look at the principles of life safety and fire fighting approaches for super high-rise buildings and use case studies to demonstrate how to adapt planning for active fire protection, smoke and heat ventilation, design considerations and field testing corridor smoke control.
KSA is undergoing rapid and unprecedented social and economic changes, underpinned by the ambitious Saudi Vision 2030.
As professionals within the security & resilience industry, we are at the tipping point of change in how we understand, prevent, manage, mitigate and respond to security & resilience challenges within the built environment in the Kingdom.
The future of security and resilience within the Kingdom’s built environment will need to consider how legislation, standards & guidance move away from the more traditional oil & gas model for securing sites, and into a more holistic approach that is flexible enough to deal with a softer and more aesthetic security model. The talk explores examples from recent giga-projects.
As building fires involving spread via the façade are becoming common place the desire to rectify the external fabric of a building poses many challenges. The risk assessment methodology developed aims to address those challenges by promoting collaboration between all the project stakeholders. In doing so the level of risk can be agreed and the most appropriate course of action taken.
Hydrants, monitors and fire protection systems are tested on their operation. What is less common but an NFPA requirement is to verify the actual performance of the entire firewater supply system where you measure the flow and pressure and benchmarking the results against the requirements.
This presentation elaborates on how to do a flow test, what you want to get out of the flow test and the practicalities when doing flow tests.
What are the factors most relevant to Saudi Arabia that needs considering for optimal performance, value and code compliance when balancing a mix of active and passive fire protection and security design measures?