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 current cycle of events provides its participants with insights into:

  • Civil Defence on strategies for improving the efficiency of its firefighting crews emergencies response and achieving the concept of 'command and control'.
  • Summary of the findings from the Grenfell investigation and the actions the UK authorities have taken alongside industry stakeholders to try and prevent future tragedies.
  • 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.
  • … and more
 

Event Schedules

  • 08:00 - 09:00

    Registration & Breakfast

  • 09:00 - 09:05

    “Welcome and Opening”

  • 10:30 - 11:00

    Coffee Break

  • 11:10 - 11:40

    Panel Discussion: Assessing Operational and Business Risks and Incentives of Retrofitting Cladding for Improved Fire Safety

    • Moderator:
      Abhishek Chhabra, Market Development Manager | Thomas Bell-Wright International Consultants

      Panellists:
      Bassem Gamil Faragalle Khalil, Senior Fire Engineer | Abu Dhabi Civil Defence
      Benjamin Beer, Technical Director | Facades, Meinhardt
      Aaron Mc Daid, Principal | Design Confidence
      Susan Lamont, Fire Engineering Leader | ARUP
      Roy Weghorst, Head of Regulatory Affairs | Kingspan Group

  • 12:10 - 12:40

    Looking to the Future of Technology and Fire Safety

    • Moderator:
      Shamim Rashid Sumar, Director Business Development | JENSEN HUGHES

      Panellists:
      John Noone, Manager, Visualisation and Immersive Technology Group | AECOM
      Harold S Dickenson, Civil BIM Manager | Aecom
      Altaf A. Afridi, Deputy Vice President Marketing, Middle East and Africa | dormakaba
      Majed Almejmaj, Senior Fire Engineer | Buro Happold
  • 12:40 - 13:10

    Panel Discussion: Involving the Design Team to Mitigate Fire Safety Risks in the Construction Phase

    • Moderator:
      Andy Dean, Head of Façade Engineering | WSP

      Panellists:
      Luay Salih, Vice Chairman | IIRSM
      Aziz Zerban, Regional HSE Manager | CH2M
      Ben Legg, Senior Vice President – HSE | AECOM
      Peter van Gorp, Director of Fire and Life Safety | AESG
      Prof. Abdul-Rahim Sabouni, President & CEO | Emirates College of Technology
  • 13:10 - 14:00

    Lunch

 

Event Speakers

Gary Strong

Global Director of Building Standards, Professional Standards Directorate | RICS

Benjamin Beer

Technical Director | Facades, Meinhardt

Aaron Mc Daid

Principal | Design Confidence

Majed Almejmaj

Senior Fire Engineer | Buro Happold

Karen P Martin

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

Sharron Halpert

Founder | Halpert Life Safety Consulting

Abhishek Chhabra

Market Development Manager | Thomas Bell-Wright International Consultants

Susan Lamont
 

Fire Engineering Leader | ARUP

Andy Dean
 

Head of Façade Engineering | WSP

Shamim Rashid-Sumar
 

Director Business Development | JENSEN HUGHES

Harold S Dickenson

Manager, Visualisation and Immersive Technology Group | AECOM

Prof. Abdul-Rahim Sabouni

President & CEO | Emirates College of Technology

John Noone

Co-founder - Fire Engineering | Joule Group

Altaf A. Afridi

Deputy Vice President Marketing, Middle East and Africa | dormakaba

Luay Salih

Vice Chairman | IIRSM

Aziz Zerban

Regional HSE Manager | CH2M

Roy Weghorst

Head of Regulatory Affairs | Kingspan Group
 

Registration


Early Bird Price From November 23

210 USD (765 AED) Payment by Credit Card
225 USD (820 AED) Payment by Bank Transfer

Regular Price from November 24