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

    Presentation by the Civil Defense

  • 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:
      Eng. Ali A Mokhtar, President Safety Engineering Chapter | Saudi Council of Engineers
      Abhishek Chhabra, Market Development Manager | Thomas Bell-Wright International Consultants
      Peter van Gorp, Director of Fire and Life Safety | AESG
      Sumir Pattoo, P.Eng. (Canada),CFPS, Sr. Fire Protection Engineer | Saudi Aramco
  • 10:45 - 11:15

    Coffee Break


  • 12:30 - 12:45

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

    • Panellists:
      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
      Adam Olomon, Country Director | Jensen Hughes
  • 12:45 - 14:00

    Lunch

  • 14:45 - 15:15

    Bridging Security and Safety in the early Stages of Design and Masterplanning

    • Panellists invited:
      John Cowling, Director - Middle East | Acutech
      Iain Simpson, Director – Security | Jensen Hughes
      ,Senior Representative | OSAC
      Steven Velegrinis, Head of Masterplanning | AECOM
 

Event Speakers

Eng. Ali A Mokhtar

President Safety Engineering Chapter | Saudi Council of Engineers

Sumir Pattoo, P.Eng. (Canada), CFPS

Sr. Fire Protection Engineer | Saudi Aramco

Peter van Gorp

Director of Fire and Life Safety | AESG

Wael Allan

CEO | Tarouk

Abhishek Chhabra

Market Development Manager | Thomas Bell-Wright International Consultants

Aaron McDaid

Principal | Design Confidence

Shamim Rashid-Sumar

Director Business Development | JENSEN HUGHES

Majed Almejmaj

Senior Fire Engineer | Buro Happold

Altaf A. Afridi

Deputy Vice President Marketing, Middle East and Africa | dormakaba

Al Brown

Technical Director | HKA

Harold S Dickenson

Founder & CEO | Kanousei

David Black

Middle East Director and Principal Fire Safety Engineer | Joule Group

Adam Olomon

Country Director | Jensen Hughes

John Cowling

Director - Middle East | Acutech