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Don’t miss the Safety Design in Buildings Conference in Kuwait

The Safety Design in Buildings conference campaign is a GCC-wide initiative to debate safety standards and practices in the built environment. Experts are offering insights through presentations and panel discussions for an improved protection of people and assets in the Gulf.

The current cycle of events investigates evacuation strategies, material and safety system requirements for high occupancy buildings, which are constantly challenged by the ambitious infrastructure development in the GCC.

The conference brings Fire Consultants, Façade Designers and Testing Experts together with Safety System Suppliers to give an update on industry standards and provide a debating platform for trends and development.

Participants are invited to join and influence the panel agenda by submitting questions and topic proposals. All questions will be addressed live during the panel discussions. Click here to submit.


8.00 – 9.00Registration & Breakfast
9.00 – 9.15“Welcome & Opening”
9.15 – 9.45Andy Dean, Head of Façade Engineering, WSP – “Fire and Facades – the Essential Elements”
9.45 – 10.15Alex Tsiolas, Fire Engineer AkzoNobel – “Optimization of Intumescent (Fire Resistance) Coatings using Structural Analysis”
10.15 – 10.45Altaf A. Afridi, Regional Marketing Director MENA, Dorma Gulf Doors Controls – “Access Control & Egress Planning.”
10.45 – 11.00Panel Discussion – “Moving Safety Considerations from High-Rise to Super-Tall Buildings”
11.00 – 11.30Coffee Break
11.30 – 12.00Shamim Rashid-Sumar, VP ME Operations, Rolf Jensen & Associates – “Inspection, testing and maintenance of fire safety systems ”
12.00 – 12.30John Noone, Associate Arup Gulf – “Ensuring Safe Evacuation – the Next Steps”
12.30 – 13.00David Rogers, Chairman of Technical Committee GGF MENA Region – “Impact Safety Glass Selection for Use in Critical Locations”
13.00 – 13.15Panel Discussion – “The next level of Safety Specification Standards”
13.15 – 14.15Lunch


To see the updated program online click here and to register your attendance click here.

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