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


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

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