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Safety Design in Buildings, Jeddah Conference August 31, 2016

Safety Design in Buildings, Jeddah Conference August 31, 2016

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 conference campaign debates safety standards and practices in the built environment. Expert Talks for an improved protection of people and buildings take place annually and are presented in every Gulf Country.

The current cycle of events investigates concepts of integration for safety and security related aspects of high occupancy buildings with a view to strategy planning, material, system requirements.

The conference 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 provides its participants with insights to:

Engineering faults in the Jazan Hospital Fire Tragedy
Developing Safety Design Strategies for Buildings
Designing fire and life safety for airports
Integrating safety and security concepts into high occupancy buildings
Guidance to Facade Fire Safety Audits
… and more

08.00 – 09.00

Registration & Breakfast

09.00 – 09.15

“Welcome and Opening”

Session I : Implimentation of Fire Safety Design in Buildings
Chairman : Andy Dean, Head of Façade Engineering | WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff

09.15 – 10.15

Anas A Alzaid, Director General Safety & Security | Ministry of Health Saudi Arabia

“The Jezan Hospital Fire Tragedy from an Engineering Point of View”

On the 24th of December, 2015 Saudi Ministry of Health lost 25 patients in Jazan Hospital fire. In his presentation, engineer Alzaid will share the investigation findings and focus on the engineering failures that caused such high fatalities. His presentation is supported by video coverage, photos and drawings of the incident. The main purpose of the presentation is to avoid such horrific tragedies from re-happening.

10.15 – 10.45

Jim Bychowski, Senior Vice President ME | Aon Fire Protection

“Design of Fire and Life Safety and Security to Facilitate Airside and Landside Airport Operations”

10.45 – 11.15

Nusrulha Wani, PMM – Security & Safety Systems | DORMA GULF

“Integrating Safety & Security Systems in Assembly Occupancies – Case Study of Stadiums”

To balance our busy work lives, we take time off to watch a football match, go to a movie or take a vacation to visit Holy places or tourist destinations. Popular places with high occupancies however have made the news not only for the unique and peaceful nature of events, but also for incidents of grief and sorrow because of overcrowding, stampedes or security lapses.

In this context the presenter introduces case studies of Stadiums which are coming into prominence with regional events like Expo 2020 in Dubai and FIFA 2022 in Qatar. His focus will be on safety and security strategies and technologies applied from the parking area to the playing arena.

11.15 – 11.30 Panel Discusssion on System Integration
11.30 – 12.00 Coffee Break
Session II : Implementation of Security Design in Buildings
Chairman:Andy Dean, Head of Façade Engineering | WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff

12.00 – 12.30

Andy Dean, Head of Façade Engineering | WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff

“Guidance on Façade Fire Safety Audits”

For several years now we have been raising awareness about the dangers of combustible panels on facades, and recommending a course of action to prioritise, review and risk assess the existing building stock. Now that this is becoming a reality, Andy Dean provides guidance on a recommended focus and guidance on what to do and what to look for.

12.30 – 13.00

Rob Davies, Technical Director | WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff

“Integration and Coordination of Fire Safety Design Strategies During Construction”

Fire strategies are developed with varying degrees of information and detail for specific system requirements dependant on the type of project. Often times there will be a gap of information between the strategy, the design of the systems to meet the strategy, the installation of systems by the various contractors, and the actual operation and maintenance by the building operators. One example of this is fire alarm systems:

Has there been coordination with the life safety and security consultant
Has that strategy been clearly written for the alarm and security contractor to implement – example cause and effect strategy/matrix with associated strategy and intent
Was there coordination on site to validate between the associated disciplines
Was it commissioned correctly and connected to the required systems (fire alarm/bms/fire command/security control room)
13.00 – 13.15

Panel Discussion on Integration of Security and Safety Concepts

13.30 – 14.00


To see the updated program go to http://www.safetydesigninbuildings.com/jeddah/#program

To register your attendance go to http://www.safetydesigninbuildings.com/jeddah/#register

Looking forward to welcoming you at the conference.

For more information, go to www.safetydesigninbuildings.com/jeddah

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