SEMINAR ON FIRE SAFETY IN BUILDINGS

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SEMINAR
ON
FIRE SAFETY IN BUILDINGS

In light of recent tragic events, Al-Kindi Society of Engineers is arranging this event to offer engineers and architects working in the built environment, the opportunity to reflect and discuss the fire safety legislation and material selection aspects for residential and public buildings.
Three presentations will tackle safety, quality and fire prevention through material selection as measures to help protect live and property. The aim of this event is to separate the facts from sensationalism and ensure that our members are informed and up to date with the latest technologies and legislation.

5:00-8:00PM, 6th August 2017

Radisson Blu Edwardian Hotel
68-86 Cromwell Road, London, SW7 5BT
Nearest Station: Gloucester Road

Light refreshments and tea/coffee will be served

The event is open to members and non members

Event Sponsors

Event Programme

17:00
Registration and Networking
17:15
Welcome and Al-Kindi Society Introduction
Dr. Alaa Alani, Events Coordinator, Al-Kindi Society of Engineers
17:20
Event introduction and seminar chairperson’s remarks
Mr Qassim Kazaz, Founding member, Al-Kindi Society of Engineers
17:30
Designing fire safety into residential premise
Mr Ben Bradford, immediate past president of the Chartered Association of Building Engineers
18:00
Control of fire in buildings: Principals vs. Rules
Mr. Thea Alsabti, Senior Architect, Moxley Architects
18:30
Networking Break
18:50
A presentation by the event sponsors : LogCreation
19:00
Causes, consequences and prevention of fire in over-ground and under-ground buildings.
Dr. Ali Albadri, Chief Engineer, Tube Lines Ltd
19:30
Panel Discussion
19:50
Closing Remarks

Abstracts & Speakers’ Profiles


Mr. Ben Bradford 
BSc MSc MBA CEng FCIBSE FRICS PPCABE FIFireE

ABSTRACT: The design of buildings for fire safety relies upon an understanding of the resources of fire, material and systems likely to be involved in fire, and the likely spread of fire. UK legislation is performance based and national guidance documents offer perspective solutions to standard design. This presentation will introduce the primary legislation and guidance applicable to residential fire safety design. It will observe the latest fire statistics and touch upon topical themes such as ‘Is stay put safe’ and does high rise, mean high risk?

Ben is the proud founder of BB7, an outstanding fire and security consulting firm that advises Architects and design teams but also building owners and operators. The firm imagines new ways to mitigate risk within the built environment. Under his stewardship the firm has national coverage via six offices throughout England, Scotland and Ireland, with Engineers working on some fantastic projects worldwide. He is both a Chartered Engineer and Chartered Surveyor. In 2016 IFSEC Global recognised Ben as ‘The Most Influential Person in Fire’. Ben authored PAS 7: 2013 – Fire Risk Management Systems Specification on behalf of British Standards Institution and the plan is to move this to BS 8777.  In 2014 Ben became the Marketing and events Chair for the London Branch of the Institution of Fire Engineers and between, May 2016 – 17, he served as The President of the Chartered Association of Building Engineers.


Mr. Thea Alsabti 
BA Dip Arch ARB RBA

ABSTRACT: With the recent disasters in various countries, I will provide some insight into the current legislation and building regulations including the BBA and NBS standards that set the principals for designers and builders detail and specify products and workmanship to protect against fire and the spread of fires in buildings. We will have a look at the findings into residential blocks, how it started, how it spread and what system and materials used to construct and refurbish it. Finally, I would make some comparison between the regulatory system in the UK against the European equivalent EN standards to identify which should be adopted or partially adopted to prevent / mitigate such disasters from happening again.

Thea graduated from Architectural Engineering department, Baghdad University in 1991. He then pursued further qualifications from Leeds Metropolitan University and The University of Greenwich.  He has been involved in the development of residential buildings and restoration of Grade II listed buildings in London and Hertfordshire. He held senior positions in city councils and private sector including Arvanitakis Partnership and Weightman and Bullen Architects in London. Since 2002, Mr Alsabti has worked as a Senior Architect at Moxley Architects – London, and most recently founded Pendulum Architects mainly specialising in complex residential projects and overseas developments.

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