Large scale project firefighting & safety measures




Chairman’s welcome remarks

Eng. Seif El Nasr Inan, Chairman, Giza Projects; Board Member, Egyptian Fire Protection Association (EFPA)


Global developments in the firefighting field

Eng. Hatem Kheir, General Manager, Kheir Group; Chairman, Confederation of Fire Protection Associations – International (CFPA-I); Board Member, EFPA


Integrated fire suppression & safety measures in large projects

  • Coordinating life safety measures with firefighting
  • Monitoring integrated systems efficiently
  • Creating effective fire alarm interfaces for fire protection

Don Bliss, Vice President for Field Operations, National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)


Integrated situational awareness in large scale projects

  • Digital voice technology
  • Visual evacuation systems
  • Public address systems

Tamer Gaber, Infrastructure & Industrial Leader Middle East, Honeywell


HVAC & smoke management on large scale projects

  • Design principals & regulations
  • Understanding the operational matrix
  • Assessing the suitability of system components

Dr. Ahmed Medhat, Professor of Mechanical
Power Engineering, Housing & Building National Research Center (HBRC)


Networking Break


Water mist application on large scale projects

  • Why water mist application is efficient in large areas
  • Simple provision of system
  • Cost-wise suitability

Robert Nelson, Technical Manager – Water & Mechanical Products, Johnson Controls


Tame the flame: A new look at safety considerations with cladding

  • Selecting cladding & testing product
  • Proper installation of cladding
  • Inspection of cladding on modern high-rise buildings

Robert James, Global Building Fire & Security Inspection Director, Underwriters Laboratory (UL)


Remote inspection programme for large scale projects

  • Meeting shorter timelines
  • Working closely with contractors
  • The creation of NSPA standards

Eng. Bassem Khalil, Sr. Fire & Life Safety Engineer, Abu Dhabi Civil Defence, UAE Ministry of Interior


Closing panel discussion & remarks

  • Remaining requirements of large scale firefighting projects
  • Research & development topics to explore for improved safety
  • Training considerations for the next generation of firefighters
  • Summary of conference findings

Moderator: Eng. Seif El Nasr Inan, Chairman & CEO, Giza Projects; Treasurer & Board Member, EFPA


End of Conference

MEFSEC Technical Seminars

MEFSEC's Technical Seminars are sessions focused on technical solutions in the fire and safety space and are led by MEFSEC exhibitors.


Local manufacturing of fire protection productions

Mohamed Gaber, Managing Director, ISS 


Bavaria Holding first choice provider of firefighting solutions in Africa, the Middle East and ‎Europe

Amir Riad, Vice Chairman, Bavaria (TBC)


Sffeco Gas Suppression System SFFECO 227

Ahmad Fawzi Alfasfous, Global Sales Manager MENAT, SFFECO Global