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Large scale project firefighting & safety measures

11:00

Registration


12:00

Chairman’s welcome remarks

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


12:15

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


12:30

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)


13:00

Integrated situational awareness in large scale projects

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

Tamer Gaber, Infrastructure & Industrial Leader Middle East, Honeywell


13:30

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)


14:00

Networking Break


14:30

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


15:00

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)


15:30

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


16:00

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


16:30

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.


14:00

Local manufacturing of fire protection productions

Mohamed Gaber, Managing Director, ISS 


15:00

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

Amir Riad, Vice Chairman, Bavaria (TBC)


16:00

Sffeco Gas Suppression System SFFECO 227

Ahmad Fawzi Alfasfous, Global Sales Manager MENAT, SFFECO Global