WorkshopsA: Fire, Life Safety + Security

20 October 2018
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

In the aftermath of the attacks of September 11, 2001 and more recently the Grenfell Tower fire in London, the foundational assumptions of tall building safety have periodically come into question on the global stage. Fire, life safety, and security concerns have thus remained paramount considerations for both new and existing tall buildings, with a host of new solutions coming to the forefront and a renewed emphasis on the close involvement of fire and security experts in the design process. Join this workshop for a vital update on these important topics.

Session Chair: Alfredo Ramirez
Latin America Business Lead, Underwriters Laboratories, Chicago
Shamim Rashid-Sumar
Vice President - Development, Middle East, Jensen Hughes, Dubai
Gary Strong
Global Building Standards Director, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, London
Simon Lay
Director, OFR Consultants, Manchester
Peter Weismantle
Director of Supertall Building Technology, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture, Chicago
Priyan Mendis
Professor of Civil Engineering, Director of ARC Centre for Prefab Housing, University of Melbourne, Melbourne
Peter DiMaggio
Managing Director, Thornton Tomasetti, New York City