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Don't Miss the Inaugural Middle East Conference This March--Register Now

Tuesday, January 10, 2017  
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The inaugural 2017 Middle East Conference “Getting-It-Right: Tools and Strategies to Improve Fire Protection Engineering on Projects” is fast approaching. Have you registered yet? If not, don’t delay—register today and make your hotel reservation and save, early-bird ends February 3. The conference will be held March 19–23 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. In addition to offering an exceptional technical program and pre-conference professional development courses, Dubai’s rich cultural offerings promise to make this conference an experience you won’t want to miss.

 

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

40 Years of High-Rise Fire Safety: From the U.S. to China to the World

Challenges of Today and Tomorrow in Fire Science and Engineering

Peter A. Weismantle, FAIA
RIBA
Director of Supertall Building Technology, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture

James Antell, P.E., AIA
Vice-President-International Jensen Hughes

Guillermo Rein, Ph.D.
Reader in Thermal Energy Department of Mechanical Engineering of Imperial College London and Editor-in-Chief of the journal Fire Technology

Optional Pre-Conference Courses and Tours*

Sunday, March 19

  • How to Prepare for the P.E. Exam Course* (1 of 3 days) — 8 a.m.–5 p.m. This course is for anyone preparing for the P.E. Exam or anyone needing a refresher, including existing engineers, fire marshals, and loss control specialists. Participants will come away with the understanding of the principles of fire protection engineering, and even if you are not taking the exam this year, but want to assess your readiness for a future exam, this instructor-led P.E. exam prep course will provide you with a fundamental understanding of the principles of fire protection engineering.
  • Performance-Based Design and Codes Course* (1 day) – 8 a.m.–5 p.m. This course is intended for engineers who are interested in applying the concepts of performance-based design (PBD) and enforcement officials who review PBD or engineering alternatives to prescriptive codes.

Monday, March 20

  • How to Prepare for the P.E. Exam Course* (2 of 3 days) — 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Smoke Control I Course* (1 day) — 8 a.m.–5 p.m. This course is for fire protection engineers, mechanical engineers, plant engineers, facility managers and other professionals interested in increasing their knowledge of smoke control.

Tuesday, March 21

  • How to Prepare for the P.E. Exam Course* (final day) — 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Burj Khalifa Tour*— 1–5:30 p.m. Get a look behind the scenes at the tallest structure in the world, standing at 829.8 m (2,722 feet). Burj Khalifa is a symbol of the aesthetic union of many cultures around the world. According to Emaar’s chairman, Mohamed Alabbar, it is the Arab world’s tribute to the art and science of modern engineering.
  • Dubai City Tour* — 1–6 p.m. Enjoy a comprehensive half-day tour of Dubai with a first stop at the iconic Burj Al Arab before proceeding to Jumeirah, the city’s picturesque beachfront residential area, also home to the marvelous Jumeirah Mosque. Wander on to Al Bastakiya, the old part of the city, to reach the Dubai Museum located in Al Fahidi Fort, an old fortress. Board an abra (water taxi) and cross the creek to the Spice Souk. Browse the shops and look for treasures in this popular marketplace before your return. There will also be time to shop at the famous Gold Souk, with its glittering stalls offering golden jewelry and other local wares.
*Note: The optional courses and tours are an additional fee and excluded from the full-conference registration.

Conference

Wednesday, March 22

  • Keynotes: Peter A. Weismantle, FAIA, RIBA, Director of Supertall Building Technology, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture, and James Antell, AIA, PE, Vice-President-International, Jensen Hughes, will present “40 Years of High-Rise Fire Safety: From the U.S. to China to the World.” This presentation will discuss the evolution of fire safety concepts starting with initial concepts developed for the “last generation” (1970s) of very tall buildings in the U.S., to the early 1990s designs in China and from there to the explosion of supertall buildings currently planned in China, Asia and the Middle East.
  • Hear from speakers covering topics on aviation and fire safety, performance-based design and delivery, and human behavior.
  • Dinner: Join us for an enchanting evening while networking and catching up with colleagues.

Thursday, March 23

  • Keynote: Guillermo Rein, Ph.D., Reader in Thermal Energy, Department of Mechanical Engineering of Imperial College and Editor-in Chief of the journal Fire Technology, will present “Challenges of Today and Tomorrow in Fire Science and Engineering.” This presentation will provide an overview of the challenges and global trends impacting fire protection engineering.
  • Hear from speakers covering topics on combustible materials and facades, smoke control and others.

Visit the SFPE website for program information and to register for this don’t miss event.


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