Building owners in the Emirates could reduce risk of fire losses by correctly implementing UAE fire code, says AESG

In the year since the major update to the UAE’s Fire and Life Code of Practice in early 2018, its implementation rate has been steadily growing at an encouraging pace. AESG states that while new developments have been quick to implement the regulations and safety measures stipulated in this code, there is need for existing properties to follow suite. At its Fire and Facades Forum held this month in Dubai,

Interview: Abhishek Chhabra, Thomas Bell-Wright International Consultants

Abhishek Chhabra discusses the Abu Dhabi conference for Safety Design in Buildings taking place in December. Safety Design in Buildings (SDIB) is the leading debating platform for safety and fire professionals in the construction industry. Experts give their insights into risk assessments, holistic fire safety design, operational technology and building accessibility. Thomas Bell-Wright International Consultants (TBWIC) is a Dubai-based engineering firm that provides Testing, Inspection and Certification (TIC) services in

Bosch explores the use of their fire detection products

A practical look at fire prevention from Mexico City to The United Arab Emirates (UAE)  CASE STUDY 1: MEXICO CITY Bosch Security Systems was chosen as the supplier of a comprehensive networked security solution for the new building complex Capital Reforma in Mexico’s capital city. The solution comprises video surveillance systems, fire detection and voice evacuation systems as well as access control. The entire solution can be monitored and operated

EAPFP calls for single, unified EU Facade Test after skyscraper fires in the UAE

The European Association for Passive Fire Protection (EAPFP) has urged the European Commission (EC) to replace the patchwork of facade fire tests in force across the EU with a single unified test. The EC is currently reviewing the existing tests and classification system with a view to developing a fire-assessment method that meets the regulatory requirements of all EU member states. The issue, which will be addressed in upcoming discussions