Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel Dubai

October 30th & 31st, 2017

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Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel Dubai

October 30th & 31st, 2017

Implementing and Enforcing the Code and the Use of Globally Accepted Standards

ASTM International, the International Code Council, and the U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration are partnering with the Standardization Organization for the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (GSO) to host a two-day conference that supports the use of globally accepted codes and standards in the region.

Presenters will discuss regulations, testing, laboratories, sustainability, inspections, enforcement, and more. Some presenters will specifically focus on areas such as facades, cool roofs, and thermal insulation.

The Dubai event comes after the International Code Council (ICC) signed a historic agreement in December 2016 supporting The Standardization Organization for the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (GSO) efforts to develop a unified Gulf Building Code (GBC) for the region. This new Gulf Building Code will support the harmonization of building practices, enhance safety and facilitate commerce in the region. Once implemented, the Gulf Code will reflect the latest advances in building safety, affordability and sustainability and be a driving force for innovation and safety advances in building design and construction. The code will help harmonize building practices, enhance safety, promote sustainability, drive innovation, and support commerce in the region.

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Conference Program

  • Implementing and Enforcing the Code and the Use of Globally Accepted Standards October 30, 2017, Monday
8:00

Registration (Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel – Meeting Room Level 8 Meeting Suite 2)

9:00

Opening Ceremony

9:15

Overview U. S. Based International Codes Adoption and Enforcement

9:45

Standards: A Gateway to Codes Overview

10:00

Fire Safety in High Rise Buildings – The importance of testing and certification

10:30

Coffee Break

10:45

Testing, Certifications and Inspections: Use of Standards in Construction industry to maintain quality and performance

11:15

Design and Implementation of Cool Roofs

12:15

Prayer Time

12:45

Evaluation of Laboratory Competence

13:15

Regulator Perspectives on Code Enforcement –Overview of the LADBS

14:00

Codes and Standards: Integration and Implementation

14:30

Lunch

16:30

SITE–VISIT (Optional): Thomas Bell-Wright International Consultants, Jebel Ali Industrial Area 1 (transportation provided)

TBW is a Dubai-based, multi-accredited and privately held engineering firm providing independent Testing, Inspection and Certification (TIC) services primarily for the building construction sector. Mainly focused on large commercial buildings, TBW provides a range of TIC services for building architectural elements, as well as for fire separation and material safety.

  • October 31, 2017, Tuesday
9:00

Sustainable Codes and City of LA

IgCC and IECC- overview

ASTM standards on sustainability

10:00

Thermal Insulation and Façade Inspection – Codes and Standards

10:40

A New Revolution In Fire Safety Inspections (The Distant Inspection Program)

11:00

Coffee Break

11:15

Code Enforcement, Plan Check and Compliance Process-(LA City Example)

12:00

Prayer Time

12:30

Codes, Standards and Field Implementation of Special Inspections

13:15

Roundtable

14:00

Closing Ceremony

14:30

Lunch Time

Conference Speakers

Chuck Ramani

President | International Accreditation Service (IAS)

Chuck Ramani

President | International Accreditation Service (IAS)

David Walls

Executive Director Sustainability Programs | ICC Green Programs

David Walls

Executive Director Sustainability Programs | ICC Green Programs

James P. Olshefsky

Director External Relations | ASTM
 

James P. Olshefsky

Director External Relations | ASTM

Bill McHugh

Executive Director | FCIA
 

Bill McHugh

Executive Director | FCIA

Osama Younan

Executive Officer | Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety
 

Osama Younan

Executive Officer | Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety

Dr. Hashem Akbari

Professor | Concordia University (Montreal, Canada)
 

Dr. Hashem Akbari

Professor | Concordia University (Montreal, Canada)

Abhishek Chhabra

Business Development Manager, Fire Compliance | Thomas Bell-Wright International Consultants

Abhishek Chhabra

Business Development Manager, Fire Compliance | Thomas Bell-Wright International Consultants

Shakir Farsakh

Principal Commercial Officer | U.S. Commercial Service
 

Shakir Farsakh

Principal Commercial Officer | U.S. Commercial Service

Robert James

Global Inspection Director | Underwriters Laboratories (UL)
 

Robert James

Global Inspection Director | Underwriters Laboratories (UL)

Bassem Gamil Faragalla Khalil

Senior Fire Safety Engineer | Abu Dhabi Civil Defense

Bassem Gamil Faragalla Khalil

Senior Fire Safety Engineer | Abu Dhabi Civil Defense

Speaker Presentations


Dr. Hashem Akbari, Professor | Concordia University (Montreal, Canada)

Design and Implementation of Cool Roofs


Abhishek Chhabra, Business Development Manager, Fire Compliance | Thomas Bell-Wright International Consultants

Testing, Certifications and Inspections: Use of Standards in Construction industry to maintain quality and performance


Robert James, Global Inspection Director | Underwriters Laboratories (UL)

Fire Safety in High Rise Buildings – The importance of testing and certification


Bill McHugh, Executive Director | FCIA

Thermal Insulation and Façade Inspection – Codes and Standards


James P. Olshefsky, Director External Relations | ASTM

ASTM Standards on Sustainability

Standards - A Gateway to Codes Overview


Osama Younan, Executive Officer | Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety

Implementation of the Los Angeles Green Building Code

Implementing Codes and Standards

Regulator Perspectives on Code Enforcement - Overview of the Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety


Chuck Ramani, President | International Accreditation Service (IAS)

Codes and Standards - Integration and Implementation

Evaluation of Laboratory Competence


David Walls, Executive Director Sustainability Programs | ICC Green Programs

Codes and Standards Integration and Implementation

IgCC-IECC - Overview

Overview of U.S. Based International Codes Adoption and Enforcement - 1


Conference Location

Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel Dubai

25.217627, 55.282805 Latitude: 25.217627 | Longitude: 55.282805

Contact us

UAE Address

Sesam Business Consultants

Ms. Marleen Vermeulen

Al Shafar Tower 1 (Tecom Area), Floor 20, Office 2006,
P.O. Box 62118,Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Tel. +971 4 4356616
Email: marleen@sesam-uae.com
Website: www.sesam-uae.com