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Supporting Fire Safety in the 21st Century

30/10/2018 - 12:01PM

Calling all construction industry experts, building owners, tech start-ups, coders and developers

Construction industry experts, building owners, tech start-ups, coders and developers are invited to attend a workshop on Thursday 22 November 2018 at the Institution of Engineering and Technology [IET] in London. The event aims to kick-start a nationwide search to bring to the market new solutions that will radically change the face of fire safety in the UK and around the world.

The event is a collaboration between Institution of Engineering and Technology [IET], the Association for Project Safety [APS] and Hack_Construct bringing the worlds of coding, new technology and traditional engineering together to revolutionise the traditional field of fire safety. We are launching a search for ideas to be developed into commercial products and solutions aimed at tackling known fire safety issues. The winning concepts from the initial workshop will be taken forward for further development in the new year.

Grenfell was a game changer for fire safety. Following the tragedy and subsequent recommendations by Dame Judith Hackitt in her 'Building a Safer Future' report, the construction industry is now offering potential solutions to improve fire safety design and regulations. The launch of this joint competition signals a further commitment by the engineering and risk management communities to take fire seriously and to tap into new technology to develop commercial solutions to safety.

The event is free and the initial workshop is open to all but places are limited. If you are interested in coming please register today at: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/building-a-safer-future-through-technology-tickets-51480940880

Source: APS