FCIA ADIBC & UAE Fire & Life Safety Code of Practice, Firestopping Educational Symposium

The Yas Hotel, Abu Dhabi, UAE

18-20 May 2014

Sponsored by:
Abu Dhabi Department of Municipal Affairs (DMA)

Join FCIA for this important Symposium on Fire Barriers, Fire Walls, Fire Partitions, Smoke Barriers, Smoke Partitions that make Effective Compartmentation. The Chapter 7 and Firestopping Symposium is at The Yas Hotel, Abu Dhabi, UAE. Hear from industry experts about key fire resistance rated construction and maintenance/management programs that keep people safe in all types of buildings.

Conference Program Booklet

Speakers & Presentations

Welcome Remarks

Mr. Bill McHugh, FCIA

Eng. Ali Bukair & Eng. Fatma Mustafa-Amer, Department of Municipal Affairs

Mr. Mike Thrapp, Department of Civil Defence

Design - Barriers - Where are they located, what are they for?

Mr. Bill Koffel, Koffel Associates

The Abu Dhabi International Building Code's Chapter 7, "Fire and Smoke Protection Features", covers Barrier Construction and the definitions that are associated with the barrier.  Fire Barriers, Smoke Barriers, Fire Walls, Fire Partitions, Smoke Partitions are all covered in ADIBC's Chapter 7 Barriers.  Learn about Terminology, What is the Barrier?  Where is it used?  Fire-Ratings, What these barriers are and what they look like.

Design & Testing - The Abu Dhabi International Building Code states that walls need to be fire resistance rated or smoke resistant, here’s how we get the 2 hours.

Mr. Ahmed Eldidi, UL

Mr. Mark Tyrol and Mr. Vidur Berry, FM Approvals

Mr. Nick Brunet, 3M Fire Protection Products

Mr. Randy Clark, Rectorseal

The Abu Dhabi International Building Code mandates the use of tested and listed products that become systems when installed to systems resulting from ASTM & UL Fire Resistance standards testing. Fire resistance- rated walls, floors, fire dampers, fire rated doors, fire rated glazing and firestopping are all tested to the standards using common evaluation elements. Lean in this segment what the submittal should look like for the walls, floors, and opening protectives.


Mr. Bill McHugh, FCIA

Mr. Sajid Raza, Butler Engineering

Chapter 17 of the Abu Dhabi International Building Code has an option for Special Inspection for several building elements. In Firestopping, ASTM E 2174 & ASTM E 2393 Inspection Standards are used. IAS AC 291 Accredited Special Inspection Agencies brings credibility to the special inspection agency and inspectors. See pictures of what to look for in the field to find improper firestop installations.


Mr. Bill McHugh, FCIA

Mr. Fouad Hajj, Specified Technologies, Inc.

FM 4991, Standard for the Approval of Firestop Contractors; UL Qualified Firestop Contractor Programs bring quantified qualification of firestop contractor companies and FCIA’s Firestop Education Program provides worker education. Learn about certifications that are available for installation companies during this program and visit the ‘Firestop Wall”.

Maintenance & Management

Mr. Bill McHugh, FCIA

The UAE Fire and Life Safety Code of Practice

Mr. Mike Thrapp, Abu Dhabi Department of Civil Defence

NFPA 101 and International Fire Code requires that fire-resistance be maintained throughout the building life-cycle.  Learn about protecting people in existing buildings at this session.


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