On 11th August 2023, Siderise, a world-leading manufacturer of factory-engineered passive fire protection solutions for the facades of buildings, hosted an exclusive educational seminar in New Delhi underlining the significance of passive fire protection in delivering safer buildings for the people of India.
The event welcomed guests from all over the country, with over 80 delegates from various notable architectural practices, contracting firms and property developers in addition to officials from the Delhi Fire Department, Central Public Works Department, National Buildings Construction Corporation, Airport Authority of India, and the Rail Land Development Authority. They listened to talks that focused on compartmentation and fire mitigation in façades, Indian and global fire safety standards and code compliance.
The seminar began with a keynote address from the Honourable Sh. Atul Garg from Delhi Fire Service, not only holds the 2009 Fire Service Medal for Meritorious Services but has been instrumental in framing policy concerning fire safety in various premises covered under the Delhi Fire Service Acts and Rules. His speech set the context for the day, highlighting the importance of creating buildings that not only deliver excellent energy efficiency and architectural merit but also focus on fire and life safety firmly at the heart of building design.
The sessions that followed included a presentation on the importance of specification in code compliance by architect Mohammed Ather from SPA, & an overview of the current & incoming fire and life safety standards related to compartmentation and penetrations in façade applications by Mr Rajesh Chaudhary, Assistant Director of the Bureau of Indian Standards. Well-known façade experts, Mr Praveen K Chaubey, Principal at Facade Design Factory, and Mr Lalit Mohan Pandey from LM Design shared their experiences of ensuring fire safety on a variety of project types, going into detail on key issues such as why spandrel protection is vital, and extended compartmentation or cavity barrier applications.
Sreenivas Narayanan, Siderise Technical and Compliance Director for MEIAP delivered a session on the role of manufacturers in ensuring passive fire safety. Speaking at the seminar, he said: “The event was a huge success, and we are grateful for Allarch’s support in organising the day. As global experts in passive fire protection, we believe in sharing our knowledge, wisdom, and insight to help build competency and raise the bar for a better, safer global built environment for all. To see so many delegates engage with this crucial topic and to hear the conversations happening in India’s building industry is very positive, and I am excited to see what the future holds in this region.”
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