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Theme: Theme: Sustainable & Innovative Fire Systems Design

O Pro-active Fire Risk Engineering Management Technologies
O Excellence through Efficiency: Collaborate, Innovate & Deliver
O Reliability, Maintainability & Fire Risk Outlook in Africa
O New Frontiers in Fire Safety Design: Video Image Fire Detection System (VIFDS)

Fire Systems Design and Engineering Annual Conference aims to bring together experts and specialists in design against fire from all over the world to share ideas and to acquire knowledge in the field of plant, chemical, industrial, mining, processing industries, structural fire engineering and any other fire risk sectors. Practice in structural engineering increasingly accepts the benefits of performance-based approaches to the design of structures for fire resistance. This conference will focus on the application of design methods, both manual and computational, for structures to resist fire. Particularly relevant themes will be fire modelling, simulation of the heat transfer between fire and structures, and modelling of structural behaviour at elevated temperatures using numerical methods or software implementations of design codes.

Here are some reasons to attend this year’s event

  • Learn how to verify that your building products or systems meet designated fire and flammability requirements
  • Gain the ability to collaborate closely with customers and supply partners to realise and maximise the most complex solutions on time and on spec, regardless of plant location and size.
  • Join sessions and play a key role in delivering several of the plant fire systems design and engineering technologies required to make fire project risk a success.
  • Share immediate risks associated with the ability to conduct tests to ANSI/UL, ASTM, CAN/ULC, and NFPA standards.
  • Attending this event will give you access to one of the most diverse portfolios of testing services in the world. Whether you require testing to industry requirements or association standards, custom testing for research and development, or certification for your product or system, we have the expertise team you need.
  • Learning how to innovate the connection with your customers can inspire your organisation to develop innovative fire engineering technologies and equipment, high-tech R&D centres, labs and pilot plants – designed in close collaboration with your strategic partners and delivered with passion worldwide.

Venue: Cape Town, South Africa
Dates: 11- 12 April 2018

Karel Roodt
The Fire Engineer (Pty) Ltd
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    Karel is director of The Fire Engineer Consultancy Company, with 28 years’ experience in the fire industry. My experience ranges from Code Prescriptive design, NFPA 101 & BS 9999 design to Performance-based fire engineering. Using computer aided CFD Fire Dynamics modeling simulation to Evacuation modeling simulation. Well experienced in smoke detection, fire water, sprinkler, smoke ventilation and special risk fire suppression designs. Managed numerous turnkey projects fire system installations, thus have good experience in testing, commissioning of different types of fire systems. Having built up extensive knowledge and experience as fire engineer with the commissioning, interfacing and testing procedures of fire systems

Marlize André
Corporate Specialist – Fire Protection
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    Ms Marlize Andrè qualified as a mechanical engineer in South Africa in 2002 and is registered as a Professional Engineer with the Engineering Council of South Africa. Marlize’s role within the South African Power Utility Eskom has advanced over 15 years to her current key role as a Corporate Specialist in Fire System Engineering. One of her key responsibilities for Eskom’s portfolio which comprises of multiple power generating utilities and other commercial assets is to provide direction in relation to fire protection services, fire risk management and ensuring on going fire design governance is continually maintained to best industry practice within Eskom.

Moshema Mosia
Technical Specialist
Fire Protection Association of Southern Africa
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    Moshema Moshia holds and associate Diploma in Fire Technology from the then South African Fire Services Institute (now South African Emergency Services Institute). He also holds a B Admin Degree from the University of South Africa. He is currently the technical Specialist at the FPASA (Fire Protection Association of Southern Africa). He has vast experience in fire disaster management which he gained when he held various position within Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality Fire Department from 2002-2017.

Dr Richard Walls
Senior Lecturer
Stellenbosch University
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    Dr Richard Walls (Pr. Eng., PhD, MSc, GDE, BSc.Eng., BTh) leads the Fire Engineering Research Unit at Stellenbosch University. He is a professional structural engineer who worked on heavy industrial, petrochemical and commercial projects for BSM Baker before joining Stellenbosch University in 2014. His main areas of research include structural fire design, informal settlement fire behaviour and testing, numerical modelling of buildings in fire, and the demolition of steel structures. His PhD research was focussed on developing methods to simplify rational structural fire design. He consults and lectures on various structural and fire-related topics.

Dineo Ngwenya
Junior Mechanical Engineer
Fhatani Consulting Engineers
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    Dineo is currently employed by Fhatani Consulting Engineers as a junior mechanical engineer providing design solutions to the petrochemical industry. Part of her work involves the design of tank farm fire protection systems, design and modification of product transfer systems (pumping capacity and piping). She holds a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Cape Town. Dineo is currently doing her PhD in the civil engineering department at the University of Stellenbosch where she is conducting research in fire protection engineering, with a specific focus on fire protection of atmospheric storage tanks. This is being done under the supervision of Dr. R Walls.

Nalen Kuppen
Product Manager
Hilti SA
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    Nalen is currently the Product Manager for two Business Units, Firestop and Installation Systems for Hilti SA. He has been with Hilti for 3.5 years and is presently actively involved in the knowledge sharing and development of Passive Fire Protection within South Africa. He obtained his B.Sc and M. Sc in Mechanical engineering from UKZN and Wits University respectively. Previously, he has worked in the Petrochemical Industry for KBR SA, in the Mining Sector for both Impala Platinum and Basil Read Matomo as a Mechanical Engineer and in the Construction Industry for Hilti SA.

Marius Adams
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    Marius Adams worked in Pretoria Fire Department in 1992 as a Junior Fireman. He later Earned National Diploma in FireTechnology in 1996 and BTech degree in 2003 after which he became a Fire Safety Officer for over 15 years. After resigning in 2010 from Tshwane Metro, Marious formed Basileia Fire which became part of the Basileia Group of Companies which consists of: Bagosi Fire & Electrical Fireplan Consulting Engineers Malakoot asset protection Acts bridges training and OHS.

Deon van Zyl
Brigit – Group of Companies
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    Deon van Zyl is a highly motivated individual who will always search for ways to improve his skills and always find new challenges in life as well as in his career. He is self-employed since 2003, in which he have created a first class distribution business and products development in fire suppression equipment. Mr van Zyl is the founder of the Brigit Group that consist of a branches in Johannesburg; Durban; Cape Town and United Kingdom. His standards are based on integrity and positive outlook in life, an outstanding leader and focused business partner.

Gerhard Swart
Promat Sales Engineer
Marley Building Systems
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    Gerhard has been involved with construction of fire escape routes since 2002 on some of the biggest construction projects of the time in the UK. He joined a local construction company in 2006 specializing in fire rated walls and ceilings & moved to Marley Building Systems (then Lafarge) in 2010 as technical advisor for Siniat Plasteboard products. In 2017 he became a Promat Sales Engineer within Marley Building Systems specializing in Passive Fire Protection products and systems.

Richard Goodland
Managing Director
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    Richard was educated at the University of West of England in Electrical Engineering. He immigrated to RSA in 1998. Richard was Involved in the design, and installation of many smoke ventilation systems since 2006. He was First Introduced to smoke ventilation by the late Frank Seed- Ex Colt RVI.

Dr Charles Kahanji
Post-doc Researcher
Stellenbosch University
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    Dr Charles Kahanji is a Post-doctoral researcher in the Fire Engineering Research Unit at Stellenbosch University. He is working on the “Improving the resilience of informal settlements to fire (IRIS-Fire)” project which is a collaborative project between Stellenbosch University and Edinburgh University. He obtained his PhD from Ulster University in 2017 which focussed on the behaviour and performance of ultra-high-performance fibre reinforced concrete in fire.

Matthew Collier
Senior Building Services Engineer
CKR Consulting Engineers
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    Matthew graduated from the University of Cape Town in 2001 with a degree in Mechatronics, since then he has worked in both the Power Generating Industry as well as the Building Services Consulting Industry. During this time he has been responsible for the overall fire protection strategy for power generating plants and all other Eskom assets as well as having been involved with the detailed design aspects of many prestigious projects, both locally and internationally. He is registered as a Professional Engineer with the Engineering Council of South Africa and is recognised as a Competent Person by ASIB.

Hans Davel
CENTA Atlas Fire Security
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    Hans Davel studied Civil Engineering at the University of Stellenbosch where after he worked as a Civil Engineer at the Department of Water Affairs in Namibia. He joined CENTA Atlas Fire Security, Cape Town, in 1989 and became director in 1990. Since then he has been responsible for all technical, design and management aspects of fire protection projects undertaken by the company. The scope of these projects undertaken includes fire detection systems, gaseous fire suppressions systems, passive fire protection and water based firefighting systems including sprinkler, water mist and special risk foam systems. He is a committee member of the Fire Fighting Equipment Traders Association and is Vice-Chairperson of the SAQCC-Fire D&GS Committee.

Ian du Plessis
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    Ian du Plessis begin his career as a technician in the Civil engineering department of the SABS in 1968 and was head of the Construction Materials laboratories of the SABS for 14 years. He was then head of the Fire Engineering Division of the SABS for 15 years and then joined private practice for the past 13 years. As far as fire is concerned he has experience in fire testing, fire investigations, expert witnessing in court proceedings, fire hazard and risk assessments in industry and in the specification of fire safety plans for buildings and industrial processes. He holds a Higher Diploma in Civil Engineering materials plus a number of qualifications in fire engineering science. He is registered as a professional engineering technologist (Fire Engineering) with ECSA, is past president and member of the Institute of Professional Engineering Technologist and member of the Fire Engineers Association of South Africa.

Niel Jordaan
Engineering Manager
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    Dr Niel Jordaan qualified as a Mechanical Engineer in 2003, and is registered as a Professional Engineer with the Engineering Council of South Africa. He has extensive experience in mining and plant related EPCM projects in various roles, as well as having obtained a PhD in Demand Side Management in 2008. He is working as Engineering Manager at Sperosens, a Centurion based company specializing in the design, supply, installation and maintenance of special risk fire protection solutions, with the main focus on mining and industrial applications

Sen. Project Manager
Securiton Ltd.
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    Adrian is an Electrical Engineer working as Sen. Project Manager at Securiton Ltd. in Switzerland. He has been actively involved in the specification of fire detectors capable of supporting Early Warning Systems for protecting mission critical installations in various industries.

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