Big 5 International Building and Construction Show
BRE Global exhibited again at Big 5 in Dubai on 26-29 November. The 39th edition of Middle East’s leading international building and construction show was officially opened by Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and the Minister of Finance and Industry of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Big 5 is the largest and most influential construction show in the world attracting 425,000 attendees and delegates each year.
Our status as a UAE Civil Defence approved laboratory and certification body remains a key benefit for our listed companies, and again drew a large number of specifiers and manufacturers to the stand. For more information contact Angela.Richards@bregroup.com.
Graham Orme, International Director and Edward Gaynor, Regional Manager, Middle East headed up BRE Global’s exhibition stand at Oman Fire, Safety & Security Expo in Muscat (1-3 October).
LPCB is widely recognised in Oman by the Regulator, the Public Authority for Civil Defence & Ambulance and the fire engineering consultants.
Firex and IFSEC International 2018, London ExCel
As in previous years, the LPCB Red Book Pavilion was a prominent feature of Firex International at London Excel on 19 - 21 June, and this year we also had a Pavilion in the IFSEC show. All three days were extremely busy, which was evident in the level of ambient noise! As ever, our Red Book listings were of interest to specifiers such as insurers, facilities managers and consultants.
FIREX delegates were particularly interested in our new suppression standards:-
LPS 1283 – Watermist systems for use in commercial low hazard occupancies
LPS 1655 – Personal protection water mist systems
We took the opportunity to present Beijing VSAIL Fire Protection with an LPCB certificate for their VI-6847 4 loop Control and Indicating panel.
We were heavily involved in the conference programme, with presentations taking place in the FIREX Expertise & Guidance theatre. Click on the links below to view a pdf of the presentations.
The ‘LPCB Attack Zone’ had grown considerably following the success of the 2017 event, and we tested more than twice as many products this year. These included:
The live testing was witnessed by well over 600 delegates, including many specifiers and advisory bodies from around the world.
The testing demonstrated the benefits of specifying tested and approved security products – illustrating that it is not possible to determine a product’s likely resistance based on looks alone. We also took the opportunity to describe the differences between commonly specified façade security standards, such as LPS1175, EN1627 and PAS24, and explain different environments in which each would be the most applicable to specify. Free copies of our guide to Façade security standards were also available for visitors to take away.
In addition, new certificates were presented to:-
A brief video is available here
Fire & Safety India, 5-7 April, Mumbai
A substantial increase in fire safety awareness has led to a rapidly growing demand for fire protection equipment and technologies across India. Fire & Safety India is an international exhibition and conference for key players in the fire and safety sector. Those visiting our stand included officers from the Maharashtra Fire Services (pictured here). Kamil Hamid (the BRE Global Country Manager for India) was joined by colleagues from BRE Global in Watford, Dr Sarah Colwell and Caner Ozgul at the event.
ELECRAMA 2018 Expo, 10-14 March, Dubai
This is the first time BRE Global has exhibited at Elecrama, a show that targets the electrical power industry. Held on 10-14 March in the northern Indian city of Greater Noida, the exhibition was opened by the Vice President of India, Mr Venkaiah Naidu, and hosted around 1200 exhibitors.
The show was extremely busy, with much interest being show in our cables approvals and CE marking services. The opportunity was also taken to meet with many of our current Red Book listed clients, along with major specifiers in the industry - including the Electrical & Electronics Association of Malaysia, the Railway Energy Management CO. (JV of Indian Railways) and the Central Power Research Bangalore just to name a few.
This is a bi-annual event which will take place again in 2020 at a location to be confirmed.
Pictured above from BRE Global are Alan Turvey, Cables Certification Schemes Manager and Kamil Hamid, Country Manager for India.
Middle East Electricity 2018, 6-8 March, Dubai
Middle East Electricity is a large show covering some 65,000 sqm and housing over 1,000 exhibitors from around the world. Held in Dubai on 6-8 March the show generated, as in previous years, enquiries about our third-party certification and CE marking services. BRE Global’s stand was close to many of the LPCB listed cable companies attending the event, including:
Representing BRE Global were Jenny Morris, Cables Certification Manager, Ed Gaynor, Middle East Regional Manager and Kamil Hamid, Country Manager for India. For further information contact Jenny Morris.
Security & Counter Terror (SCTX), 6-7 March, London
BRE Global attended SCTX at Olympia to promote Red Book listings and support many of the exhibiting LPCB listed clients - it is always pleasing to see the LPCB certification mark on so many stands! SCTX is a focused exhibition aimed at the high-end security protection needed to combat terrorism. This year saw increased interest in SABRE, our security assessment and certification scheme for buildings, built infrastructure and managed space.
The visitors to SCTX are principal managers and specialists from across the security spectrum, and include representatives from government, MOD, utility companies, transportation, police, security managers, specifiers and consultants.
We took the opportunity to present a number of certificates at the show including:
Data Centre World, 21-22 March, London
BRE Global exhibited again this year as an official event partner at the Data Centre World event at London ExCel. The event hosted over 500 world leading international suppliers of products and services to the data centre industry, covering power and energy efficiency, design and build, physical security, robotic automation, fire and security, and data centre routing and switching.
BRE was heavily involved in the presentations:-
Dr Sarah Colwell - Director Fire Suppression
Fire Suppression Options for Data Centre protection
Gavin Jones - Director of SABRE
An overview of the SABRE standard and the benefits of certification
Mr Weikai Gong - Technical Consultant
BREEAM for Data Centres
IFCEM, 27-29 March, Kuala Lumpur
BRE Global exhibited at this year’s IFCEM (International Fire Conference and Exhibition), a major showcase of technology and products in the areas of fire safety, rescue, disaster management and security. The event was attended by Graham Orme, BRE Global International Director, and Kamil Hamid, BRE Global Country Manager for India. Kamil received a commemorative souvenir from the Director of the Malaysian Fire and Rescue Service, YAS Datuk Wira Hj Wan Mohd Nor bin Hj Ibrahim.
Intersec, 21-23 January, Dubai
Intersec is the largest fire and security exhibition in the world, hosting more than 1,300 exhibitors. This year the exhibition featured 15 Country Pavilions from Canada, China, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Korea, Pakistan, Russia, Singapore, Taiwan, UK, USA. BRE Global had two stands – one in the Fire Hall and the other in the Security Hall.
The show was very busy over all three days reflecting the major projects underway in the region, such as the World Cup stadia in Qatar and the Dubai Expo 2020. It was good to see the increase in numbers of LPCB certification marks being displayed around the exhibition, and a steady demand for applications due to the strength of the brand in the region. Our Suppression and Fire Detection teams were constantly in demand and reported a very good level of potential business to be evaluated and followed up. The security team were also busy during the show taking several positive potential business enquiries.
The security team also hosted two security seminars, supported by several LPCB client companies, where attack testing demonstrations took place. Feedback was excellent with major specifiers stating that they will now require LPS 1175 for physical security, and are also considering using SABRE. More attack testing demonstrations are likely to take place in the region going forward.
UK Security Expo, 29-30 November, London
This was the second UK Security Expo and was Chaired by Admiral The Rt. Hon. Lord West of Spithead, former UK Security Minister, and attracted high calibre supporters such as Nactso, the Metropolitan Police and the British Transport Police. BRE Global gave presentations on SABRE and blast and ballistics protection measures, and presented Zaun Group with an LPCB certificate for their SR3 ‘Corrusec’ fence.
The exhibition had a number of very well attended theatres covering topics that included: Aviation & Border Security, Global Counter Terrorism, Designing Out Terrorism, Critical National Infrastructure, Maritime & Transport Security, Major Events & Stadium Security, Protecting Crowded Places, Cyber Security, and Counter Terrorism for Building & Facilities Management. There were also briefings on ‘Safer Cities’, a series of presentations in the Technology Workshop and a drone area.
At this very busy event the team were able to meet with a wide range of manufacturers, consultants, regulators and influencers, including representatives of Germany’s Foreign Ministry to whom they explained benefits of LPS1175 and the Red Book. Gavin Jones presented on SABRE and also took part in a panel discussion that followed in the Designing Out Terrorism theatre.
Bob Stephens presented on the challenges of using existing national and international explosion and ballistic resistant product standards in the context of current and emerging threats. Bob highlighted the challenges faced by manufacturers and specifiers when deciding appropriate standards, particularly in relation to scope and threats not covered by the standards. He gave examples of where manufacturers had promoted products that were outside the scope of the standards, and provided suggestions of what specifiers should look out for when reviewing manufacturers' claims.
We also took the opportunity to present a certificate to Zaun for their SR3 ‘Corrusec’ fence to LPS 1175: Issue 7.
Big 5, 26-29 November, Dubai
Big 5 is the largest construction show in the world hosting 2500 exhibitors from 60 countries and 79,000 visitors! The region is still extremely buoyant boasting a 17.4% increase in growth in the number of active construction projects.
Each year the organisers introduce something new – this year there was a dedicated HVAC-R sector and two of the halls focussed on Construct Technologies and Innovations.
BRE Global is now a well-recognised and respected provider of certification for fire and security products and services in the region, and many of our current customers popped by to say hello. Firm enquiries were received for testing and certification of cladding, doors, fire stopping and sprinkler protection products.
Our status as a UAE Civil Defence approved laboratory and certification body remains a key benefit for our listed companies, and again drew a large number of specifiers and manufacturers to the stand.
China Fire, 5-8 September, Beijing
BRE Global exhibited at the China Fire exhibition in Beijing again this year. Graham Orme attended the event with Ming Stone, the BRE Global Country Manager for China. There was a significant increase in exhibitions since the last show two years ago, and many of the exhibitors were LPCB listed.
IFSEC and Firex, 20-22 June, London
IFSEC and FIREX ran side by side on 20-22 June, and were both very successful in terms of the number of visitors and the interest shown in LPCB listed fire and security products and services. The LPCB Attack Zone at IFSEC, in which physical security attach tests were carried out on a range of products by BRE security experts, was a new feature and a highlight of this year's event. Read more
Security & Counter Terror Expo, 3-4 May
This focused security exhibition is aimed at the high end physical security protection needed in the fight against crime and terrorism. The LPCB brand has a high profile in this market and there was strong interest in our physical security, ballistics and security assessment certification standards and services. See more
Fire & Safety India, 6-8 April, Mumbai
In April BRE Global attended Fire & Safety India at the Bombay Exhibition Centre in Mumbai.
There is a rapidly growing demand for fire protection equipment and technology across India, with the fire and safety equipment market expected to reach around US$5 billion by the end of 2019 (India Fire & Safety Equipment Market Forecast & Opportunities). Our new LPS 1666 standard for LPCB approval of direct low pressure application fixed fire suppression systems, was of particular interest to visitors at the BRE Global stand where we were kept busy discussing LPCB listed products and services.
Security & Policing, 7-9 March, Farnborough, UK
Security & Policing is an annual Home Office event held at Farnborough. It is supported by DIT (Dept. for International Trade), which arranges incoming high level delegations from countries across the world wishing to do business with UK companies, and to draw on their security expertise. Read more
Middle East Electricity, Dubai, 14-16 February
Middle East Electricity (MEE) is a major show covering some 65,000 sqm and housing more than 1,600 exhibitors from 60 countries. Many of our Red Book listed clients sell into the Middle East and our presence at MEE provided a great opportunity to promote these listings, and to give support to the Red Book client who were also exhibiting. Read more
Intersec Dubai, 22-24 January 2017
Intersec is the largest fire and security exhibition in the world, hosting more than 1,280 exhibitors and welcoming visitors from 127 countries. We had two stands – one in the Fire Hall and the other in the Security Hall. The show was very busy over all three days, reflecting the major projects underway in the region, such as the World Cup stadia in Qatar and the Dubai 2020 World Fair. Read more