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Fire Safety Hackathon

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Institution of Engineering Technology (IET)

2 Savoy Place

London

WC2R 0BL

United Kingdom

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The event is a collaboration between the IET, the Association for Project Safety [APS] and Hack_Construct, bringing together the worlds of coding, new technology and traditional engineering to revolutionise the traditional field of fire safety.

The Hackathon follows on from a successful introductory event also held at IET London: Savoy Place in November 2018, when teams were formed to take forward fire safety projects for possible commercial development. This marks the next stage of the process.

The Grenfell Tower disaster 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 looking to offer potential solutions to improve fire safety design and regulations. As a result, the engineering and risk management communities are further committing to take fire safety seriously by tapping into new technologies to develop commercial solutions.

There are cash prizes for the top 3 solutions. We are also hoping to bring together a group of AEC funders and entrepeneurs to enable further development of the products.



Agenda

Thursday 23rd May

09 00 _ Registration / Hackathon start

09 45 _ Team formations

13 00 _ Lunch / Mentor inspiration presentations - 10mins

17 30 _ Drinks / pizzas (team updates/ feedback)

+ Late working option (venue open till 22 00) +


Friday 24th May

08 30 _ Venue open (tea / coffee)

09 15 _ Mentor inspiration presentations - 10mins

13 00 _ Lunch

15 00 _ Team presentations (10 min max)

16 00 _ Judging

16 30 _ Awards, £2000+ prizes, Press

17 30 _ Hackathon close



Who should attend ?


This free event will bring together industry experts, building owners, tech start-ups, coders, students and developers with the aim of creating new fire safety solutions that will radically change the face of fire safety in the UK and around the world.

It represents a chance for these different groups to get together and develop projects that could help save lives worldwide, and come up with proposals which can be taken on for further commercial development. Please attend even if you believe you do not have a prticualr experience as we would have mentors for he event who would bring weath of experience and broader knowledge.

We need better solutions, we need the best players. You are the future makers, lets build a safer built environment togther.

#firesafetyhack #BIM #contech #digital #IOT #AI #Bigdata @TheIET @apstalk @hack_construct

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2 Savoy Place

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United Kingdom

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