London | Fire safety hackathon
Following the Grenfell tragedy, Institute of Engineering Technology (IET) and The Association for Project Safety (APS) have joined a collaborative effort to bring the industry together to develop fire safety solutions through use of digital technologies.
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.
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.
Thursday 23 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 24 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
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