Consultancy and Insurance Support 2018 begins well with confirmation that the company has been awarded a three-year contract to provide fire and security consultancy service for the National Library of Wales. Work anticipated in the next 12 months includes a major refurbishment of book stacks, a new security control room and the design and installation of a full watermist fire suppression system, the first in a major UK cultural resources facility.
We have also been awarded a contract to advise Historic Environment Scotland on upgrades to the sprinkler system at Duff House. This follows other work at Duff House and the iconic Fort George.
We continue to advise on the safety of the construction of the US$8 billion new King Abdulaziz International Airport at Jeddah which has now started testing and commissioning for opening in May 2018. During the year, we also expect to be assisting the insurer of the construction of the US$22.5 bn. Riyadh Metro system which is moving towards completion in 2019.
In December 2017 we undertook our third visit to Astana, the capital of Khazakstan, to survey the fire risks of the US$ 1 bn. Al Dar project and signed off on an innovative fire suppression system designed to protect the Doka Platform during cold weather concrete work.
Expert Witness Work We have presently instructed in three interesting cases:
Training We still offer, through BIFM, a two-day risk management and business continuity course which forms a key part of the Level 5 qualifications for facilities' manager. In another area we have been asked to mentor an engineer working for a major insurer. We will be providing in-depth support in the area of construction site fire safety.