Interview with Abhishek Chhabra

June 28, 2021
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Our today’s guest is Abhishek Chhabra, the Market Development Manager in the Thomas Bell-Wright International Consultants, UAE.

Abhishek is a passionate compliance expert who has been advocating the need for the improved standards regulation and scrutiny for the most of the last two decades.

He has worked on the several standards and codes development initiatives, specifically with the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), ASTM, the UAE Fire & Life Safety Code of Practice and the Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO).

He is a regular speaker at the Façade and Fire Safety Conferences, at the workshops organised by the Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE), and the UAE Insurance Industry.

  • 3:16 – 12:24 The Thomas Bell-Wright International Laboratory has witnessed the evolution of the fire compliance requirements for the cladding specifically. Abhishek elaborates what has changed in the last 10 years?

  • 13:10 – 22:33 The UAE Fire Code has undergone many changes. Abhishek elaborates on that and discusses the compliance mechanism for the fire-rated doors in the UAE as an exemplar.

  • 23:18 – 24:33 Mass timber becomes increasingly popular in the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and in Europe. If there is any positive trend for this construction substrate in the Middle East?


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