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Interior designers meet to discuss safety in buildings

Poor design can result in a range of economic costs

In Summary

• The aim was controlling risks as early as possible in the planning, design of buildings.

Galaxy Paints marketing manager Shahzia Ebrahim
Galaxy Paints marketing manager Shahzia Ebrahim
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The Interior Designers Association of Kenya recently hosted a conference on Design for Safety at the Azuri Hotel.

The principle is concerned with controlling risks as early as possible in the planning and design of buildings, structures, products, processes or systems.

As well as risk or loss of life, injury or income, poor design can result in a range of other economic costs, such as low productivity, higher maintenance, higher employment and workers' compensation expenses and reduced asset life.

Idak Kenya president George Washington, TUK University Prof Odoch Pido and Supreme Interiors' Hudson Travolta
Idak Kenya president George Washington, TUK University Prof Odoch Pido and Supreme Interiors' Hudson Travolta
Image: Ezekiel Aming'a
Cross-Stitch International Production's Florence Jepkoech
Cross-Stitch International Production's Florence Jepkoech
Image: Ezekiel Aming'a
In-house Interiors' Everline Sude and Studio 62's Jaz Gharial
In-house Interiors' Everline Sude and Studio 62's Jaz Gharial
Image: Ezekiel Aming'a
MASS Group Rwanda's Harriet Kirk
MASS Group Rwanda's Harriet Kirk
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Display booth
Display booth
Image: Ezekiel Aming'a